NJDEP awards Urban and Community Forestry grants to Rahway, Summit

NJDEP awards Urban and Community Forestry grants to Rahway, Summit

RAHWAY, NJ / SUMMIT, NJ — The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding 38 grants, totaling $1.3 million, to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests throughout New Jersey, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced March 21. The grants support Gov. Phil Murphy’s environmental justice initiatives in vulnerable neighborhoods, with 75 percent […]

AG’s Office announces that 9 law enforcement officers from Union County received ‘major discipline’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office recently released its “major discipline” report for 2021, a review of instances in which law enforcement officers faced major discipline. There were 389 officers on this year’s list, including nine from Union County law enforcement agencies. Major discipline is defined as terminations, reductions in rank […]

Hypnotism and improv to meet on UCPAC stage

Hypnotism and improv to meet on UCPAC stage

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The mind is a funny thing — literally, for improv legend Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci, who will perform their show, “Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis,” at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on Thursday, March 17. The two men, who have toured Europe and North America together, […]

Defrocked and disgraced, McCarrick criminally charged for molestation in Massachusetts

Defrocked and disgraced, McCarrick criminally charged for molestation in Massachusetts

NORFOLK COUNTY, MA — A criminal complaint was filed July 28 against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in Dedham District Court in Massachusetts. The alleged abuse occurred in the 1970s during a wedding reception at Wellesley College, located in Wellesley, Mass. At the time of the alleged abuse, McCarrick was assigned to and living in the […]

Cranford community declares ‘never again’ at Holocaust remembrance ceremony

Cranford community declares ‘never again’ at Holocaust remembrance ceremony

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford community came together on April 14 for the 10th annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance ceremony to remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Despite being held virtually this year, the event, which is sponsored by the Cranford Clergy Council, Cranford Public Schools, St Michael School and […]

Union HS alumnus creates his own world in recently published novel

Union HS alumnus creates his own world in recently published novel

UNION, NJ — A true man of many talents, Union High School alumnus Frantz Charles recently celebrated the release of his novel, “The GCP: The First Resurrection,” an exciting fantasy set in the not-so-distant future. “The GCP stands for ‘God’s Chosen People,’” Charles told Union County LocalSource. “It tells the story of three different characters […]

Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

RAHWAY / LINDEN, NJ — The Linden and Rahway communities were heartbroken to learn on April 3 that Rahway resident Brian Gooney, a paraprofessional at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School in Linden, was found dead on the bank of the Rahway River near Essex Street in Rahway. The teacher had been missing since March 9, […]

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 […]

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