Two men plead guilty to running $3 million drug ring

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two men caught with $3 million of heroin and running a distribution ring out of Union County that stretched throughout New Jersey and cities in other states have pleaded guilty in Elizabeth three years after their arrest, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced. William Camino, 38, and Yakin “Yaya” Bryant, 37, both of […]

Rare eclipse brings crowds out into midday darkness

Rare eclipse brings crowds out into midday darkness

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Crowds came with telescopes, pinhole cameras and dark cardboard glasses that looked like they were going to see a 3-D movie. It was a rare chance to see solar eclipse, and people fanned out across Union County on Monday, Aug. 21, by their homes, workplaces and even viewing parties like those in […]

County to celebrate LGBTQ Pride at CommUNITY picnic

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County will hold its first LGBTQ Pride event to celebrate marriage equality in New Jersey when the county Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes more than a dozen advocacy and ally organizations to Rahway River Park in Rahway on Sept. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. for the first Family Pride CommUNITY […]

National Minority Donor Awareness Week recognized

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Keith Gerald has a very big reason to celebrate National Minority Donor Awareness Week. Two years ago, Gerald received a heart and liver transplant. “I want to honor donors, especially minority donors,” Gerald said. “I want to thank them on behalf of the recipient. I recognize it’s hard to be an organ […]

Student Speeches

Student Speeches

UNION COUNTY, NJ  — Union County 4-H students James Brodowski of Cranford Anthony Batkiw of Kenilworth, Alicia Neal of Roselle, Henrique Alvez of Hillside, Ayomiposi and Issac Oluwakuyide of Union and Jim Nichnadowicz participate in the annual statewide 4-H Public Speaking Contest. Each student spoke at length on a topic of their choice and was […]

New citizens are sworn in at Liberty Hall

New citizens are sworn in at Liberty Hall

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Thirty-three immigrants from 18 countries were sworn in as new American citizens in a naturalization ceremony on June 20 at Liberty Hall Museum, located on the campus of Kean University. Built in 1772, Liberty Hall was the home of New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston. During […]

Ribbon cut on Union County Courthouse Cherry Street Annex

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Union County Courthouse Cherry Street Annex. Located at 2 Cherry St., Elizabeth, the new courthouse has six state-of-the-art courtrooms and facilities that will serve families throughout […]

Proposed bike trails in Watchung Reservation nixed

UNION COUNTY, NJ — “The good guys won.” That was the takeaway for Leonard Berkowitz of Berkeley Heights at the conclusion of the May 18 Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting. Berkowitz and many other residents attended their first freeholders meeting that night to speak about a subject that has evoked strong opinions in recent […]