Union County News

August 7, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the ...

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CRANFORD - Daniel Serna is a Cranford High School student running his fifth annual school supply drive to benefit children whose families are served by Homefirst in Plainfield. Area residents can drop off new school supplies in the donation box at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — A little more than three months since being arrested on charges of lewdness, public defecation and littering, Kenilworth Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini has tendered, and the Kenilworth Board of Education has accepted, his resignation, effective Sept. 30, 2018.  In a story ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The quiet of a tree-lined Westfield neighborhood was interrupted by singing, chanting and banging at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched up Standish Avenue to the home of Maria Morris, a member of Wells Fargo’s board of directors. The group — immigrant families with ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - One lucky ticket purchased in Elizabeth matched all five numbers drawn winning the $76,055 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, July 20 drawing. That one winning ticket was purchased from Speedway #3495, located at 623 Spring St., in Elizabeth. The winning numbers were:  09, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - People from all over will be coming to Elizabeth this week for one of the city’s most famous festivals of the year, “festa di san Vito”. The 11th Annual festa di san Vito / Peterstown Cultural Festival will be held from July 26 through July 29 in the Peterstown section of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Arlie Rodriguez, 46, of Elizabeth, has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder of two Elizabeth women in 2013, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.  At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2013, Elizabeth Police responded ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man arrested earlier this week is accused of the repeated sexual assault of a local girl when she was between the ages of 5 and 8, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Alejandro Londono, 54, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway. The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Each year, Union County students who love cats, dogs and other pets join the Union County 4-H Pet Club to explore their passion while learning teamwork, public speaking and other important life skills. Now the 4-H Pet Club is seeking an adult volunteer to lead the group during ...

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CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the Cranford ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - For the past 13 years, peregrine falcons have raised their families high above the streets of midtown Elizabeth, on the roof of the 17-story County courthouse tower. According to a County social media post-Thursday morning, the mom and dad welcomed their first egg of the 2018 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will recognize lifelong Elizabeth resident Kim Nesbitt Good with the annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award during a Black History Month celebration at the historic Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving ...

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UNION, NJ – When Union firefighters responded to the report of a vehicle fire in a parking lot Friday morning, they discovered more than just a car fire. According to Union Police Director Dan Zieser, firefighters discovered a body in the car upon extinguishing the fire. Firefighters were ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is looking at several different ways to honor native son Pat DiNizio, the local music legend who rose to fame with his band, The Smithereens, during the 1980s. DiNizio, who died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, was proud of his roots in the community ...

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Union County, NJ - The Union County Commission on the Status of Women has announced the recipients of the 2018 Women of Excellence Awards that includes Marguerite Modero from Roselle Park. The Women of Excellence Awards honor women who have distinguished themselves in the fields of arts and ...

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CLARK, NJ - The 2018 Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has announced that Scotch Plains resident John McPartlan has been named the Grand Marshal of this year's parade. McPartlan, the owner of Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Clark, has been involved with the Union ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Affordable housing concerns wove through commissioner and resident comments during Tuesday night’s township committee meeting, at which the committee passed a resolution exempting most properties from the North Avenue Redevelopment Study. The committee voted to remove all lots ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Sheriff’s Officer Keith Rhyner of Roselle Park has been named as the Counties Officer of the Year for 2017. Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli congratulated Rhyner during an awards ceremony in Elizabeth. Rhyner was recognized for his exemplary performance and professionalism he ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada was elected to Chair the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the Jan. 22 Board of Trustees meeting. Estrada is the first Latino to hold the position. “I am honored that my fellow Board members have chosen me to serve ...

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UNION, NJ - Two people were injured after the ceiling collapsed at the Galloping Hill Caterers at 5-Points on Saturday night.  Union Fire Dept. was dispatched to the scene at approximately 11:30 p.m. On arrival, firemen discovered a 10 x 20 foot suspended ceiling had collapsed. Fire personnel ...

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LINDEN, NJ –  Mayor Derek Armstead announced employment assistance to 187 employees laid off from the Linden Sam’s Club, 1900 E. Linden Avenue. “It is with great saddest that we are losing one of our box clubs in the area as well as the displacement of so many employees,” said Mayor ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by today’s Sam’s Club Store closings.  Sam’s Club maintained a store in Linden, which abruptly closed, laying off as many as ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Furious residents and business owners filled the municipal chambers on Wednesday evening as the Cranford Planning Board heard a presentation from Harbor Consultants regarding the redevelopment of a portion of North Avenue East. The redevelopment evaluation spans from Bar Americana ...

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CLARK, NJ – Students at Arthur L. Johnson High School are mourning a classmate who died Monday evening.  “I am writing to you with great sadness that one of our ALJ seniors passed away this evening. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends,” school Superintendent Ed Grande wrote ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – A 68-year-old women was killed in a fire at a Kenilworth home on Monday night, Detective Sergeant Jim Grady of the Kenilworth Police Department said. The name of the victim is being held pending an autopsy, he said. The fire was reported in a two-level home in the 200 block ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ—Elizabeth police found a man dead on a well-traveled street in the city early Friday morning. According to police, officers were stopped by people waiting for a transit bus near the intersection of Broad and East Jersey streets. They reported an unconscious man lying on the ground ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ-- The first baby born in 2018 at Trinitas Regional Medical Center arrived at 11:17 a.m. on January 2.  Parents Rose Demosthene and Willick Joseph of Rahway pose with baby Isaac who measured 19.5 inches and weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces.   The nursing staff kept a long-standing ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ – Louis, the lost five-year-old Yorkie who’s taken social media by storm, was found on New Year’s Eve in Hillside’s Evergreen Cemetery. Louis, who lives in Mountainside, ran away from his dog sitter’s home in Kenilworth on Dec. 25. On Sunday afternoon, he was caught by a father and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – A senior woman and her dog are dead after a fire early Saturday morning tore through a home on the border of Cranford and Garwood, according to Assistant Chief John Scalzadonna of the Garwood Fire Department. The home, located on the 400 block of Brookside Place had no one ...

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