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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense to Meet on Tuesday in Fanwood

February 17, 2018

Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the LaGrande Park Building  in Fanwood.

"Every life cut short by gun violence — that somehow becomes a statistic — is tucked away in our hearts, never to be lost," wrote Patti ...

Rabid Raccoon Reported in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Westfield Veterinary Group and Wellness Center today warned clients Friday and posted on their Facebook page that a raccoon in Mountainside has been confirmed to have rabies. 

“Please be very careful with your pets and be sure that they are up to date on their rabies vaccinations,” it said. “If you should ...

Applications for 750 Walnut Ave. and Birchwood Ave. Adjourned to Later Dates

CRANFORD, NJ – Applications for the redevelopment of 750 Walnut Avenue and 215-235 Birchwood Avenue will not be reviewed at the next planning board meeting, multiple sources told TAPinto Cranford.

Hartz’s application will be adjourned until May 16, according to James Rhatican of Hartz Mountain Industries. The adjournment was also confirmed by Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley, who sits on ...

Union Police Sergeant Admits to Theft of Overtime Payments

UNION, NJ – After a two-month investigation, a Union Police Department sergeant admitted to accepting thousands of dollars in overtime pay he did not earn, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Michael Wittevrongel, 47, will forfeit his job and will also serve a term of probation and will pay restitution in the amount of $6,400 following a plea to a ...

Scotch Plains Filmmaker Selected for Garden State Film Festival

ASBURY PARK, NJ —  Chris Neptune's Magic, directed by Scotch Plains resident Adam Chinoy, will screen at the 2018 Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park on Saturday, March 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at Berkeley Hotel Kingsley Ballroom. The 16th annual film festival runs from March 22-25, 2018.

Chinoy, who turns 35 in ...

Cause of Early Morning House Fire in Clark Under Investigation

CLARK, NJ — A house fire at 10 Harrison Street sent firefighters into action in the early hours of Tuesday morning.   

According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, when crews arrived at the home at about 3:30 a.m., the interior rear end of the first floor was heavily engulfed in flames and working its way to the second story.   

Five residents of the ...

Smithereens Bandmates Reunite to Play Show Honoring Scotch Plains Music Legend Pat DiNizio

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Two of the founding members of the Smithereens reunited at New Brunswick's Court Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 3, to pay tribute to the late Pat DiNizio, the band’s lead singer, who died in December.

The concert, titled “Blood & Roses: The Court Tavern Memorial Tribute to Pat DiNizio,” featured 15 of the alternative band’s hits from ...

6 Injured When Car Crashes into Union Home

UNION, NJ – More details have emerged surrounding the accident in which a vehicle crashed into a home on Cedar Avenue injuring all six occupants Friday morning.

According to Union police, a 2002 Nissan Exterra, driven by Joseph Cajuste, was traveling west on Vauxhall Road near the intersection of Stuyvesant Avenue when his vehicle was struck by a 2010 Chevy Camaro attempting to ...

Rahway Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl-laced Crack Cocaine that Killed 3 Rahway Residents

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, Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

“Considering the high levels of purity found in illegal drugs being sold throughout Union County and New Jersey, as well as the ...

Clark Mayor Makes Move Toward Condemnation of ‘Eyesore’ on Westfield Avenue

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso announced that he is initiating legal action for condemnation of the former A&P building on Westfield Avenue. Bonaccorso made the announcement at Monday night’s public workshop council meeting.

“It’s over,” said Bonaccorso when speaking about meeting with the Davidsons time and again about finding a business to fill the ...

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