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Rumors of Poisoned Animals Spread After Two Dead Deer Were Found in Kenilworth

April 24, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ- Rumors of poisoned animals are spreading after a post in the Union County Lost Pets Facebook Group showed a photo of two dead deer on a Kenilworth street. The resident who posted the photo also claimed that there was a dead cat in the same area.

According to comments on the Facebook page, the animals were found on Michigan Avenue and the deer show no major signs of ...

Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continues at Union County Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...

Apparent Suicide Took Place at Union Animal Shelter Tuesday, Officials Say

UNION, NJ – Township officials have confirmed that an apparent suicide took place Tuesday afternoon at the Union Animal Shelter.

According to Township Business Administrator Ron Manzella, an Animal Shelter employee was found dead at the scene between noon and 1 p.m.  No information on the identity of the employee was available. The official cause of death will be determined ...

Union County Freeholders Meetings Rescheduled After Last Week’s Water Main Break

ELIZABETH, NJ — After last week’s cancelation due to a water main break, the regular meeting of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be held this Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m., the county of Union announced Monday. The following Thursday, April 27, will then be a double meeting (agenda meeting and regular meeting).

Proposed resolution 2017-329 regarding the Watchung ...

Car Hits Roof of Clark Home

CLARK, NJ — One Clark family thought they heard a storm brewing while they were in settling in at home around 8 p.m..  It became apparent something much bigger was happening closer to home as a car flew by their front window on the way to their roof.

“It sounded like thunder and then all of a sudden I saw this big white thing fly up passed the front window and hit the ...

Two Die Following Early Morning Home Fire in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Two people died and a third is in critical condition following a fire at a home on Orion Road in Berkeley Heights Thursday morning.

The first call came into police at 12:47 a.m. from a neighbor reporting the smell of smoke in  area. While police and firefighters were on their way to the fire, a second 9-1-1 caller said there was a structure fire at ...

Teacher Offers Students Real Life Connection between Math Skills and Careers

Students sometimes don’t always understand until much later why they need to learn math concepts in school.  Their realization may come when they actually need to use that math skill on the job.

One of North Plainfield’s own graduates and now a teacher is helping to make the math to career connection early on by bringing in professionals or local business owners to speak to ...

Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts 28th Annual Mayors Dinner

The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce last week hosted its 28th Annual Mayors Dinner, held at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. More than 400 people listened as mayors or their designees from 20 of Union County's 21 municipalities provided updates on the states of their communities.

Awards were given out for Mayor of the Year, Business Administrator of the Year, Public Safety ...

"My County" Poster Contest Winners

Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte congratulate the top winners of the 2017 “My County” poster contest sponsored by the Union County Constitutional Officers.

The top winners of the contest are (from 2nd left):  Sofia Ortiz (1st place) from the Sherman School in Roselle Park, Madisyn Brunson ...

Fatal Accident Shuts Down Portion Garden State Parkway in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ - A fatal accident occurred Friday morning on the Garden State Parkway North at 6:03 a.m. at Exit 137, causing backups of more than 10 miles during rush hour.

"A single car, a Toyota sedan, went off roadway and struck a tree," Trooper Alejandro Goez of the New Jersey State Police said. "The male driver was pronounced dead on scene."

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