Tropical Storm Isaias causes trouble in Union County

Tropical Storm Isaias causes trouble in Union County

UNION COUNTY — Barreling through New Jersey early last week, Tropical Storm Isaias arrived in Union County with powerful winds, roaring thunder and drenching rain. The storm, which first made landfall as a hurricane, knocked over trees and tugged down power lines, causing power outages across the county. PSEG spokesperson Lauren Ugorji gave an update […]

The trifecta: Cieslinski triplets to attend Union County College

The trifecta: Cieslinski triplets to attend Union County College

CRANFORD, NJ — When the Cieslinski triplets, Emma, Madison and Alexis, of Roselle Park, were little, their parents turned to sports to keep them occupied. They enrolled them in the town’s recreation T-ball program, not expecting them to become three outstanding softball players. Their talent on the softball diamond caught the attention of Shenandoah University […]

Cranford school district releases survey results

Cranford school district releases survey results

CRANFORD, NJ — On July 23, Cranford Superintendent of Schools Scott Rubin sent an update to the community with the results of the recent survey sent out to gauge the community’s comfort level with school reopening in the fall. Rubin said the district would provide another update on its plans on or about July 31. […]

UCPO to implement body-worn camera performance review pilot

UCPO to implement body-worn camera performance review pilot

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In collaboration with local law enforcement executives, and in her continued efforts to implement progressive policing policy to improve officer safety, promote transparency in policing and address specific training needs of officers in the field, acting Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo is introducing the Union County Body Worn Camera Performance Review Pilot Program. […]

Nine new lawsuits filed against Archdiocese of Newark

Nine new lawsuits filed against Archdiocese of Newark

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On July 13, attorneys from the law firms of Jeff Anderson & Associates and Gianforcaro Law, on behalf of numerous plaintiffs, filed nine lawsuits for childhood sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Newark. The cases, brought under the New Jersey Child Sexual Abuse Act / New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill, identify […]

Cranford announces July 4 canoe contest winners

Cranford announces July 4 canoe contest winners

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department has announced the winners of the Cranford Canoe races that were held on July 4 at the Cranford Canoe Club. In the race for those ages 10 to 13, first place went to Max Slayton and Sam Slayton, second place to Jenna Gallagher and Brooke Jones, […]

State officials express support for retiring ‘freeholder’ title

State officials express support for retiring ‘freeholder’ title

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced July 9 that he supports legislation that would change the name of county elected officials from “freeholder” to “county commissioner,” abolishing the title that is both referencing a time when only white male landowners could hold public office and confusing. New Jersey is the only state that […]

Cranford Committee condemns hateful speech posted online

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Township Committee passed a resolution on June 9 that condemns “hateful and racist rhetoric” in online posting, as well as condemning the use of the town’s name in association with any group that contains such language. The language of the resolution specifically called out the “Cranford Uncensored” Facebook group, a […]

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