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  • Athletic director from Union takes prestigious seat
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, Aug 2nd, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — Congratulations are due to David Frazier, director of athletics at Rutherford High School and former New Jersey State Interscholastic Sports Association Executive Committee president, as the Union Township resident has earned an illustrious seat to serve as an at-large member of the National Federation of State High School Associations board of trustees.

  • UCPO assumes control over Clark Police Department due to alleged misconduct
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sat, Aug 1st, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    CLARK, NJ — On Thursday, July 23, it was announced that the Union County Prosecutor’s Office will take over the Clark Township Police Department, effective immediately; the takeover encompasses law enforcement and internal affairs functions. This announcement comes approximately two weeks after the UCPO took control of the Fanwood Police Department on July 13, after

  • Councilman questions mayor’s use of Clean Communities grant money
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Fri, Jul 31st, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Councilman George Cook has called into question Mayor Dahlia Vertreese’s use — or misuse, as he alleges — of the town’s Clean Communities grant funding. The grant was awarded to the township for the Community Clean Team program, which hires area teenagers to clean the town’s streets. The program began July

  • Linden Public Schools stock up on sanitary supplies to fight COVID-19
    by editor on Thu, Jul 30th, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    LINDEN, NJ — Linden Public Schools are preparing to be armed and ready to keep students safe when they return to the classroom, according to a July 23 press release. Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Lawrence Miranda ran down the list of supplies the district has stocked up on to make sure schools are sanitized

  • Upcoming blood drive event to be held in Union Township
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Mon, Jul 27th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — Blood donation is essential for the community, especially today, given the COVID-19 pandemic. Many lives are being lost due to the outbreak, and the township of Union is looking to help save lives. According to its website, Vitalant, a nonprofit community and blood service provider that supplies comprehensive transfusion medicine services to

  • Union native releases newest heartland rock single
    by editor on Sun, Jul 26th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    By Shanee Frazier / Staff Writer UNION, NJ — Union County native Skrizzly Adams has just released the video for his newest single, “Too Close to Fire,” a heartland rock–sounding song that speaks to the trials and tribulations of everyday people. The song was written by Adams and co-produced with Ken Lewis, who has worked

  • UCPO to implement body-worn camera performance review pilot
    by editor on Sat, Jul 25th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — In collaboration with local law enforcement executives, and in her continued efforts to implement progressive policing policy to improve officer safety, promote transparency in policing and address specific training needs of officers in the field, acting Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo is introducing the Union County Body Worn Camera Performance Review Pilot Program.

  • Union County hosts drive-up and walk-up summer movie events
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Fri, Jul 24th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — In the face of coronavirus, movie theaters are closed to the public in Union County and across the country. Because it is difficult to social-distance inside a movie theater and because the virus can spread through close contact, a movie theater can be a risky place. Without the use of movie

  • Nine new lawsuits filed against Archdiocese of Newark
    by editor on Tue, Jul 21st, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — On July 13, attorneys from the law firms of Jeff Anderson & Associates and Gianforcaro Law, on behalf of numerous plaintiffs, filed nine lawsuits for childhood sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Newark. The cases, brought under the New Jersey Child Sexual Abuse Act / New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill, identify

  • Herbert W. Slote
    by Obituaries Editor on Mon, Jul 20th, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Herbert W. Slote, longtime resident of Springfield, New Jersey, passed away on July 16, 2020 in the home of his grandson, Dr. Scott Halpern, in Merion, Pennsylvania. He was 102. Born October 14, 1917, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, he was the son of Samuel and Pauline (neé Hurwitz) Slote. His father, a physician, was originally from