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 […]

Not too late to prep home for winter, or make repairs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Frozen pipes, ice dams and leaks are all common seasonal threats for homeowners, and extensive damage can occur if not houses are not properly cared for before the start of winter. However, despite one significant snowfall and the two recent weeks of subfreezing weather, there are still some temporary solutions for such […]

County finishes in middle of school breakfast rankings

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County ranked 11th among the state’s 21 counties for the percentage of eligible students receiving breakfast through the federally subsidized school meal program for 2017, securing its position for a second year in a row. The seventh annual NJ School Breakfast Report from Advocates for Children of New Jersey, a child […]

Union County deer hunt starts Jan. 8

Union County deer hunt starts Jan. 8

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County’s annual deer hunt will be held from Monday, Jan. 8 through Monday, Feb. 5, in six county parks and one municipal park, officials announced Dec. 26. Forty hunters authorized by the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation will shoot from elevated positions, at least 20 feet high in the […]

Kean seeks reasons for college ‘brain drain’

Kean seeks reasons for college ‘brain drain’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Maeliosa Barstow didn’t have a New Jersey school on her radar when it came time to apply to colleges. She had heart set on an out-of-state school with a good architecture program. “Because of my academic standing at the time, I knew I just really wanted to apply to more competitive schools,” […]