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7 hrs ago | The Alternative Press

Labor Day Blaze Tears Through Strip Mall in Westfield.

Westfield residents walked, ran, biked and drove to witness the scene of a multiple alarm blaze that tore through a strip mall on South Avenue this morning .

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Related Topix: Westfield, NJ, Fire, Roselle, NJ, Roselle Park, NJ

18 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Glimpse of History: Roselle businessman signed his way to success

ROSELLE - "Who knows without a sign?" That wasn't just Alexander Briggs Jr.'s business slogan, it was a motto for life.

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Related Topix: Roselle, NJ

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Alternative Press

Flash Flood and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Westfield Sunday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 5 p.m. and a flash flood warning in effect until 6:15 p.m. Sunday evening for Union County.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Hailstorm

TheAlternativePress.com

Fine Tune Your Writing Skills and Get an Edge on Your Competition...

As a significant communication skill in the workplace and otherwise, quality writing continues to be downplayed in lieu of such electronic efforts and texting and casual e-mailing.

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Related Topix: Cranford, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Four arrested on warrants in Watchung

Abdul H. Ward, 23, of Elizabeth was arrested during the course of a motor vehicle stop at 12:42 a.m. on Aug. 25, on Route 22 East and Park Avenue.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth, NJ, Watchung, NJ, Newark, NJ, Plainfield, NJ

Sat Aug 30, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Register Now for Fall 2014 Continuing Education Classes

CRANFORD The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College has posted the fall 2014 brochure online and registration is now open.

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Related Topix: Cranford, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Photos by Wolf Kretlow of Roselle on exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

A collection of photographs by Wolf Kretlow of Roselle is now on display at the Freeholders Gallery in Elizabeth.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Roselle, NJ, Elizabeth, NJ, New Jersey, Canada

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Jersey Journal

HazMat team finds no threat at Union County Courthouse Annex after worker reacts to...

Police, fire and HazMat teams responded to a report of a suspicious substance at the Union County Courthouse Friday evening.

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Related Topix: Fire

TheAlternativePress.com

Plainfield Man Charged in Aug. 22 Shooting Death of Rashawn Bryant

A Plainfield resident has been arrested and charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with a fatal shooting that took place last week following a verbal dispute over a game of dice, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Plainfield, NJ, New Brunswick, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Elizabeth man indicted for murder, sex assault of city woman

Richard Gill, 20, is charged with murder, felony murder and burglary in connection with the fatal weekend stabbing of Sharon Serball in her apartment.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Summit's Zachary Brooks honored for efforts to raise awareness of autism

Jack Brooks, on the left, gets a hug from his twin brother, Zachary. Jack was diagnosed with Autism when they were both three.

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Related Topix: Summit, NJ, Freehold, NJ

NJ.com

Shots fired outside Roselle nightclub

Roselle police said two gunshots were fired in the parking lot of Club Eden on St. George Avenue as people were leaving a rap concert early today.

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Related Topix: Roselle, NJ, Roselle Park, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Appeals court overturns Union man's 2009 rape conviction

A state appeals court ruled Bobby Perry failed to receive a fair trial for a 2009 rape charge because a judge wrongly denied a defense attorney's motion to admit evidence.

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The Jersey Journal

Union County Cub Scouts help donate supplies for New Jersey soldiers

Cub Scouts from Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp hold several of the items being sent to New Jersey soldiers serving overseas.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Watchung, NJ

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Jersey Roots: Requiem for a Jersey ratJersey Roots: Requiem for a...

Twenty years ago this month, a captain in the New Jersey SPCA went after a man who killed a rat and created a national sensation Jersey Roots: Requiem for a Jersey rat Twenty years ago this month, a captain in the New Jersey SPCA went after a man who killed a rat and created a national sensation Check out this story on app.com: ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Ocean County, NJ, Monmouth County, NJ, Hillside, NJ

The Alternative Press

Award-Winning Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Rank High in Latest Survey

All five of Union County's vocational-technical high schools have placed among the top public high schools in the latest nationwide survey.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Scotch Plains, NJ, Kean University

The Alternative Press

NJ Monthly: New Providence is Top Public High School in Union County

New Providence High School ranks among the best public schools in New Jersey, and is the top public high school in Union County, according to New Jersey Monthly's Top High Schools 2014 survey.

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Related Topix: New Providence, NJ, Ringwood, NJ, Standardized Testing, Education

NJ.com

State police ID Quinton fatal accident victim as Linden man

QUINTON TWP. - State police identified the motorcyclist killed during a collision on Route 49 as Jack Hash, 50, of Linden, Union County.

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Related Topix: Quinton, NJ, Linden, NJ

The Alternative Press

New Providence Council Makes Changes to Liquor Ordinance

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ Borough Council members discussed several possible changes to an existing and largely unpopular ordinance governing plenary retail liquor consumption licenses.

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Related Topix: New Providence, NJ

Patch.com

1 of 2 Winning Pick 6 Lottery Tickets Sold In Union County

One of the two winning Pick 6 Lottery Tickets was sold at County Farms in Berkeley Heights, while the second winning ticket was sold in Mercer County, according to nj.com .

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Related Topix: Lottery, Berkeley Heights, NJ

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