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Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Students Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

October 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. 

Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health ...

Kenilworth Superintendent, Accused of Defecating on Holmdel Track, Resigns

KENILWORTH, NJ — A little more than three months since being arrested on charges of lewdness, public defecation and littering, Kenilworth Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini has tendered, and the Kenilworth Board of Education has accepted, his resignation, effective Sept. 30, 2018. 

In a story that went global, Tramaglini was arrested in ...

Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings in Effect for Mountainside Tuesday Afternoon

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union County until 2:30 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 5 p.m.

“Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding,” the service warned. “Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.”

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Downtown Family Restaurant in Cranford Closes; Thanks Customers

CRANFORD, NJ – On Thursday evening, rumors started to swirl about the potential closing of the Downtown Family Restaurant.

With no official word on the restaurant’s Facebook page, it wasn’t until Friday morning that guests were greeted with a sign on the front door reading:

There is a season for everything in life, so it is with bittersweet hearts that we regret to inform ...

Union County Freeholders Support LGBTQ Community with Historical Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

ELIZABETH, NJ - The rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and independence fly’s high at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. 

This historic event by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Office of LGBTQ Services, Department of Human Services and many others, brought dignitaries and people from all over New Jersey to the steps of the ...

Rebecca Williams of Plainfield Appointed to Freeholder Board

UNION COUNTY, NJ---Rebecca Williams, a former Plainfield Councilwoman, has been appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Freeholder Williams, who will be ceremonially sworn in at the upcoming Freeholder meeting on June 7,  was chosen by the Union County Democratic Committee to complete the term left vacant by former Freeholder Linda Carter, who ...

After UCDC Vote, Plainfield's Rebecca Williams Now a Freeholder

CRANFORD, NJ - An election to fill the vacancy created by Linda Carter’s departure to the Assembly was held at a Union County Democratic Committee convention on Thursday, led by Chairman Nick Scutari.

The UCDC chair called on Plainfield Chairman Adrian O. Mapp, who nominated Councilwoman Rebecca Williams.

Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski seconded Mapp’s nomination, ...

Councilwoman Rebecca Williams is Plainfield Nominee for Freeholder Seat

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The three-person panel selected by Democratic City Committee Chairman Adrian O. Mapp to pick a Plainfield nominee for an open freeholder seat submitted its recommendation over the holiday weekend.

Linda Carter had previously held the freeholder position until she took on the role as Assemblywoman earlier this month.

MORE:  Plainfield's Linda Carter Sworn in as ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Video: ‘Sandwichfest’ in Westfield this Weekend Will Benefit Local Charities

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites.

Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A Birthday Wish (benefiting children in foster care).

Participating restaurants ...

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