News from Nearby

October 26, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Colonia native Kelli Capurso, 23, was, like any bride, looking forward to her wedding reception. She married her husband, Anthony, in August 2019, but postponed her reception until 2020 until after he returned from his deployment with the Marines. COVID put a wrench into their ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department is searching for a red or maroon 1992-2004 Chevy S-10 or GMS Sonoma suspected to have been involved in the hit-and-run death of 82-year-old James Leinbach on Tuesday morning. According to police officials, the vehicle was spotted during a review of ...

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CLARK, NJ - An 82-year-old pedestrian died at the scene of a hit-and-run on Tuesday morning according to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso. The man was crossing Raritan Road at the intersection of the Clarkton Shopping Center when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle heading east on Raritan Road said ...

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Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in TAPinto Elizabeth on Oct. 14, 2020. ELIZABETH, NJ — Mayor Chris Bollwage urged Elizabeth residents to continue practicing social distancing as the city continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases. “The numbers are going up,” said Bollwage. “We ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A second staff member at the Lincoln Early Childhood Center has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the school’s 14-day closure beginning Friday, families learned Thursday. In a letter addressed to the school community, Schools Superintendent Margaret Dolan cited state health ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Prince fans in the Union County area can enjoy classic hits from the late icon with a highly-regarded tribute act. The “Purple Madness” tribute band featuring Bobby Miller will bring forth the “Prince Experience” at a drive-in concert on Saturday, October 10 at Cedar Brook Park in ...

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UPDATE:  The missing juvenile has been located and she is safe. ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Department is requesting the public's assistance to find a missing juvenile.  Kimberly Pavon is a Hispanic female, 4'9", 85 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink book bag with stars and unicorn ...

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UNION, NJ - An emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be held on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue.  The distribution will take place in the parking lot located at the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ —B Street Band, the ever popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, played a free “drive-in concert” at the Union County VoTech campus on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Sunday, evening that had attendees honking in the dark. Emcee Brian Remo encouraged the audience to honk their ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford resident Adrienne Petrino calls herself an "explorer by nature." When COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect, Petrino found herself in front of her computer working remotely for over eight hours a day. Looking to keep her sanity, Petrino began her exploration of her hometown, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Community Access Unlimited kept up an annual walkathon tradition on Saturday, albeit in a virtual format, to support services for people with special needs. Donations are still being accepted for the Community Access Unlimited Ira Geller Walkathon and will support services as well ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains is mourning local legend Malcolm E. Nettingham, a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, who died on Monday evening just a few days before his 102nd birthday. He lived in town for almost a century and in 2014 was chosen to be the grand marshal of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- While the real “Boss,” has not played any live shows this year, fans of his music will be able to enjoy the next base thing, as the B Street Band will preform live on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Union County Vocational Technical Schools (1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains). Ray ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to two sources, there are reports of two separate shooting incidents in Plainfield Monday evening, with police reporting from surrounding towns, including Millburn, Watchung, Linden, and Rahway, according to our reporter on scene. Breaking News Network and Ring.com ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A new monument will be erected on Elizabeth’s Freedom Trail to honor LGBTQ+ civil rights activist Marsha P. Johnson. Johnson, an Elizabeth native, will be the first LGBTQ+ person to be honored with a public monument in the State of New Jersey. The project is a partnership with ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Father-daughter duo Ashley and Joe Skrec, have now walked every street in Roselle. The 90.79 mile journey took them 18 days to complete. They usually walked from 6:30 to 8 in the morning before Joe began work, covering approximately 5 miles per day. “It began because I thought ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County tradition is going virtual this year to raise crucial funds for services that support people with disabilities and youth-at-risk in a safe and social distance-friendly event. Community Access Unlimited (CAU) invites members of the community to walk, jog or roll in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas School of Nursing (TSON) has been recognized as a 2020-2024 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing, among 17 nursing programs from across the country. This is the fourth consecutive time TSON has earned this distinction, the first time ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - “The City Behind Us: The Story of the Elmora Troopers” was named Best New Jersey Film at the Monmouth Film Festival virtual awards ceremony on August 16. Comedian and native New Jerseyan Mike Marino hosted the awards ceremony, which was broadcasted on the Monmouth Festival’s ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police responded to several reports of what they are calling suspicious activity last Tuesday at the Clark Commons shopping center.  In each incident, a man approached individuals trying to sell masks.  Shortly after the incidents, social media posts claimed the man was using ...

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CLARK, NJ - A 49-year-old man died Sunday after an accident on the Garden State Parkway just after 1:00 a.m.  The crash took place on the northbound side of the roadway at exit 135. According to the New Jersey State Police, Brian Demeo of North Caldwell was ejected from his vehicle after his car ...

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CRANFORD - A Toute Heure, a mainstay restaurant of Cranford since 2007, announced Friday evening that it has permanently closed. A thank you and farewell email was sent to its email subscribers, which read, "We have been blessed and honored to serve our loyal customers and the community of ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A "Black Lives Matter" street mural, sponsored by the Union County Freeholder Board, has been painted in yellow eight-foot letters on Chestnut Street in front of Borough Hall in Roselle on Wednesday evening.  Freeholders Andrea Staten, Angela Garretson and Rebecca Williams were ...

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CRANFORD - A motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Raritan and Centennial halted traffic around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday.  Three cars were involved in the crash, and a traffic light was uprooted. Police departments from Cranford, Linden, and Winfield were on scene, along with the Cranford ...

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TRENTON - When the COVID-19 pandemic rocked New Jersey in mid-March and sent home 1.4 million school children for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, parents were scrambling to provide at-home child care and academic instruction as the economy collapsed. With Wednesday’s announcement from Gov.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two sites emblematic of Westfield are being eyed for redevelopment. The town council on Tuesday declared the now vacant Rialto Theatre, the Lord & Taylor property and two nearby parking lots as “areas in need of redevelopment.” “It enables you to do more planning on these ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Two young salsa dancers from Elizabeth have made it to the live quarter-final round of America’s Got Talent. Twelve-year-old Simon Ruiz and ten-year-old Maria Lopez have been dancing together for three years. They met at the Quimbara Dance Studio in Elizabeth and instantly became ...

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CLARK, NJ — The Clark Fire and Police Departments responded to an overturned car on the Garden State Parkway  around 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Fire Capt. Ryan Might said there were no passengers, and the driver exited the vehicle without injury. Are you a business interested in reaching our audience? ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Mayor Bollwage and Director of Recreation Stanley Neron honored 3 Elizabeth High School graduates who played in the Negro Leagues on the 100th anniversary of the leagues founding. James “Bo” Wallace (1929-2000), Donald “Don” Newcombe (1936-2019), and Robert “Bob” Scott (b.1930) all ...

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CLARK, NJ — The Clark Police Department is now under the control of the Union County Prosecutor's Office as they perform an investigation into “credible allegations of misconduct,” authorities said Thursday. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo ...

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