Union County sheriff thanks Connor’s Crew for donation of K-9 Lightning

Union County sheriff thanks Connor’s Crew for donation of K-9 Lightning

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli thanked Don Szymanski and Connor’s Crew for their donation of the Sheriff’s Office’s newest K-9-in-training, Lightning. Lightning was purchased on Friday, Sept. 11, for training and assignment as an explosive-detection canine for his partner, Officer Sarah Green. “Many thanks to Don Szymanski and Connor’s Crew for […]

Union County women veterans honored with ‘SHERO’ award

Union County women veterans honored with ‘SHERO’ award

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chairperson Alexander Mirabella and Freeholders Angela Garretson and Andrea Staten congratulated retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Debbie Skeete-Bernard of Union Township; retired U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Delia Ware-Tibbs of Roselle; Union County Assistant Prosecutor and U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Theresa Hilton of Elizabeth; NJ […]

22 secure ballot drop boxes installed in county

22 secure ballot drop boxes installed in county

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections has installed 22 secure ballot drop boxes in the county. The boxes are under 24/7 camera surveillance. Ballots will be picked up on a daily basis by a bipartisan team of Union County Board of Elections employees. Residents can drop off ballots at any of […]

Public invited to honor vanguard of LGBTQ civil rights movement

Public invited to honor vanguard of LGBTQ civil rights movement

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The family of Marsha P. Johnson, the city of Elizabeth, the Union County freeholder board and Garden State Equality invite the public to participate in the efforts to honor Johnson with a public monument in her hometown, celebrating both her roots in Elizabeth and her pivotal role in the vanguard of […]

Owners of Summit bakery help to get out the vote

Owners of Summit bakery help to get out the vote

SUMMIT — Bob Conway and Peter Lloyd, owners of Brownie Points Bakery on Beechwood Road in downtown Summit, have created quite a stir with their latest seasonal theme. The bakery, featuring classic American desserts, is celebrating American’s right to vote. From the painting of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the store window to the various paintings […]

Freeholders, students, municipal officials cut ribbon on new turf fields in Rahway

Freeholders, students, municipal officials cut ribbon on new turf fields in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chairperson Alexander Mirabella and Freeholders Sergio Granados, Chris Hudak and Rebecca L. Williams recently joined Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe Jr., members of Rahway City Council and Board of Education, students, parents and members of the Rahway Youth Soccer Association in cutting the ribbon on two multiuse fields at Madison […]

Algonquin Drive house and Cranford Theater receive Preservation Awards

Algonquin Drive house and Cranford Theater receive Preservation Awards

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Preservation Award for 2020 was presented to the owners of 37 Algonquin Drive and the Cranford Theater. The award, sponsored jointly by the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board, is given annually to owners of a residence or a business who have helped preserve and maintain […]

Union County to receive $250,000 in funding from state to dredge Clark Reservoir

Union County to receive $250,000 in funding from state to dredge Clark Reservoir

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board announced on Friday, Sept. 25, that it will be receiving $250,000 in state funds that will be used to dredge the Clark Reservoir, which sits off Lake Avenue in the township. The announcement comes as the county is currently studying recreational usage, environmental impacts and dredging […]

Sheriff’s Office K-9 receives bullet- and stab-protective vest

Sheriff’s Office K-9 receives bullet- and stab-protective vest

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Milo has received a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. The vest was sponsored by Julie Tropeano of Lincroft and embroidered “In memory of Angelo Tropeano.” Vested Interest in K9s Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity […]