Deer management program active through Feb. 12

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has released details of its annual Deer Management Program, which began Monday, Jan. 4, in six county parks and one municipal park. The program will operate in the Watchung Reservation, the Summit portion of Passaic River Park, Ash Brook Reservation, Lenape Park, Nomahegan […]

Man arrested for shining laser pointer at news chopper

UNION COUNTY, NJ —  Union County man was arrested Thursday, Jan. 7, and charged with aiming a laser pointer at a WABC-TV helicopter, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Stiven Lopez-Bender, 26, of Elizabeth was charged by complaint with one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. Lopez-Bender was scheduled to make his […]

Kean table brings in just $22K

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A Kean University alumnus agreed last week to subsidize the polarizing, $219,000 conference table residing in the school’s Green Lane conference center, where it has recouped $22,000 in rental fees since first being purchased in late 2014. Retired businessman William Loehning, who graduated from Kean when it was still Newark State College […]

Gateway YMCA’s to hold open houses through Jan. 10

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union will celebrate 2016 with an open house through Sunday, Jan. 10. The Y will be hosting events that are open to the community including family group exercise programs, healthy snacks, nutrition information, fitness games, family swimming and open basketball. The Gateway […]

Bergen sworn in as chairman

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen has announced a comprehensive series of initiatives for 2016, entitled “One County, One Community” that includes new announcements for economic development, transportation, public safety, seniors, veterans, education, parks and environmental programs. Bergen, a lifelong native of Union County and a resident of Springfield, was […]

Deer program runs Mondays through Feb. 12

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has released details of its annual Deer Management Program, which began Monday, Jan. 4, in six county parks and one municipal park. The program will operate in the Watchung Reservation, the Summit portion of Passaic River Park, Ash Brook Reservation, Lenape Park, Nomahegan […]

Union County hires new director of the Department of Corrections

By Rebecca Panico, Correspondent UNION COUNTY, NJ — Standing behind businesses along Broad Street in Elizabeth stands the Union County Jail, where those who are awaiting trial are held. It’s a not-so-welcoming place to be. But for recently appointed Director of the Union County Department of Corrections Ronald Charles, jail is where he’s always worked. Charles […]

Former student charged with racist death threats appears in court

UNION COUNTY, NJ — At her first scheduled court appearance on Monday, Dec. 14, Kayla-Simone McKelvey, the 24-year-old woman police believe was behind Twitter death threats aimed at black Kean University students, plead not guilty to third-degree creating a false public alarm. In the brief proceeding at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth, McKelvey, a personal […]

County gets many more body cameras from state

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Sixteen Union County agencies are among the 176 New Jersey police departments which have been awarded body-worn cameras, to be paid for by the state, announced Acting State Attorney General John Hoffman on Monday, Dec. 21. More than 750 body-worn cameras, worth a combined $376,500, will be put to use across the […]

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