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 […]

Historic Levi Cory House in Mountainside has new date for move

MOUNTAINSIDE – Finally, after two postponements, Mountainside’s historic Levi Cory House will be moved on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 2. Necessary work will be completed to reinforce a section of the framing and chimney so that the 200-year old structure can be ready for the journey. The house has been placed on “cribbing” suspending […]

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 […]

Library to hold career advice seminar on Oct. 7

MOUNTAINSIDE — The Scotch Plains and Mountainside Public Libraries’ Career Networking Group presents “Are you working for free? Don’t be taken advantage of: become a smart job seeker and learn your rights” on Monday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mountainside Public Library. The plot of the The Internship, a recent comedy film […]

Hetfield House to hold annual fall Mum and Plant Sale

MOUNTAINSIDE – Mountainside’s Historic Restoration Committee is hosting its Annual Fall Mum & Plant sale at the Historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House. This year’s sale will take place from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies last. The Committee’s plant experts travel to the grower and hand-select […]

Property Manager from Mountainside admits role in multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud

CAMDEN — A property manager and a straw purchaser have admitted their roles in a scheme to defraud financial institutions as part of a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on over-developed condominiums in the Wildwood area, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Thursday. Paul Watterson, 53, […]