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Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted on Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

October 9, 2018

NEARBY NEWS - 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 over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Linden Woman Among 4 Arrested in Massage Parlor Prostitution Raids, Prosecutor Says

WESTFIELD, NJ – A nine-month-long investigation into alleged prostitution at massage establishments in Westfield led to the arrests of a parlor manager from Linden and three other parlor managers this week, authorities said.

Authorities charged Jing Liu, 53, of Linden, Qingxia Zhu, 28, of Westfield, Xiaoman Zhang, 56, of Watchung, and Michelle X. Gao, 60, of Springfield, with ...

Linden Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Killing Neighbor

LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison for fatally shooting his neighbor late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Shansey Abernathy, 24, was sentenced Friday by state Superior Court Judge Candido Rodriguez, Jr. for being responsible for the death of 27-year-old Alphonso Pearson. 

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The Debate About Marijuana Legalization Continues

HILLSIDE, NJ - While New Jersey lurches toward legalizing recreational marijuana, one Newark lawmaker is leading the conversation against it. 

State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Essex), who on Monday hosted a town hall in Hillside, believes the current legalization bill would lead to more foreclosures in Newark, drive up the health care costs and do little to address the racial disparities in ...

Ex Rutgers Football Player Devera Released Without Bail on Fraud Charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail.

Brendan Devera, 18, stood before the camera in the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center wearing jail-issued ...

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Important Information for Union County Voters

October 9, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters to be aware of changes they may encounter when participating in the upcoming General Election. Election Day 2018 is Tuesday, November 6.

Under a recent state law, voters who used a Vote-by-Mail ballot in the 2016 General Election will automatically receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2018 election, unless they opted ...