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, […]

County and Kean U. announce innovative COVID-19 initiative

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county of Union will continue to operate its free COVID-19 testing site at Kean University throughout the fall semester under a first-of-its-kind partnership that will provide testing for the campus community as well as opportunities for research and student employment, Union County Freeholder Chairperson Alexander Mirabella and Kean President Lamont […]

Union County freeholders celebrate new statewide ‘county commissioner’ name

Union County freeholders celebrate new statewide ‘county commissioner’ name

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes a new state law that changes the names “board of chosen freeholders” to “board of county commissioners” and “chosen freeholder” to “county commissioner” for all 21 counties in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Aug. 21, and the changeover will take place […]

UCC receives three 2020 ACCT Northeast Regional Awards

UCC receives three 2020 ACCT Northeast Regional Awards

CRANFORD, NJ — Union County College was recognized with three 2020 Northeast Regional Awards from the Association of Community College Trustees, according to an Aug. 13 press release. The awards recognize the Union County College boards of trustees and governors with the 2020 Equity Award; UCC President Margaret McMenamin with the 2020 Chief Executive Officer […]

HUD awards $18.5M to NJ public housing authorities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by housing choice vouchers and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare […]

Tropical Storm Isaias causes trouble in Union County

Tropical Storm Isaias causes trouble in Union County

UNION COUNTY — Barreling through New Jersey early last week, Tropical Storm Isaias arrived in Union County with powerful winds, roaring thunder and drenching rain. The storm, which first made landfall as a hurricane, knocked over trees and tugged down power lines, causing power outages across the county. PSEG spokesperson Lauren Ugorji gave an update […]

The trifecta: Cieslinski triplets to attend Union County College

The trifecta: Cieslinski triplets to attend Union County College

CRANFORD, NJ — When the Cieslinski triplets, Emma, Madison and Alexis, of Roselle Park, were little, their parents turned to sports to keep them occupied. They enrolled them in the town’s recreation T-ball program, not expecting them to become three outstanding softball players. Their talent on the softball diamond caught the attention of Shenandoah University […]

Kean University holds in-person commencement week

Kean University holds in-person commencement week

UNION, NJ — Kean University celebrated its 2020 graduates for the entire week of July 27 with in-person commencement ceremonies at Alumni Field on the university’s main campus. University President Lamont Repollet, in his first commencement address since becoming president earlier in July, saluted members of the “remarkable” graduating class for their resilience and determination […]

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