John H. Stamler Police Academy graduates second-largest class in 20 years

UNION COUNTY — A total of 85 recruits from law-enforcement departments in four different counties graduated from the John H. Stamler Police Academy during the Monday evening commencement ceremony of the Scotch Plains institution’s 109th Basic Police Training Class, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park and Academy Director Anton Danco announced today. It was the second-largest graduating class produced by […]

Court approves Passaic River litigation settlements totaling $165 million; State to pursue remaining claims against primary defendant Occidental

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today that a Superior Court judge has approved two settlements in the Passaic River litigation that will provide the State with $165.4 million, and permit the DEP to immediately proceed with its substantial legal claims against principal defendant Occidental […]

‘Senior Wing’ opens at the Chisholm Community Center in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — From left,  Springfield Township Committee Members Margaret Bandrowski, David Barnett and ZiadShehady joined Senior Coordinator Patricia Imbriale, Springfield Mayor David Amlen, Deputy Mayor Richard Huber, Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen and Recreation Director Michael Tennaro in cutting the ribbon officially opening the ‘Senior Wing’ at the Chisholm Community Center in Springfield. Union County […]

Union County Sheriff’s officers round-up deadbeat dads

UNION COUNTY — Officers from the Union County Sheriff’s Office arrested more than three dozen people on warrants for unpaid child support across Union County this week. During a three-day intensive Non-Support Sweep, teams of officers knocked on doors in every municipality in the county making 38 arrests without incident. The officers cleared 48 warrants for […]

NJDOT announces travel options to prepare motorists for upcoming closure of Pulaski Skyway

TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced yesterday the details of a plan to accommodate motorists who will not be able travel on the Pulaski Skyway northbound lanes for approximately two years starting in March 2014 while the bridge deck is replaced. The Department is encouraging motorists to become familiar with the alternate routes […]

Columbia Bank announces Community Service Awards recognizing exemplary employee community volunteerism

UNION COUNTY — Columbia Bank has proudly announced their 2013 Community Service Award winners, part of a statewide program that recognizes outstanding community support efforts by their employees. Local branches in   Union County are located in Clark and Linden. Columbia Bank employees receiving this year’s special recognition were: • Mary Anne Constantine of Maple Shade serves as […]

Newark man pleads guilty to 17 armed robberies in Union, Essex and Bergen counties

NEWARK – A Newark man today admitted committing 17 armed robberies of commercial establishments throughout Union, Essex, and Bergen counties, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Bobby Dawson, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William Walls to a three-count Information charging him with committing an armed carjacking, conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robberies and discharging […]

Entrepreneurship 101 workshop offered for small business start-ups

CRANFORD – A six-week intensive workshop for start-up businesses — those in the idea/planning phase or in operation less than a year — is being offered by UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation. Entrepreneurship 101 begins Thursday evening, Dec. 5, at UCEDC’s headquarters in Cranford. Participants will be guided through a real-world assessment of their business idea […]

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