Union County hospitals get B to D safety grades

UNION COUNTY, NJ — None of Union County’s three major hospitals received a grade above a B in the Leapfrog Group’s latest semiannual patient safety rating. Overlook in Summit received a B while Robert Wood Johnson in Rahway was given a C and Trinitas in Elizabeth was rated a D in the analysis released Oct. 31, […]

Democrats gain seats in Republican town strongholds

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Democrats swept three council seats in Summit, four council seats and the mayoralty in Westfield, picked up spots in Berkeley Heights and Springfield and nearly upset five-term Assembly incumbent Nancy Munoz in unofficial election results Tuesday, Nov. 7. Both Munoz and running mate, eight-term incumbent Jon Bramnick, prevailed over Lacey Rzeszowski and […]

County elections dominated by handful of towns

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Republicans control every council seat in five towns in Union County. The Democrats hold every seat in eight municipalities, plus nominally a ninth. This leaves only handful of towns relatively competitive on a partisan basis throughout the county for the elections Tuesday, Nov. 7, yet there are issues from Mount Laurel […]

Given the gift of living a little World War II history

Given the gift of living a little World War II history

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Considering there are only 12 airworthy B-17 bombers still flying in the world, and only eight of those in the United States, this was the opportunity of a lifetime that I couldn’t resist: a ride on the workhorse bomber of the Second World War. It was not a video game nor virtual […]

Summit tops list of U.C. schools in website rankings

SUMMIT, NJ — The schools in Summit were rated tops in Union County and fifth-best in the state by the ranking and review website Niche in its 2018 survey of New Jersey’s public education districts. Niche, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based company which previously went by the name College Prowler and originally published college guidebooks, gave Summit an […]

Nine arrested for Union High School burglary

UNION, NJ — Nine suspects — including at least six recent graduates — have been charged in connection with the June 29 burglary of approximately $26,000 in cash from a secretary’s desk and other items from Union High School, police said. Among the suspects was Nicholas Zuena, son of Union Board of Education Vice President Nancy […]