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 […]

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 […]