Armstead in line for 40 percent raise as Linden mayor

Armstead in line for 40 percent raise as Linden mayor

LINDEN, NJ — Mayor Derek Armstead is in line to reap the financial rewards of his landslide re-election victory three weeks ago. Armstead, who won the mayoral race with 70 percent of the vote, could receive a 40-percent pay raise starting next year. His current salary is $73,425, and he could earn as much as […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Riley Haggerty, girls soccer “Despite only being a junior, Riley has had an impact at the varsity level of girls’ soccer in the past two seasons. She played a different position at the end of the season and helped Union reach Group 4, Section 2 semifinals. Riley is also at the top of her class […]

Officials blame timing of snow, not amount, for chaos

Officials blame timing of snow, not amount, for chaos

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials from around the county blamed the midafternoon timing of the unseasonal Nov. 15 snow storm — rather than higher-than-predicted accumulations — for the chaos of gridlocked roads and multihour commutes. Those responsible for snow removal, mostly the heads of municipal public works departments, said the havoc was caused in part […]

Lesniak to advise, instruct policy advocates

Lesniak to advise, instruct policy advocates

UNION, NJ – Students who have an interest in becoming community and policy advocates will have the chance to do so with a new undergraduate course coming to Kean University this spring. The history course, titled “Social Movements: History and the Call to Action,” will be taught by former Democratic state Sen. Raymond Lesniak. “I’ve […]

Prosecutor rebuffs claim against former police chief

Prosecutor rebuffs claim against former police chief

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has found no proof that the borough’s former police chief pointed a gun at other officers — a claim contained in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the municipality in May. According to the letter dated Nov. 1 and signed by Acting Prosecutor Michael Monahan, the UCPO […]

With holidays approaching, model railroaders get spotlight

With holidays approaching, model railroaders get spotlight

UNION, NJ — It was a particularly busy morning for Tim McCollum as he had to make room in his freight yard for about 100 cars that would be arriving soon. “The track is busy this morning now, isn’t it?” train dispatcher Bob Nalbone said to McCollum. McCollum finished moving several cars and he finally […]

Springfield scores new field for soccer, football lacrosse

Springfield scores new field for soccer, football lacrosse

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The boys’ soccer practice usually starts with stretching and other warm-up exercises, not a full sprint in game uniforms. Yet the Jonathan Dayton High School JV team began their afternoon practice a little differently Monday, Oct. 22, running through a dedication banner to mark the official opening of a new multi-use artificial […]

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