Northfield Bank Foundation donates $10,000 to Union County College Foundation for scholarships

CRANFORD – In support of scholarships for students, the Union County College Foundation was awarded $10,000 recently from the Northfield Bank Foundation to establish the Northfield Bank Annual Scholarship. The funds will be used to award five $2,000 scholarships in the 2013-2014 academic year to full-time students who reside in the Northfield Bank service area. Those communities are […]

Former Linden Mayor Gregorio, 87, dies

LINDEN – Former Democrat mayor John Gregorio, 87, infamous for serving 10 terms, died last week and was buried Monday. Gregorio, who served the blue-collar city for a total of 33 years, 31 as mayor, died of natural causes at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, following a political career that often was tainted with scandal. Although […]

Merck recognized as major contributor to RWJUH Rahway

RAHWAY — Merck & Co., Inc. and The Merck Company Foundation have forged a special partnership with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. They have been major contributors to the Emergency Department Expansion, 3C Renovation project, staffing and training for the new Cardiac Cath Lab, training and staffing for the Best Practice Staff Education Project, […]

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 […]

Edison Man arrested for calling 9-1-1 for a taxi

LINDEN –On Oct. 24, at 3:20 a.m., police responded to the Exxon station, 11 E. Edgar Rd., Linden, on a report of a dispute involving a taxi driver. Officers spoke to the taxi driver, age 35, who told them that he was hired to drive Nedeski to Edison. During the ride, Nedeski allegedly refused to […]

Elizabeth man found guilty of 2004 sexual assaults

ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two female acquaintances six months apart in 2004, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday. A Union County jury deliberated for more than two full days following a three-week trial before finding Clarence Beckett, 33, guilty of two charges of second-degree sexual […]

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