Evening of Excellence highlights all the good done by MHANJ

Evening of Excellence highlights all the good done by MHANJ

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Throughout the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s programming became crystal clear. Across the state, when individuals and families are struggling with the many challenges that come with mental illness and poor mental health, MHANJ is there to provide the education, support […]

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List’

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Insider NJ has released its 2022 “LGBTQ-plus Power List,” which features 100 spots for the most politically influential members of the LGBTQ community in New Jersey. “There’s a pronounced and conspicuous glass ceiling for LGBTQs in New Jersey politics,” the introduction to the list reads. “Sure, the gatekeepers are happy to […]

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 […]

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