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Hillside police investigate stabbing

Hillside detectives are investigating the stabbing of an 18-year-old male who was transported to a hospital by bystanders Lt. Vincent Ricciardi said Newark Beth Israel Medical Center called police around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday night with a report of a patient in the emergency…

Wardlaw-Hartridge soccer star trains at Real Madrid Academy

Diogo Ferreira of Hillside, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime, a dream for any young soccer player who aspires to play at the professional level. The Wardlaw-Hartridge soccer standout was invited to…

Fugitive arrested and returned for sex crime

ELIZABETH – A man has been returned to New Jersey after he fled the country during deliberations that resulted in a jury convicting him of sex crimes against a young boy. Union County prosecutors say 47-year-old Nikolaos Katogiritis was tracked to the Dominican Republic…

Lesniak wants Christie to restore food funding for poor

TRENTON — Senator Raymond Lesniak has introduced a resolution directing Governor Chris Christie to tap unused energy funds to prevent the loss of food aid to the needy, a move that would protect them from having food stamps cut by…

Hillside recruit completes U.S. Navy basic training

(FHTNC)–Navy Seaman Recruit Najee J. Etchison, son of Gene E. Etchison of Irvington and Diane M. Etchison of Hillside, recently completed basic training at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Etchison completed a variety…

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…

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…

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.…

Primp Your Pit Bull

HILLSIDE – This August, People for Animals plans to spay/neuter 250 Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs for residents of New Jersey for a special $20 rate, which includes a free doggie nail trim, during PetSmart Charities® annual “Primp Your Pit” campaign.…