Summit PD releases summary report regarding complaints in 2020

SUMMIT, NJ — At the end of January, the Summit Police Department released its 2020 internal affairs summary report, listing complaints made against law enforcement officers and the ensuing investigations’ determinations. According to the summary report, there were 15 total complaints filed in 2020; of those, 10 were filed by the agency and five by […]

Downtown NJ recognizes Cranford initiatives in placemaking contest

Downtown NJ recognizes Cranford initiatives in placemaking contest

CRANFORD, NJ — Downtown New Jersey recently celebrated downtowns and downtown businesses across the state for their placemaking projects with awards. While many downtowns and businesses are struggling right now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these award winners have taken innovative steps to keep their areas surviving and thriving. Nominations were accepted in two […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Efforts to abate flooding from the East Branch of the Rahway River are back on, following a Dec. 8 vote from Congress that approved funding for a renewal of the Rahway River flood abatement study. The bill, S1811, also called the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020,” contains provisions for several […]

Union salutes veterans in ceremony

Union salutes veterans in ceremony

UNION, NJ — While the pandemic has nixed many annual events in the township, the country and the world, Union officials knew how important it was to still hold a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Gathering in Thomas Mahoney Military Park on Chestnut Street, elected officials, veterans and community members thanked our nation’s past […]

Body found in lake identified as 14-year-old from Linden

Body found in lake identified as 14-year-old from Linden

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden community was heartbroken to learn recently that the body found in the lake at Warinanco Park on Aug. 10 belonged to McManus Middle School graduate Jayanna Francois, 14. Francois’ death is being investigated by Union County Police Detectives and the Union County Medical Examiner’s Office, though, according to officials, it […]

Former Union mayor dies at age 67

Former Union mayor dies at age 67

UNION, NJ — Union Township resident Patrick Scanlon III died Aug. 5 at age 67 at Overlook Medical Center. The former corrections officer leaves a lasting legacy in Union Township as mayor and in the county as one of the founders of the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Scanlon was born in Newark and […]

Cranford Committee condemns hateful speech posted online

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Township Committee passed a resolution on June 9 that condemns “hateful and racist rhetoric” in online posting, as well as condemning the use of the town’s name in association with any group that contains such language. The language of the resolution specifically called out the “Cranford Uncensored” Facebook group, a […]