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Union County Vo-Tech Schools Went Into Lockdown on Friday After Unidentified Intruder Admits Carrying Knife

October 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health Services, ...

Off-Duty Hillside Police Officer Dies in Linden Crash

LINDEN, NJ - A motor vehicle crash on Route 1 Monday morning took the life of an off-duty Hillside Police officer, according to authorities.

Just after 2:15 a.m. a car traveling north on W. Edgar Road (Route 1) collided with a tractor heading north at Pleasant Avenue

The two occupants of the car were both taken to Newark University Hospital with serious injuries. One.  ...

Backup Has Arrived! Says Roselle Park Officers to One of their Own Who Received a DoubleCancer Diagnosis

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period. 

One of the worst things a person can hear are the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a second cancer is unthinkable, unbearable and one could say heartbreaking.

Union History Comes Alive During “Four Centuries in a Weekend”

UNION, NJ – Union’s Caldwell Parsonage, Connecticut Farms Church and the Liberty Hall Museum are all featured as part of Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend:  A Journey through Union County’s History.”

The Caldwell Parsonage, at 909 Caldwell Avenue, is an American Revolutionary site that will feature a re-enactor portraying the ...

Over Fifty Animals Rescued in Two Elizabeth Animal Cruelty Cases

ELIZABETH, NJ -  Over fifty animals were rescued from unsafe and unsanitary living conditions as a result of a pair of independent animal cruelty investigations that took place in Elizabeth in July says, Union County Prosecutor’s Office Investigations Supervisor John Esmerado.

Rosa Montero who lives on the 200 block of Fulton Street in Elizabeth has been charged in the First case ...

Become a New Jersey Notary Public! Register for September 14 Seminar

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A New Jersey Notary Training event presented by Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq. and Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will be held on Friday, Sept. 14.

Rajoppi will make opening remarks and review the application process.  LaCorte will speak about the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public.  The course will encompass all aspects of being ...

Union Groups Receive "HEART" Grants from County

ELIZABETH, NJ – Seven Union artists, historians and non-profit organizations were among the 63 who will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program.

“The recipients of HEART Grants are a wonderful mix of creative individuals – composers and writers, historians, visual artists, musicians and dancers – ...

Dedication of Plainfield's Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza to be Held Sept. 8

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority will hold a dedication ceremony for the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza at the former Park-Madison Building.

According to the invite, "Family members, as well as Federal, State, County and Municipal officials will be on hand to celebrate the life of Jerry Green, who served a ...

The Lego Batman Movie

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Freeholders are sponsoring Family Fun & Flix with a free showing of "The Lego Batman Movie".

The movie is free and open to the pubic.  It will be shown on Wednesday, August 29, at Rutgers Avenue Park in Hillside.  Free popcorn will be available.  Moviegoers should bring a blanket or lawn chair.  The movie begins at ...

Union County Narcotics Investigation Yields Seizure of Two Kilos of Heroin

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is ...

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