County Deer Management Program has begun

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Beginning Monday, Jan. 9, the Union County deer hunt will take place in six county parks and one municipal park. The parks in Union County that have the greatest density of deer are those that are being included in the hunt for this program. They include Watchung Reservation, Passaic River Park, Lenape […]


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Gifted and Talented competition encourages learning

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Dec. 7, fourth grade gifted and talented students from Berkeley Heights, Elizabeth, Kenilworth, Rahway, Roselle and Roselle Park school districts participated in the annual Mental Marathon convocation at the Rahway Recreation Center. The event is sponsored by the Union County Gifted and Talented Association and is meant to enhance problem-solving […]

New pollinator meadow in Watchung Reservation

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A pollinator meadow will be located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation, thanks to a service project by Girl Scout Maeve Casey. The creation served as her Gold Award project as she applied for a grant to buy milkweed seedlings that were recently planted. “This project arose out of my involvement with Trailside […]

Union County K9 Unit shed project is complete

Union County K9 Unit shed project is complete

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Working alongside Union County K9 Unit Sheriff Brian Howarth, Brendan Karolchyk, of Lake Hopatcong, designed and built a shed for Union County’s K9 Unit as part of his Eagle Scout project. Karolchyk is a member of Boy Scout Troop 81 of Sparta. The project took Karolchyk months to complete. When Howarth was […]

Model train center hosts holiday display

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Trains are associated with the holidays, and many of us have memories of setting up a train set around the Christmas tree. Residents of Union County have an opportunity to visit one of the largest model train displays in the state this year, in Lenape Park, off Rt. 22 East. Complete with […]

YWCA creates special holiday shopping experience

YWCA creates special holiday shopping experience

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The YWCA of Union County is already gearing up for Christmas with their annual Project North Pole initiative. The North Pole Shops simulate a free-of-charge, holiday “shopping” experience for the women in YWCA’s programs, helping to relieve some of the financial burden of the holiday season. The YWCA helps victims of domestic […]

Newcomers’ Club makes all feel welcome

Newcomers’ Club makes all feel welcome

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Female residents new to the area of Cranford, Garwood and Kenilworth are welcome to join the Newcomers’ Club, which meets in Cranford and helps adjust residents to life in the area, giving them a chance to meet new people as well as participate in activities and events. Newcomers’ Club President Abbie Signore […]

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 […]