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 […]

Armstead assault case to go before municipal judge

ELIZABETH, NJ — Linden Mayor Derek Armstead will appear before a judge to face charges that he assaulted a city councilman during a caucus meeting last year as Elizabeth Municipal Court Judge Roman Montes ruled the case could move forward after hearing the mayor’s plea Feb. 22. The mayor is accused of striking Linden Councilman […]

Elizabeth High senior seeks seat on school board

ELIZABETH, NJ — Kason Little hasn’t even graduated from Elizabeth High School but he is already seeking a post to help run the district. Little, 18, who declared his candidacy for the Elizabeth Board of Education via social media Feb. 18, said he knows questions about his age and experience are inevitable. However, he’s been […]

County counts homeless, offers services

ELIZABETH, NJ — More than 115 homeless and at-risk people utilized the free services at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless — services like haircuts and eye exams — at the organization’s service fair on Jan. 23. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” one man said to intern Kim Siehl as he was leaving […]

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