Overlook’s emergency dept. extends Lantern Award legacy to 12 years

Overlook’s emergency dept. extends Lantern Award legacy to 12 years

UNION, NJ — Overlook Medical Center Emergency Services, Union Campus, part of Atlantic Health System, has again received the prestigious Emergency Nurses Association’s 2020 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional practice and innovative performance in nursing leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The Union emergency department, a satellite of Summit-based Overlook Medical Center, has received the […]

The trifecta: Cieslinski triplets to attend Union County College

The trifecta: Cieslinski triplets to attend Union County College

CRANFORD, NJ — When the Cieslinski triplets, Emma, Madison and Alexis, of Roselle Park, were little, their parents turned to sports to keep them occupied. They enrolled them in the town’s recreation T-ball program, not expecting them to become three outstanding softball players. Their talent on the softball diamond caught the attention of Shenandoah University […]

Kean University holds in-person commencement week

Kean University holds in-person commencement week

UNION, NJ — Kean University celebrated its 2020 graduates for the entire week of July 27 with in-person commencement ceremonies at Alumni Field on the university’s main campus. University President Lamont Repollet, in his first commencement address since becoming president earlier in July, saluted members of the “remarkable” graduating class for their resilience and determination […]

Freeholders extend funding to Simon Youth Foundation for additional 18 months

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has voted to extend funding to the Simon Youth Foundation for another 18 months, beginning July 1 and concluding Dec. 31, 2021, through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Out-of-School Youth Grant. The Simon Youth Academy is a partnership between the Simon Youth Foundation, the […]

Stamler Police Academy graduates 39 officers

Stamler Police Academy graduates 39 officers

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On July 21, 39 graduates of the John H. Stamler Police Academy took their oaths of honor in a ceremony celebrating the academy’s 122nd graduating class. “Not only did the 122nd graduating class persevere through a global pandemic to complete their training, but they now enter the law enforcement profession at […]

Cranford school district releases survey results

Cranford school district releases survey results

CRANFORD, NJ — On July 23, Cranford Superintendent of Schools Scott Rubin sent an update to the community with the results of the recent survey sent out to gauge the community’s comfort level with school reopening in the fall. Rubin said the district would provide another update on its plans on or about July 31. […]

Union native releases newest heartland rock single

Union native releases newest heartland rock single

By Shanee Frazier / Staff Writer UNION, NJ — Union County native Skrizzly Adams has just released the video for his newest single, “Too Close to Fire,” a heartland rock–sounding song that speaks to the trials and tribulations of everyday people. The song was written by Adams and co-produced with Ken Lewis, who has worked […]

UCPO to implement body-worn camera performance review pilot

UCPO to implement body-worn camera performance review pilot

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In collaboration with local law enforcement executives, and in her continued efforts to implement progressive policing policy to improve officer safety, promote transparency in policing and address specific training needs of officers in the field, acting Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo is introducing the Union County Body Worn Camera Performance Review Pilot Program. […]

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 […]