Nine new lawsuits filed against Archdiocese of Newark

Nine new lawsuits filed against Archdiocese of Newark

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On July 13, attorneys from the law firms of Jeff Anderson & Associates and Gianforcaro Law, on behalf of numerous plaintiffs, filed nine lawsuits for childhood sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Newark. The cases, brought under the New Jersey Child Sexual Abuse Act / New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill, identify […]

Cranford announces July 4 canoe contest winners

Cranford announces July 4 canoe contest winners

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department has announced the winners of the Cranford Canoe races that were held on July 4 at the Cranford Canoe Club. In the race for those ages 10 to 13, first place went to Max Slayton and Sam Slayton, second place to Jenna Gallagher and Brooke Jones, […]

Union dance company collaborates with Sarajevo ballet in new work

Union dance company collaborates with Sarajevo ballet in new work

UNION, NJ — During the past two months, two choreographers and 15 dancers have reached across the Atlantic Ocean to create a short work, “Alone/Together,” which premiered July 15 via Facebook Premiere and is now available on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube using @cdorfmandance and on Vimeo. Stressing unity during turbulent times, performers from Carolyn Dorfman […]

Five secure drop-off boxes available for Union County voters

Five secure drop-off boxes available for Union County voters

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who wish to hand-deliver their vote-by-mail ballots can use any of five secure, official ballot drop-off boxes installed and overseen by the Union County Board of Elections. By order of Gov. Phil Murphy, the July 7 election is being conducted primarily by vote-by-mail ballot. Five boxes were installed […]

Summit Common Council passes amended 2020 municipal budget

SUMMIT, NJ — At its June 9 meeting, Summit Common Council unanimously passed the 2020 municipal budget with a 0.14-percent tax rate increase along with six resolutions in support of reopening local businesses and restarting the economy in Summit in compliance with New Jersey state guidelines and restrictions. To assuage the economic impact of the […]

Atlantic Health System, Kent Place team up to make masks

Atlantic Health System, Kent Place team up to make masks

SUMMIT, NJ — As COVID-19 emerged throughout communities in New Jersey, a group of students dedicated to exploring ethical issues within society found the opportunity to put their learning into action, with the help of medical-ethics experts at Atlantic Health System. When the health system, a longtime adviser to the Ethics Institute at Kent Place […]

Sheriff’s Office K-9 to get donation of body armor

Sheriff’s Office K-9 to get donation of body armor

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Milo will receive a bullet- and stab-resistant vest thanks to a charitable donation from the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s. Milo’s vest is sponsored by Julie Tropeano and family, of Elizabeth, and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Angelo Tropeano.” Delivery is […]

Summit Interfaith Council creates relief fund to help local immigrants

Summit Interfaith Council creates relief fund to help local immigrants

SUMMIT, NJ — COVID-19 has meant that many local immigrants have lost their jobs. For immigrants who are undocumented, this means virtually no safety net, as, without documentation, they cannot apply for federal relief funds or unemployment. Even though immigrants in the Summit community pay taxes and pay into federal reserves, they are unable to […]