Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

ELIZABETH, NJ — Gathering on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth on Friday, Oct. 9, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and UNICO hosted the 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising in recognition of the holiday and in celebration of the local Italian American community. “Union County, along with UNICO National N.J. […]

Public invited to honor vanguard of LGBTQ civil rights movement

Public invited to honor vanguard of LGBTQ civil rights movement

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The family of Marsha P. Johnson, the city of Elizabeth, the Union County freeholder board and Garden State Equality invite the public to participate in the efforts to honor Johnson with a public monument in her hometown, celebrating both her roots in Elizabeth and her pivotal role in the vanguard of […]

Community voices support for Holley bill to create Division on Violence Prevention

Community voices support for Holley bill to create Division on Violence Prevention

ELIZABETH, NJ — Local leaders and activists joined with N.J. Assemblyman Jamel Holley, D-20th Legislative District, on the steps of the Union County Courthouse on Sept. 15 to voice support for his proposed legislation, calling for the establishment of a state Division on Violence Prevention and Intervention, within the state Department of Law and Public […]

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Union County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: • Lee Adler, 48, of Springfield • Andrew […]

LGBTQ icon Johnson to be honored with monument in hometown

LGBTQ icon Johnson to be honored with monument in hometown

ELIZABETH, NJ — The family of Elizabeth native and LGBTQ civil rights activist Marsha P. Johnson was recently joined by Union County freeholders and LGBTQ advocates to announce the future site of a public monument in Johnson’s honor on Freedom Trail in the city of Elizabeth. The monument is anticipated to be the first public […]

AG, DEP file suits against alleged polluters

AG, DEP file suits against alleged polluters

HILLSIDE / ELIZABETH, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced Aug. 27 the filing of 12 new environmental enforcement actions targeting polluters across New Jersey whose actions threaten the health and safety of residents in minority and lower-income communities in Newark, Orange, South Orange, Paterson, Jersey City, […]

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