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Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continue at Union County Freeholders Meeting

April 22, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...

Two Die Following Early Morning Home Fire in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Two people died and a third is in critical condition following a fire at a home on Orion Road in Berkeley Heights Thursday morning.

The first call came into police at 12:47 a.m. from a neighbor reporting the smell of smoke in  area. While police and firefighters were on their way to the fire, a second 9-1-1 caller said there was a structure fire at ...

Clark Woman, 20, Dies Following Campus Pancake Eating Contest

FAIRFIELD, CT – Caitlin Nelson, 20, of Clark has died several days after choking during a pancake-eating contest held Thursday night on the campus of Sacred Heart University.

Witnesses at a Greek Life dinner saw Nelson eat four or five pancakes before falling to the floor, shaking uncontrollably, according to a story in the Fairfield Citizen.

Fairfield police said Nelson ...

Summer Youth Courses Offered at Union County College

CRANFORD, NJ – This summer the Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is expanding its course offerings for youth ages 11-18. Classes are taught by NJ certified teachers and subject matter experts that specialize in delivering high-quality youth programs. Classes begin the week of June 26 and run through August 17.

Educational classes offered include Acting, Algebra ...

New Westfield ‘Watcher’ Letter Appeared Last Month, Report Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Members of the media are once again banging on the door of 657 Boulevard after NJ.com reported Wednesday that the home’s current occupant, a renter, got a “fourth, more ‘sinister’” letter from someone calling themselves “The Watcher” in February.

It’s the newest known “Watcher” letter to arrive at the ...

Owners of Westfield’s "Watcher House" Still Hope to Knock it Down to Build 2 More

WESTFIELD, NJ — Maria and Derrick Broaddus, owners of Westfield’s now-infamous “Watcher” house at 657 Boulevard, are appealing the Westfield Planning Board’s decision in January not to let them subdivide the lot so that the existing home can be torn down and replaced with two new homes.

According to the complaint, filed recently, the board’s decision was ...

VIDEO: Union County Freeholders Recognize Westfield Family for 'Wall of Love'

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their regular meeting tonight, and a special resolution was introduced to recognize and commend Westfield residents Valerie Latona and David Contract for building their "Wall of Love".

Latona had posted her first “Love trumps hate” sign before the Presidential election, and it was vandalized.  Her family put up a ...

Union County College Closed Tuesday March 14 Due to Pending Storm

CRANFORD, NJ - Due to the impending snow storm, all campuses of Union County College will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Union County School Counselors Association and Union County College to Host College Fair on March 13

CRANFORD, NJ – The Union County School Counselors Association and Union County College will host a College Fair at the College’s Cranford campus on Monday, March 13. More than 125 colleges and universities from throughout the tri-state area will be in attendance. All members of the community, particularly high school students and their parents, are encouraged to attend.

The ...

Arrest Made in Connection with 8 JCC Bomb Threats

ST. LOUIS, MO — Police arrested a man in St. Louis Friday morning in connection with bomb threats made to at least eight Jewish Community Centers, according to the United States Department of Justice. According to the Justice Department, Juan Thompson made the threats in a woman’s name in order to harass her.

Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley said Friday morning that ...

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