Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Union County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: • Lee Adler, 48, of Springfield • Andrew […]

During pandemic, father and daughter walk around all of Roselle

During pandemic, father and daughter walk around all of Roselle

ROSELLE — Two Roselle residents recently completed a journey on foot they won’t soon forget. Joe Skrec, 54, and his daughter, Ashley Skrec, 23, recently completed a walking route that literally covered every street in the Borough of Roselle, from St. George Avenue to West — and East — First Avenue and from Amsterdam Avenue […]

Tropical Storm Isaias causes trouble in Union County

Tropical Storm Isaias causes trouble in Union County

UNION COUNTY — Barreling through New Jersey early last week, Tropical Storm Isaias arrived in Union County with powerful winds, roaring thunder and drenching rain. The storm, which first made landfall as a hurricane, knocked over trees and tugged down power lines, causing power outages across the county. PSEG spokesperson Lauren Ugorji gave an update […]

Two Roselle police officers promoted in special ceremony

Two Roselle police officers promoted in special ceremony

ROSELLE, NJ — Two officers from the Roselle Police Department were promoted in a special ceremony on July 22 in Roselle Borough Hall Council Chambers. Practicing social distancing, the officers and their families witnessed acting Mayor Denise Wilkerson administer the oath to promote Sgt. Victor Conti to lieutenant and Officer Na’ Zeek Hurling to sergeant. […]

Stamler Police Academy graduates 39 officers

Stamler Police Academy graduates 39 officers

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On July 21, 39 graduates of the John H. Stamler Police Academy took their oaths of honor in a ceremony celebrating the academy’s 122nd graduating class. “Not only did the 122nd graduating class persevere through a global pandemic to complete their training, but they now enter the law enforcement profession at […]

UCPO to implement body-worn camera performance review pilot

UCPO to implement body-worn camera performance review pilot

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In collaboration with local law enforcement executives, and in her continued efforts to implement progressive policing policy to improve officer safety, promote transparency in policing and address specific training needs of officers in the field, acting Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo is introducing the Union County Body Worn Camera Performance Review Pilot Program. […]

Nine new lawsuits filed against Archdiocese of Newark

Nine new lawsuits filed against Archdiocese of Newark

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On July 13, attorneys from the law firms of Jeff Anderson & Associates and Gianforcaro Law, on behalf of numerous plaintiffs, filed nine lawsuits for childhood sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Newark. The cases, brought under the New Jersey Child Sexual Abuse Act / New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill, identify […]

State officials express support for retiring ‘freeholder’ title

State officials express support for retiring ‘freeholder’ title

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced July 9 that he supports legislation that would change the name of county elected officials from “freeholder” to “county commissioner,” abolishing the title that is both referencing a time when only white male landowners could hold public office and confusing. New Jersey is the only state that […]

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