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NJ Airman killed in auto crash remembered by family and friends

RAHWAY — Services were held in Rahway for United States Air Force Airman Lamont Keith Cullars, 19, who died in an auto collision during the early morning of Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Authorities at Holloman Air Force…

Scutari talks pot & scandal on MSNBC

LINDEN — Sen. Nicholas Scutari provided insight about the investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal that has been dogging GOP Gov. Chris Christie during an interview on MSNBC that aired live on Saturday. Scutari also discussed his initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in…

Union County Joins In National Census Of Homeless Population

UNION COUNTY – Union County will once again participate in the national Point-in-Time Count of the Homeless, a national census of homeless persons that takes place each January. In Union County, it will be conducted from the night of Tuesday, Jan. 28 to Wednesday morning, Jan. 29.

North Plainfield Man Sentenced To 16 years For Shooting 5-Year-Old Plainfield Boy

Jose Rodriguez (Photo courtesy of the Union County Prosecutor's Office)

PLAINFIELD — A Somerset County man has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison for shooting a 5-year-old Plainfield boy in the face as he was walking home from school with his mother early last year, acting Union County…

Mapping a new course for Plainfield

PLAINFIELD — A newly elected chief executive is hoping to set a new course for one of the state’s most politically volatile communities. Mayor Adrian O. Mapp appointed Rick Smiley as acting city administrator and named Carl Riley as acting…

Holt near your home

STATE — Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) is holding a series of community offices in towns throughout central New Jersey. Members of Holt’s staff will be available to assist residents who are having problems with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the VA,…

Bank Donates To Central Jersey Food Banks

Stephany Kim, Unity Bank Edison Branch Assistant Relationship Manager, (left) presents a $1,400 check to Jackie Goedesky, President of St. James Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen. Unity Bank and its employees will donate a total of $21,000 to 15 food pantries in Central Jersey and Easton, Pa. this month, one service organization for each Unity branch. (Photo courtesy of Unity Bank)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Unity Bank and its employees will donate a total of $21,000 to 15 food pantries in Central Jersey and Easton, Pa. this month, one service organization for each Unity branch. The funds, which represent a 50 percent increase over the previous campaign, were donated by Unity Bank employees and matched by the bank as part of a special holiday community service project.

Raritan Valley Line To Introduce One-Seat Ride To Manhattan In March

An NJ Transit train at Plainfield Station (Photo credit: Adam E. Moreira)

STATE — NJ Transit will roll out a morning off-peak, one-seat ride on to New York’s Penn Station on the Raritan Valley Line starting March 2, 2014, the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition and the One-Seat Ride Coalition announced Monday.