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Union County News

May 20, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major accident that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at Milemarker 9. The full SPD ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Flemington man is under arrest following an alleged carjacking that occurred on Route 1 on Monday in Linden, according to Linden Police. The incident began on Monday, May 16, 2022, when Manuel Martinho, 51, of Flemington and an unidentified accomplice hired a taxi to take them ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Dr. Patricia Camp, the superintendent of the Rahway Public Schools, has just been named the Union County Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made on Tuesday evening at the Rahway Board of Education meeting. Camp told TAPinto Rahway that she initially received the news ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for county surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy. Surrogates administer the legal process which takes ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth has received $145,000 from the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grant program. According to a press release from Union County, the city’s funding will be used for an exterior canopy project on the Emergency Response Facility.  “As one of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit today according to the City of Summit Police Department. At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County’s mobile shower and laundry service, Fresh Start, will be coming to Elizabeth on Wednesday, April 27.  The service will be available at the Salvation Army, located at 1005 East Jersey Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shower and laundry services will be available on a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A lockdown at Union County Vocational - Technical High School Tuesday morning has been lifted, the school said. In a message to parents, school officials said the students are safe. “All students are safe and have returned to class schedules. More information will be sent ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Antonio Manata, a whistleblower who recorded the mayor of Clark Township making racist and sexist remarks, filed a federal lawsuit against the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Thursday claiming the office is retaliating against him for bringing the comments to light. While ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Voters in several Union County towns will have new choices of representatives in the upcoming primary and general elections this year due to an updated state congressional map based on the results of the 2020 census. The new assignments represent the congressional districts in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Board of County Commissioners on Friday joined the chorus of officials calling for the resignation of Clark Township’s mayor and top ranking police brass following the release of recordings on which the mayor is heard going on a racist tirade — something an NJ Advance Media ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Commissioners released a statement Friday calling on Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Public Safety officials to resign. The statement said the commissioners stand with the people in the community who are also calling for the immediate resignations after audio ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Rahway man has been arrested and his co-conspirator remains at large following charges being filed in regards to a home invasion in Elizabeth March 2, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- The Urban League of Union County Young Professionals (ULUCYP) is offering its eighth Annual Business Free Clothing Pop-Up Shop to help those in need.  The Free Business Clothing Pop-Up Shop will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at 1139 East Jersey Street, Suite ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A former sergeant at the Union County Sheriff’s Office claims the agency violated a state whistleblower law when it terminated her after she reported discriminatory behavior by other officers, including differential treatment toward an African American transgender ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — If you want to change your political party affiliation before the primary election, you’ve got until April 13 to do so. The Union County Board of Elections this week reminded residents that if they want to participate in their new party’s Primary Election June 7, then they ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Union County’s only Repair Café event will take place on March 26, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Christ Church in Summit. County residents and their neighbors can bring their beloved, but broken, items to Summit’s Repair Café, with available repair services at the event to include small ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has uprooted families, injured citizens, and left thousands of Ukrainian refugees without access to necessities. Over 2.5 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, many leaving behind necessary supplies. To support individuals in need, the Union ...

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UNION COUNTY — A rise of hate crimes in the county and state last year has spurred advocates for racial, ethnic and religious groups into action as they support victims and explore ways to prevent and fight bias.  Bias incidents increased by 40% in Union County between 2020 and 2021, preliminary ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Commissioners approved four contracts Thursday totaling $97,859 to advertise the county’s emergency rental assistance program now that the state’s moratorium on evictions has expired. The program’s portal will reopen this Monday, March 7, at 9 a.m. for ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nine police officers from eight agencies in Union County are among 389 from across New Jersey named in a recent report from the state Attorney General’s Office detailing “major discipline” issued to law enforcement officers in 2021. In Union County, the majority — 17 of the 25 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — How have businesses in the county adapted to remote work and COVID-19 health protocols? What strategies will help underserved communities and fill staff shortages? Experts weighed in on these topics during “The Future of Work in New Jersey,” a virtual roundtable hosted by Kean ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Have you heard of the Urban League of Union County? The non-profit community-based organization was founded in 1944, and its mission is to assist African Americans and other minority groups to achieve social and economic equality. Its main office is in Elizabeth, but some services ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The use of out-of-county hotels and motels to shelter unhoused people in the county, questioned at the Thursday Union County Board of Commissioners meeting, hints at the growing number of those experiencing homelessness. Commissioners questioned Human Services Director ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county attorney said Thursday that the New Jersey Supreme Court has taken up an appeal to an appellate court ruling that stopped work on Union County’s government complex in Elizabeth earlier this week. The state appeals court ruling on Tuesday halted work on the $145 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state appeals court ruling on Tuesday affirmed a lower court judge’s decision to stop work on Union County’s government complex planned for the site of its defunct motor vehicle services division in Elizabeth. The approximately $145 million project at 61-99 West Grand St.

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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY - A Plainfield man who was working at a construction site in Brooklyn Heights fell to his death on Friday, Feb. 11. Angel Pilataxi was on the roof of the 10-story building at 124 Columbia Heights. The New York City Department of Buildings has since imposed a stop work order for ...

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County officials expect many people may enter the homeless service system following the end of New Jersey’s moratorium on evictions. UNION COUNTY, NJ — At the end of a month when a winter storm dropped as much as 8 inches of snow in some parts of Union County, commissioners and county staff took ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A once-stalled study of the Rahway River and other flood mitigation projects will soon be in the works thanks to a portion of the $966 million in federal funding New Jersey has received to support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects across the state. The funding to address ...

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