Linden Police Department fulfills One Mind Campaign pledge

Linden Police Department fulfills One Mind Campaign pledge

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden Police Department announced it has completed a pledge to improve its response to those suffering from mental illness. The pledge is part of an initiative called the One Mind Campaign, started by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a 31,000-member professional association for law enforcement that provides training, technical […]

Summit will celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 3

Summit will celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 3

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Police Department is hosting Summit’s annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Village Green, 356 Broad St. in Summit. Featuring a variety of municipal, county, state and federal-level agencies, National Night Out provides a chance for community members to come […]

Roselle appoints Williams as new police chief

Roselle appoints Williams as new police chief

ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Borough Council announced the promotion of Capt. Stacey Williams to chief of police, effective on Sunday, Aug. 1, following the retirement of Brian K. Barnes. Both Williams and Barnes were honored at the council meeting on Wednesday, July 21, surrounded by fellow officers, family and friends. “I thank all of […]

Clucking, bleating and baaing at the Kenilworth Library

Clucking, bleating and baaing at the Kenilworth Library

KENILWORTH, NJ — Cloverland Petting Zoo visited the Kenilworth Public Library recently. Children had an opportunity to meet and greet several farm animals. Al the Alpaca was joined by rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats and sheep. This event was funded by the Friends of the Kenilworth Public Library. Photos Courtesy of Kenilworth Public Library

Rotary Club and Optimist Club work together for Westfield

Rotary Club and Optimist Club work together for Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Rotary Club of Westfield and the Optimist Club of Westfield have been working together for many years for the benefit of Westfield. The Optimist Club focuses on youths and the community, while the Rotary Club is a business networking and service club. Optimist Darielle Walsh, who was president of the Rotary […]

Overlook Medical Center opens new Bouras Emergency Department entrance, celebrates ENA Lantern Award

Overlook Medical Center opens new Bouras Emergency Department entrance, celebrates ENA Lantern Award

SUMMIT, NJ — Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center marked the opening of its redesigned Bouras Emergency Department entrance in Summit on Thursday, July 15, just days after the department received the Emergency Nurses Association’s prestigious Lantern Award. The new entrance, part of a larger plan to expand and enhance the entire hospital, is designed […]

Union County earns national achievement award for virtual programs

Union County earns national achievement award for virtual programs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that the Department of Parks and Recreation received a 2021 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for the program “Bringing Nature and History to the Homebound and Disabled.” The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for […]

Soup Kitchen 411 partners with state PBA, local police depts. to serve free meals

Soup Kitchen 411 partners with state PBA, local police depts. to serve free meals

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Soup kitchens, food pantries, houses of worship, local nonprofits, community outreach groups and municipal health departments have all accepted meals in large quantities from Soup Kitchen 411 to distribute to the community, and now the nonprofit has another distribution partner: the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association. “Community policing is a […]

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