Union County Dems endorse candidates

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey gears up for its November 2017 primaries, the Union County Democratic Committee has put in their official endorsement for several political candidates. Democratic-backed candidates include Phil Murphy for governor, Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan for state Senate, and Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson for Union County freeholder. Hillside, which has […]

Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline sparks further debate

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Two proposed parallel oil pipelines that would cross 30 municipalities throughout five New Jersey counties, along with 25 municipalities throughout six New York counties, are generating further discussion and scrutiny as the 2018 gubernatorial and legislative elections draw near. The project, proposed in 2014 by Pilgrim Pipelines Holdings, LLC, would use two […]

Grants awarded for rec projects for individuals with disabilities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — According to a Jan. 27 press release by the N.J. Department of Community Affairs, $585,000 was awarded in grants for Recreational Opportunities for Disabled Individuals by Gov. Chris Christie and his administration. The grants were awarded to two counties and 29 municipalities through the Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities program. The […]

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 […]

Thousands march in Westfield to support women

Thousands march in Westfield to support women

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, Jan. 21, residents from all over New Jersey gathered at the south side of the Westfield Train Station for a Women’s March. The march’s destination was the office of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, located on North Avenue. The march was organized by Lydia Kaplan of Westfield. “The Westfield Police did an […]

Police take part in fair policing training

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has mandated that all Union County police officers participate in a “Fair and Impartial Policing” training program. The program is designed to help police officers identify any biases or prejudices they may have. “Most of the training has and will continue to take place at the John […]

Blue police lines on local roads could be safety risk

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The “Blue Line” movement that many towns in New Jersey are using to show support for police might be in violation of federal codes, according to federal officials. In the past few months, several local municipalities have chosen to support the national Blue Line movement, which shows support for police and memorializes […]

UC reorganization includes many second terms

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Sunday, January 8, Union County held its reorganization meeting at the County Courthouse in Elizabeth. Freeholders Linda Carter, Bette Jane Kowalski and Sergio Granados were sworn into their new terms. Freeholder Bruce Bergen was appointed to his second year as chairman, and Granados was appointed to his second year as vice […]