Newark man pleads guilty to 17 armed robberies in Union, Essex and Bergen counties

NEWARK – A Newark man today admitted committing 17 armed robberies of commercial establishments throughout Union, Essex, and Bergen counties, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Bobby Dawson, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William Walls to a three-count Information charging him with committing an armed carjacking, conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robberies and discharging […]

Suspect in last week’s Elizabeth stabbings charged with murder

ELIZABETH — A suspect being held in connection with a non-fatal stabbing at an Elizabeth boarding house last week has been additionally charged with murder and two weapons offenses in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred in the same building, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. Bail for 34-year-old Alexander Kerton was set at $800,000 by […]

Entrepreneurship 101 workshop offered for small business start-ups

CRANFORD – A six-week intensive workshop for start-up businesses — those in the idea/planning phase or in operation less than a year — is being offered by UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation. Entrepreneurship 101 begins Thursday evening, Dec. 5, at UCEDC’s headquarters in Cranford. Participants will be guided through a real-world assessment of their business idea […]

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 […]