Three pharmacists surrender licenses amid pending criminal charges in Interstate Prescription Drug Distribution Ring involving Plainfield pharmacy

NEWARK – The State Board of Pharmacy within the Division of Consumer Affairs has suspended the licenses of three pharmacists for their alleged participation in an illegal prescription drug distribution ring involving a pharmacy in Plainfield. The multi-state investigation involving federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, New York and Florida, began […]

Roselle police searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run

ROSELLE — Authorities are searching for the driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Roselle that occurred last weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced Monday. It was shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday when police and emergency medical personnel arrived in the area of 2nd Avenue and Poplar Street in Roselle to […]

Suspect arrested in connection with Elizabeth stabbing

ELIZABETH — A suspect being sought in connection with a stabbing in Elizabeth late last week has been arrested and charged, authorities announced Tuesday. Alexander Kerton, 34, was arrested at approximately 6:45 p.m. Monday by two Elizabeth police officers who spotted him walking near the intersection of Westfield and Morris avenues in the city’s downtown, according to Elizabeth Police […]

A stately visit

CLARK — Fourth graders from the Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark traveled to Trenton this last week for a visit to the New Jersey Statehouse. The statehouse field trip, an application of the fourth grade social studies curriculum of New Jersey, was a very special one for the students and their teachers. Instead of the […]

Union County week of November 21st

OBITUARIES: • ALABISE — Dominick, of Linden; Nov. 6. WWII Navy vet, Tenco retiree, 88. • ALAYON — Berta Maria Caballero, of Springfield; Nov. 8. Fashion designer. • ALLEN — Lucille Staley, of Fanwood; Nov. 6. Great-grandmother of nine. • ANTONUCCI — Elizabeth “Lizzie,” nee Ray, of Roselle Park; Nov. 8. Was 82. • ARFKEN […]

Trinitas vice president elected to advisory post on Healthcare Organization

ELIZABETH — Nancy DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE, vice president of Clinical Operations and Physician Services and chief clinical officer of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, has been elected the New Jersey Regent serving the American College of Healthcare Executives  – New Jersey. Through this election, DiLiegro becomes a member of the organization’s Council of Regents which serves in […]

Adopt-A-Park volunteers make a difference

Adopt-A-Park volunteers make a difference

UNION COUNTY — Fall weather is not a deterrent to Union County Adopt-A-Park volunteers, who play a key role in improving and maintaining more than 6,600 acres of public open space. Recently, members of the Haitian Flag Day Planning Committee were in Warinanco Park to pick up litter, collect recyclables, remove weeds and repair fencing at a shoreline restoration […]

Guilty plea entered in shooting of Plainfield 5-year-old

PLAINFIELD — A Somerset County man has pleaded guilty in connection with an incident in which a 5-year-old boy was shot in the face as he walked home from school with his mother in Plainfield earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Jose Rodriguez, 18, of North Plainfield admitted to a count of attempted […]

Two plead guilty in fatal shooting of Plainfield man

PLAINFIELD — Two men have pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in connection with the 2011 shooting death of an innocent bystander outside a Plainfield convenience store, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Jordan Camacho and Laquan Chandler, both Plainfield residents, accepted plea agreements requiring each of them to serve 15 years in state prison, with 85 percent […]

The Cerebral Palsy League of Cranford holds annual 5K Run

CRANFORD — On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Cerebral Palsy League hosted its 11th Annual 5K Breakfast Run at its home location, 61 Myrtle Street in Cranford. CPL’s 5K Run was established to support it’s Adult Services Program. Nearly 160 runners participated in the race. The first place winner, Nicholas Murphy of Hoboken completed the 5K course […]