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Trinitas Regional Medical Center Researchers Take on COVID-19 Clinical Trials

May 27, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center physicians are working to save lives with cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials.

Perhaps the toughest challenge of the disease has been acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure, which are trademarks of progressive COVID-19. And although a broader understanding of the virus is coming to light, there remains an ...

Union County Voters: Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, June 16

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The voter registration deadline for Union County residents is Tuesday, June 16, to participate in the July 7 Primary Election, according to a release from the Union County Public Administration Office.

“If you are eligible to vote in Union County but not yet registered, please take a few minutes to apply before the deadline,” said Nicole DiRado. “The ...

Whoopi Goldberg to Speak to Kean University's Class of 2020 at Virtual Commencement

UNION, NJ – Kean University has announced Whoopi Goldberg will speak to the Class of 2020 during a virtual Commencement ceremony on May 29. 

More than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students will attend the online event, which will feature musical performances, a virtual tassel turn, and speeches from Martin Luther King III, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, student leaders and ...

Union Freeholders’ 2020 Budget Won't Increase County Taxes, Impact Varies by Town

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The freeholder board approved a budget that will not increase county taxes — the first time in nearly 20 years — to ease financial pain for residents and business owners caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 2020 budget, which was unanimously passed Thursday night, promised to avoid layoffs and maintain essential county services, while having an ...

Westfield Senior Class President Lobbying Murphy for in-Person Graduation

WESTFIELD, NJ — Despite the pandemic leading to the cancellations of many large events and gatherings, Westfield High School senior Alexis Hammer is still holding out hope for an in-person graduation ceremony this year.

Hammer, the senior class president, published a letter, which she sent to Gov. Phil Murphy, on various social media platforms. The letter explains the necessity ...

Home Health Aide Charged in Connection with Fatal Stabbing in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Myrlande Dornelus, 41, a home health aide, was arrested on Friday and charged with fatally stabbing one of her patients, 62-year-old Anna M. Pollard, in Elizabeth last month, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Director Earl Graves and Deputy Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Monday.

The arrest is the result of an investigation ...

NJ Education Commissioner Named New President of Kean University

UNION, NJ – Kean University named a new president on Monday afternoon during a meeting of the Board of Trustees to fill the spot being vacated by outgoing president Dawood Farahi, who is stepping down at the end of this academic year.

Current New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet has been named the 18th leader of the University.  Repollet was ...

Fatal Pedestrian Strike in Elizabeth Under Investigation

ELIZABETH, NJ - An incident in which a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Elizabeth this weekend is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Sunday.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Sabryna Morales, of Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responded to the 900 block of East Grand Street Saturday evening and found ...

'Sustain Summit' Initiative Awards $270K Among 117 Hilltop City Businesses

SUMMIT, NJ - Having raised in excess of $330,000 since it was formed less than a month ago, the 'Sustain Summit Fund' -- created to provide emergency assistance grants to Hilltop City small businesses and their employees facing COVID-19 related hardships -- has awarded more than $270,000 to 117 Summit small businesses via its first round of ...

Owner Survives, Dog Perishes at House Fire on Jupitor Street in Clark Monday

CLARK, NJ – A fire ripped through a home on Jupitor Street at approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday, leaving major destruction in its wake.   According to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso a male resident and his dog were home at the time. 

Bonaccorso said the homeowner made it out but the dog did not survive despite Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos performing CPR on the animal.

Firefighters ...


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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County Freeholders Honor Class of 2020 with Banners and #UCGraduate Social Media Campaign

May 24, 2020

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is honoring graduates throughout Union County with banners at selected County parks and County roads. In addition, students can use the #UCGraduate hash tag to share graduation photos, which will be collected in a collage and posted on the County website.

Placement of the banners began on Friday, May 22 and will continue into next ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)


A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...