Elizabeth man found guilty of 2004 sexual assaults

ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two female acquaintances six months apart in 2004, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday. A Union County jury deliberated for more than two full days following a three-week trial before finding Clarence Beckett, 33, guilty of two charges of second-degree sexual […]

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 […]

Benedictine Academy hosts CSI Contest for local elementary schools

  ELIZABETH — The Benedictine Academy CSI Science Contest held at the all-female Catholic secondary school on Saturday, Oct. 5 brought together a total of eight teams from four area elementary schools. The forty-eight young student participants spent several hours investigating a staged “crime” and then attempted to solve the mystery surrounding it based upon […]

Roselle man charged with posing as owner of foreclosed homes in order to rent them to tenants

ROSELLE — A Roselle man is charged with posing as the owner of two foreclosed borough homes in order to rent them to tenants, then collecting thousands of dollars in rent payments during the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced yesterday. Barton K. Hodge, 37, is charged with […]

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 […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ volleyball team sparked by efforts of returning starter Fleming

Roselle Catholic’s Union County Tournament championship season has been more painful for girls’ volleyball standout senior Briana Fleming than any other Lion. A returning starter, Fleming suffered a partial team of the anterior crucial ligament of her right knee on the second day of tryouts in August, she said. Fleming hoped, planned and worked to return […]

RC girls’ volleyball 1 win away from playing for state title; Lions will face IHA in Friday’s Non-Public semifinals

The championship match is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at William Paterson

The Roselle Catholic girls’ volleyball team is one win away from a chance to play for a state championship. Roselle Catholic advanced to the semifinals of the NJSIAA’s Non-Public tournament with a three-game victory against Paul VI of Haddonfield in The Lions’ Den on Tuesday. After dropping the first game 25-17, RC rebounded to win the […]

Union County encourages Hurricane Sandy preparedness

With Hurricane Sandy still on track to hit the Union County area by Monday, Oct. 26, the Freeholder Board is urging residents to take steps to prepare this weekend. The freeholder board is reminding County residents that basic steps can be taken to be prepared for the storm,  including stocking up on a few days’ […]