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Union County to Close Jail Despite Opposition from Local Leaders

April 25, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark.

The county is entering into a five-year memorandum with Essex County, which has an option for renewal. This merger will ...

Statement on Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin from Linden Public School District

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marnie Hazelton shared the district's statement on the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Dear Linden School Community,

As educators, we are so many things to the communities we serve. We are not only teachers; we also sometimes serve as surrogate _____ (fill in the blank because we do it all!).

Two Men Charged for Attack That Led to South River Native, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick's Death

WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media reports. 

CNN reports that Julian Elie Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania, and George Pierre ...

Murphy Will Nominate Rockaway Native Rachel Wainer Apter to NJ Supreme Court

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of his intentions to nominate her during a ceremony at Rutgers-Newark this morning. Ginsburg, who ...

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More than 1.1 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; payments total approximately 164 million

May 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing more than 1.1 million payments in the eighth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

The announcement brings the total disbursed so far to approximately 164 million payments, with a total value of approximately $386 ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Linden Roselle Sewerage Authority Currently Looking for a Purchasing/Contract Manager 

LINDEN/ROSELLE, NJ — The Linden-Roselle Sewerage Authority is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Purchasing/Contract Manager for a Public Authority in Linden, NJ. 

Responsibilities include administrating the Authority's purchasing system in conformance with the public purchasing law, reviewing bid specifications, review the performance of vendors and ...

Sample Ballots for Union County Voters Now Available Online

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced that sample ballots for the June 8 Primary Election can be viewed and downloaded on the County Clerk’s elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices.

This year voters have the option of voting in person at their polling place or using a Vote-by-Mail ...

Union County Expanding Regional Dispatch Center

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders. 

At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 million contract to H&S Construction and Mechanical Inc., of Elizabeth, for ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches Partnership to Offer Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations. 

Novartis, a NJ based healthcare company, is the program’s lead sponsor with a commitment of $120,000 for the ...

Union County Holds Free Document-Shredding Event on May 15

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next mobile paper shredding event of 2021 will be held in New Providence on Saturday, May 15 for free, secure shredding of personal and confidential documents.

“Union County’s mobile document shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred ...