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VIDEO: Union County Freeholders Recognize Westfield Family for 'Wall of Love'

March 25, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their regular meeting tonight, and a special resolution was introduced to recognize and commend Westfield residents Valerie Latona and David Contract for building their "Wall of Love".

Latona had posted her first “Love trumps hate” sign before the Presidential election, and it was vandalized.  Her family put up a ...

Union County College Closed Tuesday March 14 Due to Pending Storm

CRANFORD, NJ - Due to the impending snow storm, all campuses of Union County College will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Union County School Counselors Association and Union County College to Host College Fair on March 13

CRANFORD, NJ – The Union County School Counselors Association and Union County College will host a College Fair at the College’s Cranford campus on Monday, March 13. More than 125 colleges and universities from throughout the tri-state area will be in attendance. All members of the community, particularly high school students and their parents, are encouraged to attend.

The ...

Arrest Made in Connection with 8 JCC Bomb Threats

ST. LOUIS, MO — Police arrested a man in St. Louis Friday morning in connection with bomb threats made to at least eight Jewish Community Centers, according to the United States Department of Justice. According to the Justice Department, Juan Thompson made the threats in a woman’s name in order to harass her.

Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley said Friday morning that ...

Union County Prosecutor’s Office Launches Twitter Account

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- In an effort to better connect and engage with the local public and news media, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office today is launching an official Twitter account, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

The account, @UCPONJ, is live now, and will be managed by Prosecutor’s Office Director of Communications Mark ...

Union County College Hires New Dean

CRANFORD – Dr. Bernard A. Polnariev joins Union County College’s administration as the new Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American Honors. Dr. Polnariev brings more than 18 years of experience in higher education to Union, having previously served as an academic administrator, researcher, and an adjunct instructor.

As the Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American ...

Moody's Assigns Aaa Bond Rating to Union County

Elizabeth, NJ--- Citing the County's continued economic strength and manageable debt levels,  Moody's has assigned Aaa bond rating to Union County-the highest attainable.

This rating affirms the County's strong financial standing, with Moody's citing Union County as having "a very strong management team that has pushed hard to turn around the County's ...

Union County Seeks Input on Mountain Biking

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Union County Department of Parks & Recreation will host a meeting to present a Trails Master Plan that has been developed for the Watchung Reservation. This plan will create new trails and open part of the Watchung Reservation to mountain biking.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Trailside Nature & Science Center, located ...

Chewy Massena, Union County College’s Men’s Basketball Star, Surpasses 1,000 Career Points

CRANFORD - Chinua “Chewy” Massena, a sophomore guard from Bloomfield and a vital member of Union County College’s Men’s Basketball team, surpassed his 1,000 career point total during the Feb. 2 game against Passaic County College. In addition to this significant achievement, he is currently leading the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III in scoring, ...

Hate Symbol Found at a Westfield Elementary School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Parents and members of the community are reacting to word that a swastika was found in a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School on Wednesday.

The school’s principal, Eileen Cambria, sent a letter to parents (shared with TAPintoWestfield by the district), in which she said that there was a “disturbing graffiti symbol scratched on a small section of a panel in ...

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