Union Catholic Art Teacher Attends AP Summer Institute for AP Art History

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rebecca Schroppe, Union Catholic’s art teacher, had a great experience recently when she attended the Silver State AP Summer Institute for AP Art History at Liberty High School in Clark County, Nevada. 

The AP Summer Institutes offers the most thorough professional learning available for AP educators. Attendees engaged in 30 or more hours of content-rich ...

Nurses at Cornerstone Hospital in Union County Seek Better Pay, Benefits

August 13, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nurses working at Cornerstone Behavioral Health Hospital in Berkeley Heights came to Thursday's commissioner board meeting dressed in the protective gear they wear while caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to seek help in securing fair wages and benefits in their next union contract.

Those who spoke are employed by the county and perform their ...

Lawsuit Claims Union County Police ‘Old Boys Club’ Members Get Pass on Misconduct

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Police Department contains an “Old Boys Club” whose white, male members police Chief J. Chris Debbie allows to violate laws, a lawsuit brought by Sgt. Homero Almanzar against the department claims.

Almanzar, a retired U.S. Army disabled combat veteran described as Hispanic/Latino, is experiencing “a significant disparity” in ...

Taxpayer ‘Entitled’ to Summary Judgment in Union County Gov’t Complex Case, Judge Says

ELIZABETH, NJ — Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Walsh appears poised to grant a permanent injunction on the construction of a Union County government complex estimated to cost upwards of $120 million.

At a hearing for motion of summary judgment on the case brought by taxpayer Jose R. Jimenez Jr., attorney Greg Trif argued for permanent restraints on the project while attorneys Kevin J.

Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Announces its 103rd Season

August 17, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of our acclaimed music director Charles Prince, invites you to share in a musical journey as we explore old favorites, discover new works and experience pieces from near and far, real and imaginary.

The 103rd season opens on October 15, 2022, with “Once Upon a Time,” showcasing two works from the imaginary ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

August 14, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Summit Resident Stabbed Multiple Times During Sunday Night Altercation; Suspect Arrested After Brief Chase on Foot

UPDATE as of 1 p.m. August 8: The City of Summit has released information that the hospital is reporting that the victim is out of surgery and is listed in stable condition.

SUMMIT, NJ - A 26-year-old Summit man is currently listed in critical condition after suffering multiple stab wounds during an altercation Sunday night, according to the Summit Police Department. The suspect was ...

Clark PD Looking for Owners of Bird Found on ALJ Field Monday

August 15, 2022

CLARK, NJ -  Clark Police are hoping to find the owners of a domesticated bird found on the Arthur L. Johnson High School field Monday morning according to a post on their social media feed.

Anyone with information about the bird can contact the police at 732-388-3434.