Union County News

February 9, 2020

UNION, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Elizabeth Councilwomen Patricia Perkins-Auguste co-hosted a breakfast attended by 200 women from across Union and Essex Counties to celebrate and acknowledge that women have only had the right to vote in America for 100 years on Saturday, Feb. 8, at ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Four high schools in Union County rank among the Top 500 in Newsweek's 2020 List of Top STEM High Schools in America. America is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators, and our economic vitality and national security depend on our sustaining that vibrant culture. Science, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Multiple sources and the Summit Police Department have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that an Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child sophomore student, age 16, from Summit has passed away. In a one-sentence statement issued via email to TAPinto Summit, Oak Knoll Head of School Timothy J.

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NEWARK, N.J. – A former executive at a New Jersey publication company pleaded guilty today to defrauding the company by embezzling millions of dollars for his personal benefit, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Nestor Charriez, 60, of Scotch Plains, pleaded guilty before U.S. District ...

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MATAWAN, NJ — An off-duty Roselle Park police officer fatally shot himself in the head after being involved in a crash in Matawan Sunday afternoon, authorities said. It is with tremendous sadness that Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery announces the passing of Roselle Park Police Officer Edward ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Township Historical Society will host another open house at the Caldwell Parsonage on Sunday, January 26, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  Admission is free.  Visitors will be able to enjoy: Wearing colonial bonnets and tricorn hats and faux ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — When Rutgers University announced they were going back to the future with the re-hiring of former head coach Greg Schiano, there were few people more pleased than the Cioffi family. Anthony Cioffi, who currently plays for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — A wind advisory has been issued for the area from 4 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service announced. Wind gusts of 50 miles per hour could blow around unsecured objects, the Weather Service warned, and tree limbs could be blown down, resulting in a few power ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union firefighter was injured while battling a two-alarm house fire on Stecher Avenue Tuesday afternoon. A fire alarm activation was received by the Union Fire Department at about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  Upon arrival at the scene, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The site of countless children's birthday parties and fun summer afternoons throughout Union County, Bowcraft's days have been numbered for several years. After all, the Scotch Plains Planning Board in 2016 approved a proposal from developers who bought the property and planned ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City is not immune to tragedy and misfortune, as those circumstances are indifferent to zip codes, times of year and other personal parameters. Fortunately for the victims of such events, the Summit community is literally at its best when things are at their most ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City is not immune to tragedy and misfortune, as those circumstances are indifferent to zip codes, times of year and other personal parameters. Fortunately for the victims of such events, the Summit community is literally at its best when things are at their most ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City Good Samaritans The Other Fellow First Foundation is answering the call -- and calling on the Summit community to join them -- to help the family affected by the December 26 fire that severely damaged a duplex at 20 Weaver Street. The Ramirez family has been burned out ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A female corrections officer working at the Union County Jail has lodged a lawsuit claiming her supervisor made daily sexual overtures to her, and the county retaliated when she complained of sexual harassment. The lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Elizabeth Dec. 3 claims that ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The West Hall building at Union County Vocational Technical High School was placed on lockdown for 2 hours and 45 minutes Tuesday morning after a student posted to social media that he intended to bring a gun to the school, the district’s superintendent said. Officials ...

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ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Chris Bondarowicz, in his third year at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis after a standout career at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, will be going to Omaha in June to compete at the US Olympic Trials in swimming. Bondarowicz qualified in the 200m Breaststroke event after ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board has taken action against New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) policy, which has relocated several homeless families from the city to several Union County municipalities. At their meeting Thursday night, the freeholders passed the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s freeholder board Thursday night approved funding for an organization that works to combat opioid abuse, new equipment and training for firefighters, and healthcare and anger management training services for incarcerated adults. Prevention Links Receives Additional ...

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CRANFORD - New Jersey's annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown targeting drunk drivers will get underway starting Friday, December 6 and run through New Year's Day.  133 police departments throughout the state have received overtime grant money for checkpoints and extra patrol with ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ- Students from BWIM( Brown Women In Media)  Brand Ambassadors Program launched their Tea & Coco business " Cozy Co" this Saturday in Hillside, NJ. With the support of local business owners "Logic Market", supported students by allowing them to set up in her parking lot.  “ I ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ -- Union County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums will host its 19th annual Pub Night on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street in Kenilworth, NJ. The band will be honoring retired Union Police Sgt. Harry Capko and Kathy Curren ...

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