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NJ Devils Co-Owner David Blitzer Will Return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for Hall of Fame Induction

December 9, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he ...

Summit Superintendent Details Steps District Has Taken Since Swastikas Appeared

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to the parents and guardians of Summit Public School students, Superintendent of School June Chang has outlined steps the District has taken since swastikas were found -- within days of each other -- at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Summit High School.

The message began by stating that, "It is important to touch base with our ...

Suspect in Armed Robbery in Whole Foods Parking Lot Still at Large

UNION, NJ – An armed robbery in the parking lot of the Whole Foods in Union has police and Union County Crime Stoppers asking the public for help.

Police say that on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at about 8:00 p.m., a woman reported that as she was loading her bags in the trunk of her car at the Whole Foods at 2245 Springfield Avenue, a man approached her, displayed a handgun and demanded ...

Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, Nov. 28, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine.

As Community Rallies Against Hate, Swastikas Appear at Summit High School

SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard campus.

Like the incident at LCJSMS, Grimaldi notes in her e-mail that the incident has been ...

Conserve Wildlife Foundation Presents Peregrine Falcon Talk, Dec. 1 

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free peregrine falcon presentation on Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 pm for families with children ages 7 and older at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

Stephanie D’Alessio, Director of Education for Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey will help those in attendance explore the life of the ...

A Call for Springfield Nominations for 2019 Union County Human Relations Commission Unity Achievement Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the area of volunteerism, public service, and the promotion of human rights.  

Simply put, the Awards honor ...

Elizabeth Man Indicted for Fatal Assault in Parking Lot

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against a local man accused of assaulting a livery driver in the parking lot of an Elizabeth coffee shop earlier this year, causing injuries that ultimately resulted in his death, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Monday.

Emmanuel John, 32, of Elizabeth is charged with first-degree ...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Info Session at the Union Public Library

The Union Public Library is doing its part to help people in our community connect to affordable health insurance. During the open enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2018), Union Public Library is taking steps to encourage enrollment in the health insurance Marketplace. Union Public Library and dozens of other public libraries and library systems ...

Plainfield Woman Barred from Dealing with Pets for Life

Plainfield woman sentenced to probation, barred from dealing with pets for life      

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Plainfield woman has been sentenced to five years of probation and will be barred for life from ever again owning, breeding, or selling pets in New Jersey following her admission of neglect that led to the deaths of multiple puppies in her care, acting ...

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