Wages in county climb 4.5 percent

Union County ranks among the top 20 nationally and second in the state in wage increases

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For the second year in a row, the Union County had one of the highest wage increases, ranking within the top 20 nationally among large counties across the nation. Union County also had the second highest wage increase in the state at 4.5 percent, with only Atlantic County soaring to 7 percent. […]

Candidate raises concerns over BOE selection process

In ‘open and transparent’ bid to fill vacant seat, board says there is no wrongdoing

UNION, NJ  — As a school board ad hoc committee this week prepared to publicly interview four candidates seeking the unexpired term of Richard Galante, controversy surfaced delaying the process until next week. The usual process in filling the unexpired term of a board member who resigned is for the school board president to appoint […]

Court rules Kean violated Open Public Meeting law

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A superior court judge recently ruled that Kean University taking 94 business days to hand over board of trustee executive session minutes to the Kean Federation of Teachers Union was a violation of the Open Public Meetings Act. In addition, the judge ruled the school should be sanctioned for repeated violations. As […]

Judge denies Lesniak intervention

ExxonMobil suit moves forward without intervention from Lesniak, environmental groups

UNION COUNTY, NJ — An 11th hour effort by Democrat State Sen. Ray Lesniak and a contingent of environmental groups to intervene in the proposed $225 million settlement the state forged with ExxonMobil was denied by a superior court judge Monday. However, Lesniak is not giving up quite yet. In fact, he has come up with […]

County details Rahway park upgrades

RAHWAY, NJ — Last week the county unveiled the proposed design plans for the upgrade and expansion of the sports area in Rahway River Park. However, those opposed to the $4.5 million project were less than receptive, heckling the panel throughout the two-hour presentation. The meeting, held at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center […]

Linden SID expansion is considered

LINDEN, NJ — When Derek Armstead was sworn in as mayor in January, one of the initiatives he hoped to accomplish was expansion of the Special Improvement District, but it appears the council is not all in agreement quite yet. In January, during his inaugural State of the City address, Armstead made a point of […]

Roselle works with UCIA to build early learning center and community center

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle will be finally realizing a dream that is years in the making thanks to the Union County Improvement Authority funding $50 million in bonds for a school facility and community center. However, the authority faced some tough questions from the NJ Department of Community Affairs Local Finance Board prior to getting their […]

Union County College responds to adjunct complaints

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although in recent weeks adjuncts at Union County College blasted the administration for the reorganization taking place, the powers that be are sure they are moving in a positive direction that will benefit students in the long run. While it is becoming more common for both two-year colleges and four-year universities to […]

Union Board of Education member resigns; replacement is sought

UNION, NJ  – Richard Galante abruptly resigned from his seat on the school board recently, saying little more than he was too busy to serve because of his many charitable and civic obligations. Galante, in the last year of his second three-year term, did not provide the school district with more than a few hours […]

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