Linden man indicted on charges of attempted murder of police officers in Elizabeth

UNION COUNTY — A Linden man wanted for multiple counts of attempted murder of police officers has been arrested and charged, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday. A Union County grand jury recently returned a 26-count superseding indictment against Roberto Moreno-Duque, 23, of Linden, who was apprehended last week. Moreno-Duque, also known as […]

Celebrate ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ with the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership

Join the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership as it celebrates “Hispanic Heritage Month” with a free open air concert at Union Square Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 28, from noon to 6 p.m., with a rain date of Saturday, Oct. 5. Bring a chair, relax and enjoy an afternoon of live entrainment featuring classic, romantic and Latin love […]

Sheriff’s Officers arrest man wanted on two outstanding warrants

With the assistance of a K-9 team, Union County Sheriff’s Officers apprehended an Elizabeth man last week on two outstanding warrants. Jumani Terrell, 20, was wanted for failure to appear for sentencing on manufacturing and distribution of heroin and cocaine charges. He also had a warrant for contempt of court. On Sept. 5, Sheriff’s Officers […]

Benedictine Academy students inspired by motivational speaker

ELIZABETH — Students returning to classes at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth on Sept. 5 heard a message that was energizing and optimistic, yet challenging, during a school assembly held to initiate the academic year at the all-female Catholic college prep high school. Guest speaker Julienne Brazinski Simpson, an alumna of the Academy’s Class of 1970, […]

Quijano spearheads homeless month-long food drive

As a lead up to September’s Hunger Action Month, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, helped spearhead a month-long drive to help feed the homeless in the Elizabeth area. Dubbing it “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation,” Quijano partnered with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and the St. Joseph Service Center to help procure more than […]

Students perform at King Commemoration at NJ State Museum

ELIZABETH — When the state of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission, celebrated the 50th anniversary of King’s inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Trenton, Benedictine Academy students were there, on stage. Eight young women from the all-female Catholic college prep high school in Elizabeth […]

Congrats !!

ELIZABETH — Members of the Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, Class of 2013, sang an inspirational Gospel song at the conclusion of commencement exercises in Holy Spirit Church in Union on June 1. The school held commencement ceremonies for its 98th graduating class with members of the Class of 2013 winning numerous academic awards and scholarships […]

Elizabeth man sentenced for seven bank robberies

A Union County man was recently sentenced to 105 months in prison for robbing seven branch locations of TD Bank throughout New Jersey from September 2011 to December 2011, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Julio Ferrer, 29, of Elizabeth, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to […]