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 […]

Haunted House coming to Hillside Community Center

HILLSIDE — Hillside has announced that Buie Community Center will host a Haunted House on Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for all Hillside children. The center is located at 274 Hillside Ave. Children are asked to come in costume. Questions can be directed to Barbara at the Hillside Recreation Department at 973-926-2219

Boys & Girls Clubs brings back Monte Carlo Night due to popular demand

UNION – On Friday, October 25, 2013, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Gran Centurions in Clark, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County will honor Mayor J. Christian Bollwage – City of Elizabeth, Timothy Williams – Elizabethtown Gas, and Altria Group. Presentation of these prestigious awards will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior […]

Cranford, Hillside and Clark police cooperate during investigation integral to bank robbery arrest

UNION COUNTY — A Newark man and his girlfriend have been arrested and charged in federal court in connection with an armed robbery of Garden State Community Bank located at 310 North Avenue East in Cranford last month. At 1:42 p.m. on August 10, Cranford Police responded to an activated alarm and discovered that the […]

Hillside Public Library still closed due to flooding

HILLSIDE — Hillside Public Library closed Wednesday, Aug. 28, due to a flash flood. The library has been cleaned up, but the repairs are extensive and no clear date has been set for reopening. It will not be open until at least some time in October. Until then, the public libraries in Elizabeth, Roselle and […]

More than a dozen picket outside DeFilippo’s ‘office’

County Watchdog helps create ‘news,’ covers event as reporter

HILLSIDE — A group masquerading as concerned taxpayers of Hillside picketed in front of Union County Improvement Authority Executive Director Charlotte DeFilippo’s house last week, chanting and carrying signs protesting that she will be paid $600 a day until Aug. 1. Less than 15 picketers ended up walking back and forth in front of and […]

‘Spanking’ incident blown out of proportion, says super

HILLSIDE — Tuesday the board of education will meet again to discuss the future of high school principal Lee McCaskill, 56, who is in hot water for swatting a female student on her backside in jest. Although initial media reports said the high school principal had “spanked” the female student in his office after reprimanding […]