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Defendant Admits to Role in 2012 Roselle Homicide

April 22, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – A third man has pleaded guilty in connection with the 2012 killing of a teenager in Roselle a little more than a month after one of his two co-defendants was convicted in the case, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced April 21.

Derrick Dunn, 23, pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of Damel Mitchell.

Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continue at Union County Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...

Four Elizabeth Groups Receive New Arts Grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Four Elizabeth organizations are among the 34 from around Union County to receive a grant from the Union County Local Arts Grant Program for the funding year 2017, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced.

The Bridgeway Program, Community Access Unlimited, Elizabeth Public Library, and YWCA of Eastern Union County were selected to share a portion of ...

Union County Freeholders Meetings Rescheduled After Last Week’s Water Main Break

ELIZABETH, NJ — After last week’s cancelation due to a water main break, the regular meeting of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be held this Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m., the county of Union announced Monday. The following Thursday, April 27, will then be a double meeting (agenda meeting and regular meeting).

Proposed resolution 2017-329 regarding the Watchung ...

Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brings Hundreds of Children to Warinanco Park

UNION, NJ – Four-year-old David Benitez of Roselle had a plan for navigating his first Easter Egg Hunt. “I’m going to run really fast and get all the eggs!”

He was one of hundreds of Union County children with a similar idea that they put into practice as they swarmed over the fields in Warinanco Park, April 15, for the Second Annual Community Egg Hunt, hosted by Moving ...

Union County Freeholder Meeting on April 13 Canceled

ELIZABETH - The Union County Freeholders meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled.  An email has been sent out by the county, and it is noted on the website. 

Due to potential health and public safety issues caused by a water main break on Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth, tonight’s Union County Freeholder meeting has been canceled. The rescheduled date will be ...

Trout Season Begins April 8 in Union County's Parks

UNION COUNTY, NJ---- Hundreds of Union County anglers can get ready to descend on the County's parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at 8 a.m., Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen announced .

According to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 10,920 rainbow ...

Clark Woman, 20, Dies Following Campus Pancake Eating Contest

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Caitlin Nelson, 20, of Clark was confirmed dead several days after choking during a pancake-eating contest held Thursday night on the campus of Sacred Heart University.

Witnesses at a Greek Life dinner saw Nelson eat four or five pancakes before falling to the floor, shaking uncontrollably, according to a story in the Fairfield Citizen.

Fairfield police said ...

Roselle Catholic High School Teacher Charged with Having Sexual Relationship with Student

ROSELLE, NJ -  Linden resident Theresa Hrindo, a teacher at Roselle Catholic High School, has been arrested and charged with engaging in a sexual relationship with a student, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

The 25-year-old woman is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and one ...

Elizabeth Youth Selected as Candidate for '2017 Youth of the Year' by Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County

UNION, NJ – Senior Najiyyah Dunn, a senior at Thomas Edison Career and Technical Academy, was one of four Youth of the Year candidates for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County.

Elizabeth residents Jerome Rosado Lugo and Ny’Reece Leach received the Junior of the Year and Spirit awards respectively.

A Union High School senior Monisola Omole, 18, was named “Youth of the ...

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