Union County News

July 27, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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  UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley line. Bergen replaces longtime RVRC chair Peter Palmer.  The ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.   Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Hit by a cannon ball, it survived the Revolutionary War.  Sunday, there is the Springfield Historical Society Open House at the Cannon Ball House. It will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.   In honor of it being Presidents’ Day weekend, two samples of presidential ...

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Linda Carter and Alexander Mirabella presented resolutions to members of Color Group Orange from the Union County Student Training and Enrichment Program (UC STEP) congratulating them on winning the Civic Engagement Challenge of 2018 ...

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  ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Bea Slater, Springfield’s “Grandmother of Rock n’ Roll” found a new gig.  On the heels of her appearance introducing Steve Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul at a Staten Island show last September, Bea won a starring role in a poster ad campaign for Jdate. The opportunity came ...

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UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union. “There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ  The Summit Park Line Foundation will host a 'First Steps' walking tour on December 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the entrance to the Park Line in the parking lot across from Salerno Duane on Broad Street. Members of the community are invited to explore the phase one Park Line trail ...

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UNION, NJ – The deadly crash of a shoplifting suspect began at about 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon when police were summoned to the Target/Whole Foods stores on Vauxhall Road to assist with a shoplifter resisting arrest. According to Union police, officers attempted to arrest the suspect, who was ...

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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Debbie-Ann Anderson, the former Executive Director of HomeFirst Interfaith Housing Services in Plainfield and a former Executive Vice President of the United Way of Greater Union County, has been appointed Human Services Director effective today, Oct. 30, County Manager Alfred J.

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Mountainside received one grant for $50,000 when the Union County Freeholders presented the 2017 grants for the Kids Recreation Trust, Greening and Preserve Union County.  The total amount awarded was $1,400,301.75.  Kids Recreation Trust Grant Awards totaled $1.0 million.  The 2017 ...

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