Police Discover Shooting Victim’s Body

ELIZABETH – Police found the body of a 26-year-old Roselle man inside a car near the corner of Reid and East Grand streets on Jan. 8.  He is the second homicide victim in Elizabeth this year, according to the Union…

Edison Police Investigate Child Luring Attempt

EDISON – Police are investigating a child luring attempt that took place last week on Grove Avenue. An 11-year-old girl was walking by herself from the library on the afternoon of Jan. 6. She was on the grass of St.…

Homeless Man Charged In Fatal Fire

ELIZABETH – A 19-year-old homeless admitted setting a fire that lead to the death of a city firefighter earlier this month. Emilio Vasquez has been charged with arson and felony homicide, but a not guilty plea was entered on his…

College Degree Is Cause For Extra Celebration

ELIZABETH—When Thomas Frazier graduated from Rowan University’s College of Communications in December, there was cause for a little more celebration than usual. Frazier is the first member of Community Access Unlimited to graduate from a four-year college program in the…

Cold Weather Safety Tips From Hospital Physicians

ELIZABETH—The Emergency Department physicians of Trinitas Regional Medical Center offer the following suggestions for being safe during severe cold weather. There are big health risks to infants, the elderly, travelers and pets when the temperature drops to freezing and below;…

Changes To NJ STARS Will Affect 2009 High School Graduates

TRENTON—Recently, Gov. Jon Corzine and the New Jersey State Legislature revised the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Rewards Scholarship (NJ STARS) and NJ STARS II scholarship programs to ensure their long-term viability. Students graduating high school in 2009 in the…

Bell Is Setting The UCC Lady Owls’ Sights High

By Jim Whelan Legendary coach Bob Hurley of St. Anthony’s in Jersey City is often asked why he does not move up to the college ranks.  He always replies, “I am a high school coach.”  Union County College women’s basketball…

Fundraiser To Help Sick Clark Boy

CLARK – P.B.A. Local #125 and American Legion Post #328 will host a benefit for 4-year-old Clark resident Jason Greenbush on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Arthur L. Johnson High School on Westfield Avenue. Greenbush…

Giving Back To The Community

  Giving Back To The Community—Waliyy Dixon, a 1992 Linden High School All State Basketball honoree and a Street and Smith Magazine All American H.S. Basketball Player, came home to Linden on Jan. 3, to sponsor a free basketball skills…