Libraries in Union County help ‘check out hunger’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Libraries across Union County are participating in Check Out Hunger, an initiative to collect food for local food banks. The majority of libraries in the county are participating in the program, which takes place from Nov. 21 to Dec. 16, including Summit, Linden, Roselle Park, Roselle, Union, Springfield, Rahway, Cranford, Kenilworth, Mountainside, […]

Vote-by-mail-ballot concerns addressed by county clerk

UNION COUNTY,  NJ — Many residents remain leery about vote-by-mail ballots. According to an Oct. 17 press release from Union County, written by Joanne Rajoppi, after the polls close on Election Day, Nov. 8, vote-by-mail ballots are tallied and added to the total numbers provided by each polling location. The results are then posted on the […]

County is undecided about legislation on bears

UNION COUNTY, NJ — According to a local news source, the recent shooting of Pedals, a beloved bear that was injured and walking upright on two paws, has initiated the legislation known as Pedals’ Law, which has recently advanced in the New Jersey Senate. The law would place a five-year ban on black bear hunting. There […]

Free Small Business Training for Startups

UNION COUNTY, NJ — UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation, is offering a free six-week Entrepreneurship 101 workshop for new small business owners and those thinking about starting a business. The evening sessions will be held at the UCEDC offices in Cranford starting Wednesday, November 2. Participants will be guided through a real-world assessment of […]

Exhibit reveals Union County’s toymaking history

Exhibit reveals Union County’s toymaking history

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Whether it’s a crib mobile from the ’40s, or the famous “Suzy Homemaker” teal-green oven from the late ’50s, the newest exhibit of vintage toys at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton is a testament to Union County and some of the famous toys manufactured here. Visitors can take a step […]

CAU walk-a-thon helps raise more than $60,000

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Community Access Unlimited held its 15th annual walk-a-thon on Sept. 27 for people with disabilities and at-risk youth. More than 550 residents, members and staff celebrated community and diversity at CAU’s Ira Geller Memorial Walk-a-Thon at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. The agency, based in Elizabeth, raised more than $60,000 at the […]

Harvest Festival celebrates early American life

Harvest Festival celebrates early American life

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The 35th annual Harvest Festival was held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. The event featured music, crafts, games, demonstrations and displays celebrating Early American life. This popular event attracts more than 3,500 people each year. Demonstrators and vendors of hand-crafted goods receive exposure and have the opportunity […]

Luring attempts made in several local towns

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Police are investigating several luring attempts made in Roselle, Kenilworth and Linden. According to a local news source, the suspect in Roselle is described as a Caucasian male in his thirties with a cleft chin, unibrow and flower tattoo on his right elbow. He has dark hair and a thin build. Three […]

Are toxins found in NJ’s drinking water cause for alarm?

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A new study published last week by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., shows that approximately 140 New Jersey communities in all the state’s 21 counties contain chromium-6 in their drinking water. The report shows that the cancer-causing toxin was found in different concentrations […]

Settlement reached in KPD discrimination suit

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A discrimination lawsuit filed by a former police officer against the Kean University Police Department has finally been settled after years of delay. Randy Diakunczak, a former officer with the Kean PD, agreed to a $30,000 settlement with Kean University last week in Superior Court in Elizabeth on the second day of […]