Police release sketch of man wanted in connection with killing in Elizabeth

Video may have captured linked vehicle

Police release sketch of man wanted in connection with killing in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — Police are looking for a young dark-skinned male, clean-shaven with short hair in connection with a killing in Elizabeth last month and have release a composite sketch in an effort to obtain help from the public. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office also has re-released surveillance video of a vehicle showing a vehicle […]

Union man sentenced to 10 years for fraud scheme

UNION, NJ — A Union man has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison after his conviction for being the ringleader of an identity theft and mortgage fraud ring that stole nearly $1 million from various lending institutions, the state attorney general’s office announced Aug. 11. Artis Hunter, 50, was sentenced by Superior Court […]

Summit tops list of U.C. schools in website rankings

SUMMIT, NJ — The schools in Summit were rated tops in Union County and fifth-best in the state by the ranking and review website Niche in its 2018 survey of New Jersey’s public education districts. Niche, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based company which previously went by the name College Prowler and originally published college guidebooks, gave Summit an […]

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

Opponents of $50 million project claim small victory in delay of legal document change

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

ROSELLE, NJ — Opponents of a $50 million project for a new school, library and community center in Roselle that has been six years in the making feel they gained some ground, but fell far short of what they wanted when the Union County freeholders abruptly canceled a special meeting to alter the county’s involvement. The […]

Trump’s New Jersey visits causing havoc for Linden airport

LINDEN, NJ — New Jersey is getting a taste of presidential disruption every time President Trump decides to visit his vacation home at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster; something New York grew accustomed to this during the Obama years, and in Washington is an everyday occurrence. And the visits also affect those far from the […]

County to celebrate LGBTQ Pride at CommUNITY picnic

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County will hold its first LGBTQ Pride event to celebrate marriage equality in New Jersey when the county Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes more than a dozen advocacy and ally organizations to Rahway River Park in Rahway on Sept. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. for the first Family Pride CommUNITY […]

Local artist teaches painting class to support Hanson Park

CRANFORD, NJ — Local artist Cynthia Dawley, of Cranford, recently combined her passions for painting and Hanson Park by teaching a painting class to raise funds for Hanson Park Conservancy. Dawley, who heads the organization, taught a painting class for all ages and levels at the Cranford Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 3. The class had […]

National Minority Donor Awareness Week recognized

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Keith Gerald has a very big reason to celebrate National Minority Donor Awareness Week. Two years ago, Gerald received a heart and liver transplant. “I want to honor donors, especially minority donors,” Gerald said. “I want to thank them on behalf of the recipient. I recognize it’s hard to be an organ […]

Cranford follows parklet trend in downtown area

Cranford follows parklet trend in downtown area

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford has recently created a “parklet” in its downtown on Eastman Street. Popping up in downtowns large and small, parklets are small open spaces that provide people with a temporary, pleasant place to relax and enjoy the business district. “We voted on it at a recent meeting after it was suggested by Kathleen […]

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