Driver Escapes Icy River After Car Goes Off GSP Near Clark/Cranford Border

March 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ — A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snow storm.

According to Clark’s chief of police, Pedro Matos, the car’s driver managed to escape the water — divers went into the river and determined the car to be empty. The sole occupant was ...

Springfield Fire Department Delivers Baby on West I-78

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.  

Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, and quickly recognized that the woman would be unable to make it to the hospital in time for ...

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

Plainfield Week in Review: School Walkouts, 'No Parking' Problems, PMUA Rate Changes, and more

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Authority To Adjust Sewer, Solid Waste Rates

Freeholder Bruce Bergen Appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition

Travels Spotlight - 25th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Continues ...

Plainfield Awarded Over $25K to Improve Playground Access for Children with Disabilities

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded “Level the Playing Field” grants to all 21 municipalities within the county to improve playground access for children with disabilities.  Plainfield will receive over $25,000.

Level The Playing Field is a new grant program designed to help every municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children ...

Freeholder Linda Carter to Receive Rotary Club Award

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield resident and Union County Freeholder Linda Carter will receive the 2018 Service Above Self Award at the Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield’s 19th Annual Wine Tasting Dinner. The event will be held on April 18 at Giovanna’s Restaurant in Plainfield, and is a fundraiser for the club’s scholarship program.

President Roberta Smith cited ...

Roselle Park Police and Fire Units Respond to SUV Roll Over

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police, Fire, and Union County EMS units responded to an overturned vehicle on the corner of Walnut Street and East Grant Ave. on Saturday morning.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. police arrived at the scene where a Toyota SUV had struck a parked vehicle before rolling over onto its roof. 

According to Det. Sgt. Dominick Frino, the Toyota carried a woman and two children ...

Weather Looking Bright and Sunny for Saturday's Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION, NJ - The weather’s been tough to bear the last few days, but it’s supposed to clear up just in time for Saturday’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

There is a possibility of scattered showers Friday, with a high of 46.  Friday night’s low is 30. 

But Saturday looks mostly sunny with a high of 44.

Kicking off the day, the Thornstick ...

Meet Scotch Plains Resident John McPartlan, Grand Marshal of the Union Co. St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sat, Mar. 10

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Meet John McPartlan, Scotch Plains resident and grand marshal of the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade, which steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

A native of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with roots in Co. Leitrim and Mayo, he attended Bishop Ford HS in Brooklyn and St. John’s University in Queens. He moved to New Jersey after ...

Mountain Biking in Watchung Reservation Revisited at Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate.

Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of the Union County Chapter of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association (JORBA), raised the ...

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