Towns clear trees, limbs, debris left by storms

Towns clear trees, limbs, debris left by storms

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The power has been restored after four nor’easters in less than three weeks. Now comes the rest of the cleanup. Crews have been out in most towns throughout the country during the past week, cutting, pruning and chipping to clear the debris left from the recent series of storms. The March winter […]

County playground disability renovation grants awarded

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s 21 municipalities will divide a half million dollars to make local playgrounds more accessible for children with disabilities. The grants, ranging from $15,000 to $25,470 per town, were approved at the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Feb. 8 meeting. “Every child should be able to enjoy a playground […]

Cryan joins attempt to counter marijuana ‘legalization’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A bipartisan marijuana decriminalization bill co-sponsored by a local state senator is providing opposition to Gov. Phil Murphy’s campaign promise of full legalization for the drug’s recreational use. State Sen. Joseph Cryan, a Democrat who represents parts of Union county, served as Union County sheriff from 2015 to 2017, and became […]

Estrada to chair transportation planning authority

Estrada to chair transportation planning authority

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority has selected Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada as its chairman, putting him in charge of the group that oversees regional transportation planning and authorizes more than $1 billion in annual federal transportation spending for 13 counties in northern and central New Jersey. “This is a […]

Green resignation as Dem Party chair sets off scramble

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The full Union County Democratic Committee of about 800 members will meet Feb. 21 to vote for a new chairperson and vice chairperson. The upcoming vote was spurred by the resignation of state Assemblyman Jerry Green, the committee’s former chairman. Green, who represents areas including Linden, Rahway and Clark, resigned due to […]

Union County vo-techs graded among best schools in state

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Four Union County Vocational-Technical Academies and one Elizabeth high school are among the highest performing schools in the state, according to data released by the state Department of Education. Of the more than 2,000 schools in the state, the UCVTS Academy for Allied Health Sciences and Magnet High School, both located in […]

County gets fourth acting prosecutor in five months

County gets fourth acting prosecutor in five months

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Michael Monahan replaced the retiring Ann Luvera as acting Union County prosecutor Jan. 31, becoming the county’s second acting prosecutor in a month and its fourth in less than five months. Luvera, a career official in the prosecutor’s office, retired as of Jan. 31 after 29 years, the prosecutor’s office announce […]

Union County sheriff mulls drone for annual budget

Union County sheriff mulls drone for annual budget

UNION COUNTY, NJ — After less than one month on the job, Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli is considering asking for a drone in his 2018 budget request. This comes as the Essex County Sheriff’s Office also considers the purchase of a drone, following a demonstration by the sheriffs’ Monmouth counterpart. Corvelli told LocalSource in […]

County’s political landscape changes, names remain same

County’s political landscape changes, names remain same

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County’s political landscape has been altered with the retirement of longtime state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, even if many of the names remaining are familiar. Former Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan was sworn in Jan. 9 to take over Lesniak’s seat in the 20th Legislative District, which includes Elizabeth, Hillside, Roselle […]

Forget the cold weather… think Summer

You might not think that the dead of winter is a perfect time to find a summer camp for your child, but indeed it is. Would your child be interested in a horseback riding camp or a travel camp or learning Spanish? How about a sports or an adventure camp? Are you looking for a […]