Plainfield

Two Plainfield police face official misconduct, conspiracy & theft charges

A Union County grand jury returned a 39-count indictment against two Plainfield Police Division officials accused of stealing a combined total of more than $11,000 by repeatedly filing fraudulent timesheets for overtime and extra-duty work shifts, said Union County Prosecutor Grace…

Plainfield man pleads guilty to heroin, weapons offenses

UNION COUNTY — A Plainfield man is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday. Rafiq Grundy, 35, pleaded guilty before…

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…

Alleged shooter arrested and charged

A Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with shooting a city resident outside of a downtown nightclub last month, according to Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park. Tywan Cobb, 33, of North Avenue in Plainfield is charged with first-degree…

Mosquito spraying scheduled

Mosquito control spraying is scheduled for Friday, July 11 between 7pm and 12am, weather permitting, in the following locations: Berkeley Hts. – DPW Yard, Eaton Ct. Area, Shadow La., Euclid Ave., Mt. Carmel Area, Wren Ct., Sycamore Ave. Clark – Frances Dr., Feather Bed La.…

Dispatcher Training Made Available to Job Seekers

UNION COUNTY — The John H. Stamler Police Academy is pleased to announce a special alternate route course option for individuals with no prior experience who are interested in becoming trained as 9-1-1 dispatchers. The required nine days of training,…

Union County boasts five drug busts from three investigations

UNION COUNTY — Three separate investigations into drug sales in Plainfield and Roselle have culminated in five arrests, dozens of criminal charges, and the recovery of two handguns and tens of thousands of dollars in cash and narcotics, including large sums…

Plainfield man indicted for Dawud Hicks’ homicide

UNION COUNTY — A grand jury has returned an indictment against a Plainfield man charged with being responsible for a fatal shooting that took place last year, according to Prosecutor Grace H. Park. Lavarr Nowell, 22, was indicted on charges including…

Summer Savings Special for Rides at Watchung Stable in Mountainside

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MOUNTAINSIDE – Summer is here and Union County’s Watchung Stable is offering a “Summer Saving Special” for all Union County residents from July 6 through July 28. For every public trail ride purchased by a Union County resident during the…