Thursday, January 31, 2013
Dayton unable to stop Summit's slow 4th quarter point creep, lose 46 - 41.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Merck, which has its headquarters in Summit, helped out first responders after Sandy so they could continue helping the residents in Union County.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A car was rear-ended making a left turn from the westbound lane of River Road.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Two people were hospitalized in an accident on River Road near Butler Parkway in Summit last night around 9 p.m. According to a report, a west-bound car was rear-ended on River Road as it stopped to make a left turn. The driver of one car and the passenger of the other car were taken to Overlook Medical Center by the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad to be treated for their injuries. "The driver of the second car declined medical attention," said John Staunton of the first aid squad.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The 1 AM crash on Route 78 left Viola Jefferson of Roselle Park in critical condition.
An early-morning crash on Route 78 near the Springfield/Summit border has left a motorcyclist in critical condition. The incident occured around 1 AM near mile marker 47.2 on Route 78, said Sgt. Brian Polite, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. A blue BMW driven by Kam Li, 22, of Bedminster was traveling westbound alongside a black Suzuki motorcycle driven by Viola Jefferson, 32, of Roselle Park. "The BMW is in the right line, the Suzuki in the center lane, both traveling westbound," said Polite, noting that the information is based off of a preliminary investigation. "It seems that [Jefferson] made an abrupt lane change into the right lane, into the path of travel of the BMW." As a result, BMW struck the rear of the motorcycle…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Area real estate agents say gated communities are scarce if that's his wish.
Is Tim Tebow trying to take Mark Sanchez's job and invade his neighborhood? That's what some were saying when a report surfaced over the weekend that the newest New York Jet was looking at a home in the gated community at the upscale Trump National Golf Club community in Bedminister. It also happens to contain the residence of the team's current starting quarterback. It's not hard to see why some were doing a double-take. After all, the most highly publicized backup quarterback ever has not only been getting all of the media attention, but that comes right after Sanchez signed a three-year contract extension. Many fans believe he's here to take Sanchez's job. But now his house? Then again, Tebow's options may be limited, according to area …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Union County Freeholders pull the plug on MusicFest, saving at least 42 county employees from being laid off. From police reports to council decisions, here's a look at the top news for the last week
Faced with at least 42 layoffs and the possibility of additional job cuts, county officials decided to cancel the annual MusicFest held in Clark's Oak Ridge Park."A consensus was reached by the Freeholder Board (March 8) following numerous fiscal committee meetings, union negotiations and departmental meetings," the press release stated. The Board also canceled the Union County Rhythm and Blues by the Brook. County officials say the cuts will save approximately $1.2 million. In other news around the county: BERKELEY HEIGHTS On Saturday, March 11, Berkeley Heights Police Officers responded Ralph Pl., Branko Rd. and Ridge Dr. to investigate three separate residential burglaries. Investigations revealed all three residences were forcibly …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The exhibit will be on display through April 13 at the Freeholders Gallery on the sixth floor of the Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth. Viewing hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
From Whitney Houston's burial to school-sid figures and other news, here's a glimpse at the past week in local news.
Clark Clark Council passed a resolution on Tuesday night authorizing a letter to State Senators and Assemblymembers asking for their assistance in a massive lawsuit that Clark, Garwood and more than 80 other towns in New Jersey are facing. According to Township Attorney Joseph Triarsi, in 2005 the NJ Department of Environmental Protection filed a suit alleging that three companies involved inNewark’s Diamond Shamrock plant were responsible for polluting Newark Bay with cancer-causing dioxins and other chemicals. Triarsi says three years ago the defendants decided to broaden the scope of the litigation and claim that all the agencies, communities, corporations and businesses that discharge their sewerage into the Passaic River Basin are …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Patch's weekly wrap-up of news from around the county captures what your friends and neighbors are talking about.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS/MOUNTAINSIDE On a routine patrol through the Watchung Reservation on Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., a Union County police officer spotted an empty alarm-company truck parked near Surprise Lake in the Watchung Reservation. The truck was open, with the driver's personal belongings in full view. Almost three hours later, when the driver had not returned, three officers and the Canine Unit of the Union County Sheriff's department began a search for the driver, who emerged from the woods at 9:30 p.m. stating that he had gone for a walk and got lost in the dark. False alarm. Officer Ed Ammerlaan, an 18-year veteran with the Berkeley Heights Police Department, was officially promoted to the rank of Sergeant at the Berkeley Heights …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Elections, Veterans Day, big sports wins dominate the story in towns across Union County
Berkeley Heights Jeanne Kingsley, a 15-year resident of the town with a long list of experience working in finance, and incumbent Robert "Bob" Woodruff, former mayor of Berkeley Heights, were both elected Tuesday to fill the two open seats on the Berkeley Heights Township Council, defeating Democrats Stephen Yellin and Jamie Divine Cadavid. Kingsley finished with 1,494 votes, while Woodruff garnered 1,459 votes. Yellin received 819 and Divine Cadavid 569 votes. Woodruff said during his tenure as Mayor and in his current Council position, he has worked productively for the Township’s citizens and feels that his vast experience is important at this time. “These difficult times require steady stewardship from those entrusted with governance…