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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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

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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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Waldwick's new superintendent has aspirations for success

Just 20 days into his new post as superintendent of schools, Dr. Paul Casarico said he has aspirations of turning the district into "the absolute best that [it] can be."

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Related Topix: Waldwick, NJ, Education Etc., New Providence, NJ, Montville, NJ, Standardized Testing, Education

Clarks Hometown News Patriot

Plainfield man pleads guilty to heroin, weapons offenses

A Plainfield man is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

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Related Topix: Plainfield, NJ, State Prisons, Prison

The Jersey Journal

Mystic Vision Players announce auditions for musical 'Rent'

The Board of Directors of Mystic Vision Players will hold auditions for the musical 'Rent' with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Mystic, Jonathan Larson, Christian-Rock, Musical, Rahway, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Three years after Irene, Cranford officials say catastrophic flood could happen again

CRANFORD - On Aug. 27, 2011, water from the Rahway River surged onto Cranford's streets, flooding homes and businesses, causing millions of dollars in damage and forcing some residents to evacuate by boat.

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Related Topix: Cranford, NJ, Natural Disasters, Flood, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Irene, Garwood, NJ

Patch.com

Ex-N.J. State Trooper Sgt.'s Pension Reduced After Multiple Drunk Driving Accidents In Union County

After two separate drunk driving incidents in Union County in three years, a New Jersey State Trooper Sgt.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

The Jersey Journal

Paper Sculptures on exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery in Elizabeth

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present an exhibit of paper sculptures by Elizabeth artist Barbara Wallace in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located in the historic St. John's Parsonage at 633 Pearl St. in Elizabeth.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Canada, Painting, Arts, Kean University

The Jersey Journal

Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains begins construction on pool complex

Shackamaxon Country Club, in Scotch Plains, the nearly century-old private club located only 30 minutes from Manhattan in Union County, announces that construction has begun on a new, state-of-the-art pool complex.

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Related Topix: Scotch Plains, NJ

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Union County mayors, freeholders, officials accept the ALS ice bucket challenge

There were screams and shivers from some Union County officials recently as they broke out their cameras and dutifully accepted the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge."

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Related Topix: Rahway, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County and French's Food Group spend date at Yankee Stadium

One hundred members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County spent a day at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 21 and enjoyed a great day at the ball park, thanks to French's Food Group.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth, NJ, Roselle, NJ, Hillside, NJ, Union, NJ, Plainfield, NJ

Patch.com

Union County: Body Of Unidentified Woman Found In SUV

The body of an unidentified woman was found in a white SUV parked behind an Elizabeth AutoZone yesterday afternoon, according to nj.com .

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