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Fatal Shooting Thursday Night in Hillside is Under Investigation

July 23, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ - A fatal shooting that took place in Hillside Thursday night is under active investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Friday.

The deceased victim has been identified as 31-year-old Steven Zimmerman of Hillside.

Members of the Hillside Police Department responded to the 1400 block of North Broad Street shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday and found ...

Fatal Shooting in Hillside is Under Investigation

HILLSIDE, NJ - A fatal shooting that took place in Hillside early Wednesday morning is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Wednesday. 

The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Damon Hughes.

Members of the Hillside Police Department responding to a residence on the 100 block of Clark Street shortly before 1 a.m. on Wednesday found Hughes ...

Robbery in Millburn Ends in Crash in Union, Closing Route 22 at Rush Hour

UNION, NJ – A crash that closed Route 22 east Wednesday afternoon began with the armed robbery of an AT&T store in Millburn, Union officials report.

At 3:30 p.m., Union police were notified of an active investigation by the Millburn Police Department of an armed robbery at an AT&T store in Millburn, authorities said. Three suspects fled the scene in Millburn in a silver ...


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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Turnpike Authority to Rename GSP Service Area after Judy Blume of Scotch Plains

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that the state will rename nine Garden State Parkway service areas after iconic New Jerseyans, including Judy Blume, who grew up in Elizabeth and lived in Scotch Plains on Winding Brook Way from 1960 to 1972. 

Judy Blume (née Sussman) is one of America's best-selling writers of books for children and young adults. She ...

Newark Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Statewide Armed Robbery Spree

July 23, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Wednesday was sentenced to 110 months in prison for participating in a string of statewide convenience store robberies, authorities announced. 

Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty and was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, nine substantive counts of Hobbs Act ...

Historical Photos of Union County Parks on View at Cedar Brook Park, August 2-6

July 30, 2021

A traveling outdoor gallery of historic photos will make its way to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield this week, in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Union County parks system. Visitors can view the photos arrayed along walking paths from August 2 to August 6.

“These photographs document the tremendous effort that has gone into preserving land for public recreation and nature ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.


If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Assistance Continues for those Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic in Union County

July 15, 2021


The country is gradually re-opening and COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, however, our residents are still suffering from the economic fallout of the pandemic.

In support of our residents in need, Union County is launching an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to provide financial relief for Union County residents unable to meet their rental obligation during the COVID-19 ...

“We Have Your Heart” at Newark Beth Israel Heart Transplant Center

At 1:30 a.m., a nurse holding a glowing cell phone approached Bernard China’s hospital bed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and gently woke him for a phone call. Bernard, age 58, took the phone. “Mr. China,” Dr. Saurabh Kapoor, heart transplant cardiologist at Newark Beth Israel said, “we have your heart.”

It was the evening of December 29, 2020, and ...