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Union Township man charged with alcohol-fueled Linden wreck that took Hillside officer’s life

January 15, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - A Union Township man has been arrested and charged with being responsible for the alcohol-related motor vehicle collision that took the life of his passenger, an off-duty Hillside police officer, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday.

Ricardo Dos-Santos, 29, is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide ...

Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

Man Falls Over 70 Feet at Merida Construction Site in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aid, Trinitas, and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of E. Westfield Ave. at the construction site where they ...

Fanwood Development & Business Update January 2019

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's Business Redevelopment consultant Liz Jeffery reported on the progress being made in the Borough's downtown area on Monday, July 7, 2019.

Station Square at Fanwood (35 townhome style rentals with 7 affordable units)

Building 1 (8 units) is fully occupied.
Building 2 (8 units): four apartments are rented, 3 moving in mid-Jan, 1 other in ...

Westfield Lord & Taylor Reclaiming its Clark Street Parking Lots

WESTFIELD, NJ – Lord & Taylor is reclaiming its two employee parking lots located just across the street from its North Avenue store.

Drivers parking in the lots this week found notes on their windshields informing them the lots on Clark Street will be closed at 9 p.m. Friday and anyone parked there will be denied access their vehicle.

“Moving forward, Lord ...

Freeholder Chair Kowalski Announces “Empowering Union County” Initiatives During Annual County Government Reorganization

Freeholder Vice Chairman Mirabella Begins New Term; Freeholders Staten, Palmieri-Mouded Begin First Terms; Freeholder Williams begins partial term;

Five women Freeholders mark majority of Board for first time in Union County history


UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ELIZABETH---Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski has been selected as Chairman of the Board and announced a series of initiatives ...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Buying Celgene for $74B; Deal's Future Effect on Corporate Footprint of Summit's Second-Largest Employer Unknown

NEW YORK CITY, NJ - Celgene Corporation, the global biotechnology company based in Summit that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders, is set to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $74 billion.

The transaction is subject to approval by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene shareholders and the ...

Cranford Teacher Admits to Threat, Surrenders Teacher's License

CRANFORD, NJ – Matthew Acosta, a special education teacher at Orange Avenue School has admitted to making a perceived general threat against the school where he worked late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.

Acosta, 34, of Kenilworth pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a petty disorderly persons offense during a ...

Union County Government Hosts 163rd Annual Reorg Jan. 6

Freeholder Vice Chair  Kowalski to be selected as Chair of Board, Freeholder Mirabella as Vice Chairman

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Government will hold its annual reorganization at the County Courthouse on Sunday, Jan. 6 beginning at 12 p.m.

Freeholder Vice Chair Bette Jane Kowalski of Cranford is expected to be selected as Chair of the Board, and Freeholder Alexander Mirabella of ...

One Arrested, Another Loose After High-Speed Chase Through Westfield

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A 36-year-old Elizabeth man is in custody and a second suspect is on the loose after leading officers on an approximately 10-mile police chase through Union County Sunday night, police said.

The chase followed an attempted robbery of a 56-year-old Elizabeth woman at 10:38 p.m. on Canton Street in Elizabeth, police said. Shortly after, officers saw a ...


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