Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Assembly minority leader Jon Bramnick and fellow Republican Nancy Munoz appeared to have beaten back a Democratic upset bid for the second straight election, prevailing in the 22nd Legislative District race despite the wildcard entrance of two “independent conservative” candidates. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting in, Bramnick had a better than 3,000-vote lead […]

Union residents assured on drinking water safety

UNION, N.J. — New Jersey American Water Company administrators gathered with state and local officials to assure residents at an Oct. 15 town hall-style meeting that their tap water is safe to drink, stating that local water sources have tested below state limits for lead. State Sen. Joseph Cryan, whose 20th Legislative District comprises Union, […]

Direct Raritan Valley train service to NYC to resume

Direct Raritan Valley train service to NYC to resume

Off-peak “one-seat ride” service to New York City will resume on the Raritan Valley Line on Monday, Nov. 4, after more than a year of being suspended, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a press conference at the Westfield Train Station. According to the announcement, there will be five midday train departures, both inbound and outbound, and […]

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

Not a vacation

Not a vacation

WESTFIELD, N.J. — Twenty-eight youth and adult representatives from the First Congregational Church of Westfield experienced a different side of Miami during its week-long Summer Mission Trip in July. The volunteers served with Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection, a faith-based organization that stresses local immersion while working with inner-city communities. Under the guidance of […]

Second AddamsFest gets early start

Second AddamsFest gets early start

WESTFIELD, NJ — The success of the first AddamsFest last fall was such that town officials decided to get an early start on this year’s event. They gathered at the appropriately named Addams Tavern on Elm Street on Aug. 6, and Mayor Shelley Brindle kicked off the promotion for the gala, a Halloween-timed extravaganza dedicated […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

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