Union Catholic freshman awarded the Eldon M. Hammeke Scholarship

SCOTCH PLAINS –Union Catholic recently announced that Katrina Springer of Roselle Park has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Eldon M. Hammeke Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of Hammeke by his wife Grace, and is supported by the Knights of Columbus Summit Council #783, of which Mr. Hammeke was an active member. The award is […]

Roselle Park woman indicted on charges of arson, child endangerment

ROSELLE PARK — A Roselle Park woman accused earlier this year of setting fire to her apartment and leaving her 2-year-old daughter unattended inside has been indicted, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. Murlande Colin, 27, is charged with second-degree aggravated arson and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. The date was July 9 when […]

Eight charged, including two from Roselle Park, with participating in identity theft ring that stole $155,500

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced today that eight people, including a former bank teller, have been charged with participating in an identity theft ring that used account information stolen from customers of TD Bank to steal more than $150,000 at bank branch offices in New Jersey. The eighth defendant was arrested today. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Business finally shut down following violations

ROSELLE PARK — Early last week the borough shut down a fitness business that has been operating since November in direct violation of zoning laws. After residents complained for more than ten months about the owner of Easy Fitness with Jeannie on West Clay Avenue operating a business that directly violated the law and the […]

Roselle Park residents still question lack of zoning enforcement

ROSELLE PARK — Residents living in the West Clay Avenue area are fed up with town officials having allowed a fitness business to continue to operate since November despite receiving multiple summonses for being in violation of zoning laws since November. When LocalSource last reported on this situation in early April, residents were waiting for […]

Landing zone

ROSELLE PARK— At the Roselle Park Summer Camp, young residents were treated with a visit from State Troopers who arrived in style by landing a helicopter on the field in town. Campers were able to learn about State Troopers and tour the helicopter.