Elizabeth Top Stories

October 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives. Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A reminder to residents that anyone can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession for cash at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the message from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The two locations are the Macedonia ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - For Stephen Soares, two things have remained constant throughout his 30 years: a love of cars, and a dream to drive a truck.  “All my life, I wanted to be a truck driver,” he said. “I wanted to do something that was going to make a good living and earn enough money to make things ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth woman has been charged with animal cruelty for neglecting two of her pet dogs before recently surrendering them to a local shelter. Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday Maritza Acevedo, 45, has been charged with two counts of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Linda Flores-Tober, executive director of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, began her address to the business executives in front of her with a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, “‘First start by doing what is necessary, then do the possible, and suddenly you are doing ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of National Coming Out Day the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders declared Union County a Safe Space for LGBTQ individuals during their Freeholder Board mobile meeting that was held in Plainfield on October 11. The County observed National Coming Out Day on ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Okay all you Passport Stamp enthusiasts out there, get ready to go crazy. Union County is going into its second year with the Passport To Your National Parks program. For the upcoming Four Centuries In A Weekend event on October 20 and 21, a whole new set of “Union County ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m. The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth man who killed his girlfriend on Easter Sunday 2016 before fleeing the state with their infant daughter has been sentenced to 75 years in state prison for the crime, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Arturo Alomas 35, from Elizabeth, will have ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Hundreds gathered at St. Bartholomew of the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains Tuesday evening for the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer, which featured speakers from the Sikh and Hindu faiths for the first time in the event’s history. With the theme "Striving to Make a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - 'Garden State Quilters' (GSQ) has been in existence for nearly 40 years, meeting monthly to make quilts. At the beginning of the year, members receive a starter kit that contains one square of fabric from which to begin a quilt of their own design which, according to the head of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Passaic teen who went missing on Friday evening while attending an outing in the City of Elizabeth has been found safe. Family members of Eliza Pabon 16, say she was last seen on Friday evening at approximately in the area of 7th Street and East Jersey Avenue in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County. “Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness about the influence of women in every sphere of the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Trailside Nature and Science Center are teaming up once again to offer a one-of-a-kind teacher training workshop, Falcon Cam in the Classroom, for formal and non-formal educators living or working in ...

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MIDDLESEX, NJ - Former Elizabeth Police Officer Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, 31, of Elizabeth was sentenced on Friday to serve 270 days in jail as a condition of his probation for causing the death of a 29-year old man from Elizabeth while driving while intoxicated. According to Middlesex County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution for $1.9 million for a new vote tabulation system by ES&S was approved at the first Union County Freeholders mobile meeting on Thursday, held in Plainfield's municipal court. Nicole DiRado, an administrator from the Office of the Board of Elections, said that ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Homeland Security Agents an U.S. Military Officials raided an Elizabeth business Wednesday morning seizing materials and leaving residents to wonder what exactly was happening. According to residents in the area, at approximately 8 a.m. agents from Homeland Security, U.S.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A letter from Elizabeth Superintendent Olga Hugelmyer went out to parents in Elizabeth today about a reported luring incident that occurred yesterday afternoon near Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 of an Elizabeth student.  According to school officials, the Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Community members came out to the Elizabeth Public Library on Tuesday morning to watch a ceremony, as the City of Elizabeth has been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly communities.  AARP State representatives presented Mayor Bollwage with the city’s ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  An Elizabeth man convicted earlier this year of killing his wife in the home they shared with their young child, discarding her body in an abandoned house 10 miles away, and repeatedly lying to investigators about what happened as they worked to solve the crime has been sentenced ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is hosting artworks from the Westfield Art Association, currently on exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery through October 31. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police responded to an area near Mattano Park around 11 a.m. Friday morning and found a body according to the Breaking News Network(BNN).  Union County Homicide and Sheriffs office was also called to the scene and it was reported by BNN that body was stuck in the mud ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need. New sheds, paid for with a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Brenda Peguero, manager of Wendy's restaurant in Hillside, hired Robert Capello as a greeter. It was not long before his work ethic and reliability convinced her to increase his responsibilities, she said. Working three hours a day, three days a week, Capello cleans tables, sweeps ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, ...

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ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Book lovers from all over New Jersey came out on Saturday afternoon to pick up some real treasures from independent authors at the 5h Annual Independent Author’s Book Expo (IABX) held at the Warianco Sports Center.  The expo creates an atmosphere where independent authors ...

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ELIZABETH, N.J. - Elizabeth High School (EHS), is ranked among the top 25 schools in the state according to the rankings published by New Jersey Monthly. The rating methodology used by New Jersey monthly included measures of the school environment, student performance, student outcomes, and ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite youngsters 4 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old to participate in “Paint by the Pond” on Saturday, October 6 at the pond in Warinanco Park. This interactive art project will run from Noon ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2017 ...

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