New U.S. citizens take oath at Kean University

New U.S. citizens take oath at Kean University

UNION, NJ — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services District Director Tamika Gray had a simple message for 29 Union County residents who took the oath of allegiance to become American citizens: “Welcome home.” With Kean University’s Liberty Hall Museum as a backdrop, the new citizens, originally from 19 different countries, gathered Tuesday, June 18, with […]

Suspicious fires erupt mile apart

Police probe series of suspicious fires in Linden, Roselle

Suspicious fires erupt mile apart

LINDEN, NJ — Local and county officials are looking into a series of suspicious fires — including one that destroyed a vacant house — that occurred less than 1 mile apart in Linden and Roselle within a matter of hours late Thursday, July 25, and the early morning of Friday, July 26. “While it is […]

Heat wave stresses trees, too, expert says

Heat wave stresses trees, too, expert says

By Jay Greer / Staff Writer UNION COUNTY, NJ — Residents who found the recent tropical heat wave stressful should imagine what the hot weather did to the trees. That’s the message from Union County arborist Bob O’Rourke, who suggests giving local trees some love during the summer. An arborist for more than 20 years […]

Review: ‘The Wake’ presents a storm within a storm

Review: ‘The Wake’ presents a storm within a storm

By Daniel Jackovino / Staff Writer UNION, NJ — “The Wake,” the 2019 Premiere Stages Play Festival winner, by Tammy Ryan, is currently at the Bauer Boucher Theatre Center at Kean University through Sunday, July 28. Directed by Glen Ridge resident John Wooten, the play is about two estranged sisters reuniting in a rented Florida […]

Union boy killed in hit-and-run

Union boy killed in hit-and-run

UNION, NJ — Police are searching for the driver of a white or silver van that struck and killed a 12-year-old Union boy on Galloping Hill Road at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, authorities said. Jeremy Maraj died July 19, about 36 hours after being hit in the area of Forest Drive, according […]

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