Decrepit Garwood factory collapses onto Route 28

Decrepit Garwood factory collapses onto Route 28

GARWOOD, NJ — A partial collapse of the vacant Garwood Paperboard factory injured no one but closed a major county thoroughfare July 3 for nearly 12 hours and wiped out power in more than 600 homes and businesses on one of the hottest days of the year. The three-story, century-old building originally had been slated […]

Incumbent freeholders win Dem primaries

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Freeholder incumbents Bette Jane Kowalski, Sergio Granados and Rebecca Williams appeared to win relatively easily in their bid for the Democratic nominations to the county commissioner board Tuesday night, beating back two slates of challengers. Kowalski, Granados and Williams — running on the endorsed line — had a more than two-to-one […]

AG appoints top aide as prosecutor

AG appoints top aide as prosecutor

ELIZABETH, NJ — State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has replaced Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael Monahan with his top aide and called on Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove to resign in the wake of an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office that confirmed Cosgrove used derogatory terms to refer to staff. First Assistant Attorney General Jennifer […]

Former All-Star Dykstra indicted in Linden incident

Former All-Star Dykstra indicted in Linden incident

LINDEN, NJ — Former Major League Baseball All-Star Lenny Dykstra has been indicted on three counts for drugs and making terroristic threats during an early morning altercation with a ride-sharing driver in May that occurred in Linden. The 55-year-old former outfielder, who played from 1985 to 1996 with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, […]

Family sues Catholic school for third time

Family sues Catholic school for third time

KENILWORTH, NJ — The family of a girl who sued and won to allow her to play on the boys basketball team at a Catholic school last year is suing the school for a third time, along with the Newark Archdiocese and 97 other entities, claiming their children were bullied, harassed and intimidated and the […]

Summit ranked best school district in county

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Summit has the best public schools in Union County and the fourth-best in New Jersey, according to the website Niche in its annual survey of New Jersey’s public education districts. The ranking for 2019 puts Summit one place above last year’s classification. Union County moved two more schools into the top 20: […]

State revokes teaching certificates of ex-Linden High School instructor

State education officials have revoked the teaching certificates of a former Linden High School instructor who was found to have helped several students cheat on the 2013 High School Proficiency Assessment exam. The Department of Education’s State Board of Examiners yanked the license of Rolando Laguna in an order issued Wednesday, June 18. According to […]

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