Union County

Jamie Fox is on the road to his old job, as Christie hires 3 Democrats

James P. “Jamie” Fox was born in Elizabeth and grew up in Union Township, but the Union County native belongs to New Jersey once again as he returns to his old job, replacing James Simpson as Gov. Chris Christie’s new Department of Transportation commissioner.…

Kovach campaigning in Westfield

Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach is taking her candidacy for Congress to the Westfield home of Janice Siegel and Lloyd Marks tonight. Kovach, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in the New Jersey 7th District, is secretary of…

Millionaire Lance wants repeal of the estate tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced that he has joined a coalition of thirty Republicans in Congress urging the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on a repeal of the federal estate tax, which collects revenue…

Car injures two pedestrians

Two pedestrians were hit by a car Monday night while crossing Saint George’s Avenue at Church Street, police said. Tracie Pribush, 51, and 58-year-old Keith Arnold, both of Rahway, were crossing Saint George’s Avenue at Church Street when they were struck by…

Lesniak wants Christie to restore food funding for poor

TRENTON — Senator Raymond Lesniak has introduced a resolution directing Governor Chris Christie to tap unused energy funds to prevent the loss of food aid to the needy, a move that would protect them from having food stamps cut by…

Christie nominated three Union County residents as Superior Court judges

STATE – Governor Chris Christie selected three Union County residents for appointment as Superior Court judges, John M. Deitch of Fanwood, plus Theresa E. Mullen and Candido Rodriguez, both of Scotch Plains. Deitch, a partner in the Morristown law firm Coughlin Duffy, has represented utilities companies and assisted in…

U.S. Lags Behind World in Temp Worker Protections

‘Permatemping’ cases highlight lack of U.S. protections for temporary workers. Other countries limit the length of temp jobs, guarantee equal pay and restrict dangerous work. by Michael Grabell | ProPublica For nearly six years, Limber Herrera has toiled as a temp worker…

Clark police mum on Raritan Road incident

A pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle traveling on Raritan Road on Saturday near the intersection of Lexington Place, but Clark Police refused to disclose details about the incident. Traffic remained detoured at 4:30 p.m., when emergency personnel directing…

Pelissier will be paid for five months after quitting

No explanation has been given for the sudden resignation of Peter H. Pelissier, but the Rahway Redevelopment Agency director will be paid five months salary at taxpayer expense from the time he quit. Mark Hrywna, author of the Rahway Rising…