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Wed, March 29, 7:00 PM

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Springfield

NEW DATE Advocates Invite Union County Residents ...

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Wed, March 29, 7:30 PM

First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

Junior Musical Club Presents a Free Concert

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Thu, March 30, 6:00 PM

Plainfield Area YMCA, Plainfield

Plainfield YMCA Kidz Corner, Terrific Thursdays

Health & Wellness

Man Takes Child Hostage in Elizabeth

March 26, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – A man was taken into custody by Elizabeth police at approximately 3:45 pm Saturday after a hostage situation developed at 9 am.

The incident occurred at Mravlag Manor when the man reportedly took a 6-year-old child as hostage in what was believed to be a domestic dispute.

The man, who refused to leave the apartment, was believed to be armed and a SWAT team ...

Funeral Services Announced For South Brunswick Mayor Frank Gambatese

March 27, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials have announced the funeral arrangements for Mayor Frank Gambatese who passed away Saturday morning.

According to an alert put out Sunday evening by officials, a viewing is scheduled from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday with both taking place at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church located at 10 Kingston Lane in ...

Negative Feedback Regarding Watchung Reservation Bike Trails

March 15, 2017

To the Editor:

Reflecting on the overwhelming negative feedback on March 7, 2017 at a Union County open meeting to permit mountain biking within the Watchung Reservation, as well as the negative comments at the March 9, 2017 Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting, this feedback would suggest that serious consideration be given to the following:


According to the 49 Union ...

Two Arrested, $600,000 in Cocaine Seized as Result of Narcotics Investigation

March 28, 2017

Two men were arrested and approximately six kilograms of cocaine were seized as the result of a narcotics investigation involving municipal, county, and federal law enforcement, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday.

Armando Castro-Rendon, 45, of Baja California, Mexico and Oscar Ruiz-Rios, 52, of San Bernardino, California are charged with first-degree possession of ...

Snow Blows

There is nothing quite so blissful as a snow day.  

 

The quiet beauty of gently falling flakes swiftly accumulating on the trees and lawns and roadways preventing any sort of travel to work.   Those two magic words:  School Closure.  Knowing that all there is to do is look out the window from your warm house and watch the clean cold blanket of winter stop all ...

Without Mercy by Jefferson Bass

Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass (Harper Collins, 2016)

In James Patterson's Master Class, an online course which I recommend highly to aspiring authors, Patterson talks about the validity of writing with a partner. Patterson notes several well respected creative teams like Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkle, and explains that combining the creative juices of two ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...