Commemoration of Jay Kielwasser, Union Animal Control Officer

March 17, 2018

UNION, NJ – A commemoration of the late Jay Kielwasser's work as Union’s Animal Control Officer took place at Wednesday evening’s Board of Health meeting.

Board President Jackie Carter said Kielwasser, who passed away in April, was the first Animal Control officer appointed by the Board of Health. 

“You really don’t know how someone ...

Springfield Residents Cope as Power Slowly Returns

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As of Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. Springfield is showing outage of 2,677 or 25 percent, which is down from over 40 percent in the last two hours. It is also down from 68 percent at the peak. Union County at this point is over 20 percent of JCP&L’s statewide outages. Trucks are visible on Township streets with a caravan spotted on ...

Two Thirds of Springfield Without Power: Chisholm Open as a Warming Station, Trucks at Waverly Substation

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Chisholm Community Center was humming Friday afternoon as Springfield residents took shelter from the cold. Some residents have been without power since the first Nor’easter last Friday. With temperatures hitting a low of 30 degrees, many households were hovering around 50 indoors.  A FEMA grant recently obtained by the Engineering Department enabled Chisholm ...

Lineman Travel from as Far as Florida to Help Bring Power Back to 110,000 JCP&L Customers

SUMMIT, NJ – Two big storms in a week caused about 460,000 JCP&L customers to lose power. The company restored power to about 320,000 that lost power during the first storm with 17,000 customers still waiting to have their power restored when this most recent second storm hit Wednesday. The combination of the two storms has left the company with about 110,000 customers still ...

Irish Culture and History Exhibit Opens at the Les Malamut Art Gallery in Union

UNION, NJ – Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, a new exhibit, entitled “Irish Culture and History,” opened at the Les Malamut Art Gallery at the Union Public Library on Saturday, highlighting the photographs of Carol Martin and displays of Irish heritage.

“I’m an amateur photographer whose passion in life is traveling through Ireland taking photographs of ...

GOP Assemblymen Call on Murphy to Declare Emergency

TRENTON, NJ - Noting that thousands of North Jersey residents and businesses remain without electricity following last Friday's snowstorm, three Republican state lawmakers today called on Gov. Phil Murphy to declare a state of emergency.

Murphy, a Democrat, wasn't biting.

“The Governor continues to monitor the damage and outages caused by the nor’easter," said ...

Car Rams into Home Near Five Points in Union

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to a car vs. house accident Saturday night at about 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Marshall and Delaware Avenues.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, witnesses said the incident began in the Galloping Hill Caterers parking lot.  The car went through the bushes surrounding the property, jumped the curb across Marshall Avenue and ...

Atlantic Health's Overlook Medical Center Named Among America's Top 100 Hospitals for Second Straight Year

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Summit's Overlook Medical Center is one of two Atlantic Health System hospitals named among America's Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, a Denver, CO-based industry research company that compiles and maintains a comprehensive database of information on physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers.

The 2018 honor marks the second straight year Overlook has ...

Union Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspect in Package Theft

UNION, NJ – Union police have posted a photo of a woman who they suspect stole packages from an area home.

Police posted the woman’s photo and a photo of her car on Facebook on Tuesday morning.  According to the post, the theft in the photo was on Falls Terrace.  Police ask anyone who recognizes the woman to call detectives at 908-851-5030.  Police say they ...

Student Brought Fake Guns into Union County College Monday, Police Say

CRANFORD, NJ – An arrest was made Monday morning of a student who, it turned out, brought several imitation guns into a classroom, according to police.

Eric Jacobs, 20, of Millburn carried three imitation firearms, including one resembling a rifle and two others resembling handguns, police said. He is charged with fourth degree possession of an imitation firearm for ...

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