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Cops Arrest 3 After Stolen Car Crashes in Westfield; 4th Person Sought

October 15, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Around 7:00 a.m. Sunday, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males exited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

The car was not being pursued by police at the time, he said.

“Police arrived and the vehicle ended up being stolen out of Manalapan,” Wayman ...

Grace Park Stepping Down as Union County Prosecutor; Thomas Isenhour to Take Over Role

ELIZABETH, NJ — Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park is going to work for PSEG after more than four years of public service, she announced Friday. Thomas K. Isenhour, a 33-year veteran of the office who formerly served as first assistant prosecutor under Park, has been appointed to take her place.

“With over three decades of experience prosecuting defendants and ...

Union County Residents Question Freeholders on Financing for Mind and Body Project

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people Thursday raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of the Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding the ...

Garwood Woman Whose Dog Was Mauled by Pit Bulls Worries for Others

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nancy Rubin, who lives in Garwood near the Westfield border, worries for the safety of children in her neighborhood after her 8-year-old Bichon, Lucky, was violently attacked by two pit bulls near her home.

Rubin had just left the Village at Garwood senior housing with her dog at about 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 22, when said she she spotted man walking to pit bulls. Lucky ...

Plainfield Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Ex-Wife

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with stabbing his ex-wife to death at the home they shared, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

Eric Beale, 56, is charged with first-degree murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the killing of 56-year-old Marlene Martin.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, Plainfield ...

Karate Program for People with Special Needs Will Begin on Aug. 3

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a Karate Program for People with Special Needs, beginning Thursday, August 3.

The program will run every Thursday from August 3 - September 7 (excluding August 17) from 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. (ages 5-15) and 8:00 - 8:45 p.m. (ages 16 and older). The program will take place at the Clark Recreation Center, 430 Westfield ...

Freeholders Honor Elizabeth Police Officers Who Rescued Boy Struck By Train

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Two Elizabeth police officers who rescued a 13-year-old boy struck by a freight train were honored Thursday night by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Elizabeth Police Officers Eric Santiago Gora and Luciano Nicolas Porto responded to Franklin Street on May 11 to find the boy going into shock with an amputated leg.

“We have to also acknowledge that ...

Authorities ID Body Found in Warinanco Lake as 50-Year-Old Male

ROSELLE, NJ - Authorities identified the person who was found dead July 6 in a lake at Warinanco Park as a 50-year-old man, a Union County spokesman told TAP today.

Oday Abd-Ali, whose last known address was in Elizabeth, was pulled from the lake about a week ago, Union County spokesman Sebastian D'elia said.

The cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner, D'elia ...

Gateway Hudson River Tunnel Project Funding Is in Federal Budget Draft

WASHINGTON, DC --The draft text of the fiscal year 2018 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act includes $900 million in new funding for the Gateway Hudson River train tunnel.

Tens of thousands of commuters on the Raritan Valley Line, including residents of Fanwood, Scotch Plains and other nearby towns, will eventually benefit from the project, with fewer delays and a ...

Union County’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour of The Taming of the Shew Kicks Off this Weekend in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Shakespeare Garden in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park will be the backdrop for The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's outrageously funny comedy, this Sunday, July 16, at 1:00 p.m.

“This summer’s tour of Shakespeare’s classic romantic-comedy The Taming of the Shrew in our parks provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to ...

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