State officials express support for retiring ‘freeholder’ title

State officials express support for retiring ‘freeholder’ title

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced July 9 that he supports legislation that would change the name of county elected officials from “freeholder” to “county commissioner,” abolishing the title that is both referencing a time when only white male landowners could hold public office and confusing. New Jersey is the only state that […]

Union dance company collaborates with Sarajevo ballet in new work

Union dance company collaborates with Sarajevo ballet in new work

UNION, NJ — During the past two months, two choreographers and 15 dancers have reached across the Atlantic Ocean to create a short work, “Alone/Together,” which premiered July 15 via Facebook Premiere and is now available on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube using @cdorfmandance and on Vimeo. Stressing unity during turbulent times, performers from Carolyn Dorfman […]

District social worker files against multiple parties in Springfield lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C. is representing Kara King, a Westfield resident, who claims she was unjustly terminated from her job as a districtwide social worker for the Springfield Township Public School District because she blew the whistle on Edward V. Walton Early Childhood Center Principal Adriana Coppola, which […]

Hillside Council votes no confidence 5-2 in CFO

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Township Council of Hillside passed a resolution on June 23 that declared it has “no confidence” in Glynn Jones, the town’s chief financial officer, claiming that he displayed a severe dereliction of duty in the performance of responsibilities mandated for the proper and accurate preparation and maintenance of records relating to […]

Local, county and state officials attend 24th annual Legislative Breakfast

Local, county and state officials attend 24th annual Legislative Breakfast

UNION, NJ — Union Township Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Masterson welcomed all to the 24th annual Legislative Breakfast early in the morning on Friday, June 26. Guests at the virtual event were able to hear from state Sen. Joseph Cryan, Union Mayor Michele Delisfort, Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and others for the […]

Dansereau resigns as Roselle mayor

Dansereau resigns as Roselle mayor

ROSELLE, NJ — Sitting at her desk and reading from a prepared speech, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau made a surprising video announcement to the public on Tuesday, June 23. After 14 years of service to the borough of Roselle, Dansereau retired from the position of mayor; her last day was June 30. Dansereau, who has […]

New walkway in Hillside park unveiled at ribbon-cutting ceremony

New walkway in Hillside park unveiled at ribbon-cutting ceremony

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Union County freeholder board came together with Hillside municipal and Board of Education officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil a new 1.1-mile walking path at Conant Park on Thursday, June 25. Conant Park, located in Hillside, is part of the Union County park system. According to Union County Department of […]