Plainfield Democrats secure freeholder, Assembly seats

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Democratic Party met May 31 in Cranford to select a Plainfield councilwoman for the vacant seat on the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Councilwoman Rebecca Williams, elected in 2016 to the Plainfield City Council, was chosen during a Union County Democratic Committee Convention at Union County College. “I’ve spoken to, […]

Three Union County McDonald’s fined for child labor violations

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Three McDonald’s restaurants in Union County and eight others in the state were found to be in violation of child labor laws after a federal Department of Labor investigation, officials announced May 18. S&P Enterprises, the McDonald’s franchisee, paid $8,829 in penalties to “resolve” the violations, federal officials said. The three […]

A long hike for fallen police officers

A long hike for fallen police officers

Photos Courtesy of the Linden and Summit police departments RIGHTEOUS RIDE – Cyclists from several Union County municipal police departments, including Linden, Summit and Cranford, took part in this year’s Police Unity Ride, a four-day excursion from New York to Washington to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of […]

Next generation ATM coming to Union County

Next generation ATM coming to Union County

WESTFIELD, NJ — Robotics and other technology are routinely coming under more scrutiny for their societal impact, and what some see as the next generation in automated banking is coming to Union County. Interactive teller machines, which are essentially remote-controlled, ATM-like kiosks virtually guided by a banker, will make their appearance in Westfield in early […]

Ethics charges are filed against Union County judge

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A Superior Court judge who was convicted in February of defiant trespass in a dispute with her daughters’ Catholic grade school regarding one of the girl’s desires to play basketball on the boys’ team has been formally charged by a judicial board with five ethics violations. The action by the Advisory Committee […]

County introduces budget with 1.75 percent tax hike

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county freeholders introduced a preliminary budget of about $483.7 million on April 26, which would raise the county tax levy by 1.75 percent on an average house. An early version of the 2018 executive budget totalled about $489 million, but was reduced after an ad hoc efficiency committee reviewed the […]

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The prosecutor that secured the conviction of a Union man for killing his Cranford girlfriend, has been honored by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The awareness week that started on April 11 honored victim rights and those who advocate for them. Among those honored […]

Assembly Pro Tem Green remembered by colleagues

Assembly Pro Tem Green remembered by colleagues

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Jerry Green, the third-highest ranking member in the state Assembly who died April 18, was remembered by his colleagues in the state Legislature as a leader, friend and mentor. He was 79. Green, a Democrat, served in the Assembly since 1992 and resigned in January as chairman of the Union County […]

Assembly bill appears aimed at shuttering Kean

Assembly bill appears aimed at shuttering Kean

UNION, NJ  — New life is being brought to a bill in the state Assembly that would close any public university or college with a six-year graduation rate of less than 50 percent for full-time undergraduate students. The measure would apply to at least two public universities in the state: New Jersey City University and […]