NJ fencing club brings home four national titles and 10 medals in 2021 U.S. National Championships

NJ fencing club brings home four national titles and 10 medals in 2021 U.S. National Championships

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some local athletes helped Garwood’s Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy win four national titles and 10 total medals at the U.S.A. Fencing National Championships in Philadelphia, from July 3 through 12. AFFA’s Abby Parker of Westfield, Kailing Sathyanath of Chatham, Lola Possick of Weehawken and Jadeyn Williams of Metuchen all had […]

Union County College Foundation’s annual Close the Gap reception raises more than $50,000

Union County College Foundation’s annual Close the Gap reception raises more than $50,000

CRANFORD, NJ — The Union County College Foundation raised more than $50,000 at its sixth annual Close the Gap reception on Wednesday, July 14. Taking place in a virtual environment this year due to the ongoing pandemic, this event is a strategic initiative to increase graduation rates among black students. This year, the foundation honored […]

Defrocked and disgraced, McCarrick criminally charged for molestation in Massachusetts

Defrocked and disgraced, McCarrick criminally charged for molestation in Massachusetts

NORFOLK COUNTY, MA — A criminal complaint was filed July 28 against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in Dedham District Court in Massachusetts. The alleged abuse occurred in the 1970s during a wedding reception at Wellesley College, located in Wellesley, Mass. At the time of the alleged abuse, McCarrick was assigned to and living in the […]

Union County earns national achievement award for virtual programs

Union County earns national achievement award for virtual programs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that the Department of Parks and Recreation received a 2021 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for the program “Bringing Nature and History to the Homebound and Disabled.” The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for […]

New acting attorney general announces leadership team

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck has announced the membership of his executive leadership team, retaining or elevating a number of career public servants who worked under former Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal resigned on July 17 in order to become director of the Enforcement Division at the Securities and Exchange […]

County commissioners break ground on inclusive affirmative park space in Plainfield

County commissioners break ground on inclusive affirmative park space in Plainfield

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners officially broke ground on Tuesday, June 29, on the county’s first inclusive LGBTQ+ affirming park space. The new park space will be located within Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. “We know that fostering a sense of belonging and connectedness increases the quality of life […]

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

TRENTON, NJ — As Pride Month drew to a close, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal took steps to recognize an ugly moment in the history of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: the systematic targeting of gay bars by the Office’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control between 1933 and 1967, according to a June 29 […]

Availability of Union County soccer fields vexes some

Availability of Union County soccer fields vexes some

UNION COUNTY — Speed Conditioning Performance Youth Soccer Club President Rodrigo DaSilva and Vice President Steven Valeira have been tireless in their efforts to get the Union County Board of County Commissioners to provide their club access to better fields, but their efforts have not proved fruitful yet. “The soccer club is a small, nonprofit […]