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  • Police officer is appointed to the Detective Bureau
    by editor on Mon, Jan 18th, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    SUMMIT — The Summit Police Department announced the appointment of Police Officer Henry Ludena to its Detective Bureau on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Ludena is a nine-year veteran of the Summit Police Department, where he actively served in the Patrol Bureau, participating in many community and school events. “Detective Ludena is a respected member of the

  • New certified COVID-19 testing lab opens at Kean University
    by editor on Mon, Jan 18th, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — A new federally certified campus lab that will process COVID-19 tests opened at Kean University on Tuesday, Jan. 5, building on the university’s unprecedented partnership with Union County in diagnostic testing and critical public health research during the pandemic. The lab will deliver test results in 24 to 48 hours. With the

  • Union resident appears on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ game show
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, Jan 17th, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    UNION, NJ — For Union Township resident Domonique Walker, it’s time to make a deal. On Monday, Jan. 11, the 34-year-old music teacher at Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark appeared on a previously taped episode of the CBS daytime game show “Let’s Make a Deal.” Walker took a chance at winning it big

  • Cranford Township Committee begins new year
    by editor on Sun, Jan 17th, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    CRANFORD — The Township Committee met virtually on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and elected Kathleen Miller Prunty to serve as mayor and Brian Andrews as deputy mayor. Commissioners Jason Gareis, Public Safety; Thomas Hannen, Public Works and Engineering; and Mary O’Connor, Finance, were also present. The committee voted to name residents to various official boards, committees

  • Three-sport standout from Mountainside commits for lacrosse at Connecticut College
    by editor on Sat, Jan 16th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Mountainside resident Danny D’Angelo is a throwback — he plays three sports for his high school, which is becoming increasingly rare as athletes specialize earlier and earlier. The Montclair Kimberley Academy senior recently completed an outstanding fall season as a defender for the Cougars’ fine boys soccer side, 8-5-1, and is now

  • Roselle hosts a virtual reorganization meeting
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sat, Jan 16th, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    ROSELLE, NJ — At Roselle’s annual reorganization meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 6, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Assemblyman Jamel Holley administered the oath of office to 3rd Ward Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson and 1st Ward Councilman Richard Villeda, both for three-year terms. According to newjerseyglobe.com, although Villeda defeated 1st Ward Councilwoman Isabel Sousa in

  • Elizabeth swears officials in for their new terms in 2021
    by editor on Sat, Jan 16th, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    ELIZABETH, NJ — Within the first week of the new year, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage and at large council members Frank Cuesta, Manny Grova Jr. and Patricia Perkins-Auguste were sworn in for their new terms in separate, private ceremonies. Photos Courtesy of Chris Bollwage

  • Joan Brunner Wilkinson
    by Obituaries Editor on Fri, Jan 15th, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Joan Brunner Wilkinson died peacefully in her room at White Oak Manor in Tryon, NC on January 6, 2021 due to complications from covid-19 after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Albert Brunner, Jr and Jewel H. Brunner, she was born on March 24, 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  She spent her youth

  • Environmental activities in Union County continue this winter
    by editor on Fri, Jan 15th, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are interested in environmental activities and STEM topics can find online programs for all ages to explore this winter, including original videos produced by Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, a series of online classes leading environmental steward certification and the 4-H Mars Base Camp STEM

  • Union County vaccinates first resident against COVID-19
    by editor on Fri, Jan 15th, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first Union County resident to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was Carolyn Smith of Union, a nurse practitioner at Kean University, marking the start of Phase 1A vaccinations, the Board of County Commissioners announced on Thursday, Jan. 7. The vaccination occurred at the county’s facility at Kean University at approximately 3