Brangaccio to present pastels at Swain Galleries in May

PLAINFIELD — “Pastel Perspectives III” is part three of Nancy Brangaccio’s ongoing series of interior still life pastels. Her solo show at Swain Galleries opens May 2 and runs through May 30. Brangaccio is noted for her tight composition and the intense colors achievable with pastels. The artist aims for a very clear, elegant simplicity to […]

Two Plainfield men convicted of sexual assault of mentally disabled woman

PLAINFIELD — A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts against two Plainfield men who sexually assaulted a severely mentally disabled woman a little more than four years ago before leaving her outside in a snowstorm, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced. Edward Woodson, 34, and Marcal Campbell, 34, were convicted of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and […]

Man sentenced to 16 years for attack on police officer

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison for brutally attacking a police officer on a city street in 2012, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Feb. 4. Andre Henderson, who was 35 at the time of the attack, must serve at least 85 percent of […]

Plainfield woman sentenced to 87 months in prison for role as lookout, getaway driver in armed bank robberies

NEWARK — A Plainfield woman was sentenced to 87 months in prison for playing a role in three armed robberies of banks in Somerset and Middlesex counties, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Andrea Dorsey, 54, of Plainfield, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging her with three counts of bank robbery. McNulty imposed the sentence […]

Plainfield man sentenced to 21 years for violent sexual assault

PLAINFIELD — A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 21 years in state prison for a violent sexual assault that took place in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Edwin Chimilio-Calletano, 32, also will be under parole supervision for life, according to the terms imposed Friday morning by state Superior Court Judge Joseph Donohue. Following […]

State approves three additional school construction projects in Essex and Union counties

TRENTON –The Christie Administration yesterday announced the approval of five projects to be added to the New Jersey Schools Development Authority’s Capital Portfolio that will remedy the needs of students in some of the state’s neediest districts. The projects, approved at the Jan. 2, SDA Board of Directors Meeting, became part of the portfolio following […]

Homicide Task Force investigating Plainfield homicide

PLAINFIELD — A homicide in Plainfield is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. The victim, 25-year-old Rashad Daye of Green Brook, was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Several hours earlier, at approximately 5:33 a.m. Wednesday, a Plainfield police officer heard multiple gunshots fired in the area of […]