Trinitas seeks trauma center designation from state

Trinitas seeks trauma center designation from state

ELIZABETH, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth is seeking designation as a Level II trauma center, which the hospital has said is important in an area that has previously been the target of terrorist activity. A Level II trauma center offers 24-hour care by general surgeons and provides orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine […]

Linden pays $575,000 to settle suit by Elizabeth men against municipal judge

LINDEN, NJ — Linden will pay $575,000 to two Elizabeth men who accused a municipal judge of depriving them due process rights by sentencing them to an “excessive” jail term. The settlement stems from a 2012 federal civil suit filed by cousins Wendell and Anthony Kirkland against the city and former municipal judge Louis DiLeo. The […]

Third Family Justice Center in N.J. opens in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — A new center in Elizabeth will streamline services for domestic violence victims throughout the county, helping them to navigate prosecution of their attackers or remove them from an abusive situation. The Family Justice Center, located in the newly constructed Union County Courthouse Cherry Street Annex, which opened Wednesday, Sept. 13, centralizes counseling, legal […]

Dead murder suspect identified 24 years after crime

ELIZABETH, NJ — Police have learned that a man they’ve been seeking for more than two decades in the murder of his girlfriend died the same week he is suspected of killing her. “This means this case is now closed,” Union County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Mark Spivey told LocalSource on Aug. 22. Fingerprints of an unidentified […]

Two men plead guilty to running $3 million drug ring

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two men caught with $3 million of heroin and running a distribution ring out of Union County that stretched throughout New Jersey and cities in other states have pleaded guilty in Elizabeth three years after their arrest, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced. William Camino, 38, and Yakin “Yaya” Bryant, 37, both of […]

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 […]

Center for Family Support volunteers make a difference

ELIZABETH, NJ — Volunteers from the Center for Family Support are setting an example for others. Adults with disabilities who attend the CFS Union Autism Day Program, have been volunteering at the Galilee Baptist Church, located on the Elizabeth-Newark border, for more than five years. Every Thursday, the group comes to the tiny church building, gathers […]

Activist residents seek non-partisan elections for the city of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — In an attempt to bring nonpartisan elections to the city of Elizabeth, a committee of five Elizabeth residents has introduced a Petition of Referendum for the General Election. The petition, prepared and executed in accordance with pertinent provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:69A-1 and N.J.S.A. 40:45-5, was brought forth to residents of the state’s fourth […]