Elizabeth man charged in alleged kidnapping, attempted sexual assault

ELIZABETH — A local man accused of attacking and trying to sexually assault a woman in Elizabeth nearly three months ago has been arrested and charged, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Wukeem Lewis, 54, is charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree attempted aggravated sexual assault, and second-degree attempted sexual assault. The date was Sept. 15 when Lewis […]

Thousands of dollars in synthetic marijuana seized from Elizabeth store, apartment

UNION COUNTY — An Elizabeth man is facing multiple drug charges after thousands of dollars’ worth of synthetic marijuana was seized from his home and the convenience store where he worked, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Shabib Al Ramadina, a 39-year-old Jordanian national, is charged with two second-degree drug offenses, two third-degree drug offenses, and a […]

Elizabeth man sentenced to 33 months for pretending to be a DHS-ICE officer

UNION COUNTY — A Union County, N.J., man was sentenced last week to 33 months in prison for pretending to be an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer to defraud illegal aliens seeking to apply for legal status in the United States, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Ruben Alvarado, 28, of Elizabeth, previously pleaded guilty […]

Authorities investigating shooting of off-duty police officer in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — A police officer is recovering from injuries sustained after being shot in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. The 32-year-old officer with the South Plainfield Police Department, who was off duty at the time of the incident, was rushed to a local hospital at approximately 2 a.m. after being shot outside the Jersey […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Groundbreaking held for Union County Family Courthouse in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — Union County officials recently held ground breaking ceremonies for the new Union County Family Courthouse that will become the dedicated home of several of the Family Division courtrooms in Union County. Planned for approximately 80,000 square feet of space, the new four-story building at 10 Cherry St. in Elizabeth will provide enhanced security and […]

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