Union County News

August 12, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all members of the community to a free screening of the 2016 documentary film Making a Killing: Gus, Greed and the NRA in partnership with the non-profit organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in New Jersey. The screening will take place ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises County residents to be aware that they can access certain types of property information free of charge through the County Clerk’s website on a 24/7 basis, or by calling or visiting the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield during regular ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Farmer’s Market is back for another year. The event, which runs every Monday from July through October is being held this year on the front lawn of the Springfield Public Library. The farmer’s market is open each week from 11 a.m. to six p.m. Martin Schwartz was ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The township of Cranford will receive $63,000 through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ fourth annual Union County Infrastructure grant. The annual grant is dedicated to funding projects aimed towards economic development growth and improvements to roads, facilities ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Artists looking to settle in the "Art District" in downtown Rahway now have the Willows as an affordable housing option. Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe was on hand to cut the ribbon on Wednesday when the Willows at Rahway officially opened. Union County Freeholder Chairman ...

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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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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond Giacobbe will be joined by Assemblyman Jim Kennedy and Union County Freeholders, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Willows, a new affordable housing residence which will cater to artists in downtown Rahway. The new 58-unit residence, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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UNION, NJ – For the third time in the past year, a car hit the CVS building at 2287 Morris Avenue at the corner of Commerce Avenue. Union firefighters responded to a call at the CVS at about 12:50 p.m. Thursday.  According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car had struck the building. The Union Fire ...

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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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UNION, NJ — A car crash on the Garden State Parkway North Tuesday afternoon took the life of an elderly woman, according to authorities. The woman crashed her car into the toll booth barriers at lanes 4 and 5 after hitting two other vehicles around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The woman was ...

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UNION, NJ – Over 500 students, parents, public officials, and activists marched and gathered in Union Saturday morning for the Union County ‘March for Our Lives’ event.  The student-led march, which called on the U.S. government for stricter gun laws and memorialized the 17 people killed in ...

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TAPintoTravels - Whenever there is inclement weather, it pays to keep informed.  Today, (Thursday, March 22), the FAA is reporting a normal return to service with less than 15 minute delays.  LaGuardia has reported that 90% of scheduled flights are scheduled to takeoff.  Newark Liberty is reporting ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.   Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, ...

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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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TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has quarantined a property in Union County after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). EHM is the often deadly neurologic form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) infection. No recent movement had ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Springfield is getting a $25,470 “Level the Playing Field” grant from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday. The new grant program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with ...

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UNION, NJ – Thousands came out to watch the 22nd Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Union on Saturday as pipe and drum bands, police associations, firemen, civic organization, Irish dancers and hundreds of others marched up Morris Avenue to the sounds of bagpipers and high school ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate. Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Route 22 West by Westfield Road was completely blocked by a tree down, Scotch Plains police announced Wednesday at 3:35 p.m. Drivers should find an alternate route, the announcement said. Westfield Police Chief David Wayman warned people earlier in the afternoon to stay ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department and Union County Sheriff's K-9 Unit responded to a bomb threat at New Providence High School/Middle School around on Monday. After a search was made, no devices were discovered, police said. Click Here to view letter that the New ...

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UNION, NJ – The re-development of the Garden State Motel property was the first order of business when Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas began her discussion Wednesday night at the Chamber of Commerce “Meet the Mayor” event. Cavadas announced that a contract for the sale of the Garden State Motel, on ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to a car vs. house accident Saturday night at about 8:30 at the corner of Marshall and Delaware Avenues. According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, witnesses said the incident began in the Galloping Hill Caterers parking lot.  The car went through the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – All students and staff of Union County College 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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Scotch Plains police are advising residents to keep small animals and children indoors in the area near Glenside Avenue and Deerpath following reports of a bear sighting. The bear was last seen heading into Watchung Reservation. Police warn not to attempt to feed or ...

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CLARK, NJ – The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader. State Senator Nick Scutari came ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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