Scotch Plains

Demand for blood donations prompts action

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Union County men among Genovese organized crime family members arrested

Vito Alberti, 55, of New Providence, and Jerry J. Albanese, 47, of Scotch Plains, were among seven men who were arrested early this morning as alleged members and associates of the New York-based Genovese organized crime family. Vincent P. Coppola, 37, of Union,…

Seeking blood donors

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Blood drives scheduled

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Hike through history this fall

What would it be like to retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…

Christie nominated three Union County residents as Superior Court judges

STATE – Governor Chris Christie selected three Union County residents for appointment as Superior Court judges, John M. Deitch of Fanwood, plus Theresa E. Mullen and Candido Rodriguez, both of Scotch Plains. Deitch, a partner in the Morristown law firm Coughlin Duffy, has represented utilities companies and assisted in…

Top ranked chess player killed by his father in murder suicide

An internationally ranked 11-year-old chess player was killed by his father in an apparent murder suicide, according to Union County authorities. Authorities say Jens Elberling, 48, shot and killed his son, Thomas, with a rifle late last week and then…

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…