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Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

April 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, we ...

Summer Life Guard Job Opportunity in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air all summer long while sharpening valuable life skills including leadership, ...

Watchung Stable Closed for 3 Weeks Due to Horse Disease

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable will be closed to the public for the next three weeks after one of its a horses tested positive to the EHM infection, according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation.

The virus does not affect humans and other domestic animals, with the exception of llamas and alpacas, according to the ...

First Egg of the Season for Union County Falcons

UNION COUNTY, NJ - For the past 13 years, peregrine falcons have raised their families high above the streets of midtown Elizabeth, on the roof of the 17-story County courthouse tower.

According to a County social media post-Thursday morning, the mom and dad welcomed their first egg of the 2018 season earlier today.  Look closely and you'll see mom inside the nest. Dad is perched ...

Information on Parking and Traffic for Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event

UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union.

Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall in an anti-gun violence march.

Parking will be available in the following ...

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

23-year-old Linden Man Indicted for First Degree Murder

LINDEN, NJ - A Linden resident has been indicted for the fatal daylight shooting of a 27-year-old Linden man late last year, prosecutors announced Monday.

According to the Union County Prosecutor's Office, Shansey Abernathy was charged with first-degree murder and two related second-degree weapons offenses in connection with the death of Alphonso Pearson.

The Union County ...

Meet Scotch Plains Resident John McPartlan, Grand Marshal of the Union Co. St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sat, Mar. 10

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Meet John McPartlan, Scotch Plains resident and grand marshal of the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade, which steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

A native of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with roots in Co. Leitrim and Mayo, he attended Bishop Ford HS in Brooklyn and St. John’s University in Queens. He moved to New Jersey after ...

Mountain Biking in Watchung Reservation Revisited at Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate.

Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of the Union County Chapter of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association (JORBA), raised the ...

Union County College Safe After Report of Person with Concealed Weapon

CRANFORD, NJ – All students and staff of Union County College are safe after an arrest was made Monday morning for a person who appeared to have a concealed weapon. 

According to a Facebook post from UCC, the arrest was made after a college employee notified the school’s public safety of a person on campus who appeared to carry a concealed weapon.

“Cranford ...

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