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Union County News

May 18, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ -- An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded herself in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City.  The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is ...

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UNION, NJ – Union resident and Union High School Student Assistance Counselor Jill Hall was awarded the 2022 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year award at the Union County LACADA Volunteer Recognition Dinner earlier this week. “I think that volunteer work remains a critical part ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit Thursday according to the City of Summit Police Department. At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Stating that they were "extremely thankful that a vigilant citizen acted in a way that may have prevented a motor vehicle theft in Summit or a neighboring community," the Summit Police Department Tuesday night arrested two individuals near Route 124, one of which has a criminal history ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- Former TAPinto Elizabeth and TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto. “Kathy ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford community is once again proving #cranfordstrong is more than just a hashtag. Relief efforts for the family affected by the Orchard Street fire have already begun. FLAG for Cranford and Cranford's Girl Scout Service Unit 48 have put together gift card drives to help ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- A Union County Grand Jury, on March 31 returned a 13-count indictment against retired Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School drama teacher and theater director Ronald E. Wells, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Summit Police Chief Steven Zagorski jointly ...

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UNION, NJ - After a two-year delay because of the pandemic and a two-week postponement due to rain, the 2022 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade hit the streets of Union on Saturday, in step with Irish tradition and community spirit. Thousands of visitors converged to enjoy the bands, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Multiple towns responded to help members of the Plainfield Fire Department fight a fire in a two-and-a-half-story wood frame structure on Norwood Avenue near Tate Court Wednesday afternoon. Plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky as firefighters opened up the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — If I were to assign this article an alternative title or a subtitle or if I were writing a dissertation in psychology or philosophy and needed to give it an academic-ish clever-sounding name, it might go something like this: "Getting Out of One's Head, the Virtues of Being ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — To support individuals in need, the Union County Board of County Commissioners and the county Prosecutor’s Office have partnered to organize a county-wide donation drive for the people of Ukraine. Locally, a donation drop-off box is available in the lobby of the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick honored Sean Flannery, owner of Sheelen's Crossing and Sheelen's Fish Market in Fanwood, as the recipient of the William A. Boyle, Sr. Union County Irishman of the Year at its annual Irish Heritage Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Mar. 10. Flannery, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Over the last several months, much talk in Union County and throughout the state has focused on the continuing effects and aftermath of storms, hurricanes and flooding on local communities, especially those along waterways such as the Rahway River. While hardly a new problem, the ...

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UNION, NJ — The 25th Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to the streets of Union after a two-year absence. The parade is set for Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. in Union Center.  The Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic. The day ...

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UNION, NJ – “Welcome to Millburn Whole Foods Market” and “Thank you for shopping Millburn Whole Foods Market” are two large signs on display as you enter and leave the Whole Foods Market on Springfield Avenue.  The issue?  The Whole Foods on Springfield Avenue is located wholly in Vauxhall, a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Networking with local business contacts, tapping a consultant’s retail database and capitalizing on curb appeal are among the strategies Downtown Westfield Corporation intends to use to fill vacancies in the special improvement district. Michael J. Berne, of the retail planning ...

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STATE COLLEGE, PA - In an update posted to their website on February 17, the State College Police Department announced that the Centre County Coroner has reported the manner of death in the case of Summit resident and Penn State University student Justine Gross as “accident," and that the cause of ...

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CLARK. NJ - The pedestrian killed in Clark last weekend has been identified by the Union County Prosecutor's office as Maha W. Qalawi of Edison.  The 51-year-old woman was struck in the Clark Commons shopping center on Saturday afternoon. Clark Police are still asking anyone with information ...

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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY - A Plainfield man who was working at a construction site in Brooklyn Heights fell to his death on Friday, Feb. 11. Angel Pilataxi was on the roof of the 10-story building at 124 Columbia Heights. The New York City Department of Buildings has since imposed a stop work order for ...

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CLARK, NJ – An adult female pedestrian was struck and killed at the Clark Commons on Saturday afternoon. Clark Police confirmed they are investigating the incident. Witnesses in the area claim a truck was involved in the accident and reported seeing a body on the ground covered by a sheet. One ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The five people arrested following a crash involving a police vehicle on Mountain Avenue Thursday afternoon have been charged, police said Friday. Police arrested the three adults and two juveniles, ages 12 and 15, after the stolen car they were in struck an unmarked police ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A man who was the subject of a Friday afternoon Summit Police Department nixle alert after he fled prior to entering Summit Oaks Hospital was located unharmed, the City reported. The 47-year-old male from East Brunswick was transported to the hospital for mental health treatment ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has released more information in regards to the Elizabeth High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Monday ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After nearly two years, Summit Police Officer Anthony Pyzik has returned to duty, welcomed back with a reception filled with love and warmth commensurate with the level of strength and perseverance he has demonstrated on his road to recovery from severe injuries suffered while on duty ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Amanda Langner-Hurewitz, wife of Cranford Firefighter Robert Hurewitz, has launched a GoFundMe to save their home after severe medical complications have ended his career. "Being a firefighter was Rob's dream job and he got to live that dream", Amanda told TAPinto Cranford. As a ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A three-alarm fire broke out earlier Friday at Arnold's Pest Control on Quine Street in Cranford and was extinguished by the Cranford Fire Department and other units. The CFD received that call at 10:04 a.m. and was on the scene at 10:06, according to Lieutenant Matt Lubin. When ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — As part of a community outreach initiative and in an effort to expand services to the approximately 15,000 military veterans in the county, the Union County American Legion will be conducting a membership drive and information session this week. Those representing the American ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police have released additional information surrounding the stabbing incident that occurred Thursday afternoon at just after 2:30. Police say they received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting that a person had been stabbed near the intersection of Chestnut Street and Monticello ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- A Union County grand jury has returned a fourteen-count indictment against Christopher P. Marbaix, co-founder of Summit-based robotics laboratory 'Robot Revolution', who is charged with sexual crimes against six students, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Summit Police ...

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