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Union County men among Genovese organized crime family members arrested

Vito Alberti, 55, of New Providence, and Jerry J. Albanese, 47, of Scotch Plains, were among seven men who were arrested early this morning as alleged members and associates of the New York-based Genovese organized crime family. Vincent P. Coppola, 37, of Union,…

Elizabeth man admits he killed firefighter while driving drunk

An Elizabeth man admitted to causing an alcohol-fueled crash that took the life of a veteran FDNY firefighter last fall. Anthony Marsal, 25, on Monday pleaded guilty to a single count of death by auto before state Superior Court Judge…

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.…

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,”…

Senegal choir at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater

Direct from Dakar, the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir will perform at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater on Saturday October 11 at 7:30 p.m. The choir composed of 15 singers and 4 traditional Senegalese drummers was founded in 1950 by the…

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.…

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…

Lesniak opposing Christie’s retreat from climate change action

STATE — Sen. Raymond Lesniak has submitted a statement opposing Gov. Chris Christie’s efforts to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a 10-state compact that employs market-based regulations to limit harmful carbon dioxide emissions. Lesniak’s statement was sent…

Interfaith gathering discussing the Golden Rule and welfare

UNION COUNTY – The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Committee Council will host a ‘Day of Prayer’ event Thursday, Sept. 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Westfield, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The council, comprised of 40 congregations and community-based…