Elizabeth Top Stories

December 7, 2018

ELIZABETH,  NJ - A Union County Sheriff’s Officer has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Officer Jose ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update December 6: Note that all training sessions start at 6 p.m. except the February and March sessions in Elizabeth which will be held at 11 a.m.   It’s no secret that Union County is in the midst of an opioid crisis. According to the latest data by the Union County ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - “The Snowman Project” is enjoyed by many as they walk through Union Square Plaza on Elizabeth Avenue, but many do not know where they came from, who created them. Here is what you don’t know about the amazing project! David Strochak, Executive Director for The Elizabeth Avenue ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.  In addition to all flags being flown a half staff, there will be closures in both government and the private ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Its a very busy week coming up with many Tree Lighting events happening across the city. Here is what's happening this week.  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018 FIFTH WARD TREE LIGHTING (6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Intersection of Mary Street & Jackson Avenue, Elizabeth) - Mayor Bollwage will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) once again opened up the holiday season in Elizabeth with their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Square Plaza on Elizabeth Avenue earlier this week.  Everyone was treated to a festival atmosphere with free hot chocolate, cookies, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor James Cahill added his support to a chorus of urban area leaders in praising a proposed state law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. On Tuesday, state legislators introduced a bill permitting these immigrants to get licenses because many of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Do you need health coverage? Mayor J, Christian Bollwage and the City of Elizabeth invite you to visit GetCovered.NJ.gov a new state website for open enrollment through December 15. Anyone needing help with enrollment can visit or speak to a trained professional at one of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - One of Elizabeth’s traditional neighborhoods known as Frog Hollow is getting a new look with an up-to-date, multi-million dollar redevelopment by GonSosa Development, slated to begin early 2019. The city foreclosed on the 1.5-acre parcel at 200 South Second Street, considered a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: Monday 11;55 a.m. The Monday Second Ward Tree Lighting has been rescheduled to Friday, December 14.  Here’s what’s happening for the week of November 26 - December 2. Be sure to check out the TAPinto calendar for other local events. *Rescheduled...to Friday, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: 9:35 p.m. Mayor Christian Bollwage has released the following statement on the Black Friday shooting at the Jersey Gardens Mall.  "There was an incident earlier this evening at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. A male was shot in the wrist between the hallway of Tommy Hilfiger ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Jersey Gardens Mall went into lockdown Friday evening at about 8:05 p.m. when it was reported that shots were heard in the area of the food court.  According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), mutual assistance was requested by multiple nearby towns to assist with clearing ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts against the Elizabeth man who assaulted and then fatally injured a livery driver following an argument over a dinged car in the parking lot of a local strip mall last year, said acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan on ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn't served during the first-holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As families gather for Thanksgiving this week and celebrate all they have, one 20-year-old in Elizabeth is grateful for something most people take for granted – her car. Nicole Jenkins has not had an easy life, she was living within the state child welfare system and looking for ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ –  The Elizabeth Youth's Girl's Soccer Team - the  “Eagles” took the win on Sunday in the 2018 Mid-NJ Youth Soccer Association League Tournament.  The game was played at Zaitz Park in West Windsor against West Windsor-Plainsboro, where the Elizabeth girls team under Coach Percy ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - City Hall will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23. Mayor Bollwage and his staff wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Events for the end of this week include the following.  Thursday, November 22  Elizabeth Portuguese Lions ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Dr. Matthew Letizia, DO, FACOEP, doesn’t sit still. That’s partly why his job in the Emergency Department at Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been such a good fit for him since 2007. His energy and desire to do more have made him the winner of the 2018 Outstanding EMS Physician ...

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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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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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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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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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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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