Union County

“Union county is located in northeast New Jersey. Union county has 102.85 square miles of land area and 2.55 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Union county population is 536,499, which has grown 2.67% since 2000.” USA.com

TRENTON  An Elizabeth man with felony convictions in Union County and in New York State admitted Tuesday to being in possession of firearms even though he was barred from doing so because of his criminal record, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Daniel …

Thomas Tucker, 81, has been missing since March 24, 2017. (Courtesy Plainfield PD) PLAINFIELD — The body of an 81-year-old city man who went missing in late March has been found in the Watchung Reservation, according to Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley. Thomas Tucker, who …

ELIZABETH — A man was shot at least twice near South Park and Sixth streets in Elizabeth on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The gunfire broke out at 1:55 p.m., and the victim was brought to University Hospital in stable condition, Capt. Andrew King said. No one …

PLAINFIELD — The city’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection system alerted police to a shooting around midnight on Tuesday, and they then found a man walking while injured, according to Police Director Carl Riley. Riley said it was about midnight when patrol units responded to the 300 block …

ELIZABETH — A lawyer for accused bomber Ahmad Kahn Rahimi will argue in court Monday for dismissal of the charges filed after the shootout with Linden police who captured the suspected terrorist. Superior Court Judge Regina Caulfield will hear Rahimi’s lawyer, Deputy Public Defender Peter Liguori, make …

UNION — A serious crash on Interstate 78 west has closed the express lanes on Monday morning, according to officials. The crash took place in Union near milepost 52, State Police said. Motorists are warned to expect delays and to plan an alternate route.  Traffic is being diverted …

Giuliana Vargas, a student at Joseph Battin School 4, decorates a ran barrel for the school’s new green space. ELIZABETH — On May 2 students at Joseph Battin School 4 made good on a commitment to be more eco-friendly by creating a green space at school …

HILLSIDE — Until Lashonda Burgess saw a female police officer handle a disturbance in her grandmother’s apartment building in Newark, she didn’t know women could be cops. Burgess, now 43, said she was around 11 years old when she encountered the officer and realized female cops could be both tough and …

HILLSIDE — The ShopRite on Route 22 West in Hillside has recalled all store-made ground beef produced and sold Friday, citing possible metal fragments in the meat. The store is recalling regular-size packages of 80, 85 and 93 percent lean ground beef, as well as 80 and …

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