UC receives $50,000 grant from DCA

TRENTON — The Murphy administration and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Division of Local Government Services announced July 7 the awarding of 20 Local Efficiency Achievement Program grants to local governmental entities across New Jersey. These grants, totaling $2.478 million, will help local governments pursue shared services initiatives to reduce taxpayer costs and […]

Murphy signs historic $50.6 billion state budget

Murphy signs historic $50.6 billion state budget

CRANFORD, NJ — New Jersey’s $50.6 billion spending plan, which makes good on Democrats’ promises of affordability and property tax rebates for New Jerseyans, was signed into law on Thursday, June 30, by Gov. Phil Murphy. Standing between the cookbook and medical technology sections of the Cranford High School library, Murphy espoused the virtues of […]

NJ Transit celebrates Pride Month with specially marked buses

NJ Transit celebrates Pride Month with specially marked buses

UNION COUNTY, NJ — NJ Transit, in collaboration with sponsor Hackensack Meridian Health, has unveiled two Ride With Pride themed buses to celebrate the LGBTQ community and its allies during Pride Month. The wrapped buses will be on display throughout New Jersey on the transit system. “NJ Transit is committed to diversity and inclusion, and […]

Acting attorney general announces leadership team, including career public servants

Acting attorney general announces leadership team, including career public servants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin on Monday, May 2, announced the membership of his executive leadership team, including Lyndsay V. Ruotolo as first assistant attorney general and Shirley Emehelu as executive assistant attorney general. “We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of public servants within the Attorney General’s […]

Local players excel during the 41st annual Phil Simms North/South All-Star Football Classic

Local players excel during the 41st annual Phil Simms North/South All-Star Football Classic

UNION, NJ — Union Farmers Ashan Harris and Matthew Nazaire enjoyed themselves and made the most of every moment. After being denied, along with their teammates, the opportunity to compete in the North 2, Group 5 football playoffs last year because of COVID-19 cases that surfaced within the team, Harris and Nazaire were two of […]

‘Hamlet’ returns to Union County

‘Hamlet’ returns to Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Hudson Shakespeare Co. returns for its 30th season of traveling Shakespeare with a medieval take on “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.” The show stars Zach Hendrickson as the prince directed by the ghost of his father to avenge his murder at the hands of Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius, played by Jon Ciccarelli, but […]