Union Police Pursuit Ends in Crash in Irvington

July 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Union police were involved in an early morning vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash and serious injuries to two juveniles in Irvington on Monday.

According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is in the early stages of investigating the police pursuit that has resulted in two juveniles sustaining serious ...

Downtown Scotch Plains May Eventually Look Like Princeton, According to Redevelopment Committee Feedback

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Residents who attended the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) meeting on Wednesday night got a peak into what the future of the township will look like… and it looks a lot like Princeton.

Tom Strowe, the Township’s Project Coordinator for Redevelopment, presented findings of the recent survey on architectural styles. More than 2,100 ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Deserted But Adopted: Volunteers Help 'Spruce Up' Watchung Reservation Village

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program recently visited the Deserted Village of Feltville, not to search for ghosts but rather to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

Mitzvah Mania is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ. It  provides students from age 12 to 16 ...

Long-Vacant Supermarket Property in Clark Under Contract

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Bonaccorso confirmed that the site of the former A&P (Foodtown) on Westfield Avenue is under contract. The building, which the mayor has referred to on numerous occasions as Clark’s eyesore, has remained vacant since 2006.

In February, Bonaccorso moved to have Clark’s Planning Board investigate whether the site of the former supermarket ...

Man Drowns in Apparent Accident at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater on Wednesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.

According to police, at about 4:04 p.m. Wednesday, ...

30-Unit Apartment Building Proposed Near Westfield Traffic Circle

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board heard a proposal for a three-story mixed-use development on South Avenue at Westfield Avenue at its meeting Monday night.  The location is close to Springfield.

 “Circle Plaza of Westfield,” located near the traffic circle and across the street from the train station, would contain 30 apartments on the upper ...

Video: Mail Truck Careens into Warinanco Park Pond

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that drove head-on into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon. 

Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he did not see the truck go into the water, he did arrive just in time to see who he believed to ...

Perfect Attendance in Union: From Pre-K to Union High School Graduation

UNION, NJ – Judenique Auguste graduated from Union High School Friday night.

And she didn’t miss a day of school in those four years. She never missed a day while in middle school, either. Or elementary school.  In fact, she never missed a day of school since she started Pre-k.

Auguste said she didn’t think about her attendance until she was in fifth grade ...

Union Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By Truck in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ - A Union man was killed in Kenilworth on Wednesday when he was struck by a truck while riding a bicycle, police said.

The man, Vladimir Rubiano, 65, died at Overlook Hospital in Summit despite life-saving efforts that began shortly after the 9:49 a.m. incident, said Kenilworth Police Detective Sgt. Michael Scanielo.

He said police are continuing to investigate the incident, ...

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