Plainfield public safety rally aims to find solutions

PLAINFIELD, NJ — On Friday, July 8, a public safety rally was held at 7 p.m. in response to the recent shootings in the city. The rally was titled, “Finding Solutions” and it was arranged by Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp. Other attendees included Public Safety Director Carl Riley, representatives of Plainfield’s educators and representatives from […]

Eight arrested, $500,000 in narcotics seized as result of investigation

ELIZABETH, NJ — Eight people have been arrested and large quantities of illegal narcotics and cash have been seized as the result of an intensive and fast-moving investigation into drug trafficking in the area, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced. Several search warrants executed in multiple towns Friday night resulted in the seizure of approximately […]

Plainfield man sentenced to 40 years for killing his mother

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison for beating his mother to death in the home they shared a little more than three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced. John Quackenbush, 47, was sentenced Friday morning by state Superior Court Judge Regina Caulfield. In February […]

Habitat for Humanity to hold a five-home dedication ceremony in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield and Middlesex County invites the public to join their dedication ceremony for the completion of five new single-family homes on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at 908 West Seventh Street in Plainfield. The project — Habitat Village at West 7th Street — is Habitat of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County’s largest effort to date. The five new […]

Local organ donation organization saves lives

PLAINFIELD, NJ — In 2012, Plainfield resident Keath Gerald got more than he bargained for when he met with his doctor for a precautionary appointment. Gerald’s swollen ankles, along with the water weight he’d been putting on, led him to believe there was something wrong with his body, but he wasn’t sure what. After the visit, […]

Union County board of education results

* – Indicates election winners All information according to the Union County clerk’s office   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, VOTE FOR TWO Robert Cianciulli – 867 (27.51%) *Christine Reilly – 1,376 (43.65%) *Doug Reinstein – 899 (28.52%) Write-in – 54 (.18%)   CLARK, VOTE FOR THREE *Scott Bohm – 991 (25.12%) *Robert Smorol, Jr. – 983 (24.92%) […]

Plainfield man federally charged with robbing one bank and attempting to rob another in Linden

NEWARK — A Union County man who allegedly robbed one bank and attempted to rob another at gunpoint has been charged federally, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Marlon Peek, 39, of Plainfield, has been charged by complaint with one count of bank robbery, one count of attempted bank robbery, and one count of using and brandishing a firearm […]