Former EFD inspector awarded $1 million in suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former city of Elizabeth fire inspector has been awarded more than $1 million resulting from a lawsuit filed against the city, the Elizabeth Fire Department and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. Also named in the suit is Fire Director Onofrio Vitullo, Fire Chief Edward Sisk, acting Fire Chief Thomas McNamara and Fire […]

Roselle senior group locked out of community center

ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Active Seniors group has been, literally, locked out of the Amalfe Community Center, where members have been meeting for more than 30 years. According to the borough administration, it has reached out to the group regarding the possibility of a meeting to resolve the issue, but no meeting was scheduled as […]

Prominent Linden BOE member will be missed

Prominent Linden BOE member will be missed

LINDEN, NJ — Some people manage to make an indelible mark on those who know them, and Susan Hudak was just that person. Hudak, a resident of the city of Linden for many years, died Jan. 29 at the age of 59, but the impact she had on the community, specifically on Linden’s school district, is […]

Cryan Association honors those who give back

Cryan Association honors those who give back

UNION, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 27, the Cryan Association held its 57th annual social at the Galloping Hill Inn in Union. The event raises money each year, which supports the association during the Irish season, as well as helping those in need throughout the year. This year’s honorees included Arthur Hynes, the recently retired owner […]

NJLM addresses misuse of public notice ad survey data

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s bill, S2855 A4429, which would have ended the requirement that public notice ads be published in newspapers, was knocked down in the state legislature in December, Christie is vowing to revisit the bill in 2017. The bill sought to end a requirement for public notice ads […]

UTHS presents the legacy of Mayor Biertuempfel

UTHS presents the legacy of Mayor Biertuempfel

UNION, NJ — Union Historical Society trustees Tom Beisler and Tom Haggerty presented a program entitled “Mayor Biertuempfel: A Legend in His Own Time and Ours” on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Union Public Library, offering residents a deeper understanding about F. Edward Biertuempfel, the man who served as mayor of the township for 34 years, […]

Hillside put on notice by Dept. of Community Affairs

HILLSIDE, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has put Hillside on notice regarding an audit report listing a laundry list of fiscal issues stemming from 2015 which, according to the DCA, must be addressed immediately. In December, a letter was sent by the DCA to former Hillside Business Administrator, Dwayne Warren, regarding a […]

Union’s Irv Breslow is a man on the move

Union’s Irv Breslow is a man on the move

UNION, NJ — Irv Breslow is not slowing down anytime soon. The recently retired president of the Union Township Active Retirees, unofficially known as the “The Monday Club,” received an award Jan. 9 from township of Union Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo, who presented Breslow with the Union Township Active Retiree Leadership Award at Union’s Senior Center for […]

Union community uses movie screening to inspire girls

Free movie screening open to Union girls begins what many hope to be ongoing dialogue

UNION, NJ — With the issue of women’s rights recently at the forefront of national politics, a few Union residents have taken on the issue with an initiative that has slowly taken on a life of its own. Robert Perara, co-owner of Van Gogh’s Ear Cafe in Union, along with community leader and local activist, Jason […]

Linden council clashes on city employee hot line

LINDEN, NJ — A resolution knocking down an agreement between the city of Linden and a confidential employee hotline service provider has been passed, and that is leaving several members of Linden’s council asking questions. At the Jan. 17 meeting of the council, a resolution to sever the agreement with In2Vate, LLC, was passed. In September, […]