Union County News

October 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall. But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began.  Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, NJ. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options. The conference was organized to ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - "Think about the courage it takes to say, 'I’m the most hated kid in school'." Anti-bullying advocate and founder of Mallory's Army Dianne Grossman addressed a sold-out crowd of 300 that included parents, school administrators, two police chiefs, and Scotch Plains ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Elizabeth will be celebrating 101 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, by featuring its unique annual food-tasting event, the “Taste of Elizabeth” on Monday, October 15, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1000 Spring Street ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department, Cranford Police Athletic League, and Cranford High School Class of 2022 are holding a car wash fundraiser for students Nicholas Swandrak and Ray Schwartz on Sunday, September 16th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Lincoln School, 132 Thomas Street, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Actor Garry Pastore portrays NYPD Detective John Belson in the new film Sarah Q, directed by John Gallagher. Sarah Q will make its World Premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City during the weekend of September 21. This film is the third collaboration ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will be hosting the community’s first annual “Celebration of Colors and Pride Month on Saturday, August 18, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Roselle Park High School’s Herm Shaw Field. The event includes guest speaker Jane Clementi (the mother of Tyler ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Daniel Serna is a Cranford High School student running his fifth annual school supply drive to benefit children whose families are served by Homefirst in Plainfield. Area residents can drop off new school supplies in the donation box at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Union County area until 10 p.m. Friday evening. Along with that storm and Flash Flood warning has also been issued until 6 p.m.  The Weather Service reports that winds in excess of 40 mph and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ –Caitlynn McTernan will be a senior at Jonathan Dayton High School in September.  Right now, she is focused on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  The Girl Scout Gold Award Webpage says, “The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Township of Cranford Junior Chamber of Commerce (“Jaycees”) held their 12th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. The outing raised $8,000.00 which will benefit two worthy community organizations, the Cranford Baseball and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday.  The pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced. Monday (July 16) and Tuesday (July 17) tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway. The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - For Ana Amaya and her son, Roberto, May 23, 2018 marked the completion of a dream when they both crossed the stage at Union County College’s Commencement, and receive their Associate Degree. They both describe their time at UCC as “a great experience” and are particularly thankful to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Cranford soon-to-be senior Johnny Bush took his shot to qualify for a USGA championship on Wednesday. Bush shot a 6-over-par 76 (38-38) to finish in a five-way tie for 21st place in a U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the par 70, 6,558-yard Shackamaxon Country Club ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Every year Jonathan Dayton’s (JDHS) current "Teacher of the Year" Anthony DeNicolo assigns his Drama I students a project, writing of a one act play.  For the last two years, the student’s plays were not just graded, they were submitted to the Action Theatre Conservatory’s (ATC) ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The second journey has been made a reality for Springfield’s hometown hero. Just a little over nine months ago, former Rutgers and Jonathan Dayton football standout Anthony Cioffi was released on the final day of roster cut downs from the National Football League’s Oakland ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - A Rahway resident who strangled his girlfriend in 2015, killing her, has been sentenced to 47 years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday. Ignacio Ortiz Vasquez, 42, was ordered to serve a minimum of 85 percent of a 40-year ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - An election to fill the vacancy created by Linda Carter’s departure to the Assembly was held at a Union County Democratic Committee convention on Thursday, led by Chairman Nick Scutari. The UCDC chair called on Plainfield Chairman Adrian O. Mapp, who nominated Councilwoman Rebecca ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A rainbow flag will fly for the first time at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced they are holding a public Pride Flag Raising Ceremony for Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. on the steps of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Approximately 700 cyclists of every skill level took to the streets for the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that rolled throughout the city on Sunday morning.  This year’s tour that is open to all ages, was a 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - The Rahway City Council unanimously introduced an ordinance that will make the intersection of West Lake Avenue and Madison Avenue a 4-way stop at its regular meeting held Monday night. The public hearing on the measure is scehduled for June 11. The introduction of the ordinance ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Je t’aime Thompson, a senior at Linden High School, has been named the winner of this year’s Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award by the First Congregational Church of Westfield.  The award is given annually to a young person who has been an outstanding advocate for human rights and ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth will receive $75,000 through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ fourth annual Union County Infrastructure grant. The annual grant is dedicated to funding projects aimed towards economic development growth and improvements to roads, facilities and more.

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