Union County News

December 10, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - A male victim was struck and has died as a result of his injuries from a motor vehicle accident on Monday evening. According to the Breaking News Network, at about 5:40 p.m. a motor vehicle accident took place at N. Wood Ave and Elizabeth Avenue. The incident is under ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department would like to officially thank Cranford Post Office employee, Jennifer Goodwin, for her efforts in preventing two separate fraud cases within the Township of Cranford. Within a two-week span, Mrs. Goodwin intercepted two elderly Cranford residents at ...

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UNION, NJ - Union firefighters responded to a car accident early Monday morning when a driver drove into a building at the intersection of Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues. At about 1:00 a.m., firefighters were called to a building in Union Center at Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues where a car had ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The suspect that has caused an incident involving Linden Police Department, Union County SWAT and several other local officials Sunday afternoon is now in custody. According to authorities, the incident stemmed from an earlier situation at the Shoprite on West Edgar ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — A house fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home on Hillcrest Avenue and left one man dead.  The body of the man is believed to be the homeowner. Cranford Fire Chief Daniel Czeh called the body "unidentifiable" but investigators can use other methods such as dental records to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen. The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday. “There appear to be remaining ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Housing Plan Element and Fair Share Plan released Monday morning projects Hartz Mountain Industries’ development at 750 Walnut Avenue to have a density of 10 units per acre (20.5 acres), yielding 205 units, 41 of which will be affordable units. For the third-round ...

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ELIZABETH,  NJ - A Union County Sheriff’s Officer has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Officer Jose ...

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Garwood Police offered a warning to ice rink patrons who slide their cars into the wrong spots: Beware the tow truck. WESTFIELD, NJ — Just a month after its establishment under a massive tent in Gumbert Park, an ice rink has become wildly popular — too popular for some people. The rink ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte in congratulating newly sworn-in Deputy County Clerk Clara Fernandez of Elizabeth during a ceremony in ...

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CLARK, NJ – The glow of holiday lights stood in stark contrast to the solemn crowd gathered to remember and mourn Michael Sot on Tuesday evening. The crowd came together to pray, cry, reminisce, reassure and support each other after the loss of one of their own just hours before. Jackie ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Michael Sot, 20, died early Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained during a head-on collision Sunday according to information from Ewing police.  Sot, a Clark resident and student at The College of New Jersey, was the driver of a car hit head-on by David Lamar V, who has since ...

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EWING, NJ –  Charges have been brought against David Lamar, a 22 year old from West Windsor, NJ after the head on collision Sunday evening which sent Clark’s Michael Sot, 20 and five others to the hospital with critical injuries.  Police said Lamar was traveling southbound on Pennington Road ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Community has pulled together in support of one of its own after word of a serious accident involving 20 year old Michael Sot on Sunday morning.  A GoFundMe site has been established to help the family with medical costs and rehabilitation.   In under 18 hours, the site had ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and Santa Claus rode up high to light Scotch Plains Township's Christmas Tree on Sunday, Dec. 2, in front of the Municipal Building on Park Ave. Although rain canceled the horse-drawn carriage rides, the celebration continued despite the damp weather. The ...

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CLARK, NJ - Five TCNJ students, including one from Clark were involved in a two-vehicle collision early Sunday morning not far from the school according to an email distributed to the campus community. Michael Sot, 20, from Clark was injured in the crash. No specific details on Sot’s condition ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The lingerie retailer did not return requests for comment for this story, but it’s no longer a secret: Victoria’s Secret Westfield location is slated close. The principal of 235 Associates LLC, owner of the building at 233 East Broad St., declined to comment this week. However, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains Planning Board unanimously endorsed a redevelopment plan for the Parker Gardens property on Terrill Road following a thorough presentation by planner Michael Mistretta of Harbor Consultants. The 13.5 acre property, which has been designated as an area in ...

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Updated at 6:30 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — Hate graffiti has been found again at a Westfield school, parents learned through an email sent by Superintendent Margaret Dolan Thursday afternoon. The graffiti was found at Edison Intermediate School, according to an email sent to parents by that ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend." Further, Chang details that ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast ...

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Westfield to discuss better care for fallen officers’ families during PBA contract negotiations.  WESTFIELD, NJ — Town officials acknowledged on Tuesday that the death of a police detective before his retirement combined with his wife’s cancer has revealed a healthcare coverage gap in the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The detective was getting ready for work when he died from heart failure on May 22. A 47-year-old Scotch Plains man, Eric Lieberman had served with the Westfield Police Department for 27 years before his death. The department hung purple and black banners outside of its ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Tuesday night more than 30 people chatted in the audience for almost an hour as they waited for council members to return from an unexpected Executive Session that was announced immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance. The topic of the session was an update on an ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor Christian Bollwage has released the following statement on the Black Friday shooting at the Jersey Gardens Mall.  "There was an incident earlier this evening at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. A male was shot in the wrist between the hallway of Tommy Hilfiger and Marshall’s.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts against the Elizabeth man who assaulted and then fatally injured a livery driver following an argument over a dinged car in the parking lot of a local strip mall last year, said acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A bison burger on a sprouted bun with aged cheddar and turkey bacon is one of many combinations that may be available at an upscale hamburger franchise anticipated to open in the downtown this spring. Diners will also have the option of imbibing in an adult beverage at the new ...

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WESTFIELD NJ – Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a string of home burglaries and vehicle thefts that set community members on edge last month and prompted the formation of a neighborhood watch group. Police charged the Westfield youth with eight counts of burglary and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Several inches of snow and nightmare traffic around the Garden State didn’t stop local mom Tami Eagle Bowling's 3rd Annual Survive & Thrive Fundraiser from raising big bucks to help end breast cancer. Held for the first time at The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield, ...

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