Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's passing."

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Man Caught on Camera Shoplifting Booze From Westfield Store

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield police are investigating a shoplifting at Liquor Basket on Quimby Street.

According to this week’s police blotter, an unknown suspect shoplifted more than $150 worth of liquor from the business on Sunday, Jan. 28 around 9 p.m.

The suspect was captured on Liquor Basket’s video camera. A screenshot of the video was later posted on Facebook by the ...

Clark High School Senior Dies; Counselors Provide Support to Classmates

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,” Clark's School Superintendent Ed Grande wrote in a letter to parents Monday night.

The ...

Plainfield: Muhlenberg Hospital Site Set for New Life

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- An adaptive reuse project aims to breathe new life into the shuttered Muhlenberg Hospital (1200 Randolph Rd, Plainfield). The City Council recently approved a plan by Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to develop a 186,000 sq. ft. medical arts complex and 120 luxury residential apartments.

90-Year-Old Rockin' Grandma Lands Role in JDate Ads

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Bea Slater, Springfield’s “Grandmother of Rock n’ Roll” found a new gig. On the heels of her appearance introducing Steve Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul at a Staten Island show last September, she won a starring role in a poster ad campaign for the Jewish dating site JDate.

The opportunity came about when a Springfield ...

Firefighters, Cops Find Body in Clark Home Wednesday Evening

CLARK, NJ — The Clark Fire and Police Departments discovered the body of a man in a Clark home Wednesday night while putting out a fire.

“A 58-year-old male resident was discovered with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” said Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos. “The investigation is still ongoing, but it does appear he attempted to set the house on ...

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Fatal New Year's Eve Stabbing in Plainfield   

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Police have arrested a  Plainfield man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate following an argument shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Darin Jose Cano Vasquez, 23, is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the death of 43-year-old Alejandros Candena-Toapanta.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units arrived at the 600 ...

Union County Freeholders Step Off of Roselle Mind and Body Complex Project

ELIZABETH, NJ – In their final meeting of the year, the Union County Freeholders on Thursday pulled a plan to fund a big piece of the controversial Mind and Body Complex in Roselle. Passage of the ordinance would have guaranteed the Roselle Board of Education’s portion of the bonding for the project.

The proposed ordinance would have authorized the guaranty of the ...

New Mass Transit Map for Union County Residents and Visitors

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Just in time for the holiday  travel season, the Union County Freeholders remind residents and visitors that the new Union County Transit Map is available free online, and printed copies are free on request.

The map displays all bus and rail routes and connections in the county. It was developed as part of the 2016 Union County Transportation Master Plan in ...

Video of Crook Robbing Tip Jar Goes Viral; Thief Caught in Clark

CLARK, NJ — When Danae Tuck went to work at the Clark White Diamond on Tuesday, she anticipated an ordinary day of serving up fresh food and smiles to her customers. What she didn’t expect, after nine years on the job, was someone to walk out the door with the staff’s tip jar. But that's what happened, and video of the theft, which she posted to Facebook, quickly ...

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