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Document-shredding program will visit Scotch Plains on June 22

SCOTCH PLAINS – The next mobile paper-shredding program for confidential personal documents will be available free of charge to the public on Sunday, June 22, at the Union County Vo-Tech campus in Scotch Plains. “Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps…

Sexual relationship took place at the Union County Juvenile Detention Center

UNION COUNTY —  Authorities said a former juvenile detention officer spent nearly a year engaging in a sexual relationship with an incarcerated male teenager while the woman was on duty at the Union County Juvenile Detention Center in Linden. Sherrie Brown-Braswell, 37,…

Rajoppi announces new, advanced election results website

UNION COUNTY — County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi said election results for the June 3 Primary Election may be viewed after the polls close on Tuesday night on a new, advanced website that includes a state-of-the-art reporting module with mapping, graphs and reporting capabilities. “Voters and candidates in…

Justice’s last parade

UNION COUNTY — The county’s mounted police horse, Justice, will be retired after his last parade Monday, May 26, when Officer Frank Catena trailers him through Clark to honor fallen warriors on Memorial Day. Justice, who began his 14 year…

Independent spending filtering down to the municipal level

by Jeff Brindle First nationally, next in the states, and now municipal. That’s the trend. Outside group independent spending became noticeable during the Clinton administration, accelerated following McCain/Feingold, and climaxed after Citizens United. During the 2012 presidential primary and general…

Segregation masquerading as free speech means the end of American Dream

Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark United States Supreme Court case handed down on May 17, 1954, unanimously reversing a previous decision that allowed state-sponsored segregation in public education. The 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson held that…

Devine endorses Warren’s student loan refinancing plan

RAHWAY — Democrat James J. Devine endorsed a new student loan refinancing  bill introduced by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and asked citizens to sign a petition backing the proposed measure in response to a request from the progressive lawmaker. In an email…