Elizabeth News

November 19, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Annie is a little horse who helps troubled children who need to re-find joy in their lives.She also has a big dream, for her and her friends to have a permanent home. Annie is also the star of Little Horse, Big Medicine a short film that will be shown at the Equus Film ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – There will soon be a new addition to Warinanco Park as a new Dog Park will be opening soon.  Residents are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the opening of the Warinanco Dog Park on Saturday, December 8, at 1 p.m. The new dog park is located ...

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Ava Lindsay UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF ...

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Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish. Ingredients: 12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup apple cider Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in. Combine all ingredients ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - After the winter storm on Thursday that crippled many parts of New Jersey for hours and placed thousands across the state in potentially dangerous weather-created environments, Senator Joe Cryan (D-20) released a statement on Friday afternoon requesting proactive measures be ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will emcee ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  A Newark man who attempted to rob and then shot a customer at an Elizabeth liquor store last year has been sentenced to an extended term of 50 years in state prison for the crime, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.  Gary Jones, 45, of Newark was ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Thursday's snowstorm brought on a traffic nightmare all over the area leaving many tired and wondering what they would awaken to in the morning. As the Friday morning sun came out, so did a huge Rainbow across the sky that was viewed all over the area.  The First Photo in this ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As the first snow starts to fall in the Elizabeth area today, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Eastern Union County towns. According to the Nation Weather Service in NY, wet snow is expected with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour possible and winds gusting as high as ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth woman admitted this week to making and using phony money orders, cashier’s checks, receipts, and other fabricated documents to fraudulently discharge $2 million in mortgages, student loans, and other financial obligations, says U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Melissa ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Robert Marbut Jr., a pioneer in the field of homelessness and homeless transformation, has joined the Family Promise National Board of Trustees. Marbut is the embodiment of Family Promises' assertion that family homelessness is a bipartisan issue, having both served as a White ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature.  Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Brandon ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Veterans, active members of the military, first responders, ROTC students and citizens of Elizabeth gathered together at Winfield Scott Park to commemorate the heroism of those who serve in the armed forces and to celebrate all veterans. The short ceremony took place on Sunday ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Division of Consumer Affairs announced last week that they have issued Notices of Violation against 28 businesses that allegedly defrauded consumers by offering immigration services that they are not legally permitted to provide. Seven of those businesses were located in the City ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week on a new skate park at Union County’s Mattano Park at 360-484 5th Avenue in the southern corner of Elizabeth. “The new skate park demonstrates Union County’s commitment to expand its recreational resources and enable more County ...

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ELIZABETH, N.J. - John E. Dwyer Technology Academy senior Ya-Sha-Rah Brathwaite was recently selected as a 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner. Nearly 42,000 applications were received for this year’s competition from high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2019.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The polls are closed for this November Election and the votes have been counted. Here are the local unofficial results and the projected winners. Keep in mind that all provisional ballots and mail-in ballots have not been added in at this time. The final number of VBM ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – On Thursday, November 1, Cub Scouts from Pack 118 chartered to Bernice’s Place at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless to learn basic fire building skills while demonstrating various character traits exemplified in the Boy Scout Law. Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township police continue their investigation in to four separate reports of a naked man exposing himself outside residences throughout the township. Police confirmed an incident that occurred on Sept. 14 involves the same man as the most recent incident, which occurred ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in Union County on Tuesday. The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice ...

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UNION — If the football gods truly were sending down a sign to Union, as star running back Michel Lucien claims, then Lucien made sure to capitalize on those offerings from the heavens.  As Union was trailing, 17-14, with eight minutes left, a blackout caused by a transformer explosion at the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - It’s time to fall back as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.  TAPinto reminds readers to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. This adjustment typically takes place automatically on smartphones, computers, and tablets. Those with ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Twelve pairs of shoes lined the stage at the Union County Youth Services Networking Conference, several once belonging to teenagers who took their own lives. Tricia Baker, whose son, Kenny, died by suicide in 2010, told the youth services professionals in the room that the young ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — All season long, Westfield head coach Alex Schmidt has commended his team’s fight and response to hardship. His Lady Blue Devils have battled tough situations and adversity through the fall and, in turn, have become a much stronger team from the beginning.  So when Westfield ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home and there’s no place like Elizabeth Avenue for the holidays, according to Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP). The EAP unveiled its latest project working with local schools in Elizabeth to create their “Scarecrows on the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On the one-year anniversary of a shooting that left a Roselle woman and an Elizabeth woman fatally wounded in an Elizabeth park on Halloween night, investigators are again asking the public for any assistance they can offer in helping solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor ...

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