County Infrastructure Grant Program awards $1.5M to towns

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Freeholders Infrastructure Grant program will fund various projects throughout the county, including parks, sewage drainage, road resurfacing and signage. In all, the Freeholders made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the sixth annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and […]

Mayors stress importance of the census

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The 2020 census, a once-a-decade system of counting every person living in the United States, is still underway. The U.S. Census Bureau and local officials are urging all residents to complete the census questionnaire. This is the first census with the option of replying online. According to its website, the Census […]

Area farmers markets reopen, institute new rules

Area farmers markets reopen, institute new rules

SUMMIT / WESTFIELD, NJ — Spring has sprung, and residents are ready to purchase their favorite crops, but COVID-19 restrictions have hindered farmers markets. The good news is that the markets are beginning to pick up steam in Summit and Westfield. With coronavirus-related safety measures in place, residents now have corn, strawberries, organic hot peppers […]

As pandemic shuts down places of worship, faith communities build new connections

As pandemic shuts down places of worship, faith communities build new connections

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On March 13, as New Jersey confirmed 50 cases of coronavirus and universities canceled their in-person classes, Masjid Darul Islam, a mosque in Elizabeth, kept its doors open for the weekly Friday prayer. Roughly 700 congregants attended. A week later, on March 20 — after the state’s confirmed cases had risen […]

Confirm events are still happening before you get in the car

Confirm events are still happening before you get in the car

UNION COUNTY, NJ — UnionNewsDaily and its affiliated newspapers print notices and calendars telling readers about upcoming events, programs, lectures and more. Due to COVID-19, a lot of municipalities and organizations are canceling or postponing events. Some of these cancellations may occur after publication, or simply not be communicated to us in time to prevent […]

Delaware man found with firearm outside of Westfield elementary school sentenced to five years in state prison

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Delaware man who was found to be in possession of a handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition and a folding knife outside of a Westfield elementary school last year has been sentenced to five years in state prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro jointly […]

Westfield health department recommends health guidelines to help protect against coronavirus

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department — which provides public health and environmental services to Westfield, Summit, Chatham Borough, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence and Roselle Park — recently circulated an email informing residents about the coronavirus. While “coronavirus” is a general term referring to a certain type of respiratory illnesses, a new […]

Cell expert faces hours of questions on UCC tower

Cell expert faces hours of questions on UCC tower

CRANFORD, N.J. — A radiofrequency expert answered questions regarding a proposed 140-foot cell tower on the Union County College campus for approximately three-and-a-half hours at a zoning board meeting on Jan. 13, repeating the claim that there was insufficient wireless-telephone coverage in the area. Glenn Pierson, who also testified at a December meeting, said gaps […]

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 […]

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