Union County News

May 16, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Backyard Heroes Fireworks was originated by three high school friends who all have a common passion for pyrotechnics. The premier consumer fireworks retailer is currently in its second season in business and offers the largest selection of consumer fireworks in New Jersey. All the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Mayor Linda Karlovitch reported on Thursday, April 30, 2020, that there are now 130 positive cases of people with COVID-19 in Kenilworth and seven deaths. The total of positive cases statewide is now 118,652. In Union County there are 12,578 positive cases. As Mayor Karlovitch ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Mayor Linda Karlovitch reported on Monday, April 27, 2020, that there are now 124 positive cases of people with COVID-19 in Kenilworth and seven deaths. The total of positive cases statewide is now 111,188 and 6,044 deaths. In Union County there are 12,011 positive cases and 583 ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the latest update from Mayor Linda Karlovitch. As Mayor Karlovitch receives the number of confirmed coronavirus cases she will notify TAPinto Kenilworth immediately for publication. The mayor is not provided with the names of anyone affected because it is illegal for the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the latest update from Mayor Linda Karlovitch. As Mayor Karlovitch receives the number of confirmed coronavirus cases she will notify TAPinto Kenilworth immediately for publication. The mayor is not provided with the names of anyone affected because it is illegal for the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the latest update from Mayor Linda Karlovitch. As Mayor Karlovitch receives the number of confirmed coronavirus cases she will notify TAPinto Kenilworth immediately for publication. The mayor is not provided with the names of anyone affected because it is illegal for the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the latest update from Mayor Linda Karlovitch. As Mayor Karlovitch receives the number of confirmed coronavirus cases she will notify TAPinto Kenilworth immediately for publication. The mayor is not provided with the names of anyone affected because it is illegal for the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the latest update from Mayor Linda Karlovitch. As Mayor Karlovitch receives the number of confirmed coronavirus cases she will notify TAPinto Kenilworth immediately for publication. The mayor is not provided with the names of anyone affected because it is illegal for the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – As the number of coronavirus cases soar in New Jersey, and the shortage of masks continues, Kenilworth native Michael LaMonaco started making his own face shields to donate in response to the global pandemic. LaMonaco told his story to TAPinto Kenilworth how the whole project ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest update from Kenilworth's Boulevard Veterinary Clinic.  To minimize social interaction we are asking our clients to stay in their vehicles and give a call once they arrive. A technician will come outside to admit the patient A doctor will the client ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A formerly Summit-based pediatric gastroenterologist, who was arrested earlier this year and charged with sexually assaulting one of his patients on numerous occasions, now has been criminally charged in connection with similar alleged incidents involving two additional patients, ...

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GARWOOD, NJ -- Moe's Southwest Grill, the fast casual Mexican restaurant, opens today in Garwood.  At 11:00 a.m. the new location will kick off with a big promotion. The first 100 customers to make a purchase will receive free burritos for a year that can be redeemed once a week. Specials today ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Thieves made off with three unlocked vehicles over the weekend, police said Monday. Burglars also entered at least five additional vehicles in that time, police records show. The thefts happened early Sunday morning on Thomas Court, Rodger Avenue and Bradford Avenue, police said.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Spots reserved for movie posters on the building’s exterior had been stripped bare, and the lights inside were dark at a time when the Rialto Theatre might typically be preparing for a busy Friday night showing. The Rialto Theatre shut its doors suddenly this week, surprising the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The nearly 100-year-old Rialto Theatre has closed, catching municipal officials and the public by surprise. The marquee of the movie theater on Friday advised that the theater is closed and told the public to call New Vision Cinemas for refunds. A message left with the number for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s the creepy story this town wants everyone to know about. It’s also a bit kooky. Leveraging both the success of last year's town-wide festival honoring town native Charles Addams and the release of a new animated “The Addams Family” film set for October, organizers in ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Posting on behalf of the DeVito Family, AJ's brother and sister, and the Kenilworth NJ Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the family of Kenilworth firefighter, AJ DeVito, after his sudden passing. AJ was a proud volunteer for the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A Superior Court appearance for the Delaware man accused of bringing a handgun and hollow-point bullets to an elementary school in Westfield in June has been rescheduled, a state court judge said. Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, was set to appear before Superior Court Judge Joseph P.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The daughter of a Westfield native who was reported missing from her home in Olympia, Washington, last month has been charged in her mother’s death, police said. Susan Lundy, 58, had been reported missing to Olympia City Police on July 6, and on Monday, officers arrested her ...

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CLARK, NJ - On Friday, August 2, the Clark Fire Department was dispatched to the train tracks near Oak Ridge Park after a call that a person had been struck on the tracks.   According to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, when firefighters arrived, the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad and a medic unit were ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey will stop at six locations that serve the best hot dogs in the state. More than 100 tourists have signed up to ride on two motor coaches and sample hot dogs presented in various styles and cooked and topped in different ...

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UNION, NJ – An Elizabeth man has been charged with illegal possession of a handgun after a woman out walking her dog on Summit Road, in the area of Magie Avenue, saw the man run past her with a gun in his hand. According to Union police, at 7:00 Friday morning, the Summit Road resident called ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the immediate aftermath of the tornado that hit Springfield on Wednesday afternoon, those in town during the storm began to share stories of what they experienced. Lainie Sokolsky, a Fanwood resident who works in Springfield was one of those eyewitnesses. Sokolsky was on her ...

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CLARK, NJ - Robert J. Wills, 52 is in custody after police discovered a collection of weapons and materials that could be used to make explosive devices in his Clark home according to a joint statement from Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos and Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo on ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - There are few things in life more appealing than a donut and a good cup of coffee. Now, Route 22 is home to a new, but iconic face in the market. Krispy Kreme Donuts opened its third New Jersey location on Tuesday in Springfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store joins ...

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This story was updated at 11:55 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are looking for two suspects in a robbery at the Amoco gas station at 421 Central Ave., authorities said Monday night. In a Nixle alert sent at 10:46 p.m., police said to use caution and report any suspicious persons and/or ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Police are on the lookout for a Newark man alleged to have rammed a city police car prompting a nearly 30-mile-long police chase into Union County over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of the man, Justin Archer, 28, who officers ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, an advocacy group here has scheduled a rally to demand a federal ban on assault weapons. Westfield 20/20 is organizing the rally to be held at Mindowaskin Park, on East Broad Street Monday, from 7:30 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- A Fanwood man has been charged with being under the influence of drugs when he caused a motor vehicle collision that left a 94-year-old woman dead and two others injured in Union earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo and Union Police Director Daniel ...

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LINDEN, NJ – A Roselle man is in custody and charged in connection with a string of arsons committed on a single night last week in Linden, authorities said Thursday. Marcus D. Wise, 30, of Roselle, is charged with two counts of second-degree aggravated arson, two counts of third-degree arson ...

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