50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

TRENTON, NJ — As Pride Month drew to a close, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal took steps to recognize an ugly moment in the history of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: the systematic targeting of gay bars by the Office’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control between 1933 and 1967, according to a June 29 […]

Elizabeth Rotary names Fireman and EMT of the Year

Elizabeth Rotary names Fireman and EMT of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Rotary Club of Elizabeth named Elizabeth Fire Department Capt. Sean Wasacz its 2021 Fireman of the Year and Elizabeth EMT supervisor Jason Hamilton its EMT of the Year during a recent meeting at the Garden Restaurant in Union. Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage said, “Our city’s emergency services are recognized throughout […]

Junior League of Elizabeth–Plainfield names first black president

Junior League of Elizabeth–Plainfield names first black president

CRANFORD, NJ — The Junior League of Elizabeth–Plainfield welcomes its first black president, Kalshelia Lloyd. Lloyd, along with the rest of the 2021-2022 board of directors, will lead the charitable educational organization in its 99th anniversary year. Founded in 1923, the JLEP has a rich tradition of community service in the surrounding Union County area. […]

Prosecutor’s office brings Operation Helping Hand resources to an impacted neighborhood

Prosecutor’s office brings Operation Helping Hand resources to an impacted neighborhood

ELIZABETH, NJ — On Friday, May 7, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Elizabeth Police Department and Prevention Links hosted a pop-up Operation Helping Hand 24/7/365 event on Third Street in downtown Elizabeth. The event aimed to connect area residents struggling with substance use disorder with recovery resources. The event followed the announcement on Thursday, May […]

Trinitas has given 22,000 COVID-19 vaccines since December 2020

Trinitas has given 22,000 COVID-19 vaccines since December 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been on a mission to vaccinate members of the community since December, when the FDA issued an emergency-use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine. Since that time, Trinitas has given 22,000 vaccinations and will continue vaccinating people as long as supplies are available. A recent recipient of the […]

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end in this area

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On April 19, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan–Millstone and Canal Road water treatment plants. These plants serve NJAW customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-January, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for its water […]

Meet Frida and Mango on Union County’s Falcon Cam

Meet Frida and Mango on Union County’s Falcon Cam

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the county’s Falcon Cam, which provides a livestream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the Union County Courthouse. “Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered […]

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