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Pedestrian Killed on Route 22 in Union Friday Identified

January 20, 2017

UNION, NJ – The man struck and killed by a motor vehicle as he attempted to cross Route 22 Friday morning has been identified as Edgard Cruz of Union.

According to Union Police, the accident occurred at 9:30 a.m. Friday near the Point Condos and Chick-fil-A.

Cruz, 67, was attempting to cross three lanes of Route 22 East from the Point Condos to the 7-Eleven on the ...

New Providence Cub Scout Pack 263 Serving the Community

Cub Scout Pack 263 in New Providence, NJ has been busy this year helping others in their community. The Salt Brook School students in first through fifth grade have participated in various community service projects ranging from the town-wide food drive, to supporting runners in the Education Foundation’s 5K event, to building, painting and donating hundreds of toys and decorations over the ...

Trinitas and Elizabeth Fire Department Receives Award from American Heart and Stroke Association

ELIZABETH, NJ – Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Mobile Intensive Care Unit and the Elizabeth Fire Department were recently honored by the American Heart and Stroke Association with the 2016 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Gold Award. It was presented in recognition of speed and coordination in transporting chest pain patients to the hospital for emergency cardiac ...

Scotch Plains JCC Deemed Safe After Bomb Threat

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey was closed for a short time after preschool began there Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat. A bomb squad swept the building for explosives and no bomb was found, according to Lt. Jeff Briel of the Scotch Plains Police Department.

“This is another in a series of bomb threats to JCCs up and down the ...

New Jersey Mom Wins Awards for Book on Special Education Law

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greer Gurland, a legal expert and mom of five children with special needs in Westfield public schools, was honored with four 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards for her book, "How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Law" (Amazon Books).

Her book won Outstanding Human Relations Advocacy Indie ...

Bruce Bergen – Springfield Resident and Chairman of Union County Freeholders

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield resident Bruce Bergen holds one of the most powerful political positions in Union County.  On January 8, he was selected Chairman of the Board of the Union County Freeholders for the second year in a row.  He has been on the Freeholder board since 2013.  A practicing attorney, he served as Springfield Township attorney for 17 years.  He ...

Union County Freeholder Vernell Wright Will Not Seek Re-Election Come November

UNION, NJ – Union County Freeholder and Union resident Vernell Wright, in the third year of her second term, has announced that she will not seek re-election in November.

“It has been my pleasure to serve the residents of Union County as a member of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for the past five years,” said Wright in a letter.  “I have had the ...

New Year, New Career: Become a Certified Personal Trainer in Six Weeks through Union County College

CRANFORD, NJ – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering the Personal Trainer National Certification beginning on January 14, 2017. 

In just six weeks, a student can become a certified personal trainer. The class is held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from January 14 to February 18. This combination lecture and hands-on program ...

Union County Clerk Reports Highest Revenue in 9 Years

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reports that revenues for transactions recorded by her office totaled more than $40 million in 2016, the highest since the global financial crash of 2008.

“The robust level of activity in 2016 is further evidence that the Union County economy is on a strong footing,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

Under the New Jersey Constitution, ...

Father and Child Trapped in Car Under Live Power Lines in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - Linden Police and Roselle Fire Dept. responded to a two-vehicle accident that left a father and child trapped with live power lines down over their car after hitting a utility pole.

The accident took place at about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, at the corner of St. George Avenue and Rivington Avenue.

Roselle fire officials said that the two stayed in ...

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