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Three School Buses Involved in Crash at Clark's ALJ High School

June 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ — Three buses collided in the Arthur L. Johnson High School parking lot around noon on Thursday in a chain-reaction crash. 

Students were on board at the time, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos. One driver and two students had minor injuries, Matos said.   

According to a Honeywell alert issued by the Clark Public School District, ...

Dozens of Dogs Rescued from Squalor in Roselle, According to Authorities

ROSELLE, NJ — A Roselle man will be charged with multiple criminal offenses after more than 40 dogs were discovered living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

According to the authorities, members of those two agencies, ...

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

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 arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the rock ...

Boy Catches 19.5 Inch Catfish at Cranford Fishing Derby

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Jaycees held their annual Leonard Snyder Memorial Fishing Derby at Nomahegan Park on Sunday.

From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., kids spread throughout the park and casted their poles to compete for prizes that included gift cards and fishing poles. Registration began at 9 a.m., with boys and girls split into their own divisions and age groups. The age groups ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood School System Alerts Parents About Possible Child Luring Incident

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district sent a letter to parents on Friday regarding a possible attempted child abduction/luring at Park Middle School.

"We are looking at this as a suspicious incident because we don't know if there was malicious intent. There was no attempt to follow the boy or physically pull him into the car," said ...

Police Looking for Witnesses to Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Police are asking anyone who might have witnessed the truck versus pedestrian accident that occurred in the area of East Westfield Avenue and Pershing Avenue in Roselle Park on Tuesday, June 12 at approximately 1:39 p.m. to contact them. 

According to police, officers responded to the scene to find a 78-year-old woman, Lut Kwok Yeung of Roselle ...

Midday Car Fire Snarls Traffic in Clark

CLARK, NJ — A car fire in one of the underpasses of the Garden State Parkway at the Clark circle just before noon on Tuesday snarled traffic in the area while emergency personnel responded to the scene.

According to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, there were no injuries to the single occupant in the vehicle.  Eight members of the Clark Fire Department responded to the ...

Union Catholic Grad, Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Wins NCAA Title, Announces She's Going Pro

EUGENE, OREGON — College freshman phenom Sydney McLaughlin, who graduated from Union Catholic last year, won the women's 400-meter hurdles for the University of Kentucky at the NCAA Championships on Saturday at Hayward Field, and then announced after the meet that she's turning pro.

McLaughlin, a U.S. Olympian in the 400 hurdles in 2016, completed one of the ...

Mountainside Officials: We Knew Nothing About Allegations Until Lawsuit was Filed

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The mayor and council of Mountainside have gone on record stating they had no knowledge of the incidents alleged in the lawsuit filed on May 11 against the borough “until the filing of the lawsuit.”

The borough has also “retained former New Jersey State Police Superintendent Joseph Santiago” to help restore public trust in the department, ...

Union County Prosecutor's Office: Rahway man sentenced to 47 years for killing girlfriend

A Rahway resident who strangled his girlfriend in 2015, killing her, has been sentenced to 47 years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Ignacio Ortiz Vasquez, 42, was ordered to serve a minimum of 85 percent of a 40-year sentence for murder before beginning a seven-year sentence for endangering the welfare of a child under the ...

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