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Fraidy Reiss, Founder of Unchained at Last, Talks About Her Mission to End Forced Marriages

May 27, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Fraidy Reiss, founder of the Westfield-based organization Unchained at Last, shares her story of escape from the abusive marriage that her family forced her into, her efforts to help other women escape and her mission to end forced and child marriage in New Jersey and throughout the world.

Reiss shares that Unchained at Last is planning a “chain in” June 1 to ...

Park Avenue Diner Robbed at Gun Point

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Park Ave Diner was robbed by men brandishing guns last evening. The robbery occurred when, according to police, three black males entered the Park Avenue Diner about 9:15pm brandishing guns and demanding cash. They were able to enter the Diner through a rear door. According to police the assailants were wearing dark clothing, hoodies and ski masks.

The ...

5 Union County High Schools Recognized by Freeholders for UCSTEP Success

ELIZABETH, NJ —  “It’s nice to look out into a happy crowd this evening,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said at the start of Thursday’s Freeholder meeting, which was dedicated to awarding grants.

Freeholders Linda Carter and Al Mirabella presented five county high schools with funds to reward their efforts in their Union County Student ...

New York General Consulate of Mexico in Roselle this Week to Help Immigrants Get Documentation Services

ROSELLE, NJ - Representatives from Adelante Alliance New Jersey and the New York General Consulate of Mexico are in Roselle this week to help give immigrants in the tristate area an opportunity to begin procedures to obtain passports, a consular identification cards, birth certificates, and dual citizenship.

Immigrants came from as far away as Dover, NJ on Tuesday Morning to the Roselle Fire ...

Jack Fernandez, Teen Who Went Missing Wednesday Has Been Found

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Jack Fernandez, the Bloomfield teenager who was last seen by his parents on Monday has been located.

TAPinto shared the Bloomfield Police Department's request for help in finding Jack earlier yesterday. 

Alert: Missing Endangered Juvenile

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/warren/articles/alert-missing-endangered-juvenile, 

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Alert: Missing Endangered Juvenile

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is seeking assistance in locating the attached missing juvenile. We are asking anyone who has seen or come in contact with this juvenile to contact the Bloomfield Police at (973) 680-4141.

Jack was last seen by his parents on 05/22/2017 at 07:15. Jack is a student at Bloomfield High School but was absent today. No clothing description ...

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight.  According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United flight 1579 ...

Sen. Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour Union County College Elizabeth Campus

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Armed Robbery Reported in Scotch Plains Thursday Evening

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are looking for two black males wearing black hoodies who allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint near Route 22 in Scotch Plains late Thursday, according to BNN (Breaking News Network).

One suspect reportedly had a silver handgun, while the other had a long gun, according to the report. The suspects were last seen running on foot westbound on Route. The ...

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