Five secure drop-off boxes available for Union County voters

Five secure drop-off boxes available for Union County voters

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who wish to hand-deliver their vote-by-mail ballots can use any of five secure, official ballot drop-off boxes installed and overseen by the Union County Board of Elections. By order of Gov. Phil Murphy, the July 7 election is being conducted primarily by vote-by-mail ballot. Five boxes were installed […]

Kean students, alumni and faculty hold rally and car caravan

Kean students, alumni and faculty hold rally and car caravan

UNION, NJ — The coronavirus outbreak has caused all kinds of problems for many schools and universities, with issues including school closures, financial issues and unemployment. Utilizing social-distancing measures, the students, alumni and faculty came together to hold a “Caravan for Kean” car protest and rally to oppose the university’s sudden announcement that it will […]

Union closes Stuyvesant Ave. to cars to rekindle business

Union closes Stuyvesant Ave. to cars to rekindle business

UNION, NJ — The Union Special Improvement District is finally showing signs of life again. Most of the businesses on Stuyvesant Avenue were forced to close their doors when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, causing those that could to go virtual and restaurants to pivot to curbside and takeout options only. But now that outdoor gatherings […]

Summit Common Council passes amended 2020 municipal budget

SUMMIT, NJ — At its June 9 meeting, Summit Common Council unanimously passed the 2020 municipal budget with a 0.14-percent tax rate increase along with six resolutions in support of reopening local businesses and restarting the economy in Summit in compliance with New Jersey state guidelines and restrictions. To assuage the economic impact of the […]

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 […]

Atlantic Health System, Kent Place team up to make masks

Atlantic Health System, Kent Place team up to make masks

SUMMIT, NJ — As COVID-19 emerged throughout communities in New Jersey, a group of students dedicated to exploring ethical issues within society found the opportunity to put their learning into action, with the help of medical-ethics experts at Atlantic Health System. When the health system, a longtime adviser to the Ethics Institute at Kent Place […]