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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…

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…

Democrat asking if City Hall is out of touch

RAHWAY — Four shootings in four months and a political speech that concentrated on plans to borrow $3 million for parks improvements has at least one Democrat questioning whether City Hall politicians are out of touch with the serious problems…

Third shooting in four months leaves Rahway teen paralyzed

RAHWAY — The city’s third shooting in four months left one city teenager paralyzed and another facing decades in prison, but police have not recovered the weapon used in any of three separate crimes. A dispute between two 16-year-old boys…

Weather interrupts schools again

Delayed starting times for some school districts and a few closures have been announced in anticipation of the latest winter storm. Another storm bearing down on New Jersey prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for…

Homeland Security Secretary speaking at Menendez’s Black History Celebration

NEWARK — Montclair resident and federal Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will be the keynote speaker on Sunday, Feb. 9, for U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s fourth annual “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” Black History Month Celebration at…