Note to our newspaper subscribers

Problems at the printing plant where our newspapers are printed have caused a delay in their distribution. Subscribers to the News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange, The Glen Ridge Paper, West Orange Chronicle, Irvington Herald, The Independent Press of Bloomfield, Record-Transcript and Union County LocalSource should receive their newspapers in Friday’s mail. We apologize for […]

School board candidates square off in upcoming election

UNION COUNTY — In addition to state, county and local municipal elections, Tuesday, Nov. 8, will also see Board of Education candidates square off and seek votes. Although many of the candidates have catchy slogans, in much the same manner as their cohorts on municipal councils and committees, the key element missing for BOE candidates […]

Election season roars to life in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With Election Day less than a week away, the entire state is looking toward the midterm election. In Union County, it is the county clerk’s office that is involved in much of the preparatory work, and a key element is security. “We do coordinate with the municipal clerks who are responsible […]

Plainfield native serves at Naval Aviation Schools Command

Plainfield native serves at Naval Aviation Schools Command

PENSACOLA, FLA — Ensign Jacqueline McNulla, a native of Plainfield, is serving the U.S. Navy at Naval Aviation Schools Command. As a student at NASC, McNulla is serving among sailors, Marines and guardsmen developing the skills needed to be combat-ready aviation professionals. NASC is located at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., and provides an educational […]

Newark Museum of Art to display Plainfield artist’s work permanently

Newark Museum of Art to display Plainfield artist’s work permanently

NEWARK, NJ — Following the successful conclusion of the 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual “ReVision and Respond” exhibition, the Newark Museum of Art acquired four artworks from the exhibition for the museum’s permanent collection. The annual NJAA series is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the […]

Tour of Linden High School TV studio gives digital inspiration to visitors from Plainfield

Tour of Linden High School TV studio gives digital inspiration to visitors from Plainfield

LINDEN / PLAINFIELD, NJ — Linden High School recently got a chance to host a contingent of educators from Plainfield Public Schools to show off its TV studio and to discuss the school’s student news program. Plainfield High School is interested in expanding its multimedia program, and Superintendent Diane Mitchell reached out to Linden Superintendent […]

Housing Authority of Plainfield celebrates opening of $19.3 million apartments

Housing Authority of Plainfield celebrates opening of $19.3 million apartments

PLAINFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Housing Authority of Plainfield was joined by community leaders for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Elmwood Square Apartments. The celebration took place in partnership with Plainfield, the Premier Community Development Corporation, Union County, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Alpert Group. Elmwood Square Apartments […]

More than 525 unwanted guns are collected in buyback amnesty event

More than 525 unwanted guns are collected in buyback amnesty event

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County’s 2021 Gun Amnesty Buyback event was a success, with residents turning in more than 525 unwanted guns in exchange for rewards of as much as $250 per weapon. The countywide event was on Saturday, October 23, at locations in Elizabeth, Plainfield and Westfield. No questions were asked, and guns […]

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