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Defiant First Appearance By Man Charged With Attack On Catholic Bishop In Newark Offers Clues To Motive

January 31, 2017

In a defiant first appearance at Essex County Superior Court in Newark, the man charged with the shocking attack on an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark last weekend offered possible clues about what provoked him.

"I'm the Reverend Charles Miller, and I am who I am," said Miller, 48, of Newark, whose description included several expletives. "And ...

Town of Westfield Named in New Addams Tavern Lawsuit

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield has been named in a new civil complaint filed by Tarta Luna Properties, LLC, regarding 115 Elm St., the building housing Addams Tavern, Councilman Sam Della Fera told the town council during its conference meeting Tuesday night.

“There had been litigation ongoing for some time that, as we know, delayed the opening of Addams Tavern,” ...

Union County Clerk Hosts New Jersey Notary Training

Notaries Public are invited to attend the next session of New Jersey Notary Training, an educational seminar for Notaries Public hosted by Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, together with Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq., who will present the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public.

Ms. Rajoppi will open the seminar and review the application process for ...

Two Arrested, Charged with Gun and Drug Possession After Plainfield Traffic Stop

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A motor vehicle stop in Plainfield on Thursday, Jan. 5th led to an arrest of two men for possession of a handgun and drugs. 

Later that evening, at the "Finding Solutions Through Unity" Town Hall, Police Director Carl Riley had told the assembled crowd that Plainfield Police will have the support of county, state and federal resources in fighting crime in the ...

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Passaic County Man Sentenced to 28 Years for Plainfield Child Sex Assaults

February 10, 2017

A Passaic County man has been sentenced to 28 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 in Plainfield for a period spanning two years, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

Javier Lopez, 29, of Paterson must serve at least 85 percent of a 19-year sentence for counts of first-degree aggravated assault and first-degree sexual assault ...