Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

ELIZABETH, NJ — Gathering on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth on Friday, Oct. 9, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and UNICO hosted the 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising in recognition of the holiday and in celebration of the local Italian American community. “Union County, along with UNICO National N.J. […]

Union County sheriff thanks Connor’s Crew for donation of K-9 Lightning

Union County sheriff thanks Connor’s Crew for donation of K-9 Lightning

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli thanked Don Szymanski and Connor’s Crew for their donation of the Sheriff’s Office’s newest K-9-in-training, Lightning. Lightning was purchased on Friday, Sept. 11, for training and assignment as an explosive-detection canine for his partner, Officer Sarah Green. “Many thanks to Don Szymanski and Connor’s Crew for […]

Union County women veterans honored with ‘SHERO’ award

Union County women veterans honored with ‘SHERO’ award

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chairperson Alexander Mirabella and Freeholders Angela Garretson and Andrea Staten congratulated retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Debbie Skeete-Bernard of Union Township; retired U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Delia Ware-Tibbs of Roselle; Union County Assistant Prosecutor and U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Theresa Hilton of Elizabeth; NJ […]

22 secure ballot drop boxes installed in county

22 secure ballot drop boxes installed in county

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections has installed 22 secure ballot drop boxes in the county. The boxes are under 24/7 camera surveillance. Ballots will be picked up on a daily basis by a bipartisan team of Union County Board of Elections employees. Residents can drop off ballots at any of […]

Union County to receive $250,000 in funding from state to dredge Clark Reservoir

Union County to receive $250,000 in funding from state to dredge Clark Reservoir

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board announced on Friday, Sept. 25, that it will be receiving $250,000 in state funds that will be used to dredge the Clark Reservoir, which sits off Lake Avenue in the township. The announcement comes as the county is currently studying recreational usage, environmental impacts and dredging […]

Sheriff’s Office K-9 receives bullet- and stab-protective vest

Sheriff’s Office K-9 receives bullet- and stab-protective vest

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Milo has received a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. The vest was sponsored by Julie Tropeano of Lincroft and embroidered “In memory of Angelo Tropeano.” Vested Interest in K9s Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity […]

How to fight against the spotted lanternfly in Union County

How to fight against the spotted lanternfly in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are looking for ways to help the environment are advised to be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that can destroy native trees such as the black walnut, red maple, silver maple and river birch. The spotted lanternfly is also notorious for damaging […]

Two women strive for menstrual equality during pandemic

Two women strive for menstrual equality during pandemic

WESTFIELD / SUMMIT, NJ — During the coronavirus pandemic, multiple community groups have been working to ensure residents have access to such essentials as food, cleaning supplies, toiletries and personal protective equipment. For some reason, though, menstrual pads and tampons have often been left off the list of vital necessities. At this time, when so […]

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Union County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: • Lee Adler, 48, of Springfield • Andrew […]

Accreditation assessment team for UCPD invites public comment

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will visit the Union County Division of Police in the Department of Public Safety on Monday, Sept. 21, for a final on-site assessment of all aspects of police division policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, […]

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