Atlantic Health System, Kent Place team up to make masks

Atlantic Health System, Kent Place team up to make masks

SUMMIT, NJ — As COVID-19 emerged throughout communities in New Jersey, a group of students dedicated to exploring ethical issues within society found the opportunity to put their learning into action, with the help of medical-ethics experts at Atlantic Health System. When the health system, a longtime adviser to the Ethics Institute at Kent Place […]

Sheriff’s Office K-9 to get donation of body armor

Sheriff’s Office K-9 to get donation of body armor

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Milo will receive a bullet- and stab-resistant vest thanks to a charitable donation from the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s. Milo’s vest is sponsored by Julie Tropeano and family, of Elizabeth, and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Angelo Tropeano.” Delivery is […]

UTHS celebrates Hannah Caldwell Day

UTHS celebrates Hannah Caldwell Day

UNION, NJ — The pandemic has placed much on hold, but as New Jersey begins to reopen, many businesses and organizations are welcoming back the community. The Union Township Historical Society is among the organizations ready to reopen to the public in the near future. Despite not having reopened yet, UTHS held socially distant tours […]

Hillside police chief suspended

Hillside police chief suspended

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi Jr. was suspended from the force earlier this month for reasons that have not been announced to the public. The suspension has been confirmed by the Hillside administration. “As of June 1, Hillside Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi has been on indefinite suspension,” the Hillside administration said in […]

Protest in Union draws large crowd

Protest in Union draws large crowd

UNION, NJ — Area residents gathered for a protest in Union Township on Monday, June 8, marching for change in the wake of the many recent police killings of unarmed black people. Arriving at Town Hall, protesters stood in silence for nearly nine minutes, honoring the length of time George Floyd, who was killed by […]

Summit Interfaith Council creates relief fund to help local immigrants

Summit Interfaith Council creates relief fund to help local immigrants

SUMMIT, NJ — COVID-19 has meant that many local immigrants have lost their jobs. For immigrants who are undocumented, this means virtually no safety net, as, without documentation, they cannot apply for federal relief funds or unemployment. Even though immigrants in the Summit community pay taxes and pay into federal reserves, they are unable to […]