Mirabella takes freeholder chair for fifth time

Mirabella takes freeholder chair for fifth time

Alexander Mirabella was sworn in as chairman of the Union County freeholder board for the fifth time on Sunday, Jan. 5, pledging several initiatives, including an expansion of the county’s emergency dispatch service and repurposing property to be a working farm for vo-tech students. Currently in his eighth three-year term after first being elected in […]

County K-9 Caesar to receive body armor

County K-9 Caesar to receive body armor

Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9, Caesar, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from a nonprofit organization, the county announced in a press release. The vest is sponsored by Dr. Julie Tropeano, of Lincroft, through the nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s. Delivery is expected within eight to 10 weeks. […]

County buys $515K house to expand Nomahegan Park

County buys $515K house to expand Nomahegan Park

A dilapidated house that has been abandoned for 12 years, along with the half acre of land it sits on, has been purchased for $515,000 by Union County for incorporation into Nomahegan Park, county officials have announced. The two-story house sits at the dead end of Park Drive in Cranford. The purchase, completed Nov. 22, […]

County mulls lawsuit to end New York City homeless relocation

Union County is considering suing New York City to end a practice that has already placed more than 50 homeless families in towns throughout the county since August without notice, officials said in a Dec. 4 press release. Homeless people from New York City have been placed in seven municipalities under the city’s “Special One […]

Kean profs protest as part of statewide demonstration

Kean profs protest as part of statewide demonstration

UNION, N.J. — Professors, lecturers, professional staff and librarians at Kean University joined instructors from eight other New Jersey public colleges in a statewide demonstration protesting for a new contract Wednesday, Nov. 20. Kean instructors picketed as part of the state College Council along Morris Avenue at the intersection of Green Lane across from the […]

Overlook rheumatologist recognized by Arthritis Foundation

Overlook rheumatologist recognized by Arthritis Foundation

SUMMIT, N.J. — As a harpist, Cecelia Chartoff needs her hands to be in good working order, but it’s not always easy for the performer, who has rheumatoid arthritis. The chronic autoimmune disorder affects the joints and can also attack other body systems. However, Chartoff rarely misses a performance and she credits her reliability to […]

Kean University receives accreditation for genetic counseling program

Kean University receives accreditation for genetic counseling program

Kean University has received accreditation for a new graduate program in genetic counseling, paving the way for students to begin coursework next autumn, the school announced in an Oct. 25 press release. The master of science degree in genetic counseling will be offered through the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics at Kean […]