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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 ...

Cranford Township Committee Accepts Bid to Develop Birchwood

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee accepted a bid from Garden Communities/Birchwood Developers Associates, LLC to develop the Birchwood property at last week’s meeting.

The committee originally purchased the Birchwood property for $18 million with a density of 360 units.

“The bid we accepted is for $18.5 million for 225 units resulting in no debt to be carried ...

Union County Officials Encourage Residents to Attend Gun Buyback July 28-29

UNION COUNTY, NJ — County officials are encouraging local residents to consider participating this week in a state-run gun buyback program in Newark, Camden and Trenton.

New Jersey residents can turn in up to three firearms — no questions asked — a and receive cash payouts of up to $200 per firearm, the Union County Prosecutor’s office said in a ...

Freeholders Honor Elizabeth Cops Who Rescued Boy Struck by Train & More at Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two city police officers who rescued a 13-year-old boy struck by a freight train were honored Thursday night by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Elizabeth Police Officers Eric Santiago Gora and Luciano Nicolas Porto responded to Franklin Street on May 11 to find the boy going into shock with an amputated leg.

“We have to also acknowledge that there ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Earns Prestigious Accreditation for 3rd Consecutive Time

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two Union County Sheriff’s officers were serving an eviction notice Thursday in Union Township when they saw the house’s gas meter “spinning like a top” and candles left lit in the home, according Union County Sheriff Joseph Cyran.

The son of the home's owner has since been charged with causing or risking widespread injury ...

Union Man Charged with Aggravated Arson in Stratford Road Home Gas Leak

UNION, NJ – Police have arrested the Union man who they say intentionally started a gas leak in his home prior to eviction by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The home, at 444 Stratford Road, is owned by Carole Siebenlist. According to a police source, Siebenlist had been in Overlook Hospital for cancer treatment and died on Thursday.  Earlier that day, Union ...

Roselle Council Vote Stops Mayor From Continuing to Speak at Meeting

ROSELLE, NJ — Residents who speak during the public comments section at council meetings are familiar with the sound of a buzzer indicating that their allotted three to six minutes to talk is over.

But Mayor Christine Dansereau was surprised to hear that sound at last night's council meeting while she gave her closing comments.

“What was that?” Dansereau asked as the ...

Motorcycle Driver Wanted for Leading Police on Dangerous Chase in Roselle Park and Elizabeth

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Roselle Park Police are looking for help to identify the driver of a motorcycle who they say eluded them and put numerous drivers at risk. 

According to police, at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, officers attempted to pull the driver over due to the motorcycle not having a visible registration (license plate). Police said that the driver ...

Visitors to Downtown Cranford Enjoy Community Piano

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford’s public piano is only available for the summer, so enjoy it before time runs out.

The idea came to fruition after a Cranford resident heard of a similar idea and asked to bring it to Cranford, with help from the deputy mayor and a Cranford family.

“I came across an article last year about a company that will bring pianos in for 1-2 weeks but the ...

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

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 ...

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