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Support for Fair Chance in Housing

May 23, 2021

I am a resident of Springfield and a volunteer with the New Jersey Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-NJ). I am writing to support the Fair Chance in Housing Act (A1919/S250).

This first-in-the-nation legislation would take steps to disrupt the vicious cycle of incarceration, housing instability, and recidivism, which deepens racial inequity and makes our communities less ...

Union County to Honor Small Business Champions

June 17, 2021

Union County recognizes the contributions of small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Union County Small Business Community Champion recognition program. Businesses that are nominated for the program will receive a certificate of achievement and will be featured on the Union County Means ...

Commissioner Board Will Raise the Juneteenth Flag at the Union County Courthouse

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to invite the public to attend the second annual Juneteenth Flag raising ceremony on Saturday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Union County Courthouse, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth.

The Juneteenth Flag was created in 1997 to commemorate June 19, 1865, when the citizens of Galveston, Texas were finally notified about the ...

JESPY Clients to Participate in Juneteenth Activities

SOUTH 0RANGE - As people across the country prepare to commemorate Juneteenth as either a state holiday or day of observance, JESPY House and its clients will give recognition by participating in several holiday-focused activities.

JESPY’s modern-day acknowledgements include several client group sessions on Saturday, June 19, 2021. ‘What is Juneteenth?’ will be an in-person ...

Model Train Display in Union County

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the reopening of The Model Railroad Club, Inc. on Saturday, June 12. The exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located at 295 Jefferson Avenue in Union Township. 

“The Board of County Commissioners is excited to bring this family ...

Authorities Release Identity of Slain Maplewood Teen in Sunday Night Shooting

June 7, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The victim who died in last night's shooting at Underhill Field has been identified as Columbia High School student Moussa Fofana, age 18, of Maplewood.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jim Duval issued a press release just before 1 p.m. today confirming his identity, and stating that the Essex County ...

Columbia H.S. Student Dies in Underhill Field Shooting in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor.

Names of the students involved have not been released.

"This inconceivable calamity is undoubtedly a ...

Amtrak Through Roxbury? Lackawanna Cutoff Restoration Proposed for Passenger Trains

ROXBURY, NJ — Passenger trains between New York and Pennsylvania might return to the Lackawanna Cutoff, a historic rail right-of-way connecting Roxbury and the Delaware Water Gap.

The government-subsidized, quasi-public corporation is including a revival of the long-dormant Cutoff as part of a plan to restore long-distance passenger rail service between New York City and Scranton, ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.


CLEAR and Atlantic Health System Partner to Empower Patients With Digital Proof of Vaccination

Atlantic Health Patients Now Able to Link Vaccination to CLEAR’s Health Pass

CLEAR and Atlantic Health System have partnered to empower patients with the ability to access and share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s digital vaccine card and Health Pass. Using the free CLEAR app, vaccinated patients now have the option to create a digital version of their paper ...

The Heat is On. Your Sun Protection Should Be, Too

The temperatures are up, and I think it’s safe to say, summer’s back – at least in whatever form it exists in 2021.

Truth be told, summertime is not my favorite season. It’s the heat, but more importantly, the sunburns.  The biggest question I get in the office around this time is “what kind of sunscreen works best?”  There’s no ...