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Elizabeth Cops Seek ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Man

November 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ —  Elizabeth police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an "armed and dangerous" man wanted on multiple arrest warrants. According to officials, all of the warrants are for violent crimes.

Police have identified the man as William Valentin, 42. Valentin is of Puerto Rican descent with a muscular build, hazel eyes and black hair.

Details Emerge on Fatal Car Crash on Springfield Avenue

UNION, NJ – The deadly crash of a shoplifting suspect began at about 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon when police were summoned to the Target/Whole Foods stores on Vauxhall Road to assist with a shoplifter resisting arrest.

According to Union police, officers attempted to arrest the suspect, who was violently resisting, shouting he has AIDS.  The suspect bit one of the officers and ...

The 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk, Sunday in Springfield: Get on the Other Side of the Fence

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission.

This is a rare chance to get to go on the other side of the fence and see the Quarry, which is an ecologically unique ...

Education Leaders from China Visit Union County College

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) hosted a delegation of 18 leaders from vocational educational institutions in the Hebei Province of China on Thursday, Nov. 9. The group of leaders are visiting the U.S. for a two-week tour through an international partnership with New Jersey City University.

Vocational colleges are comparable to American community colleges, so in addition to ...

Union County College Signs Joint Admissions Agreement with Kean University

CRANFORD –Union County College and Kean University have a long-standing partnership that was recently renewed with the signing of an expanded Joint Admissions Agreement. Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined by Kean President Dr. Dawood Farahi at Union’s Cranford campus to sign an agreement that provides for a direct transfer of credits to additional ...

Union County Introduces New Watchung Reservation Trails Interactive Map and Website

Union County, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the new Watchung Reservation Trails website. The new site features an interactive map designed to help visitors navigate the nearly 2,000 acre Watchung Reservation, the largest of the County’s 36 parks.

“With over 47 miles of trails, the Watchung Reservation offers hiking experiences for every ...

Debbie-Ann Anderson, Former Exec at Plainfield’s HomeFirst, Appointed Director of Human Services for Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Debbie-Ann Anderson, the former Executive Director of HomeFirst Interfaith Housing Services in Plainfield and a former Executive Vice President of the United Way of Greater Union County, has been appointed Human Services Director effective today, Oct. 30, County Manager Alfred J. Faella announced.

"Debbie-Ann brings both experience and enthusiasm to the position of ...

Hartz Mountain Puts Off Redevelopment Application

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee announced that Hartz Mountain has requested to adjourn its application to the committee until further notice.

The company submitted an application to develop more than 900 apartment units at 750 Walnut Avenue, which is currently a commercial zone.

“Hartz has requested that their request for redevelopment be adjourned until further ...

Union County Freeholders Awarded $1,403,301.75 of Grants for Kids Recreation, Trees and Preservation

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.  Kids Recreation Trust Grant Awards totaled $1.0 million.  The 2017 Greening Grant Award totaled $100,301.75.  The 2017 Preserve Union County grants totaled $300,000. 

The grant ...

Springfield Awarded $36,000 in Grants from Union County Freeholders for Upgrades at Chisholm Park and Tree Planting

ELIZABETH, NJ - At the Union County Board of Chosen  Freeholder meeting on Thursday the Preserve Union County grants were awarded for 2017. Two checks were presented to representatives from Springfield. Township Committee members Geri Ann Bujnowski, Rich Huber and Erica DuBois along with Recreation Director Adam Lieb were on hand to accept a check for $30,000 from the Kids Recreation Trust ...

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