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 […]

Union traffic stop nets three handguns

UNION, N.J. — Police have arrested three men and are looking for a fourth following a traffic stop that resulted in the discovery of three illegal handguns, illegal drugs, stolen credit cards, latex gloves and ski masks, officials said in a recent press release. Driver Bilal Patterson, 25, and Isaiah Gavin, 20, both of Maplewood, […]

Caroling worms and a rat king come to Kean

Caroling worms and a rat king come to Kean

UNION, N.J. — Caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil rat king are all part of Lightwire Theater’s performance of “A Very Electric Holiday” at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater on Friday, Dec. 13. The show combines puppetry, dancing and electroluminescence to tell the story of a bird named Max who gets […]

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 […]

Union professors chosen as NJ Public Scholars

Union professors chosen as NJ Public Scholars

UNION, NJ — Kean University’s reach will expand beyond the school’s Union County campus as history professors Sue Kozel and Frank Argote-Freyre were recently selected as New Jersey Public Scholars by the New Jersey Council on the Humanities. Kozel, an adjunct history professor, and Argote-Freyre, an associate professor of Latin American history, were among 20 […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Jasmine Jourdain, junior, girls gymnastics “Jasmine Jourdain is a Union High School junior with immense talent and serious drive. She truly loves gymnastics and it comes across in the hard work she puts in at practice and her performance at meets. This year her determination earned her third place on vault at the Union County […]

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