Elizabeth Top Stories

August 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Michael Williams, Jr. stood before a room filled with youth living within New Jersey's child services system and struggled to begin his story. Williams, a community organizer, behaviorist and licensed social worker at the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU), is proud of what ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced 63 artists, historians, and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program.  “The recipients of HEART Grants are a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Employee Health and Infection Control staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center are celebrating their status as the first to receive the NJ Department of Health's Public Health Innovator Award.   The award recognizes Trinitas for vaccinating 97 percent of its ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts on six counts filed against a Newark man who attempted to rob and then shot a man outside an Elizabeth liquor store last year. Gary Jones, 45, of Newark was convicted on charges including first-degree robbery, two second-degree ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. “Our ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The achievements of ten people with disabilities were celebrated last week at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth during the agency's annual Performance Recognition Night. Each of the individuals, all CAU members, were recognized by their fellow members, staff and family ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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REGION, NJ — Off-peak, one-seat rides on the Raritan Valley Line to Penn Station New York will be temporarily discontinued starting Sept. 4, NJ TRANSIT announced Friday. Service is expected to resume in early 2019, the company said in its press release. The change comes as NJ TRANSIT continues ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - One hundred middle and high school students throughout Union County graduated this year’s 2018 Union County Sheriff’s Youth Police Academy. Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke, Mickey Colon, and Jonathan Parham and congratulated the graduates during ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will host the 35th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park located on Front Street. Join Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and Elizabeth Police for a night of music, police and fire demonstrations, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Mayors office has announced that the Ribbon Cutting for the new skate park in Mattano Park scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, at 11 a.m., has been postponed. We will update when a new date is announced.  TAPintoElizabeth.net is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The filing deadline for School Board Election Candidates was on Monday at 4 p.m. The candidate list for the November School Board Election is as follows. There are three seats up this year for the three-year term and nine residents have filed for those three seats.  City of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  Elizabeth Police and the Lifelong Elizabeth Program, under Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, has announced that a “Walking Safety Presentation”  will take place on Tuesday, August 7, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., at the Main Branch Library, 11 South Broad St. in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Healthcare Foundation of NJ honored Dr. John D'Angelo, DO, and Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center at the annual Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards event at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston on July 16. Dr. D'Angelo, a Westfield ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ –  Former New York Yankee Rick Cerone joined Mayor J. Christian Bollwage for a community gathering at O’Brien Field in Elizabeth on July 19, hosted by American Dairy Association North East to help promote the City of Elizabeth’s free Summer Meals Program.  When school lets out for ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - One lucky ticket purchased in Elizabeth matched all five numbers drawn winning the $76,055 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, July 20 drawing. That one winning ticket was purchased from Speedway #3495, located at 623 Spring St., in Elizabeth. The winning numbers were:  09, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - People from all over will be coming to Elizabeth this week for one of the city’s most famous festivals of the year, “festa di san Vito”. The 11th Annual festa di san Vito / Peterstown Cultural Festival will be held from July 26 through July 29 in the Peterstown section of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Gregory Torres, 23, from Elizabeth has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of a Middlesex County resident at a local housing complex in 2014, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Under the terms set down on Friday by state ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Local people with disabilities this month are lauding progress made since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 28 years ago, but also point to the remaining distance between where they stand today and equal access to all sectors of the community. Signed into ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth and the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) celebrated its 4th annual National Hot Dog Day Celebration on Wednesday afternoon featuring $1 dollar hot dogs from Tommy’s Italian Hot Dogs and Sausages, and Jerry’s Frankfurters both located two stores apart on ...

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UNION/ELIZABETH, NJ - A new exhibit of award winning artworks by local artists age 60 and up, is now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through August 29. Each of the 13 works received first place honors in the countywide Senior Art Exhibit held earlier this summer in the Atrium at Liberty Hall ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights.  The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Arlie Rodriguez, 46, of Elizabeth, has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder of two Elizabeth women in 2013, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.  At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2013, Elizabeth Police responded ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch to be in effect for Union County Area from noon until late Tuesday evening. According to the NWS, a slow-moving frontal system will bring numerous showers and thunderstorms that have the potential to bring ...

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