Arrest made in shooting of off-duty South Plainfield police officer in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — A Newark man has been arrested and charged with shooting an off-duty police officer during a suspected attempted robbery outside an Elizabeth nightclub earlier this month, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced Friday. Taquan Ward, 21, was arrested without incident Friday morning in Newark and charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, second-degree possession of a […]

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 […]

Union County Vocational plans West Hall expansion

SCOTCH PLAINS — Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter, and Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski and Vernell Wright recently joined Union County Vocational Technical Schools Superintendent Peter Capodice and Vo Tech Schools Business Administrator Sue Anne Marcello in holding up a blueprint for the planned expansion of the West Hall building at the Union County Vocational Technical Schools […]

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 […]

Bumiller honored as Youth Volunteer of the Year

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA has announced Kathryn “Kacie” Bumiller was honored as Youth Volunteer of the Year at the 2013 New Jersey YMCA State Alliance Dinner for Volunteer Recognition on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg for her volunteer dedication at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located in Scotch Plains. […]

YMCA plans Open House for Oct. 20

SCOTCH PLAINS — Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located at 1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains invites the community to join them on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a family fun-filled afternoon. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. As part of the Open House, visitors will be able to see the […]

Library to hold career advice seminar on Oct. 7

MOUNTAINSIDE — The Scotch Plains and Mountainside Public Libraries’ Career Networking Group presents “Are you working for free? Don’t be taken advantage of: become a smart job seeker and learn your rights” on Monday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mountainside Public Library. The plot of the The Internship, a recent comedy film […]