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 […]

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 […]