Union County News

Three Teens Charged in Thursday's Home Invasion-Robbery in Fanwood

Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo praised Plainfield police for their help in identifying and arresting three suspects in the Farley Ave. home invastion-robbery in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney

FANWOOD, NJ — Three teenagers were charged Monday in connection with a home invasion-robbery on Farley Avenue that took place Thursday evening, according to Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo. 

According to police, on July 13 at about 8:52 p.m., a young man with his face covered with a scarf or mask entered the home with a rifle and took two purses. No one was injured, police said.

The suspects are Autumn Mitchell, 19, of Piscataway; Rajuhn Muhammad, 19, of Plainfield; and a juvenile resident of Plainfield. Mitchell has been charged with first degree robbery, various weapons offenses and theft. Muhammad has been charged with a theft. The juvenile has been charged with robbery, weapons offenses and theft.

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All of the suspects were identified by the Fanwood and Plainfield police departments within hours of the incident, according to police, and Monday's charges are the result of an investigation that continued through the weekend.

"It's always gratifying when multiple agencies work together," Chief Trigo said. "These investigations are a process. This case shows how valuable mutual aid amongst police departments can be." 

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$26,000 Reported Stolen from Union High School

July 25, 2017

UNION, NJ – On June 29 a theft of $26,000 in cash stolen from Union High School was reported to police.

Union Police Director Daniel Zieser said two arrests have been made so far. 

“The investigation is ongoing,” he said.  Zieser added that additional arrests are pending the Union County Prosecutor’s approval.

There is no information available on where ...

Women of NJ Deserve Representatives Who Will Fight For Them — Every Day

July 22, 2017

Hello Neighbors,

As your Democratic candidate for State Assembly I wanted to call your attention to my opponent Republican incumbent Nancy Munoz’s change of heart regarding annual Planned Parenthood funding. Last week Munoz announced that she plans to vote “Yes” on S3302, a long-overdue measure to restore Planned Parenthood funding which was removed from the budget by ...

Westfield Memorial Library to Host Folk Singer Spook Handy and Coloring for Adults

July 24, 2017

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will host, “The American Story through Folk Song” by singer Spook Handy. The library will also present, “Color your World,” a two-hour coloring workshop for adults on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 10 am to noon. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Mr. Handy’s program tells the ...

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 ...

Westfield Area YMCA Announces Fall 1 Registration Session

Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Fall 1 session program registration begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, for Full members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday Aug. 14, for Basic and Non-Members. The Fall 1 Session runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 28.  

The new school year brings great opportunities for children of all ages to ...

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 ...

Meet Natalia Rodriguez Goldman, MD

NAME: Natalia Rodriguez Goldman, MD

YEARS IN WESTFIELD: 7

FAMILY:

Husband, Ryan Goldman, co-creator of cocktailcourier.com; Managing Director, Seaport Global Securities 

Daughters, Ciela, 9

Son, Grayson, 7

Son, Franco, 6

Daughter, Mica, 4 

Chances are you’ve seen Natalia tooling around town on her bright orange Yuba Mundo electric cargo ...

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 ...