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Powerful and Peaceful: Crowd of 1,500-Plus Gathers in Summit to Protest for Racial Equality, Justice

June 2, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 1,500 peaceful, concerned citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and, in the process, set a high bar for respectful, organized ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Local First Responders Lead Parade of Appreciation at Runnells Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare; Participate in Tonight's Town-wide Clapout

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, Berkeley Heights first responders along with surrounding communities showed the frontline healthcare workers at Runnells Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare their appreciation with a three-minute caravan of vehicles to applaud the workers.

The Berkeley Heights Police Department led the parade followed by BHFD, ...

Cranford Police Department Warns of "Grandparent Scam"

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is cautioning the community of a noticeable trend in “Grandparent” scams across the state.

According to the release, in a typical “Grandparent” scam, a con artist calls or emails the victim posing as a relative in distress or someone claiming to represent the relative, such as a lawyer or law enforcement ...

Westfield Parks (Mostly) Reopen Saturday. Don’t Expect Business as Usual.

WESTFIELD, NJ — After being closed for nearly a month due to coronavirus, most municipal parks and fields in Westfield will reopen for passive recreation beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

The National Weather Service has predicted sunny weather with a high near 70 degrees. But with social distancing regulations in place, don’t expect business as usual.

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Pandemic Crisis Bears Higher Demands on Mountainside Rescue Squad

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Rescue Squad has been serving the Borough of Mountainside and the Surrounding communities since 1938. Since March 1, 2020, the volunteers who make up the Mountainside Rescue Squad have responded to 75 calls for service, 25 of which were either COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19 related calls.

"Since the start of this crisis, based on guidance from ...

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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

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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 ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

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Cheers to the Sisterhood! 'Booze Fairies' Make Their Way Through South Plainfield

June 4, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – There’s been a whole lot of ‘ding, dong, ditch’ going on throughout the community the past two weeks but, unlike the game typically played by youngsters and teens, the South Plainfield version is open only to women age 21 and older. 

As members of the Facebook group ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Booze - SoPo edition,’ female ...

Union County Board of Elections Advises Voters on Polling Places for July 7 Primary

June 5, 2020

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds voters that the upcoming Primary Election on July 7 will be conducted primarily by Vote-by-Mail, by order of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A limited number of in person polling locations will be available on Election D

“The COVID-19 precautions are still in force, and ...

It's Time, Governor Murphy

May 27, 2020

It's Time Governor Murphy

Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us through this public health crisis. Well, it's time to really listen.

If ...