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Trinitas Regional Medical Center Researchers Take on COVID-19 Clinical Trials

May 27, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center physicians are working to save lives with cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials.

Perhaps the toughest challenge of the disease has been acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure, which are trademarks of progressive COVID-19. And although a broader understanding of the virus is coming to light, there remains an ...

Donuts and Coffee Sent to Frontline Workers at Trinitas Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ – Trinitas Regional Medical Center employees were treated to gallons of coffee and dozens of fresh donuts Tuesday morning from Dunkin' Donuts owner Vik Arora.  

“A lot of healthcare employees are under stress, and I feel we can bring them a little happiness with coffee and donuts,” said Vik Arora. 

“Trinitas employees are so ...

Home Health Aide Charged in Connection with Fatal Stabbing in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Myrlande Dornelus, 41, a home health aide, was arrested on Friday and charged with fatally stabbing one of her patients, 62-year-old Anna M. Pollard, in Elizabeth last month, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Director Earl Graves and Deputy Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Monday.

The arrest is the result of an investigation ...

Fatal Pedestrian Strike in Elizabeth Under Investigation

ELIZABETH, NJ - An incident in which a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Elizabeth this weekend is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Sunday.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Sabryna Morales, of Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responded to the 900 block of East Grand Street Saturday evening and found ...

Lesson Learned: St. John the Apostle Students Choose to Be Nice

CLARK, NJ - Students at St. John the Apostle School have taken value-inspired learning into the virtual classroom. Recently, sixth and seventh grade students participated in a lesson regarding friendship. Students created a virtual friendship chain in which they shared what attributes make a good friend, particularly during this time of crisis.

Students shared traits such as patience, ...

Owner Survives, Dog Perishes at House Fire on Jupitor Street in Clark Monday

CLARK, NJ – A fire ripped through a home on Jupitor Street at approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday, leaving major destruction in its wake.   According to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso a male resident and his dog were home at the time. 

Bonaccorso said the homeowner made it out but the dog did not survive despite Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos performing CPR on the animal.

Firefighters ...

Cranford Police Department Warns of "Grandparent Scam"

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is cautioning the community of a noticeable trend in “Grandparent” scams across the state.

According to the release, in a typical “Grandparent” scam, a con artist calls or emails the victim posing as a relative in distress or someone claiming to represent the relative, such as a lawyer or law enforcement ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Welcomes Colorado Nurses in Fight Against COVID-19

ELIZABETH, NJ - Twenty Registered Nurses from Colorado-based Centura Health were welcomed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center this week.  The nurses are part of a “Heroes Helping Heroes” initiative that involves a total of 34 Centura Health nurses that are assisting Trinitas in Elizabeth, St. Joseph’s Health, Paterson, and Saint Peter’s ...

Majority of Clark's Known Coronavirus Deaths Have Been in Long-Term Care Setting

CLARK, NJ — COVID-19 has been sweeping through nursing homes and long-term care facilities throughout the state. In response, the New Jersey Department of Health began sharing the number of COVID-19 positive cases and deaths in these facilities earlier this week.

According to the NJDOH data, discussions with Clark officials and communications with Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...


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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County Freeholders Honor Class of 2020 with Banners and #UCGraduate Social Media Campaign

May 24, 2020

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is honoring graduates throughout Union County with banners at selected County parks and County roads. In addition, students can use the #UCGraduate hash tag to share graduation photos, which will be collected in a collage and posted on the County website.

Placement of the banners began on Friday, May 22 and will continue into next ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)


A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...