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Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities

June 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ -- An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use-and-maintenance agreement with Union County College (UCC), both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen, the agreements would further county efforts ...

Northfield Bank Helps Local Child Through Westfield United Fund and Chamber of Commerce

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Greater Westfield Area of Commerce made its second Wish List Program “match” on June 12. The program matches member businesses with non-profit organizations that need help. This month, Westfield United Fund had its “wish” granted by Northfield Bank, which donated money to be used to help a local child who has suffered from domestic abuse through ...

Two Dead After Car Goes into Rahway River Off GSP Near Clark

CLARK, NJ — Two people are dead after one-car crash on the Garden State Parkway Friday morning around 10:45 a.m. The names of the victims have not been released.

“The vehicle went off the road on the right-hand side and was submerged in water. The right two lanes of the parkway are closed for investigation and will be for some time,” Lieutenant Schafer of the ...

Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 3rd for Last-Minute Mail-In Primary Election Voters

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will open her offices in Elizabeth and Westfield on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots. The offices at the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street room 113 in Elizabeth, and the office at the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, will open as a public service for ...

Police Investigating Prostitution in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – Westfield police are currently investigating other parties involved in a recent prostitution arrest, according to the Westfield Police Department.

In last week’s police blotter, Westfield police reported the arrest of Ling Chen, a 53-year-old woman from Westfield. Chen was charged with one count of prostitution and one count of promoting prostitution. She was ...

Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarentino Killed in Route 78 Car Crash

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Department Officer Matthew Tarentino has died as a result of injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle car crash that occurred at 6:20 a.m. this morning on Interstate 78 in Bernards.

Tarentino, 29, was traveling to work in Summit when a westbound car crossed over the Interstate 78 median and struck two eastbound vehicles. Two others were injured in ...

Plainfield Public Library Exhibit Commemorates 100th Anniversary of WWI

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public Library has announced its latest Local History exhibit that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. 

The library is displaying a variety of materials from its historical collections of photographs, documents, and newspaper ads.  Photographs include images of Plainfield’s Home Defense ...

Fanwood, Scotch Plains Receive Union County Grants for Seniors and Roadway Improvement Project

ELIZABETH, NJ – This week’s Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting was dedicated exclusively to the presentation of checks. “Senior Focus” and “Infrastructure and Municipal Aid” grants were presented to mayors, council members and representatives from towns across the county.

Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grants ranged from ...

Kerry Benn, a Legal News Editor from Springfield, to Compete on JEOPARDY! May 30

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Kerry Benn, a legal news editor for Law360 from Springfield, NJ, will compete on JEOPARDY, America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, Tuesday May 30.

Law360 is a one-stop news source for legal news and analysis, covering major developments in litigation, legislation, and transactions. Its editorial staff includes more than 130 reporters, editors, and news assistants, and ...

Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

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