Union County News

Alert Clark Neighbor Triggers Door-to-Door Sales Warning

CLARK, NJ – Exercise good judgment when approached by door-to-door salespeople, Clark police told residents after officers responded to a report of a suspicious solicitation on Tuesday afternoon. 

“Two men were going door to door offering auto dent removal,” Clark Chief of Police Pedro Matos said.

A Clark resident posted a caution to his fellow neighbors on Facebook after a “scraggly looking guy” came to his door offering the automotive service. 

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Police used the resident’s description of the man and his vehicle, a white Cadillac SUV, to locate the salesman, who was accompanied by another man.

“They were told to leave the area,” Matos said.

Matos encouraged residents who encounter suspicious people in their neighborhood or at their door to contact the Clark Police Department at 732-388-3434.

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Westfield

No Layoffs or Cuts to Departments in Union County Reorganization; Vaping Added to County’s No-Smoking Policy

July 26, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday adopted an ordinance that re-organized several departments in the county which will not cause layoffs or cuts, a county spokesman said.

MORE: Read the full ordinance

“As per the reorganization, decisions were made to move different programs/functions into departments where we believed there would be a better ...

Update from Councilman Loughlin: Changes Coming to Downtown Westfield

July 26, 2017

Downtown Westfield is a great place for shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment. Like all retail destinations, Downtown Westfield must and will continue to evolve to remain vibrant and co-exist with online shopping.
 
Under the leadership of Mayor Andy Skibitsky, our town council is working to ensure that Downtown Westfield continues to be the best shopping destination in New Jersey, as ...

Lance Leads U.S. House on Sanctions Bill

July 25, 2017

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), one of leading voices in Congress calling for tough sanctions on Russia, hailed passage of a bill that would impose new sanctions against Russia and require President Trump to get permission from Congress before lifting or easing the existing sanctions. The bipartisan measure also imposes economic penalties against Iran and North Korea for their ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Check and Credit Card Fraud, Shoplifting Reported & More

July 19, 2017

July 12, 2017 12 p.m.

Police officer O’Holla filed a report regarding a theft in the 700 block of Carlton Road. The victim reported that suspect(s) unknown altered a stolen check from her checkbook and had it cashed in the amount of $18,000.

 

July 12, 2017 12:26 p.m.

Police Officer Jackus filed a report regarding a shoplifting to a business in the 200 block of East Broad ...

Strong Swimmers, Confident Kids — Westfield Area YMCA Launches New Swim Lesson Curriculum

As America’s Swim Instructor, the YMCA is both a national champion and a key local community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming by teaching swimming and water safety skills. The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers’ progress between levels. Through this approach, ...

Fanwood: Jersey’s Best Kept Secret

 

At less than 30 miles to NYC, Fanwood offers a wonderful small town feel. Fanwood is 1.3 square miles in size with a population of approximately 7,300 residents. Appealing to young families, commuters, as well as baby boomers looking to downsize, it is the perfect location to call home.

Fanwood offers:

Pretty Victorian-style train station at the town center and a bus line to ...

Cat Found in Westfield

Friendly cat found in Westfield on Sandy Hill Road. Call Westfield Police at 908-789-4000 if you recognize him/her.

Westfield’s STEM Camp Attracts Future Scientists & Engineers

The Westfield Public School District is hosting its fifth annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp from July 10 - 28 for the students of Westfield. More than 380 girls and boys entering grades 3-8 are participating. 

According to Paul Pineiro, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Program in the Westfield Public Schools, “Our ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...

Surviving Multiple Generations Under One Roof

We're back to 1950.

Historically, we can point to periods in time when it was popular for generations of a family to share one home. Remember the TV show "The Walton's?" Grandparents, parents and children all said goodnight to each other, loving and living under one roof. Well, today, 19 percent of Americans are back to sharing a house with multiple ...

The Benefits Of Divorce (And Post-Divorce) Mediation

Many couples who are contemplating divorce or separation believe that litigation is their only option. The truth is that many couples can utilize mediation as a means of resolving their marital issues. Additionally, many couples who have been divorced but are dealing with issues which have arisen after their divorce settlement can use mediation as a cost-effective means of achieving a resolution.

Establishing Healthy Boundaries with Self and Others

July 19, 2017

We all have personal boundaries. Our boundary defines who we are and determines how we are able to interact and relate to the world, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. My boundary lets me know where I end and you begin. My boundary allows me to express who I am and allows you to do the same. Boundaries exist for our protection. When our boundaries are intact, we know that we ...

Obituaries

- Jul 15, 2017
Edward A. Jardim of Long Hill Township died on July 15 at Morristown Medical Center with his family ...
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Just Pups Pet Stores Owner Agrees to Stop Selling Animals in NJ, Pays $326,000 to Settle Allegations of Fraud

July 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Just Pups stores in East Brunswick, East Hanover, Emerson, and Paramus were among 26 pet stores cited for noncompliance with state consumer laws last year in a string of staggering accusations. As of Monday, Just Pups owner Frank LoSacco can never sell pets in New Jersey again.

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs ...