Exhibit explores social justice movements through art

Exhibit explores social justice movements through art

UNION, NJ — HurtJohn, curator of artistic platforms, has partnered with Kean University Galleries to create a compelling and timely exhibit that explores social justice movements like Black Lives Matter. The compelling and interactive exhibit, entitled, “Movement,” depicts stark events that provocatively engage the audience, and HurtJohn creator John Hurtado said that his mission is […]

‘Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation’ in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — In an effort to address the growing number of homeless services in New Jersey, a month-long food drive was kicked off this week in Elizabeth. The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, who has partnered with Assemblywoman Annette Quijano of Union, will feed hundreds of people each day with their ‘Hunger Doesn’t Take […]

Dwayne Warren is Hillside’s new B.A.

HILLSIDE, NJ — Dwayne Warren has accepted the position as Hillside’s acting Business Administrator. He has been named provisionally for 90 days, after which time the council will vote on his appointment. Warren, who is currently the mayor of Orange, received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his law degree […]

Hillside’s business administrator leaves position

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Business Administrator Stephanie Bush-Baskette heads off to Bridgeton, where she will serve as that town’s new business administrator. An administrator with an illustrious career and top-notch credentials, including a Ph.D. in criminal justice, Bush-Baskette served in the New Jersey state Legislature, as well as serving in the gubernatorial cabinet and as […]

Laminated workers’ negotiations go south

LINDEN, NJ — Workers at Laminated Industries, located in Linden, state they are planning a major strike in protest of what union representatives call the continued failure of Laminated owner, Mendel Schwimmer, to negotiate a fair contract with employees. A previous strike just months ago yielded no results, according to union representatives. This time may be […]

‘I’m not going anywhere,’ says Roselle mayor

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau is not staying silent in the wake of the attack on her home in the early hours of June 30. Dansereau said that she thought she had been dreaming when she was woken up by a loud noise and had gone down to investigate. In the darkness she was […]

Union man arrested in fatal beating of Maplewood man

UNION, NJ — A Union man has been arrested and charged with the fatal beating of a Maplewood man, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced Saturday. Yves Marcellus, 25, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 25-year-old Matthew Murrell. Marcellus fatally beat Murrell last week at a home on Salem Road […]

Veterans’ town hall and claims clinic held in Linden

LINDEN, NJ — A town hall meeting and claims clinic was held on Saturday for veterans and their families to help navigate the broad spectrum of veterans’ benefits and services that can often seem overwhelming. Michael Blazis, director of the Newark Regional Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-N.J., 10th […]

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