Elizabeth Top Stories

March 22, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Talks of a possible merger between Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System have emerged this week.  While there had been no formal announcement of a deal being reached by Trinitas, some employees have been notified of the talks.  In ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police closed part of Elmora Ave Friday morning after reports of smoke coming from a manhole cover.  Elizabeth Fire responded to a call of smoke and popping from a manhole cover on the 100 block of Elmora Ave around 10:50 a.m. Friday morning to find audible popping, and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A notice was sent to parents this week from the Elizabeth School District to notify them that a number of students had made attempts to change attendance records and classroom grades.  According to the letter sent out to parents by Olga Hugelmeyer the Superintendent of Schools, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has admitted to fatally shooting his neighbor during the course of a robbery on Halloween night in 2016, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Jimmy Kearney, 20, from Elizabeth, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a single count of ...

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UNION, NJ - On Thursday, March 14, Trinitas Health Foundation held its 2019 Annual Donor Reception at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union. It was a way of saying thank you to so many donors that step up every year to help the Health Foundation to serve the community. Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President ...

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NEWARK, NJ – An Elizabeth man is among 58 elite UPS drivers from New Jersey inducted into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Jose Argueta of Elizabeth was among those announced who were inducted into the ...

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PRINCETON, NJ — The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has issued its annual New Jersey “Healthy Town” designation to seven communities participating in the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC), a program of the Quality Institute, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on Wednesday, March 20, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders this week disputed allegations that the county manager’s work with a political consulting firm promoting local candidates presents a conflict of interest with his government duties. The freeholders had named Edward Oatman to the position of county ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election. Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered ...

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UNION, NJ - As the sun played hide and seek with the clouds on Saturday, the The 2019 Union County St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe 2019 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade marched down Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues — in step with Irish tradition and community spirit. Thousands of visitors ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Amid pipe bands, Boy Scouts, seeing-eye puppies and leprechauns on stilts, if was a member of the Irish order of the Sisters of Mercy, Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, who was the toast of the town (and the county) at the 23rd annual Union Catholic St. Patrick's ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As the courtship season begins for peregrine falcons, residents of all ages and visitors from all over the world can observe and study one of the fastest animals on earth by, tuning in to the Union County Falcon Cam. “The Falcon Cam is a great opportunity for residents of all ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The deadline for filing a petition to run in a June Primary Election is Monday, April 1, 2019. Candidates who are interested should register with the Union County Clerk's Office.  Voters who wish to apply for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot can do so at two locations: Office of the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - In recognition of Arbor Day 2019, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is once again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to provide free trees for local schools. “The tree giveaway has always received an enthusiastic response from schools in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Essex County man has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes for seriously injuring a woman by repeatedly striking her with a vehicle over the weekend in Elizabeth, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Robenson Louis, 32, of Orange, is charged ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield hosted a lecture entitled “Plainfield’s Hidden Black History” to celebrate Black History Month in February, with a discussion led by society president Nancy Piwowar.  Zion Briddle-Fredericks, an 8-year old in second grade at Ronald Reagan ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- Mayors of towns along the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) met to discuss NJ Transit’s response to three issues facing commuters on that line and how best to advocate for their residents. RVL Mayors Alliance is working to get a same platform transfer in Newark, return of the off-peak ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County residents will have the opportunity to try out new voting machines before the primary election. As reported previously, the county will receive updated election machines in all municipalities this year. It will need to purchase approximately $100,000 worth of ...

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Department-specific budget talks will be held in Kenilworth, Elizabeth and Westfield. ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County government is compiling a spending plan that benefits from the recent closure of the county’s juvenile detention center. The proposal would finance a turf field in Scotch Plains ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The winter months are about to come to an end. Signs of Spring is just around the corner when Daylight Savings Time begins.  A reminder to everyone to turn your clocks forward one hour tonight when you go to bed. Daylight Savings time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elizabeth Jazz Ensemble received a gold rating and were recognized as the best rhythm section while the Elizabeth Jazz Band received a silver rating at the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) Jazz Ensemble Festival preliminaries held at Bridgewater-Raritan High ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections is actively seeking bilingual poll workers who are eager to help the community exercise their right to vote. Poll workers are paid $200 to work from 5:15 am to 8:15 pm on Election Day and must be available to work both the June Primary ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - People with developmental disabilities are on a mission. In the fall of 2010, the federal government officially eliminated the words “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded individual” from the federal registry, replacing them with “intellectual disability” and “individual with ...

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Sophia Pineiro-Widejko - Presented with Silver Key Award by Montclair Art Museum ELIZABETH, NJ - Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy junior Sophia Pineiro-Widejko was selected to receive the Silver Key recognition for the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project beginning at 7 p.m, Tuesday, March 26th at the Cranford Community ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Where you can go on Saturday, March 23, to enjoy over 40 FREE activities in one place?  Try 11 South Broad Street, in Elizabeth, for the Elizabeth Public Library's 5th year of participation in NJ Makers Day.  Plant a seed, watch a weaving demo, make a vision board, pose in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An eight-count indictment against two men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Plainfield man outside an Elizabeth nightclub last spring, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Authorities said, Dashaun Jackson, 27, of  Plainfield and Lucian ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- Weather authorities say another winter storm is starting later this afternoon and into Monday will bring a possible significant accumulation.  According to AccuWeather.com weather experts say that we are currently under a winter storm watch and are calling for the potential of ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – All wrestlers have a different motivational tool that gets them hooked on one of the most grueling sports in the world. For some, it's a family legacy, with parents and older siblings paving the way through previous success. For others, it's the desire to stand on top of ...

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