Property Manager from Mountainside admits role in multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud

CAMDEN — A property manager and a straw purchaser have admitted their roles in a scheme to defraud financial institutions as part of a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on over-developed condominiums in the Wildwood area, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Thursday. Paul Watterson, 53, […]

Flu shots now available throughout Union County

UNION COUNTY — With the beginning of the 2013-2014 flu season, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that flu vaccines are available at many locations in Union County, including pharmacies, private medical practices and public clinics run by local health departments. Fees for the vaccine can be free or quite low, and […]

End-of-life care discussed at Springfield Library

The Springfield Free Public Library will offer a presentation on “Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment” to inform members of the public about how recently passed legislation in New Jersey provides for better protection of patient preferences for end-of-life care. The program will take place from 6:00 to 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in […]

Celebrate ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ with the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership

Join the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership as it celebrates “Hispanic Heritage Month” with a free open air concert at Union Square Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 28, from noon to 6 p.m., with a rain date of Saturday, Oct. 5. Bring a chair, relax and enjoy an afternoon of live entrainment featuring classic, romantic and Latin love […]

Marie E. Krause

Marie Elizabeth Krause, nee Hochdorfer, a former resident of Union, NJ passed away at her home in Wilsonville, OR on August 2, 2013. The youngest of three children, Marie was born in Newark, NJ, on September 20, 1957 to Joseph and Mildred Hochdorfer, and was raised in Union. She graduated from Archbishop Walsh High School […]

Hillside Public Library still closed due to flooding

HILLSIDE — Hillside Public Library closed Wednesday, Aug. 28, due to a flash flood. The library has been cleaned up, but the repairs are extensive and no clear date has been set for reopening. It will not be open until at least some time in October. Until then, the public libraries in Elizabeth, Roselle and […]

Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio return to the Springfield Free Public Library to perform ‘Mostly Motown’

SPRINGFIELD — Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio will return to the Springfield Free Public Library to perform “Mostly Motown” on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. “Mostly Motown” is a review of the classic rhythm and blues and soul of the 1960s and 1970s. You’ll hear songs made famous by artists such […]

NJCU students shine at CDC Theatre production

CRANFORD — The talented denizens of Skid Row have been rehearsing for the upcoming CDC Theatre production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menkin. A down-and-out floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, played by Zach Mazouat, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious […]

Prepare for the job market through seminars in resume writing and interviewing at Union County College

CRANFORD — Fall is traditionally a peak time for hiring, especially with job opportunities picking up amid a slackened economy. Use this time to your advantage by honing your resume writing and interviewing skills by attending one or more workshops starting in September at Union County College’s Cranford Campus. Each workshop is two hours and […]