Sheriff’s Officers arrest man wanted on two outstanding warrants

With the assistance of a K-9 team, Union County Sheriff’s Officers apprehended an Elizabeth man last week on two outstanding warrants. Jumani Terrell, 20, was wanted for failure to appear for sentencing on manufacturing and distribution of heroin and cocaine charges. He also had a warrant for contempt of court. On Sept. 5, Sheriff’s Officers […]

Union County Dispatch Center adds Clark EMS calls

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the Union County Regional Dispatch Center has begun handling emergency medical service calls for Clark. “The Regional Dispatch Center is an outstanding example of shared county-local services, which provide our municipalities with improved resources while keeping costs under control,” said Freeholder Chairman […]

Union looks to save on electric bills

UNION — The township recently took the first step towards buying electricity collectively as a community, something that is supported by legislation and being considered by other municipalities. Although some towns in South Jersey are already established with this relatively new concept of community energy “aggregation,” many municipalities in this part of the state are just learning they can […]

Cranford administrator abruptly resigns

CRANFORD — Four months after being appointed permanently as township administrator, Joe Harnett abruptly resigned last week, leaving both elected officials and employees alike stunned. Late last week Democrat Mayor Tom Hannen, who strongly supported Hartnett taking the position permanently, was closed mouthed about what transpired to elicit such a move by the administrator. He […]

Clark educators honored at Superintendent’s Convocation

Four staff members who recently received state-wide recognition were honored at the Clark School District’s Superintendent’s Convocation earlier this week. The convocation, a district-wide gathering of the entire staffs of all five Clark Schools, is used as a forum for celebrating district successes, among other agenda items. Superintendent Kenneth Knops called up each honoree, highlighted […]

Water fees to increase by $40

RAHWAY — Although many people think water is free, it’s not. For Rahway residents, the cost of upgrades to the local water-treatment plant is going to run $16 million, although the average homeowner will see an increase of only $40 per year. It’s never easy for a governing body to hear its water-treatment facility is […]

Freeholders urge legalizing same sex marriage

UNION COUNTY – The legal recognition of marriage between same sex couples has been a topic of heated debate for years in the United States and New Jersey. Last week, the Union County Freeholder Board took a strong stance on the issue and they could be the first county governing body to do so in the […]

SID leader in Union to retire at end of month

UNION – For years business owners in the Special Improvement District have questioned why the center needed a Special Improvement District and what Director Michael Minitelli actually did for the $55,000 a year he received to oversee it. They can stop wondering because the SID director is retiring at the end of the month. Tuesday […]

County saves millions by staying with provider

UNION COUNTY — Although in February it looked as if the county could have saved millions if it switched health plan carriers, it actually ended up saving several million by going with the plan recommended by the insurance broker. Last week, the Union County Freeholder board voted to renew its contract with Horizon Blue Cross Blue […]

On final day in office, generator mess put to rest

Outgoing prosecutor closes the book on ‘generatorgate’ as he hands over the reigns to his replacement

UNION COUNTY — The investigation into who took home generators following superstorm Sandy is completed and no criminal wrongdoing was found. However, neither the prosecutor’s office nor the county will release the names of those involved. Last week the prosecutor’s office finished its inquiry into the matter that has dragged on for almost seven months, on […]