Scary Stuff

RAHWAY — In Rahway, some residents can hardly wait to get dressed up for Halloween. The spooky holiday is just around the corner, and a variety of ghosts, ghouls and goblins are appearing all over Union County.

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 […]

Fire Safety

SPRINGFIELD — First-grader Mikey, from E.V. Walton Elementary School in Springfield, stops to smile with Springfield Firefighter Irwin Heinrich during an assembly on fire safety and prevention.

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 […]

Kean’s record shows school a long way from ‘world class’

UNION — These past few years have been difficult years for Kean University. Falling enrollment, $350 million of debt, a president that falsified his academic records, mismanaged federal aid, academic probation, NCAA suspensions, a lousy bond rating and a very costly satellite campus forged with China are all problems that have plagued the university. But […]

Remembering POW/MIAs

UNION COUNTY — From left: Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski, Vernell Wright and Bruce Bergen listen as Union County Undersheriff Vincent DeTrolio, a Vietnam Veteran, speaks during Union County’s annual remembrance ceremony honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action outside the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed each […]

Freedom Tower

At the base of the Freedom Tower are two reflecting pools, nearly an acre in size each, which represent the actual footprints of the Twin Towers. They are surrounded by Memorial Plaza and the entrance to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

A few new faces at prosecutor’s office show changes made

COUNTY NEWS – Although Acting Prosecutor Grace Park came aboard more than two months ago, little information has been forthcoming from this branch of government, nor has Park consented to interviews with the press. However, there have been changes. In May when Republican Gov. Chris Christie quietly replaced former prosecutor Ted Romankow, 70, who spent 11 […]

Slippin’ and slidin’

CLARK – The Clark Recreation Department’s summer camp program is winding down, but plenty of fun has been raging through the program, like tug of wars that involve hoses, opposite page, and slip n’ slides. The program ran most of the summer long and saw more than 1,000 registered campers enjoy outdoor activities like water […]

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