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Union County Democratic Committee Vote: And the Winner is....

February 22, 2018

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 away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

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 ...

24th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Basketball Classic Raises Much Needed Funds for Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ – The 24th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness was another night of exciting basketball when six local teams paired off to compete to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition’s programs, in particular, its Operation Warm Heart Program, a winter shelter program for the chronically homeless.

The event took place Feb. 3 at the Dunn Sports Center on Pearl Street. Two teams of Union ...

Suspect in Newark Homicide Apparently Shoots Self After Vehicle Chase Ends in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - A suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a Newark woman apparently shot himself after a police pursuit ended in the vicinity of Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

According to abc7ny,com, the woman -- 28-year-old Tiffany Wilson -- was discovered deceased in a vehicle in Newark, and a dark-colored Sport Utility Vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene.

Cranford Police Investigating Attempted Child Luring

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 ...

John Stewart, Jr. Resigns from Plainfield Chief of Staff Position

PLAINFIELD, NJ - John Stewart, Jr. submitted a letter of resignation from his position as Plainfield Chief of Staff to Mayor Adrian O. Map on Monday afternoon, a position he has held since January 2014, citing a lack of transparency in government.

Stewart said Mapp was "clearly agitated" during the meeting after all that has transpired in the past 48 hours, referencing emails from ...

Going Gold for Matteo - The Roselle Park Community Comes Together to Help a Local Child in His Fight with Cancer

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On any given day a child could be diagnosed with cancer. It's a fear that most parents hope they never have to experience. There is nothing you can say or do to stop it, not even love can halt it from happening. However, the residents of Roselle Park are showing their love for a child in their own community who has cancer by helping raise money for the family and ...

John McPartlan, Owner of Molly Maguire's in Clark, Named Grand Marshal of 2018 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

CLARK, NJ - The 2018 Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has announced that Scotch Plains resident John McPartlan has been named the Grand Marshal of this year's parade.

McPartlan, the owner of Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Clark, has been involved with the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade for several years.

“The honor is ...

Jerry Green Resigns as Chairman of Union County Democratic Committee

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, Plainfield's own Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee to focus on recovering from an illness. 

A statement that was issued by Union County Democratic Committee Executive Director Nick Fixmer notes that Green intends to rejoin his colleagues in the New Jersey General Assembly once his recovery ...

The 2018 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Christopher Hudak, Linda Carter and Angela Garretson presented a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the 2018 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade General Chairwoman Kathleen M. Holmes, Grand Marshal John McPartlan and Parade Adjutant Pam Joyce during the parade committee’s ...

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