Union County News

August 17, 2018

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 – ...

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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 ...

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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.  ...

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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 ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Furry friends, their families and spectators are invited to the first ever ‘Warinanco Pet Parade’ on August 4. Sponsored by the Union County Freeholder Board and Warinanco Sports Center, the event will include the opportunity for dog owners to enter their prized pooch in a variety ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The County found themselves in a sticky situation last week when a swarm of honey bees were discovered at a construction dumpster at the County Administration building. A social media post by the County said a pair of beekeepers from the nonprofit organization Groundwork ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Assemblywoman Linda Carter administered the oath of office to Freeholder Rebecca Williams as she joins the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Williams was joined by her godson Liam Phillips Brown. Williams, a resident of Plainfield and former Councilwoman, will complete ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union will receive $80,000 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 and more.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites music fans of all ages to Rhythm and Blues by the Brook, a free outdoor music festival that will be held in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park on Saturday, June 2.  This year’s event includes a celebration of African-American ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Stuyvesant Avenue, from the Vauxhall Road to the Essex County border, is slated for repaving this summer, announced the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. A total of 18 new miles of County roads will be repaved in 14 municipalities.  The 2018 Road Resurfacing program ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders officially recognized Thursday, April 26, 2018, as “Lesbian Visibility Day.”  Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented resolutions to TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.) On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable will be closed to the public for the next three weeks after one of its a horses tested positive to the EHM infection, according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation. The virus does not affect humans and other ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Police have identified Daniel Louis 26, of Irvington as the person shot and killed at the scene of the previously reported overnight shooting in Elizabeth.  According to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Michael Sheets, Elizabeth police were in the area of the 1100 block of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - For the past 13 years, peregrine falcons have raised their families high above the streets of midtown Elizabeth, on the roof of the 17-story County courthouse tower. According to a County social media post Thursday morning, the mom and dad welcomed their first egg of the 2018 ...

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ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Last week, the Roselle Active Seniors, who range in age from 50 to almost 100, gathered at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center to assemble Easter baskets to be donated to children who are part of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs at Trinitas Regional Medical ...

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UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union. Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town ...

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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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GARWOOD, NJ – Union resident Margaret Salisbury was one of several Union County women honored with a 2018 Women of Excellence Award at an event Friday night. The event, hosted by the Commission on the Status of Women and sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, honors women in ...

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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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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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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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RAHWAY, NJ - Investigators are seeking the public's help in solving the two-year-old murder of a Rahway sneaker entrepreneur, releasing surveillance videos of the two suspects fleeing the scene, Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday. A $10,000 reward is being offered for ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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