Piscataway man convicted of Plainfield burglary

ELIZABETH — A Middlesex County man has been convicted of a burglary charge in connection with a 2011 incident in which a Plainfield resident walked in on the crime in progress, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said yesterday. A Union County jury last week took 23 minutes to find Henry Tukes, 42, of Piscataway, […]

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 […]

Plainfield-based gang allegedly supported the enterprise with murder, extortion, plots to kill witnesses and a law enforcement officer

NEWARK – Three former leaders of a New Jersey branch of the violent international street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha” – including its founding member – are charged with racketeering and murder in an indictment that also charges 11 other alleged members of the gang with related crimes, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced yesterday. Santos […]

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Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

Healthy, wealthy and wise in Union County

Individual health departments are becoming a rarity as communities look for shared savings

There was a time when towns in Union County had their own local health departments, but those days are coming to an end. Now municipalities are looking at whether the health needs of their community can be handled just as well by a regional health department. Increasing state-mandated services, reduced state aid, and the high […]

Letters to Santa show lasting effects of Sandy, economy

Santa Claus gets lots of letters, especially from kids in Union County. And there were countless letters this year that Santa’s elves shared with LocalSource, with many mentioning superstorm Sandy. Although taking this major storm in stride, most kids expressed concern that next time a hurricane hits, they would like their families to be better […]

‘Power struggle’ in Union County

Four municipal employees may face penalties for using public generators for personal needs

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is looking into exactly how many county employees helped themselves to generators immediately following superstorm Sandy. County sources with knowledge of how this unfolded confirmed Monday that there were four public works employees in addition to “at least” one person in the public safety department that took home generators for […]