Union County News

December 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The driver of the vehicle that slammed into Clark native, Michael Sot, 20 and his friends made an appearance in court on Wednesday.  Last week the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office filed a motion to detain David Lamar, 22.  The judge at yesterday’s hearing delayed the detention ...

Read more »

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November and raised $5,070 for The New Jersey Veterans Network and The Prostate Cancer Foundation. No Shave November ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Elizabeth on Thanksgiving night have identified the type of vehicle involved and are now asking the public for information in an effort to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

Read more »

ELIZABETH,  NJ - A Union County Sheriff’s Officer has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Officer Jose ...

Read more »

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte in congratulating newly sworn-in Deputy County Clerk Clara Fernandez of Elizabeth during a ceremony in ...

Read more »

CLARK, NJ – The glow of holiday lights stood in stark contrast to the solemn crowd gathered to remember and mourn Michael Sot on Tuesday evening. The crowd came together to pray, cry, reminisce, reassure and support each other after the loss of one of their own just hours before. Jackie ...

Read more »

CLARK, NJ – One of three winning Jersey Cash 5 tickets from the Saturday, Dec. 1, drawing was sold at the ACME on Raritan Road in Clark, according to officials at the NJ Lottery. The winners matched five numbers and will be sharing the $258.111 jackpot, making each ticket worth $86,037. The ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast ...

Read more »

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the area of volunteerism, ...

Read more »

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m. after leaving the Murray Hill Station. The female driver was brought to Morristown Memorial ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 – ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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.  ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Olympian and Union Catholic High School alum Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro after one of the greatest "one and done" seasons in NCAA Track and Field history at the University of Kentucky, has signed with talent agency WME (William Morris Endeavor), according to a report in ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A Plainfield man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his three-week old son, Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday. Tiray Summers, 38, of Plainfield, was charged in the death of his three-week old son, Trayvon Summers, who died ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month has been charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is ...

Read more »

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway. The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to ...

Read more »

LINDEN, NJ - Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham is set to be sworn in as a Union County Undersheriff, this Friday. As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ  – The New Jersey General Assembly approved legislation, 77-0, Thursday sponsored by Jamel C. Holley, Linda Carter, James Kennedy and Annette Quijano to designate the portion of the State Highway Route 27 in Union County as “Jerry Green Memorial Highway” in honor of the life-long career ...

Read more »

TAPinto Plainfield received this release from the Union County's Prosecutor's office: PLAINFIELD, NJ  A shooting that left a man dead and a woman seriously injured in Plainfield overnight is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Sunday. The deceased ...

Read more »

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic. The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »