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Parts of Liberty Avenue Closed Due to Transformer Fire

September 18, 2018

UNION, NJ - Union firefighters responded to a downed wire Tuesday afternoon just before 2:00.

According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, secondary wires came down on Liberty Avenue and Carol Road, the result of a transformer fire.

Firefighters and police secured the area around the wires prohibiting vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

PSEG is on the scene making ...

New Gear Coming to Union Firefighters

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters will soon be getting new personal protective gear via a recent grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, firefighter's protective gear -- coats, pants and gloves -- have about a 10-year lifespan. 

Scanio and Battalion Chief Gregory Ricciardi said the Firehouse Subs ...

Police Identify Union Man as Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Route 22 Monday Night

UNION, NJ – A Union man was killed Monday night as he attempted to cross eastbound lanes of Route 22 near the intersection of Greeley Avenue South, according to police.

Noor Hussain suffered numerous injuries as a result of the accident.  He was transported to University Hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.  No age for Hussain was available.  Police say ...

Pedestrian Accident Shuts Down Route 22 Eastbound Monday Night

UNION, NJ - Route 22 Eastbound has been shut down for an accident investigation since about 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

According to a police source, a pedestrian was struck on Route 22 eastbound near 2526 Route 22, near the T-Mobile store.  All traffic is being re-routed onto Route 22 West. 

No further information is currently available.

Kean Police Seek Information About Robbery

UNION, NJ - A Kean University campus security alert email was sent out Wednesday afternoon after a robbery was reported in the area.

The Kean security alert read, "Police are investigating a report of a robbery near Harwood Arena around 3 p.m. today. The victim said two men robbed him as he was attempting to sell them some of his personal belongings. He told police that he saw ...

Union's Special Operations Team Helps Out in Nearby Millburn

UNION, NJ – Members of Union Fire Department’s Special Operations Team assisted Millburn firefighters Tuesday morning after a vehicle hit a building at 277 Main Street.

The vehicle struck the main entrance of the building causing significant structural damage, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  Union Squad 4 conducted shoring operations in the basement of the ...

Truck Hits and Severs Pole on Morris Ave. Monday Night; Knocks Out Power

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to a truck accident on Morris Avenue near Union Terrace Monday night to find a U-Haul truck had hit and severed half of a telephone pole, the bottom half of which landed on the lawn of a Morris Avenue business.  The accident knocked out power to some residents and businesses in the area.

According to Fire Chief Mike ...

Vauxhall Woman Robbed at Gunpoint; Suspect Captured in Newark

UNION, NJ – A Vauxhall woman’s spilled coffee helped Union police track down the Newark man who robbed her at gunpoint Sunday afternoon.

Police say a Vauxhall woman walked to her home and called police after the robbery that took place at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.  She told police that as she was walking home from a bus stop, a car pulled up and a passenger got ...

Union Man Among Eight Rutgers Football Players Charged in Credit Card Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today.

All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft by deception, Carey said in a joint issued with Rutgers police Chief Kenneth Cop.

Two of the men, ...

Woman Assaulted and Robbed on Liberty Avenue Wednesday Morning, Police Say

UNION, NJ – A woman was punched in the head and had her purse stolen as she walked on Liberty Avenue Wednesday morning, said Union police.

Union police received multiple calls about a street robbery on Liberty Avenue on Wednesday morning at about 9:25.   Police say the suspect was described by the victim as a black male, who was last seen running from Liberty Avenue onto ...

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