Union County News

August 16, 2018

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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Meet John McPartlan, Scotch Plains resident and grand marshal of the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade, which steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A native of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with roots in Co. Leitrim and Mayo, he attended Bishop Ford HS in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Supporters and opponents of Mayor Mapp's decision to endorse State Senator Nick Scutari for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr clashed on Saturday morning as the three current candidates for Chair, Scutari, Mahr and Hillside's Anthony ...

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FANWOOD, NJ - Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) acting chairwoman Colleen Mahr announced on Thursday that Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be the date of the meeting to vote on the UCDC’s next permanent Chair.  The date was voted on at a meeting with municipal chairs and UCDC officers per the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is looking at several different ways to honor native son Pat DiNizio, the local music legend who rose to fame with his band, The Smithereens, during the 1980s. DiNizio, who died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, was proud of his roots in the community ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - John Stewart, Jr. submitted a letter of resignation from his position as Plainfield Chief of Staff to Mayor Adrian O. Map on Monday afternoon, a position he has held since January 2014, citing a lack of transparency in government. Stewart said Mapp was "clearly agitated" during ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Shortly after Jerry Green announced that he would resign as chairman of Union County Democratic Committee, State Senator Nick Scutari issued a press release announcing his candidacy for the position and listed numerous endorsers, including Green, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Affordable housing concerns wove through commissioner and resident comments during Tuesday night’s township committee meeting, at which the committee passed a resolution exempting most properties from the North Avenue Redevelopment Study. The committee voted to remove all lots ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Re-entry Corporation opened their doors last week to officials and the public to get a good look at their newest location and what they have to offer to people living in Union County that have a criminal record and may need extra help to get a job, housing and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - World class Illusionists, the Champions of Magic, are set to perform 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. The show is part of the Sensory Friendly Theatre series sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “Sensory ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A dog that was found on January 9, is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him.  Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Furious residents and business owners filled the municipal chambers on Wednesday evening as the Cranford Planning Board heard a presentation from Harbor Consultants regarding the redevelopment of a portion of North Avenue East. The redevelopment evaluation spans from Bar Americana ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their swearing-in and reorganization meeting Sunday at the Union County Courthouse located at 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth in Judge Cassidy's Chambers. Linden resident, Freeholder Christopher Hudak, was sworn in to his third term. "I enjoyed ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ – Louis, the lost five-year-old Yorkie who’s taken social media by storm, was found on New Year’s Eve in Hillside’s Evergreen Cemetery. Louis, who lives in Mountainside, ran away from his dog sitter’s home in Kenilworth on Dec. 25. On Sunday afternoon, he was caught by a father and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – A senior woman and her dog are dead after a fire early Saturday morning tore through a home on the border of Cranford and Garwood, according to Assistant Chief John Scalzadonna of the Garwood Fire Department. The name of the victim has not been released. The home is located on ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The County will host its 162nd Annual Reorganization event on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 12:00 p.m. in Judge Cassidy's Chambers, Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth. Those scheduled to be sworn into new terms include Freeholders Angel Estrada and Christopher Hudak.  ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A three alarm fire ripped through a building at 493 Morris Avenue on Christmas Eve. The fire was initially spotted by passersby, who called 911. The Springfield Fire Department responded at 2:08 pm to a fire in full progress in the rear of the building. They were joined at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – It’s back to the drawing board for the controversial Roselle Mind and Body Complex as the Union County freeholders this week pulled a plan to fund a big piece of the project. In their final meeting of the year, the freeholders removed from consideration the second reading of an ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission. This is a rare chance to get to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Union County College (UCC) hosted a delegation of 18 leaders from vocational educational institutions in the Hebei Province of China on Thursday, Nov. 9. The group of leaders are visiting the U.S. for a two-week tour through an international partnership with New Jersey City ...

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FANWOOD, NJ - Like many other visitors to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, Fanwood Police Officer Elliott Bernard says the images seen on TV and online simply don’t capture the enormity of the damage, even two months after the storm. Roads with giant fissures, downed utility poles, epic food and water ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Union County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a Plainfield man charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Thursday.  Walter Sosa, 33, is charged with first-degree ...

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