Two Kilos of Heroin Seized from Drug Trafficking Suspect on Route 22

August 7, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Two kilograms of heroin were seized from an Indianapolis man traveling through Union County last week on Route 22 in Union, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez is charged with first-degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and third-degree heroin possession.

Members of the Prosecutor’s ...

Following Charges of Misconduct, Mountainside Police Chief Retires; Lieutenant Suspended Without Pay

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a statement regarding the allegations of misconduct within the Mountainside Police Department at the Monday, July 23 meeting. During the public comment session several residents came forward with concerns of the lawsuits’ impact on property taxes.

Mirabelli stated that the borough has filed disciplinary charges against Lieutenant Thomas ...

Kenilworth Superintendent, Accused of Defecating on Holmdel Track, Resigns

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 that went global, Tramaglini was arrested in ...

Westfield Family Continues ‘Summer of Kindness’ with Infant Clothing Drive

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield mom and teacher Sara Liptack is continuing her family’s “Summer of Kindess” with an infant clothing for Furniture Assist, an organization in Springfield that helps formerly homeless people, veterans, the elderly, fire victims, refugees and people fleeing domestic violence.

“I said, ‘What’s the one thing you really ...

Roselle Man Charged with 30 Cases of Animal Cruelty

ROSELLE, NJ -- A Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month has been charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal abuse by ...

Trailside’s Annual Summer Wednesday Matinee Series Features Live Animals & Scientific Fun - July 11 to August 15

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The popular Wednesday Matinee series at Trailside Nature & Science Center will begin on July 11 and run through August 15. 

This engaging family entertainment series begins at 1:30 p.m. each week and runs approximately 45 minutes. All shows are recommended for children ages 4 and up. Admission is $5.00 per person and tickets go on sale at 1:00 ...

Columbia Bank Opens Branch in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Columbia Bank celebrated the opening of its new office at 251 North Ave. West in Downtown Westfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.

The Westfield office is one of almost 50 full-service Columbia Bank offices located throughout New Jersey, according to the company.

“Westfield is a wonderful community,” Thomas Kemly, CEO of Columbia Bank, said.

CHA Purchases Muhlenberg Hospital, Will Reopen Health Facility in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ – After a long wait and numerous oppositions, the Muhlenberg Hospital sale has been completed. Earlier this month, a judge’s ruling allowed Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to complete its purchase of the long-shuttered Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center from JFK Health System.

According to its ...

Addams Tavern in Downtown Westfield Could Re-open in September, CEO Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Addams Tavern, which is undergoing court-ordered renovations, may re-open in September, according to Chip Grabowski, CEO of Harvest Restaurant Group. The restaurant at 115 Elm St. has been closed since December. Recently, firefighters extinguished a minor fire on one of the building's terraces. 

“We are really hoping to ...

Three School Buses Involved in Crash at Clark's ALJ High School

CLARK, NJ — Three buses collided in the Arthur L. Johnson High School parking lot around noon on Thursday in a chain-reaction crash. 

Students were on board at the time, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos. One driver and two students had minor injuries, Matos said.   

According to a Honeywell alert issued by the Clark Public School District, ...

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