Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Assembly minority leader Jon Bramnick and fellow Republican Nancy Munoz appeared to have beaten back a Democratic upset bid for the second straight election, prevailing in the 22nd Legislative District race despite the wildcard entrance of two “independent conservative” candidates. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting in, Bramnick had a better than 3,000-vote lead […]

RWJBarnabas Health, Trinitas to merge

RWJBarnabas Health, Trinitas to merge

ELIZABETH, N.J. — Trinitas Regional Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health have signed a letter of intent for the Elizabeth hospital and its affiliates to become a part of the largest health care system in the state, the two entities announced in a joint Oct. 10 statement. Under the terms of the proposed merter, RWJBarnabas would […]

Elizabeth train station reconstruction under way

Elizabeth train station reconstruction under way

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A three-year, $71 million renovation of the main NJ Transit train station was to begin this week that will close sections of both platforms and the staircase from East Broad Street on the northbound track side. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as we make these vital improvements, which are part of a […]

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

Trinitas Regional Medical Center adds form of psychological therapy to training offerings

ELIZABETH, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center has expanded its training capabilities with the creation of the Institute for Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which uses the therapy to treat a range of emotional disorders. The institute, unveiled earlier this month, will allow psychologists interested in expanding their skill set to include DBT to receive formal training […]

Book of postcards shows Elizabeth’s history, transformation

Book of postcards shows Elizabeth’s history, transformation

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two local history buffs have produced a book that details the city’s history through historical postcards to shine a light on aspects of the city that have made it a “center of commerce in New Jersey” during the last two centuries. Nayeli Riano, Elizabeth native and graduate of Elizabeth High School, and […]

County pays nearly $400,000 to settle harassment suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two Union County workers who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the county and its Department of Human Services will receive $395,000 in a settlement, as approved at the county Board of Chosen Freeholders’ May 23 meeting. The freeholders authorized the settlement to be paid to Cynthia Pisino, a county social worker […]

Cosgrove resigns as Elizabeth PD director

Cosgrove resigns as Elizabeth PD director

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove has resigned his post after more than 20 years following a Union County Prosecutor’s Office investigation that determined he used racial slurs and vulgar slang to refer to black and women members of his staff. The announcement, posted on Mayor Chris Bollwage’s social media accounts on April […]

AG appoints top aide as prosecutor

AG appoints top aide as prosecutor

ELIZABETH, NJ — State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has replaced Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael Monahan with his top aide and called on Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove to resign in the wake of an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office that confirmed Cosgrove used derogatory terms to refer to staff. First Assistant Attorney General Jennifer […]

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