Four Middlesex Relatives Indicted for Shooting Outside of Elizabeth Restaurant

April 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A grand jury has indicted four relatives all from Middlesex County in connection with a late-night fatal shooting outside an Elizabeth restaurant earlier this year. 

According to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, the jury indicted Tyquan Fuqua, 23, and Almalik Fuqua, 27, both of New Brunswick, as well as Allan Blackburn, 29, and Derek Fuqua, 40, both of ...

New Advocates Ready for Foster Youth Cases After Being Sworn in by Judge to be CASA Volunteers

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community members from Bridgewater, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Linden, North Bergen, Scotch Plains and Summit recently completed child advocacy training in order to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or abandoned children removed from home and placed in foster care. The volunteers ranging from 25 to ...

Elizabeth Man Sentenced to 115 Months in Prison for Multiple Bank Robberies

NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth man was sentenced on Thursday to 115 months in prison for robbing four banks in three states that included New Jersey, Maryland, and New York in January 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Israel Cosme, 36, from Elizabeth, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas after being charged with four counts of bank robbery. Judge Salas ...

Asst. Prosecutor in Wyckoff Murder Trial Receives Union County Prosecutor's Office Gladiator Award

ELIZABETH, NJ – Scott Peterson, assistant prosecutor in the trial for April Wyckoff’s murder, was honored as part of the county prosecutor’s office’s National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week.

Peterson was honored along with Ted Merced, a veteran detective, and Azucena “Susie” Arias, a victim/witness advocate who handles sensitive matters, according to a ...

Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage to Join Other Union County Municipal Leaders to Sign 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles'

RAHWAY, NJ - Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage will join12 other mayors from Union County municipalities in signing the 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles'. The mayors will officially commit to the Statement of Principles and make brief remarks on April 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Hamilton Stage, Union County Performing Arts Center in ...

(Update) Easter Morning Shootout in Elizabeth Results in Murder and Attempted Murder Charges Against Four Men

ELIZABETH, NJ - During a press conference in Elizabeth on Wednesday, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office along with multiple other agencies released information on the Easter morning shootout in Elizabeth that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Daniel Louis of Irvington and the attempted murder of police officers.

Authorities said, on Tuesday they had obtained complaint warrants for ...

Group Holds Memorial Motorcycle Ride in Hopes of Bringing Attention Back to Hit and Run Accident

ELIZABETH, NJ - A group of co-workers and friends made up mainly of motorcyclists came together to hold a memorial ride for the Elizabeth man killed in a hit and run accident in Monroe, NJ this past November on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Cedillo would have been 45 years old on Monday. On Sunday the eve of his birthday, his wife and friends celebrated his life and birthday with a motorcycle ...

Drunk Driver Sentenced to Eight Years for Killing a Linden Pedestrian

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man who was driving drunk on the night he struck and killed a pedestrian in Linden last year before fleeing the scene has been sentenced to eight years in state prison for the crime says, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, Linden police officers responded to the 1200 block of East Linden Ave. on a ...

Elizabeth Man Sentenced for Fatal Stabbing at Local Night Club

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth resident who stabbed a man to death in a nightclub parking lot in 2016 has been sentenced to fifty-two years in state prison.

Rosendo Salomon Gomez-Serpas, 25, must serve nearly forty-nine years of that sentence before the possibility of parole under the terms set down by state Superior Court Judge John M. Deitch.

At approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday,  April ...

Elizabeth Man Receives Twenty Five Year Sentence for Sexual Assault on Child at Linden Motel

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Tavara-Nima, 32, from Elizabeth has been sentenced to twenty-five years in state prison for sexually assaulting a young child he was hired to care for in May of  2017. 

An investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Union Police Department revealed Tavara-Nima was hired by the then-6-year-old girls family in 2016 ...

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Making a Difference for LGBTQ Older Adults in Union County

April 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados attended the LGBTQ “Pledge and Protect” workshop at the County’s Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle, hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The free workshop was presented by Garden State Equality Health and Wellness Coordinator Bianca Mayes in collaboration with the Union County Office of LGBTQ ...