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Police Identify Two Involved in Roselle Park High School Threats

October 22, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ —  Roselle Park Police say that they have responded to four separate instances of purported threats to the Roselle Park High School in the past two weeks. 

According to Lt. Manuel Jimenez, "Detectives have positively identified two of the people involved and appropriate charges have been filed. There are two incidents that are currently still under active ...

Plainfield's UCC Campus Growing, Seeks Greater City Identity

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County College branch in Plainfield is growing, Facilities Director Robert Hogan said at Thursday's Planning Board meeting where Hogan and two architects discussed a new parking lot and future plans.

Hogan said the Plainfield campus has 690 students, ten more than last year and including 20 new full-time, first-time students, while other UCC campuses are ...

Armed Carjacking Occurred in Clark Wednesday Morning, Police Say

CLARK, NJ — Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has confirmed there was a carjacking in the early hours before dawn on Wednesday on the 900 block of Lake Avenue.

According to Matos a man arrived home at approximately 4:30 a.m. and as he sat in his car two men, each with handguns, approached the sides of the vehicle and ordered the victim out. The suspects took some of the ...

Union County Brings Sensory-Friendly Performance of GALUMPHA to Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will bring a sensory-friendly performance featuring the visually stunning acrobatics of GALUMPHA to the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.

All tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased through the Union County Performing Arts Center at ucpac.org or by calling the Box Office at ...

Two Union Men Arrested in Sunday’s Fatal Shooting

UNION, NJ - Two Union men have been arrested in connection with the fatal Sunday afternoon shooting in Union.  

According to the Union County Prosecutors Office, a 17-year old has been charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the death of Jose Diago, also from Union.  Also charged was Willy Rodriguez-Gil, 22.  Rodriguez-Gil has been charged with ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Cranford Police Department Arrest Five for Stolen Vehicle Following Chase by Car & On Foot

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Police Department arrested five men after a two-mile chase and an on-foot pursuit for a stolen 2008 Mercedes Benz, according to a press release sent by the Cranford Police Department.

The arrest occurred on September 29 at 12:37 a.m., officers James Knight and Timothy Handy noticed a lane violation near Centennial Avenue and Cayuga Road. A NCIC lookup revealed ...

Clark Firefighter and Family Extend Gratitude to Brotherhood of Clark Fire Department

CLARK, NJ – The  Clark Fire Department was full of surprises during a heartfelt dinner thrown by firefighter Robert “Bobby” Hendricksen and his mother, Helaine Searles, to thank the CFD for their help after Searles was in an accident last spring.

In April, Hendricksen was driving his motorcycle when he was struck by a car that ran a red light, resulting in multiple spine ...

Elizabeth Public Schools: Too Hot to Handle

ELIZABETH, NJ—The parents of Elizabeth Public School students are saying that their children are coming home sick.

According to parents, teachers and students, many school buildings have little or no air conditioning, with many reporting room temperatures in excess of 86 degrees.

Several parents have also said that some students with conditions like asthma are having difficulty in the ...

Clark Blaze Causes Damage to Two Homes, Residents Safe, One Firefighter Injured

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Fire Department responded to a residential fire shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday resulting in demand to two homes.   

According to Clark’s Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, upon arrival, firefighters found a detached garage actively burning in the back of a home on Madison Hill Road and threatening a home on neighboring Russell Court.  ...

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