Overlook’s emergency dept. extends Lantern Award legacy to 12 years

Overlook’s emergency dept. extends Lantern Award legacy to 12 years

UNION, NJ — Overlook Medical Center Emergency Services, Union Campus, part of Atlantic Health System, has again received the prestigious Emergency Nurses Association’s 2020 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional practice and innovative performance in nursing leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The Union emergency department, a satellite of Summit-based Overlook Medical Center, has received the […]

Union Board of Adjustment greenlights Children’s Specialized Hospital move

Union Board of Adjustment greenlights Children’s Specialized Hospital move

UNION, NJ — Health care expansion is needed now more than ever, especially with the continued coronavirus outbreak putting many on edge as we approach the upcoming school year. With anxiety building regarding the first day of school, the possibility of children falling ill to COVID-19 is every parent’s nightmare. Easing fears, Children’s Specialized Hospital […]

Kean University holds in-person commencement week

Kean University holds in-person commencement week

UNION, NJ — Kean University celebrated its 2020 graduates for the entire week of July 27 with in-person commencement ceremonies at Alumni Field on the university’s main campus. University President Lamont Repollet, in his first commencement address since becoming president earlier in July, saluted members of the “remarkable” graduating class for their resilience and determination […]

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 […]

Athletic director from Union takes prestigious seat

Athletic director from Union takes prestigious seat

UNION, NJ — Congratulations are due to David Frazier, director of athletics at Rutherford High School and former New Jersey State Interscholastic Sports Association Executive Committee president, as the Union Township resident has earned an illustrious seat to serve as an at-large member of the National Federation of State High School Associations board of trustees. […]

Upcoming blood drive event to be held in Union Township

UNION, NJ — Blood donation is essential for the community, especially today, given the COVID-19 pandemic. Many lives are being lost due to the outbreak, and the township of Union is looking to help save lives. According to its website, Vitalant, a nonprofit community and blood service provider that supplies comprehensive transfusion medicine services to […]

Union native releases newest heartland rock single

Union native releases newest heartland rock single

By Shanee Frazier / Staff Writer UNION, NJ — Union County native Skrizzly Adams has just released the video for his newest single, “Too Close to Fire,” a heartland rock–sounding song that speaks to the trials and tribulations of everyday people. The song was written by Adams and co-produced with Ken Lewis, who has worked […]

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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