Stamler Police Academy graduates 47

Stamler Police Academy graduates 47

Forty-seven new officers have taken their oaths of office following their graduation from John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains, including 21 who joined the Jersey City Police Department one day after the funeral of Detective Joseph Seals. Seals was the first of four people killed in Jersey City on Dec. 10, when he […]

Linden council merges IT staff

Linden council merges IT staff

LINDEN, NJ — The city is forming a new Division of Information Technology and eliminating the Division of Computers, a move that the City Council considers a “consolidation.” Moving forward, all staff members who work with computers will be in the Division of Information Technology. The change, determined in a 7-3 vote at the council’s […]

County mulls lawsuit to end New York City homeless relocation

Union County is considering suing New York City to end a practice that has already placed more than 50 homeless families in towns throughout the county since August without notice, officials said in a Dec. 4 press release. Homeless people from New York City have been placed in seven municipalities under the city’s “Special One […]

Linden parents, teachers hear about vaping risks

Linden parents, teachers hear about vaping risks

LINDEN, N.J. — Parents and teachers must be aware of marketing campaigns by companies selling vaping products if they want to keep their children and students from picking up the e-cigarette habit, according to a social worker at a community meeting in the Wilson Pond Building on Oct. 28. Sean Foley, the assistant director of […]

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 […]

Linden council member trade harassment accusations

Linden council member trade harassment accusations

LINDEN, N.J. — Council members Gretchen Hickey and Peter Brown have recently traded accusations of intimidation and harassment, with Hickey taking her complaints to the police. Hickey, whose term representing the 10th Ward expires next year, took her accusations against Brown to Linden police after the Aug. 19 council meeting. In her complaint, which LocalSource […]

Union residents assured on drinking water safety

UNION, N.J. — New Jersey American Water Company administrators gathered with state and local officials to assure residents at an Oct. 15 town hall-style meeting that their tap water is safe to drink, stating that local water sources have tested below state limits for lead. State Sen. Joseph Cryan, whose 20th Legislative District comprises Union, […]

Dunk tank fun typifies Linden annual street fair

Dunk tank fun typifies Linden annual street fair

LINDEN, N.J. — There is a car show, pie- and spaghetti-eating contests, bands and vendor tents, but what seems to get the most attention at Linden’s annual “September to Remember” street fair is the dunk tank run by the Linden Fire Department. “I’ve been getting in that dunk tank for eight years,” Councilman John Francis […]

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