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 […]

CAU member showcases art at Elizabeth headquarters

CAU member showcases art at Elizabeth headquarters

ELIZABETH, NJ — An Elizabeth man is making a name for himself in the art world, and now his work has been selected by Community Access Unlimited to grace the walls of its new facility on West Grand Street. CAU is an Elizabeth-based organization that provides support services for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental […]

CFSNJ names Elizabeth man Employee of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth resident Wilfred Wainaina, a direct support professional at the Union Autism Day Program, has been chosen as the 2016 New Jersey Center for Family Support Employee of the Year. Nominated by his direct supervisor, Wainaina was chosen from a pool of more than 250 of his peers. CFSNJ, located in Paramus, is […]

Substitute teacher is charged with sexual assault

ELIZABETH, NJ — A substitute teacher at an Elizabeth middle school has been arrested and charged with engaging in a sexual relationship with a student, according to a June 23 press release issued by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park. “Nataly Lopez, 27, of School No. 3, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual […]