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Plainfield man federally charged with robbing one bank and attempting to rob another in Linden

NEWARK — A Union County man who allegedly robbed one bank and attempted to rob another at gunpoint has been charged federally, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Marlon Peek,…

Former clerk for State Department of Human Services indicted on charges she used state computer to create false insurance cards

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that a former senior payroll clerk for the New Jersey Department of Human Services was indicted today for allegedly using…

Michigan woman charged with endangering Union County juvenile

UNION COUNTY — A Michigan woman has been charged with multiple criminal offenses after engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a Union County juvenile over the course of more than…

Westfield Police Department attempt to locate missing person

Westfield Police Department attempt to locate missing person

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Police Department is looking for a missing man, 75-year-old James Flynn of Westfield. Flynn was reported missing from his residence on the 400…

Edison lawyer sentenced to 27 months in prison for extorting and defrauding police officers and others through fake IRS investigation

TRENTON – A Middlesex County, lawyer and certified public accountant was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison for conspiring with a New Jersey mortgage broker to extort and…

Roselle Park doctor pleads guilty to illegally distributing oxycodone by writing fraudulent prescriptions

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that a medical doctor from Union County pleaded guilty today to illegally distributing the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone. He was…

Plainfield man convicted of 2010 killing of taxi driver sentenced to 45 years

PLAINFIELD — Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park has announced one of the two men responsible for the 2010 robbery and murder of a Plainfield taxi driver has been…

Springfield resident who owns home health care agency in Linden admits fraud, bribery and other charges

NEWARK – The owner of a home health agency admitted on Tuesday her role in a $7 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and engage in bribery, money laundering, and…

IN THE TOWNS

Linden Police record second Narcan save in two weeks

LINDEN, NJ — On May 25, at 1:35 p.m., police responded to a residence on…

County plans to resurface roads

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the schedule…

Union mayor: Who is Kean University actually serving?

Union mayor: Who is Kean University actually serving?

UNION, NJ – After a report Sunday in a North Jersey newspaper showed Kean University…

Kean, UCC adjuncts feel disrespected

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The role of adjunct professors in higher education is continually expanding, but…


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SPORTS

GL baseball captures CJ, G2 crown for first time since 2011; Highlanders tie record for wins in a season at 26

  The Governor Livingston baseball team has played 32 games and won 26 of them. One more win and the Highlanders will have won 27 games for the…

Cranford, Dayton baseball successful this time of year; GL, Roselle Catholic, Scotch Plains in mix as well

When it comes time to getting ready to play a big baseball game immediately after Memorial Day, you can count on Cranford and Dayton to be in the…

Cranford tops Governor Livingston to capture baseball UCT championship

Cranford tops Governor Livingston to capture baseball UCT championship

UNION – Certain programs just have a knack for winning. That knack is not to be underestimated at all. To develop that knack takes a lot of hard…

UCT baseball and softball finals pit Cranford vs. Governor Livingston; Will take place at Kean at same times on May 9

UCT baseball and softball finals pit Cranford vs. Governor Livingston; Will take place at Kean at same times on May 9

Many times it feels like the champion in Union County will come down to Cranford vs. Governor Livingston. That will be the case twice on May 9 at…

GL baseball, the top seed, advances to UCT semifinals for 2nd straight season; Johnson, Summit, Cranford also move on

GL baseball, the top seed, advances to UCT semifinals for 2nd straight season; Johnson, Summit, Cranford also move on

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Last year Ethan Frohman got the ball for his team’s county semifinal contest and pitched the Highlanders into the final for the first time in…

UCC baseball, softball standings here as of April 27

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 27:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools) 1-Cranford (6-1) 2-Governor Livingston (5-2) Scotch Plains (5-2) 4-Elizabeth (3-4) 5-Westfield (2-5) 6-Union…

ARTS / EVENTS

Fanwood poetry series to feature internationally acclaimed poet Gerald Stern on May 19

Fanwood poetry series to feature internationally acclaimed poet Gerald Stern on May 19

FANWOOD – The Carriage House Poetry Series in Fanwood has invited the public to attend a poetry reading by Gerald Stern…

Masterwork Chorus to perform in Summit with finalist in Music Director search

Masterwork Chorus to perform in Summit with finalist in Music Director search

SUMMIT — The Masterwork Chorus continues its search for a new music director with the performance of Resounding Joy at 8 p.m. on…

Annual Doll & Tea event on May 3 at Hetfield House in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE – The Mountainside Restoration Committee will host its annual Tea event on Sunday, May 3, with seatings at 1 and 2:30…

Union Rotary Club to host annual Speech Contest Dinner on June 10

Union Rotary Club to host annual Speech Contest Dinner on June 10

UNION — On Wednesday, June 10, The Rotary Club of Union will be hosting its annual Eloquence Soiree at the Galloping…

Brangaccio to present pastels at Swain Galleries in May

PLAINFIELD — “Pastel Perspectives III” is part three of Nancy Brangaccio’s ongoing series of interior still life pastels. Her solo show at…

Fanwood Choir Festival issues call-out for singers

FANWOOD — A call is out for singers for the annual Fanwood Choir Festival to be held on Sunday, May 17 at 7…

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UNION

Union officers honored at 6th annual awards ceremony

Union officers honored at 6th annual awards ceremony

UNION, NJ – It could happen on any call, any given day, and when a police officer least expects it. A gun is fired and the call…

CRANFORD

Lenape Crafts, Stories and Games event hosted by Cranford Historical Society on March 15

CRANFORD — The Cranford Historical Society will be hosting a “Lenape Crafts, Stories & Games” event on Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crane-Phillips House…

KENILWORTH

Boy Scout Troop 83 beautifies library for Earth Day

Boy Scout Troop 83 beautifies library for Earth Day

KENILWORTH — For Earth Day, Kenilworth Boy Scout Troop 83 cleaned up Kenilworth Public Library. They cleaned out leaves and weeds and put down new mulch. The…

LINDEN

Linden approves $58.5 million budget

Linden approves $58.5 million budget

LINDEN, NJ – Through teamwork and vision, the city of Linden will have a 2015 budget that not only reflects the lowest tax rate since 2006, but…

RAHWAY

Despite public outcry, council votes to increase mayor’s salary

RAHWAY, NJ – At last week’s city council meeting on May 12, the council voted 8-0, with one absence, in favor of raises for every department head. Most…

ROSELLE PARK

Award winners

Award winners

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Four Roselle Park students had the honor of exhibiting artwork at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for the 2015 Winter Art Exhibit sponsored…

SPRINGFIELD

Junior League to bring community groups together for ‘Kids For Kids,’ a children’s volunteer event

MILLBURN — Community groups are joining forces in Millburn next month for a children’s volunteering event to help youngsters in need. ‘Kids For Kids,’ organized by the Junior…

SUMMIT

Summit to hold Memorial Day parade and ceremony on May 25 to honor those who died in service to our country

SUMMIT — Summit’s Annual Memorial Day Parade and Commemoration Ceremony will honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great nation on Monday,…