Union County News

August 14, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Planning Board voted to recommend condemnation of the former A&P site during their August 2 meeting. Their recommendation will be reviewed by the town council at their meeting on Sept. 16. Township Planner Kevin O’Brien presented a study of the area, ultimately ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A one-car crash on Route 22 West and Central Avenue sent a fire hydrant flying in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 10. Following a preliminary investigation, Mountainside Police report at about 3:43 a.m., the driver of a 2003 Nissan Altima lost control of the car while ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Following complaints by residents over the current location of the popular Soul Bowls truck (Westfield Avenue near Henry Street) at its last public meeting, the Scotch Plains Council introduced an ordinance on Monday that would regulate where food trucks could operate in the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the ...

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UNION, NJ – A Dingman’s Ferry, PA, man was arrested last week for invasion of privacy for taking photos under the dress of a woman at the Target store on Route 22 in Union. On the morning of July 27, Union police were alerted by a Target loss prevention worker who observed a man acting ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Five Union County gas stations received citations for alleged violations of  OWM and NJ motor fuel laws and regulations, the New Jersey Consumer Affairs’ Office of Weights and Measures announced recently: Quick Check #90 1999, Routes 1 & 9, Rahway  was cited for faulty or ...

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CLARK, NJ – Comic Book, Harry Potter and Superhero fans might want to plan to spend their day at the Clark Library on Saturday, May 5 for the first annual Random Fandom Con. The fun starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. with The Harry Potter & the Goblets of Fire radio show presented by Reconteur ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini is on paid leave of absence following his recent arrest in Holmdel, where he is accused of defecating on or near the Holmdel High School athletic fields. The 42-year-old Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering and ...

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CLARK, NJ – A motor vehicle crash on the northbound ramp of exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway led to a police foot chase and caused driving delays around the traffic circle and beyond shortly after noon on Wednesday.   According to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos, a red Honda van exiting the ...

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UNION, NJ — Union firefighters responded to a truck fire on Morris Avenue Wednesday morning. According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a call was received at about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday of a truck fire in front of ConnectOne Bank on Morris Avenue, near the intersection of Stuyvesant Ave. When ...

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FANWOOD, NJ —  Rocko's Ice Cream will reopen for the spring on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. The hard ice cream selection will include a wide variety of great new flavors, including: Vanilla Peanut Butter Ripple Coconut Castaway (coconut ice cream with chunks of chocolate and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The wait is finally over: Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights opened its doors with an official ribbon cutting on Tuesday. The hotel actually had a soft opening last week, but on Tuesday, May 1, Mayor Bob Woodruff wielded a huge pair of scissors and cut through the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — ‎A friend of the heartbroken owners of standard poodle Chanel, missing since March, informed concerned supporters on the Finding Chanel Facebook page that the lost dog's body has been found. It is with a most heavy heart and salty cheeks that we have to let you know that ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented resolutions to the 4th grade winners of the 2018 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. The winners are: Jasline Sanguilan (1st place) from Jerome Dunn Academy #9 in Elizabeth; Max Yaeger ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Freeholders officially recognized Thursday, April 26, 2018, as “Lesbian Visibility Day” during its meeting Thursday night. Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented resolutions to TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park and TAPinto ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy issued an executive order on Monday for New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on the day of the upcoming General Assembly session, scheduled for May 7, in memory of Assemblyman Jerry Green, former chair of the Union ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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FANWOOD, NJ  — At the Fanwood Borough Council meeting on Monday, April 16, Mayor Colleen Mahr read a resolution acknowledging Mobile Meals' 50th anniversary and presented it to volunteers Nancy Otchy and Josephine Walsh. Mobile Meals, based in Westfield, delivers meals to thousands of area ...

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UNION, NJ – For the third time in the past year, a car hit the CVS building at 2287 Morris Avenue at the corner of Commerce Avenue. Union firefighters responded to a call at the CVS at about 12:50 p.m. Thursday.  According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car had struck the building. The Union Fire ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ  —  Due to popular demand, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that two additional CPR training classes have been added in May. Three sessions were previously scheduled in April and are already fully booked. All classes are open to the general ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police arrested a man and four women in connection with a prostitution business at a local spa on Morris Avenue. In September 2017, Union police made arrests at the Birchwood Oils – Essential Oil Rub Treatments -  when they discovered it to be a place of prostitution, police ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A 26-year-old Scotch Plains man was arrested and charged with lewdness after he allegedly exposed himself in front of a girl at Farley Park, police said. The girl's family members contacted the Scotch Plains police, who arrested Melvin A. Hanciles, who lives near the park ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.) On Jan. 24, Green  resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic ...

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LINDEN, NJ — A man from Roselle has died and another has been charged with murder in the Tuesday evening shooting in the parking lot at the 7-Eleven on St. George’s Ave. in Linden, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart. According to ...

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FANWOOD, NJ — The third annual Rockin' for Autism fundraiser at Fanwood's LaGrande Park drew large crowds of attendees, volunteers, elected officials, foodies and super heroes. The event, which also doubles as Opening Day for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL), featured music, games, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.   A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program, according to a press release from the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Scott Peterson, assistant prosecutor in the trial for April Wyckoff’s murder, was honored as part of the county prosecutor’s office’s National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week. Peterson was honored along with Ted Merced, a veteran detective, and Azucena “Susie” Arias, a victim/witness ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable can resume normal operations after two horses were sickened by the equine herpes virus and have since recovered. The quarantine was initiated on March 16 after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). A few days later a ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – A Cranford man died after his car collided with another vehicle on Route 9 on Sunday. Thomas McHugh, 88, was driving north in the southbound fast lane on Route 9, where he crashed head-on into another vehicle. On impact, one of the cars caught fire, according to Sgt. Jim ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Planning Board approved the Birchwood Redevelopment Plan at Wednesday night’s meeting. The approval was granted with minor conditions, including a five-year bond to maintain trees in the rear of the building to the engineer’s satisfaction, a design waiver to include ...

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