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Union County Freeholder Chair Bruce Bergen Addresses the Patriot Chamber and Discusses Flooding Issues

June 27, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield resident Bruce Bergen is in his fifth year as a Freeholder and his second year as Chair. He addressed the Springfield Patriot Chamber on June 22. Specifically, he reported on the recent funding Springfield has received for infrastructure.  Since the sale of Runnells Hospital three years ago for approximately $20 million, the County has been using the proceeds to ...

Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Residents Object to Recreation Project Expansions

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

County Prosecutor Calls Roselle Shooting a Murder-Suicide

ROSELLE, NJ - Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park has determined the Tuesday afternoon shooting in Roselle to be a murder-suicide. 

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Anishalee Cortes of  Newark and the shooter as 49-year-old Dominick Richards of Roselle. 

Roselle Police Department patrol units responding to the 900 block of Chestnut Street at approximately 2:30 ...

Employment Contract Approved for Superintendent in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ – During an un-calendar scheduled Board of Education meeting, the board met for a motion to approve the employment contract/agreement between Dr. Richard R. Corbett and the Roselle Board Education.

By a vote of five yes, one no and three abstained the Board of Education has officially passed the three-year contract for Dr. Corbett, for the position of Superintendent of ...

Roselle Breaks Ground on New Arminio Athletic Field

ROSELLE, NJ – After four and half years, of planning, Roselle Public Schools hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Arminio Athletic Field.

The groundbreaking initiated construction of the new football, track and field facility. The facility will feature a weight room, lockers, bathrooms, as well as a meeting space. Other amenities will include a concession ...

Carnival for People with Disabilities to be Held at Conant Park in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ - The annual summertime carnival for people with disabilities and their families will be held on Saturday, June 10, at Conant Park in the Township of Hillside.

The event is hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.

“This carnival gives people with disabilities and their families the opportunity to enjoy ...

Congressman Leonard Lance Contrasts Trump, Receives Mixed Reaction at Town Hall Meeting

CRANFORD, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) discussed Planned Parenthood, budget cuts, President Donald Trump and more at his 44th town hall on Tuesday night.

The crowd alternatively applauded and heckled Lance as he answered demanding questions by lottery from his constituents that strongly focused on Trump, including the investigation into Trump’s ties with ...

Dollar General Store Surprises Washington Elementary School with $50,000 and More!

ROSELLE, NJ - No one saw it coming! On Friday morning company officials from Dollar General descended on the Washington Elementary School with something BIG!! No one knew what was was about to happen, not the students, not the teachers, not even the principal!

Jeff Owen, Dollar General’s Executive Vice President, Store Operations, along with Denine Torr, Dollar General’s ...

Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

Union Man Charged with Fatally Stabbing Father

UNION, NJ – Jeff Adams, 20, of Union has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing his father, according to Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.

Adams is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the death of 59-year-old Michael Adams.

As reported by Tapinto Union on Monday, Union and Irvington firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a home on ...

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