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 […]

Troop 85 in Union has big plans for new Boy Scouts

UNION — What is your son doing this year? He could be camping, swimming, hiking, building a rocket, tying a knot, building a campfire, learning life skills and first aid, pitching a tent, making a friend and helping the community. He could do just about anything he wants in scouting. Troop 85 meets every Thursday during […]

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 […]

Police charge male suspect with murder of Cranford woman

Police charge male suspect with murder of Cranford woman

  UNION – The Union County Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit combed the wooded area at the end of Walton Avenue late this morning, searching for the body of Cranford resident April Wyckoff, who authorities say was murdered by her Mercer Avenue boyfriend. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office said Matthew Ballister, 43, has been charged with Wyckoff’s murder […]

Military Park to be named in honor of local hero

UNION – Thanks to a partnership between the township and the Veteran’s Alliance Committee, a long awaited war memorial befitting the bravery and valor of all Union servicemen and women is coming to fruition. The park, Tom Mahoney Military Park, is being built on a plot of township-owned land on Chestnut Street, just down the […]

Elizabeth man charged with vehicular homicide, DWI for accident that killed FDNY firefighter

UNION — An Elizabeth man has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated, and other offenses in connection with an accident that killed a New York City firefighter Friday morning, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park has announced. John W. Monteverde, a Queens resident and 56-year-old FDNY veteran with more than three […]

Saint Barnabas to present Hip and Knee Pain seminar at library

UNION — The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center will present a free Joint Replacement Seminar on Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave., Union. The discussion will include the myriad of treatment options available to address hip and knee pain up to and including joint replacement therapy. Primary […]

Vehicle slams telephone pole

UNION — Residents in Union stared in amazement on Monday, as a pickup truck crashed into a telephone pole on Stuyvesant Avenue, causing live power wires to dangle into the road and sparks to fly. The street was closed for the better part of the day and residents and businesses experienced brief power outages as PSE&G […]

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