Ribbon cut on Union County Courthouse Cherry Street Annex

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Union County Courthouse Cherry Street Annex. Located at 2 Cherry St., Elizabeth, the new courthouse has six state-of-the-art courtrooms and facilities that will serve families throughout […]

Proposed bike trails in Watchung Reservation nixed

UNION COUNTY, NJ — “The good guys won.” That was the takeaway for Leonard Berkowitz of Berkeley Heights at the conclusion of the May 18 Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting. Berkowitz and many other residents attended their first freeholders meeting that night to speak about a subject that has evoked strong opinions in recent […]

Soft opening held for Warinanco Sports Center

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County officials last week held a soft opening for the expanding and modernizing landmark ice skating venue in Roselle and Elizabeth that will now go by the name of the Warinanco Sports Center. The $7 million project already two years in the making is transforming the 56-year-old facility into a year-round […]

UCC professor brings history to life for ESL students

UCC professor brings history to life for ESL students

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A professor at Union County College has turned several years of teaching into an art exhibit. Arlene Marcus, an English as a second language professor at Union County College, has been teaching her class through the lens of the year 1968, which has taught her students not only English, but about a […]

Wild Earth Fest takes over the Watchung Reservation

Wild Earth Fest takes over the Watchung Reservation

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Recycling coordinators for Union County put the “wild” into “Wild Earth Fest,” its Earth Day celebration, at Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on Sunday, April 30. Residents gathered to meet Curby, the Recycling Robot, as well as play bean bag toss and learn how and what to recycle. Gerda Szardeaings of Union […]

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

WINFIELD PARK, NJ — Volunteers were invited to clean up the Rahway River with Boy Scout Troop 330, Cub Scout Pack 30 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. The cleanup focused on areas upstream and downstream of the dam at Winfield Park. Participants worked as far upstream […]

CAU celebrates its members with Autism Awareness Month

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, Community Access Unlimited is celebrating the progress of its members who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum in timing with April’s National Autism Awareness Month. CAU, a statewide nonprofit which has its headquarters in Elizabeth, provides support programs and services to adults with disabilities, […]

Peace organization calls on municipalities to ‘Move the Money’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Peace Action, one of the nation’s oldest grassroots disarmament organizations, said plans are in the works for asking Union County residents to join them on their mission of promoting peace. The NJPA, whose primary mission includes the abolition of nuclear weapons and working to change the nation’s spending priorities by […]

Union County summit addresses home affordability

Union County summit addresses home affordability

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In an effort to make New Jersey an economically thriving and affordable state, Union County civic, faith-based and nonprofit leaders and residents gathered together for a summit to discuss the issue of affordable housing. The Union County Housing Summit to Build a Thriving New Jersey was held on March 29 at the […]

Proposed bike trails discussed

UNION COUNTY, NJ — During a meeting held Tuesday, March 7, at Trailside Center in Mountainside, the proposed 13.5 miles of bike trails at Watchung Reservation was discussed but no action was taken. The plan includes new trails throughout the park, and portions of the Sierra Trail and other existing trails to be shared with […]

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