Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Police charge male suspect with murder of Cranford woman

Police charge male suspect with murder of Cranford woman

  UNION – The Union County Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit combed the wooded area at the end of Walton Avenue late this morning, searching for the body of Cranford resident April Wyckoff, who authorities say was murdered by her Mercer Avenue boyfriend. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office said Matthew Ballister, 43, has been charged with Wyckoff’s murder […]

Cranford Historical Society’s Crane-Phillips House Museum will participate in Union County’s annual program, “Four Centuries in a Weekend”

CRANFORD — Crane-Phillips House Museum, an American Civil War veteran’s cottage, will be open Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. Volunteer docents will be on hand to speak with visitors and provide a guided tour of the museum. “Clean As a Whistle” is this […]

The Jumble Store to celebrate 80 years of serving the Union County community

CRANFORD –The Jumble Store, a non-profit thrift store, located at 110 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, is celebrating its 80th Anniversary of serving the community. The store is owned and operated by the Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield and serves to raise the necessary funds for the league’s charitable programs. The store was established in October 1933 […]

‘Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem’ presented at the library on Oct. 23

CRANFORD — The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are pleased to sponsor Raconteur Radio’s presentation of “Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem,” a radio play featuring theatrical lighting, costumes, and, of course, extensive sound effects. The program will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, which is […]

Cranford Township Committee Candidates’ Forum announced for Oct. 24

CRANFORD — The Union Area League of Women Voters and the Cranford Jaycees are hosting the Annual Township Committee Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. in The Cranford Municipal Building, Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend. Come hear and meet Township Committee Candidates, Democrats Kevin Campbell and Delly M. Howard and […]

Civil War and Garibaldi Guard to be discussed in Cranford

CRANFORD — Cranford Historian Mark J. Luongo will present a program on the origins of the 39th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment — also known as the Garibaldi Guard — and its participation in the Civil War on Wed., Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center. The Community Center is located at […]

Three professional golfers from Union County qualify for the 47th PGA Professional National Championship in 2014

SPRINGFIELD – Frank Esposito, PGA Professional at Brooklake Country Club, Florham Park, captured his record breaking 5th New Jersey PGA Professional Championship, shooting a 1-under-par 215 to claim victory in the 54-hole event that took place Sept. 17 to 19, at famed Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield. Jim McGovern, PGA Professional at White Beeches Golf […]

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