Union County News

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 ...

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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 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Union County College Women’s Basketball Team won the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region XIX Championship and the NJCAA District N Championship on March 5 when they defeated Harcum College. This led the Lady Owls to the national tournament that was ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- ‎A friend of the heartbroken owners of standard poodle Chanel informed concerned supporters on the Finding Chanel Facebook page that the lost dog's body has been found. It is with a most heavy heart and salty cheeks that we have to let you know that Chanel's body was found ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway. “Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office and other agencies announced  on Tuesday that they had obtained complaint warrants for four men in connection with the Easter morning shootout in Elizabeth that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Daniel Louis of Irvington and the attempted ...

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CLARK, NJ – A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snowstorm. According to Clark’s Chief of Police Pedro Matos, the car’s driver managed to escape the water. Divers went in to the river and ...

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UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march. Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Four students from Westfield High School are planning a “March for Our Lives” in Westfield March 24. The event, which will call on US government for stricter gun laws and memorialize the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month, will be one of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Meet John McPartlan, Scotch Plains resident and grand marshal of the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade, which steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A native of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with roots in Co. Leitrim and Mayo, he attended Bishop Ford HS in ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – All students and staff of Union County College (UCC) are safe after an arrest was made Monday morning for a person who appeared to have a concealed weapon.  According to a Facebook post from UCC, the arrest was made after a college employee notified the school’s public safety of a ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Investigators are seeking the public's help in solving the two-year-old murder of a Rahway sneaker entrepreneur, releasing surveillance videos of the two suspects fleeing the scene, Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday. A $10,000 reward is being offered for ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders presented the 2017 grants for the Kids Recreation Trust, Greening and Preserve Union County. The total amount awarded was $1,400,301.75.   The grant programs are administered and funded through the Union County Open Space, Kids Recreation and Historic ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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