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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 ...

North Plainfield Man Indicted in Connection with Gang-Related Homicide of Plainfield Man

A Union County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a Somerset County man charged in connection with a gang-related fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 31, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) ...

Ticket Agent for NJ Transit Charged with Official Misconduct, Theft, and Forgery

NEWARK, NJ  – John A. Davey, 49, of East Brunswick has been arrested and charged with official misconduct, theft and forgery according to  an announcement released today by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo.

A NJ TRANSIT ticket agent for 29 years, it is alleged that Davey was forging rail tickets and ...

Plainfield Man Convicted on All Charges for 2014 Homicide

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Guilty verdicts have been returned by a Union County jury against a Plainfield man charged with fatally shooting an acquaintance over a game of dice in 2014, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

Johnathan Sylvester, who was 28 at the time of the killing of 24-year-old Rashawn Bryant, was convicted on charges of murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, ...

Somerville Jury Convicts Chronic Offender of $74,000 Identity Theft

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Jersey City man with a long history of identity theft convictions has been convicted of of stealing the identity of a Mendham man and draining $74,000 from his savings account.

A Somerset County Jury found Saeed Cousar, 42, of Jersey City guilty of 3rd degree theft by deception and 3rd degree identity theft following a six-day jury trial in Somerville, according to ...

Elizabeth Man in Custody After Driving Through Accident Investigation Scene, Officer Discharge of Firearm

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth resident Nelson Valentin, 30, was arrested after a wild ride that involved gun fire and colliding with multiple vehicles at the scene of an investigation into an unrelated Saturday afternoon, April 29, car accident is in custody, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Sunday.

Valetin is charged with second-degree causing widespread damage and ...

Legal Battle Over Westfield Stop & Shop Expansion Moves Forward

WESTFIELD, NJ — A years-long legal battle over the proposed expansion of Downtown Westfield’s Stop & Shop could be over by September, town attorney Russell Finestein told the Westfield Town Council during this week’s conference meeting.

A superior court judge’s decision in the summer of 2015 to dismiss the case against the expansion was appealed that ...

Genocide Remembered with Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plain Public Library invites the public two events marking April’s Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day and The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust (DRVH). Offered as part of the library’s Voices from the Margins series, the programs are:

A Journey to Life: Armenia. April 22 through May 5. Opening reception on Saturday, April 22 from ...

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Plainfield Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Firing Gun at Detectives from Union County Prosecutor’s Office

May 26, 2017

TRENTON – May 26, 2017 - Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that a Plainfield man was sentenced to prison today for firing a handgun at plainclothes detectives from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office in 2015.  The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team because another county detective fired two shots at the man during a ...