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, […]

Trinitas the only NJ hospital to receive all 3 Healthgrades women’s care awards

Trinitas the only NJ hospital to receive all 3 Healthgrades women’s care awards

ELIZABETH, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center announced on Aug. 11 that it has been named the only hospital in New Jersey to receive all three Healthgrades Women’s Care Excellence Awards for 2020. This distinction recognizes Trinitas for providing exceptional quality care to women and mothers, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, […]

HUD awards $18.5M to NJ public housing authorities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by housing choice vouchers and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare […]

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 […]

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 […]

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