Officials blame timing of snow, not amount, for chaos

Officials blame timing of snow, not amount, for chaos

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials from around the county blamed the midafternoon timing of the unseasonal Nov. 15 snow storm — rather than higher-than-predicted accumulations — for the chaos of gridlocked roads and multihour commutes. Those responsible for snow removal, mostly the heads of municipal public works departments, said the havoc was caused in part […]

New county voting machines to get test in Westfield

New county voting machines to get test in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Voters from throughout the county have a choice between Spiderman, Batman and the Green Hornet — supposed candidates in a demonstration of new voting machines on display at the Union County Annex building. However, Westfield residents will be casting their votes for real candidates in less than two weeks. And there are plans […]

Skies to get noisier, more crowded over county

WESTFIELD, NJ — The skies over Union County will become noisier and more crowded, according to Union County’s Air Traffic and Noise Advisory Board. The board spent most of the meeting Monday, Sept. 17, analyzing sections of a recent Port Authority study about air traffic noise in and around Newark International Airport. The study projects […]

Summit ranked best school district in county

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Summit has the best public schools in Union County and the fourth-best in New Jersey, according to the website Niche in its annual survey of New Jersey’s public education districts. The ranking for 2019 puts Summit one place above last year’s classification. Union County moved two more schools into the top 20: […]

Former Linden police chief installed as undersheriff

ELIZABETH — Former Linden police Chief Jonathan Parham was sworn in as Union County undersheriff on Friday, July 13, filling the spot vacated by state Sen. Joe Cryan. Parham, who took the oath of office from Union County Vicinage Assignment Judge Karen Cassidy, will join undersheriffs Amilcar Colon and Dennis Burke as the executive management […]

Restaurant Weeks take over Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As Councilwoman Linda Karlovitch gazed at the families and groups of friends strolling Boulevard and the side streets of Kenilworth, she swelled with pride. This “sleepy town,” as she put it, had been transformed into a dining destination for those hungry for fine fare. “It was lively, that was the vibe,” Karlovitch […]