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Judge Rules in Favor of Open Ballot in UCDC Chair Election: A Win for Nick Scutari

February 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ -- Just one day before the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) convention to elect a new County chair, Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis ruled in favor of State Senator Nick Scutari, who made the case that UCDC bylaws call for an open ballot.

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the acting Chair of the party, advocated the use of voting machines when committee members ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

After 47 Years of Operation, Jade Isle Set to Close Its Doors in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The iconic Jade Isle Restaurant located at the corner of Terrill Road and Second Street in Scotch Plains will close its doors forever after its last day on  Feb. 18. A phone call to the restaurant on Saturday confirmed that the Jade Isle's long history would come to an end Sunday.

Jade Isle has served a menu of traditional Chinese and Polynesian dishes and ...

Springfield's Cannon Ball House is Open to Public Sunday, Letters from George Washington and Herbert Hoover will be on Display

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Hit by a cannon ball, it survived the Revolutionary War.  Sunday, there is the Springfield Historical Society Open House at the Cannon Ball House. It will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  

In honor of it being Presidents’ Day weekend, two samples of presidential penmanship will be displayed. One is a letter that George ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

Rahway's Rayford Charged with Distributing Fentanyl-laced Crack Cocaine that Killed 3 Rahway Residents

RAHWAY, NJ - George Rayford, 38 of Rahway, has been arrested and charged with distributing crack cocaine that led to the death of three people and sent others to the hospital, it was announced Friday by Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

“Considering the high levels of purity found in illegal drugs being sold throughout Union County and New Jersey, as well as the potential ...

Roselle and Linden Men Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Dentistry

LINDEN, NJ - Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle and Hector Carro, 73 of Linden have been charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden. 

Renteria-Paz and Carro were both charged with on Wednesday with unlawful practice of dentistry, a third-degree crime according to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. 

Led by Prosecutor’s Office Detective Rudolfo ...

Cranford Police Investigating Attempted Child Luring Monday

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Police are investigating an attempted child luring near Buchanan Street and Centennial Avenue on Monday afternoon.

According to Detective Lieutenant Edward Davenport of the CPD, a juvenile girl was walking home from school when an unknown male slowed down in traffic and repeatedly asked if she wanted a ride home.

The child refused and later told a family ...

Prosecutor's Office Identifies Man Found in Burning Car as Union Resident

UNION, NJ – The man found deceased in a burning vehicle last week has been identified as Union resident Walter Foster, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Prosecutor’s Office said the cause and manner of Foster’s death, as well as the source of the fire, remain under active investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, the Union Police ...

UCDC Chair Candidates Address Crowd at Plainfield Democratic City Committee Meeting

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Supporters and opponents of Mayor Mapp's decision to endorse State Senator Nick Scutari for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr clashed on Saturday morning as the three current candidates for Chair, Scutari, Mahr and Hillside's Anthony Salters, addressed the Plainfield Democratic City Committee and residents.

Mapp started the ...

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