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Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death.  Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports cardiologist Matthew Martinez, MD, cautions that everyone needs to be aware of the symptoms to protect themselves and those around them.  Know the ...

Recycling 101 in Union County

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July! "Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information provided here are great examples of how you can make a big impact on the environment and reduce the amount of plastic waste you or your family use on a daily ...

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Union County Settles Attorney Fee Dispute in Landmark Public Records Case

July 21, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has approved a $140,000 settlement for attorney fees in a landmark public records case that made certain police internal affairs files accessible to the public.

The board of county commissioners approved the settlement Thursday in the nearly three-year-long court battle through which retired police officer Richard Rivera secured the release of internal ...

Improvement Authority to Lead $20M in Facility Upgrades at Union College

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union College is slated to get $20 million in improvements to its outdated physical education facility in Cranford as part of a project it has partnered with the Union County Improvement Authority on to complete.

The Authority’s board of commissioners last week approved a shared services agreement with the college under which the Authority ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...