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Union official pleaded guilty to selling out workers

A union official for Local 594 of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) admitted to accepting $8,000 in bribes to allow a demolition contractor to use non-union workers on a New Jersey building project in violation of their collective…

Environmental meeting on October 21 to talk carcinogen cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

Hike through history this fall

What would it be like to retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…

County seeking input from seniors

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced will hold a public meeting for older residents for input on the “2015 Area Plan.” Each year, the Area Plan provides a blueprint for coordinating senior services and keeping them up to date.…

The Gateway Family YMCA Swim Programs Offer a Mix of Fun, Physical Activity and Safety

As the weather cools down, The Gateway Family YMCA encourages children and parents to explore the many benefits of swimming for exercise and health, as well as continuing their child’s learning in swim lessons. In the Y’s swim programs, participants…

Women Invited To Oct. 18 Breakfast At Clark Church

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CLARK – Osceola Presbyterian Church’s women’s book club, “Reading By Sonlight” and the Osceola Presbyterian Women’s Association are blending together to present a women’s breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 18, starting at 10 a.m. The free continental breakfast is open to…

PATH fares will increase, Port Authority reforms languish

Fares to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York will increase beginning Wednesday, as single-ride tickets will go up by 25 cents to $2.75 and a two-trip ticket will cost $5.50. The scandal-plagued Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says…

Lesniak launches high school for addicts

UNION – New Jersey’s first public high school for students with drug and alcohol problems opened on the campus of Kean University, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. “This is a great moment for New Jersey and the first of its kind,”…

Edison woman imprisoned for multi-million dollar prostitution ring

An Edison woman was sentenced to serve 10 years in state prison for operating a Middlesex County prostitution ring that netted millions of dollars in profits. Deanna Ruiz, 44, was sentenced to the term in New Brunswick by Superior Court…