County to celebrate LGBTQ Pride at CommUNITY picnic

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County will hold its first LGBTQ Pride event to celebrate marriage equality in New Jersey when the county Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes more than a dozen advocacy and ally organizations to Rahway River Park in Rahway on Sept. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. for the first Family Pride CommUNITY […]

Center for Family Support volunteers make a difference

ELIZABETH, NJ — Volunteers from the Center for Family Support are setting an example for others. Adults with disabilities who attend the CFS Union Autism Day Program, have been volunteering at the Galilee Baptist Church, located on the Elizabeth-Newark border, for more than five years. Every Thursday, the group comes to the tiny church building, gathers […]

Activist residents seek non-partisan elections for the city of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — In an attempt to bring nonpartisan elections to the city of Elizabeth, a committee of five Elizabeth residents has introduced a Petition of Referendum for the General Election. The petition, prepared and executed in accordance with pertinent provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:69A-1 and N.J.S.A. 40:45-5, was brought forth to residents of the state’s fourth […]

Hillside mayor hit with harassment complaint

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson has been hit with a harassment complaint by township attorney Farrah Irving, who filed a report with the Hillside Police Department on July 24, soon after the Hillside council’s caucus meeting ended. Garretson allegedly walked into the meeting late and started handing out copies of Hillside’s 2017 employee handbook […]

Union BOE, Children First Coalition clash

UNION, NJ — With the Union Board of Education elections drawing near, opposing factions are already butting heads and tensions were high after Children First Coalition members Steven Le and Ray Perkins appeared at the July 18 meeting of the Union BOE. Le is a former BOE member and Perkins is a former BOE president. Parents […]

Roselle Park disbands its First Aid Squad

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The borough of Roselle Park has dissolved its volunteer first aid squad, effective Aug. 1. After three closed sessions at the July 20 council meeting, members voted 4-2 in favor of terminating the borough’s contract with the Roselle Park First Aid Squad. To replace the RPFAS, council members passed a resolution to […]

Construction at Union post office causing myriad of issues

Construction at Union post office causing myriad of issues

UNION, NJ — The main branch of the U.S. Post Office on W. Chestnut Street in Union, one of three in the township, is the talk of the town these days as the closure of its large parking lot for construction since early July has left residents feeling frustrated. The more than 65,000 square-foot lot, which […]

Linden garbage fee is to be repealed by the City Council

LINDEN, NJ — Linden has put forth an ordinance to repeal its garbage fee which, if passed, will go into effect in January 2018. Ordinance No. 61-50 seeks to repeal Ordinance No. 57-25, the “Garbage Collection Annual Surcharge,” which was implemented in 2013. The new ordinance was introduced at the July 18 meeting of the Linden […]

Police lieutenant saves students from pit bull attack

Police lieutenant saves students from pit bull attack

HILLSIDE, NJ — One of Hillside’s finest is being lauded as a hero. Hillside Police Lt. Matt Cove was recognized at the July 20 Hillside Board of Education meeting by Superintendent of Schools Antoine Gayles and BOE members for coming to the rescue of several middle school students during a pit bull attack that occurred May […]

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