Elizabeth

Three charged in connection with Elizabeth robberies

Three people have been charged in connection with two robberies occurring approximately 75 minutes and a block apart in Elizabeth last week, including one incident in which the victim was shot on the platform of the downtown NJ Transit train…

Lesniak opposing Christie’s retreat from climate change action

STATE — Sen. Raymond Lesniak has submitted a statement opposing Gov. Chris Christie’s efforts to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a 10-state compact that employs market-based regulations to limit harmful carbon dioxide emissions. Lesniak’s statement was sent…

Mayors predict worsening income inequality

The US Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release a new report that documents the gradual but dramatic shift, over the past 40 years, of income distribution in the US in favor of upper-income households. The report examines the growing economic…

Interfaith gathering discussing the Golden Rule and welfare

UNION COUNTY – The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Committee Council will host a ‘Day of Prayer’ event Thursday, Sept. 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Westfield, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The council, comprised of 40 congregations and community-based…

Nine-time convict sentenced to 30 years for brutal slaying

ELIZABETH — An city man was sentenced to 30 years in state prison for the brutal slaying a 92-year-old woman in her home during a 2012 robbery, under a sentenced handed down Friday afternoon by state Superior Court Judge Frederic R. McDaniel. Daniel Rios,…

Berkeley College honors two local graduates

The Berkeley College School of Health Studies recently conducted a ceremony to honor graduates entering the fields of nursing, patient care technology, surgical processing and surgical technology, including two Union County residents who received pins. “You are entering a very dynamic field.…

EPA provides $60,000 grant to build trail to Elizabeth River

ELIZABETH — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing a $60,000 grant to Groundwork Elizabeth to build a trail within the Elizabeth River Greenway that will improve access to the Elizabeth River. The funding is part of the EPA’s Urban…

Sheriff Ralph Froehlich will lie in state Sunday

UNION COUNTY — The body of Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, who died Sunday night after a period of illness, will lie in state at the Union County Court House Rotunda from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. The building is located at 2…

Authorities announce child porn round-up

STATE — Two local men were among 14 charged in a second round of arrests resulting from a joint operation by the Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that has targeted offenders in New Jersey who used a file-sharing…

Westfield man charged with kidnapping, attempted rape and assault

ROSELLE — A woman who went to an auto shop to check on a car repair was allegedly held against her will and assaulted for several hours before being rescued, said Union County Prosecutor Grace Park and Roselle Police Chief Gerard Orlando,…