Union County College Foundation's Third Annual Close the Gap Cocktail Reception Set for July

June 11, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County College Foundation is hosting their Third Annual "Close the Gap” Cocktail Reception on July 11 in the Victor M. Richel Student Commons on the Cranford campus.

The campaign supports the College’s strategic initiative to help shrink the achievement gap that exists for African American students and will also provide financial ...

Union County Freeholder seat Nominee is Plainfield's Councilwoman Rebecca Williams

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The three-person panel selected by Democratic City Committee Chairman Adrian O. Mapp to pick a Plainfield nominee for an open freeholder seat submitted its recommendation over the holiday weekend.

Linda Carter had previously held the freeholder position until she took on the role as Assemblywoman earlier this month. Nancy Jordan, chair of the committee, along with Bobby ...

County of Union to Fly Rainbow Flag for the First Time on June 4

ELIZABETH, NJ - A rainbow flag will fly for the first time at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced they are holding a public Pride Flag Raising Ceremony for Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse on Broad Street in Elizabeth.

“Raising the rainbow flag ...

NJ American Water to Flush Hydrants in Cranford May 24-May 29

CRANFORD, NJ – New Jersey American Water will flush Cranford’s fire hydrants between May 24 and May 29.

According to the NJ American Water website, the flushing cleanses the water flow system, clearing any minerals and deposits from the pipes.

“While flushing the system won’t interrupt your water service, when crews are working in your area, you may notice a ...

Pedestrian Death Prompts Rahway Council to Introduce Ordinance to Make Intersection of Lake & Madison a 4-Way Stop

RAHWAY, NJ - The Rahway City Council unanimously introduced an ordinance that will make the intersection of West Lake Avenue and Madison Avenue a 4-way stop at its regular meeting held Monday night.

The public hearing on the measure is scehduled for June 11.

The introduction of the ordinance comes after a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing West Lake Avenue around 7 p.m.

Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway Will Host An Alternative Teen Prom: 'Light up the Night'

RAHWAY, NJ - The LGBTQ office of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is organizing an alternative prom event - "Light up the Night - Teen Pride" from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on June 15.

LGBTQ Services, in collaboration with the Union County Performing Arts Center and with support from WellCare Health Plans, will host the first ...

Asst. Prosecutor in Wyckoff Murder Trial Receives Union County Prosecutor's Office Gladiator Award

ELIZABETH, NJ – Scott Peterson, assistant prosecutor in the trial for April Wyckoff’s murder, was honored as part of the county prosecutor’s office’s National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week.

Peterson was honored along with Ted Merced, a veteran detective, and Azucena “Susie” Arias, a victim/witness advocate who handles sensitive matters, according to a ...

Cranford Man Dies after Wrong-Way Crash on Route 9

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – A Cranford man died after his car collided with another vehicle on Route 9 on Sunday.

Thomas McHugh, 88, was driving north in the southbound fast lane on Route 9, where he crashed head-on into another vehicle. On impact, one of the cars caught fire, according to Sgt. Jim Chessere of the Woodbridge Police Department.

 McHugh was taken from the scene to Robert ...

What is a Good Tenant? Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Hosts Tenant Workshop

ELIZABETH, NJ -The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is hosting a free Tenant Certification Training on April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their center located at 118 Division Street in Elizabeth.  

The workshop benefits participants by empowering them with knowledge and tools to become good tenants. Speakers will lead sessions on topics such as tenant’s rights, budgeting, ...

Franklin High School Counselor Judged Best in Somerset County

SOMERSET, NJ - Deirdra Kea, school counselor at Franklin High School has been named the 2017 - 2018 Counselor of the County by the New Jersey School Counselors Association.

"I am extremely grateful to receive this recognition," Kea said. "I enter the school each day with the goal of being an advocate for my students, to serve the community and represent the profession as best as ...

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