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Save the Date: Union County Commissioner Invites All Residents to Attend Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines, Dec. 7

December 2, 2021

The Covid-19 Virtual Town Hall will focus on misinformation and vaccines for children.

The Union County Board of Commissioners invites members of the public to attend a virtual, interactive Town Hall on COVID-19, on Zoom beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, aimed at helping the Union County community understand the science behind COVID-19 vaccines, including booster shots and ...

Letter: Union County Government Giving ‘Unheard Of’ Raises To Top Admins, He Says

November 22, 2021

Editor's Note: This letter was sent to the clerks of the 21 municipalities in Union County for distribution to the local governing bodies.

Dear Governing body,

I must bring to your attention an abusive ordinance 835-2021 that was introduced by the Union County Commissioners in their Nov. 4 meeting and are to vote on it in their Thursday, Dec. 2, meeting at 5:30 p.m.

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

First Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, and had recently traveled to South Africa.

She tested positive on November 28 ...

Amid Strident Objections, Union County Commissioners OK Raises for Top Administrators

UNION COUNTY, NJ — County social service workers and concerned residents filled the County Board of Commissioners' first in-person meeting in over a year Thursday night to protest pay raises for top administrators, which they said are being given in a struggling economy and without fair consideration to other county employees.

The board approved the raises by a 7-0 ...

Linden Police Recover Stolen Cars and Weapons in Separate Incidents

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police seized two handguns and recovered two stolen vehicles in separate incidents that occurred within an hour on Monday.

According to law enforcement officials, the first incident began a little after 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021 when Officers located an occupied stolen vehicle parked on E. Elizabeth Ave near Zeigler Ave.

As the Officers approached the ...

Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Route 78 in Union

UNION, NJ - A fiery, multi-vehicle accident shut down both the express and local lanes of Route 78 West in Union Friday morning.

The crash occurred at about 5:15 a.m. near the Garden State Parkway entrance / Vauxhall Exit, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  He said the accident involved a tractor trailer and two cars. The tractor trailer was engulfed in flames ...

Linden Middle School Selected to Participate in United We Create Project

LINDEN, NJ - McManus Middle School in Linden has been chosen to take part in the United We Create Project, whose goal is to promote understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim students in Grades K through 8 through in the arts.

The project is sponsored by Young Audiences, an arts-in-education organization serving New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

Students, teachers, and families ...