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Five Arrested, Firearm Seized in Cranford Motor Vehicle Traffic Stop

July 17, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - Five people were arrested when a stolen gun loaded with hollow-point ammunition was discovered inside a car that was pulled over for a seatbelt and brake lamp violation, according to Cranford Police.

On July 14, 2018 at 9:52 p.m., Patrolman Brian Trotter stopped the 2001 Mercedes Benz on Raritan Road near the intersection of Coleman Avenue. After an investigation ...

New Restaurant Buys ‘Pocketed’ Westfield Liquor License

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” by that owner until now.

Though the restaurant does not ...

Firefighters from Five Departments Respond to Two-Alarm Rahway Fire at 1645 Irving Street

RAHWAY, NJ - Firefighters from Rahway, Linden, Cranford, Roselle and Elizabeth converged on a two-alarm fire at 1645 Irving Street in Rahway on Thursday afternoon.

Union County EMS and Union County fire investigators also responded to the call at the two-story building.

 

Jury Convicts Elizabeth Man for Killing Wife, Dumping Body in an Abandoned Home

ELIZABETH, NJ — An Elizabeth man has been convicted of killing his wife in their home and dumping her body in an abandoned house 10 miles away, then repeatedly lying to investigators about what took place as they worked to solve the crime, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

After jury deliberations taking place over the course of four days and a trial ...

Mail Truck Careens into Warinanco Park Pond

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that drove head-on into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon. 

Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he did not see the truck go into the water, he did arrive just in time to see who he believed to ...

30-Unit Apartment Building Proposed Near Westfield Traffic Circle

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board heard a proposal for a three-story mixed-use development on South Avenue at Westfield Avenue at its meeting Monday night.  The location is close to Springfield.

 “Circle Plaza of Westfield,” located near the traffic circle and across the street from the train station, would contain 30 apartments on the upper ...

Car Crashes into Home on Westfield/Scotch Plains Border

WESTFIELD, NJ — No one was injured Tuesday evening when a car crashed into a two-family house on the corner of West Broad Street and Lamberts Mill Road.

The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m., after rain had slicked the streets.

“I heard this big bang and the whole house shook,” said Caroline De Freitas, who lives on the second floor. “I thought, is this a bolt of ...

Mother and Son Graduate from Union County College Together

CRANFORD - For Ana Amaya and her son, Roberto, May 23, 2018 marked the completion of a dream when they both crossed the stage at Union County College’s Commencement, and receive their Associate Degree. They both describe their time at UCC as “a great experience” and are particularly thankful to have served as academic tutors in the College’s Academic ...

Linden Man Arrested After Explosion in Cranford

CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received
information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through
a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the
Cranford Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through surveillance video ...

Three School Buses Involved in Crash at Clark's ALJ High School

CLARK, NJ — Three buses collided in the Arthur L. Johnson High School parking lot around noon on Thursday in a chain-reaction crash. 

Students were on board at the time, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos. One driver and two students had minor injuries, Matos said.   

According to a Honeywell alert issued by the Clark Public School District, ...

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