Roselle

$1.5 million unemployment fraudster lands years in state prison

TRENTON – A Georgia woman indicted in 2012 for her part in a scheme to steal $1.5 million in unemployment benefits from the State of New Jersey was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison. Monique Valentine, 35, formerly…

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…

Attempted murder & weapons charges filed against teenager

LINDEN —  Juvenile complaints for attempted murder and two weapons offenses have been filed against a Roselle teenager in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured a man that took place in Linden earlier this year, according to law enforcement officials.…

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…

Pop Warner physicals due by July 31

All football players and cheerleaders must have completed a physical by July 31 to be eligible to practice and to receive equipment from Roselle Pop Warner. Due to new policies implemented by North Jersey Pop Warner, the organization now requires all those…

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,…

Drive-in movie night July 29

UNION COUNTY — Jurassic Park will be the feature film on July 29 at drive-in movie night at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. Jurassic Park will begin at dusk as part of “Family Fun and Flix” – a…

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.…