Police take part in fair policing training

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has mandated that all Union County police officers participate in a “Fair and Impartial Policing” training program. The program is designed to help police officers identify any biases or prejudices they may have. “Most of the training has and will continue to take place at the John […]

Blue police lines on local roads could be safety risk

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The “Blue Line” movement that many towns in New Jersey are using to show support for police might be in violation of federal codes, according to federal officials. In the past few months, several local municipalities have chosen to support the national Blue Line movement, which shows support for police and memorializes […]

UC reorganization includes many second terms

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Sunday, January 8, Union County held its reorganization meeting at the County Courthouse in Elizabeth. Freeholders Linda Carter, Bette Jane Kowalski and Sergio Granados were sworn into their new terms. Freeholder Bruce Bergen was appointed to his second year as chairman, and Granados was appointed to his second year as vice […]

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 […]

CITIZENS OF NEW JERSEY A CALL TO ACTION BY MONDAY A.M.

 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

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 […]