Vehicle slams telephone pole

UNION — Residents in Union stared in amazement on Monday, as a pickup truck crashed into a telephone pole on Stuyvesant Avenue, causing live power wires to dangle into the road and sparks to fly. The street was closed for the better part of the day and residents and businesses experienced brief power outages as PSE&G […]

Kean’s record shows school a long way from ‘world class’

UNION — These past few years have been difficult years for Kean University. Falling enrollment, $350 million of debt, a president that falsified his academic records, mismanaged federal aid, academic probation, NCAA suspensions, a lousy bond rating and a very costly satellite campus forged with China are all problems that have plagued the university. But […]

Remembering POW/MIAs

UNION COUNTY — From left: Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski, Vernell Wright and Bruce Bergen listen as Union County Undersheriff Vincent DeTrolio, a Vietnam Veteran, speaks during Union County’s annual remembrance ceremony honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action outside the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed each […]

Freedom Tower

At the base of the Freedom Tower are two reflecting pools, nearly an acre in size each, which represent the actual footprints of the Twin Towers. They are surrounded by Memorial Plaza and the entrance to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

A few new faces at prosecutor’s office show changes made

COUNTY NEWS – Although Acting Prosecutor Grace Park came aboard more than two months ago, little information has been forthcoming from this branch of government, nor has Park consented to interviews with the press. However, there have been changes. In May when Republican Gov. Chris Christie quietly replaced former prosecutor Ted Romankow, 70, who spent 11 […]

Slippin’ and slidin’

CLARK – The Clark Recreation Department’s summer camp program is winding down, but plenty of fun has been raging through the program, like tug of wars that involve hoses, opposite page, and slip n’ slides. The program ran most of the summer long and saw more than 1,000 registered campers enjoy outdoor activities like water […]

Union hopes for big downtown turnaround

UNION — In 2004 when the township designated its center as an area in need of redevelopment, officials had great hope for a turnaround that would revitalize this once vibrant shopping district. Since then businesses have come and gone, and the center, like many downtowns, has continued to struggle. The recent retirement of Special Improvement […]

Landing zone

ROSELLE PARK— At the Roselle Park Summer Camp, young residents were treated with a visit from State Troopers who arrived in style by landing a helicopter on the field in town. Campers were able to learn about State Troopers and tour the helicopter.

Downtown living

UNION — It shouldn’t be long now before local customers are living directly above the shops in Union Center, or at least that’s the hope of township officials and developers of the various sized dwellings being built in downtown Union.

Parks and Rec

CLARK — The Clark summer recreation camp program is in full swing with daily activities for children of all ages. With over 1,000 registered kids, and hundreds turning out daily for water fights, athletics, crafts and more, there is plenty in store for young residents for the remainder of the summer.

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