Growing number of municipalities oppose state effort to expand public records laws

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Several municipalities throughout the state, including Union and Linden, have been approving resolutions to oppose a pair of bills sponsored by state Sen. Loretta Weinberg of Bergen County, which seek to expand public meetings and records laws. The bills would expand both the Open Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act, […]

Park resigns, replaced by Isenhour as acting Union County prosecutor

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Tom Isenhour has been installed as acting Union County prosecutor, ascending from his position as first assistant prosecutor to replace Grace Park, who announced her resignation Friday, Sept. 8. Isenhour, who was often seen appearing before the Board of Chosen Freeholders at its weekly meetings to update the legislators on the […]

Flooding help for Rahway River could be years away

Flooding help for Rahway River could be years away

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With images of Hurricane Irma striking Florida dominating news coverage only two weeks after similar pictures from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, local memories are being refreshed of Irene and Sandy — and the damage it wreaked. While local officials are pushing for action along the Rahway River and its tributaries, Union, […]

State agency tells Union County Improvement Authority to review $50 million Roselle school-recreation project

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state agency that regulates fiscal operations for municipalities and counties asked the Union County Improvement Authority to review concerns raised by a Roselle resident regarding the town’s proposed $50 million Mind and Body Complex. Local Finance Board Chair Timothy Cunningham sent a letter Aug. 24 to the UCIA, which has been […]

Van service traveling county providing care to pets

Van service traveling county providing care to pets

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For six years, three rotating veterinarians, one vet technician and one driver from the Associated Humane Societies have provided medical care to animals in Union County and beyond from a van, a service to pet owners who don’t have the money to pay a regular veterinarian or go to an animal hospital. […]

Two men plead guilty to running $3 million drug ring

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two men caught with $3 million of heroin and running a distribution ring out of Union County that stretched throughout New Jersey and cities in other states have pleaded guilty in Elizabeth three years after their arrest, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced. William Camino, 38, and Yakin “Yaya” Bryant, 37, both of […]

Rare eclipse brings crowds out into midday darkness

Rare eclipse brings crowds out into midday darkness

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Crowds came with telescopes, pinhole cameras and dark cardboard glasses that looked like they were going to see a 3-D movie. It was a rare chance to see solar eclipse, and people fanned out across Union County on Monday, Aug. 21, by their homes, workplaces and even viewing parties like those in […]

County to celebrate LGBTQ Pride at CommUNITY picnic

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County will hold its first LGBTQ Pride event to celebrate marriage equality in New Jersey when the county Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes more than a dozen advocacy and ally organizations to Rahway River Park in Rahway on Sept. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. for the first Family Pride CommUNITY […]

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