Union County

“Union county is located in northeast New Jersey. Union county has 102.85 square miles of land area and 2.55 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Union county population is 536,499, which has grown 2.67% since 2000.” USA.com

ELIZABETH — The city’s new top cop never planned to become a police officer. John Brennan, who became the Elizabeth police chief Friday, took the civil service exam after leaving the U.S. Marine Corps because his father urged him to take it.  He said he scored highly on …

ELIZABETH — A car accident on Routes 1&9 North just beyond the Bayway Circle in Elizabeth has closed two lanes of traffic. A white box truck with its blinkers on, a garbage truck and an SUV sat within police tape Friday morning. City police were on the …

WESTFIELD — The eighth-grade class at the Washington School in Westfield pose for a photo in 1922. If you would like to share a photo that provides a glimpse of history in your community, please call 973-836-4922 or send an email to union@starledger.com. And, check out …

LINDEN — A demolition crew trying to move an oil container Thursday accidentally crushed it, spraying black oil flying onto a nearby home and prompting a hazmat response, CBS New York reported. Workers from Sakoutis Brothers Disposal Company were demolishing a home on Price Street in Linden …

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