Alleged serial bank robber arrested after morning robbery in Colonia

NEWARK — A man allegedly responsible for a three-county New Jersey bank robbery spree faces a federal charge today following his arrest yesterday, after the rush hour robbery of a Rahway Savings Institute in Colonia, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Jason Novello, 35, of Elizabeth, is charged by complaint with one count of bank robbery […]

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA to welcome Sen. Booker for Martin Luther King Day of Service

SCOTCH PLAINS — Sen. Cory Booker will join teen volunteers at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA in preparing a meal for the Plainfield Area YMCA Emergency Housing Department on Monday, Jan. 20 at 3:30 p.m. The activity is part of Fanwood-Scotch Plains’ MLK Day of Service where the community comes together to give back. The YMCA is […]

Fanwood man taken into custody after allegedly firing weapon at police during standoff

FANWOOD — A Fanwood man who allegedly fired shots at police during a nearly eight-hour overnight standoff was arrested Saturday, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park. John Antonucci, 49, is expected to face multiple weapons charges and other offenses when he is formally charged. Fanwood police were called to a residential property on Locust Avenue […]

Remains of Cranford homicide victim found in Newark

UNION – A woman’s dismembered body found in Newark Sunday, Oct 27, was officially identified by police authorities as the slain body of homicide victim April Wyckoff, 43, from Cranford. “Human remains recovered in Newark on Sunday have been identified as belonging to the Cranford woman who was the victim of a homicide in Union Township […]

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 […]

Bumiller honored as Youth Volunteer of the Year

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA has announced Kathryn “Kacie” Bumiller was honored as Youth Volunteer of the Year at the 2013 New Jersey YMCA State Alliance Dinner for Volunteer Recognition on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg for her volunteer dedication at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located in Scotch Plains. […]

YMCA plans Open House for Oct. 20

SCOTCH PLAINS — Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located at 1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains invites the community to join them on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a family fun-filled afternoon. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. As part of the Open House, visitors will be able to see the […]

Public invited to view movie at Fanwood Presbyterian Church

FANWOOD — Join with the congregation as they view the documentary “I Am” on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. which will be shown on the big screen in the sanctuary of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, located at 74 South Martine Ave. This powerful film combines beautiful footage., animation and in-depth interviews with prominent philosophers, […]