Union County improves in NJ Kids Count

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County now rates at number 11 in the NJ Kids Count County Profile, a statistical report of the quality of life of children in New Jersey, compiled by Advocates for Children of New Jersey. This is a slight improvement from last year’s ranking of 12. The decrease reflects the overall decrease […]

SHOUT Union County seeks out volunteers

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Students Helping OUT Union County is an organization searching for high school volunteers this summer to help around Union County. The skills acquired in this program will help prepare them for future career and volunteer opportunities. This opportunity will provide young people with a safe way to spend their time this summer […]

County Recycling and Planning Bureau chief wins award

County Recycling and Planning Bureau chief wins award

UNION COUNTY, NJ — JoAnn Gemenden, Union County Recycling and Planning Bureau Chief, was recently earned an Education Award for her development for two interactive, educational tools. One was a Jeopardy! game she created and the other was the New Jersey Clean Communities Litter Activity Book. These creative marketing tools have been added to an ongoing […]

Union County schools are winners of Crayon Cleanout

UNION COUNTY, NJ — From June 6 to June 10, schools in Union County were given the opportunity to participate in the Crayon Cleanout, a charity event where crayons are donated and prevented from entering landfills. Students were encouraged to gather crayons from home and at school to donate during this time. The winners will be […]

Rahway law enforcement participate in torch run

Rahway law enforcement participate in torch run

RAHWAY, NJ — On Friday, June 10, students and staff from Roosevelt Elementary School in Rahway lined the street of St. Georges Avenue to show their support of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics NJ. They cheered on Rahway police and fire department officials as they ran down the street carrying the torch […]

Union County hosts its annual Bio-Blitz

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On June 10 and 11, Union County held its annual Bio-Blitz at Kawameeh Park in Union, Black Brook Park in Kenilworth and Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. The free, 24-hour event surveyed all living things at each of the three locations in a race against time to find as many life […]

Madison McBride is Trooper of the Year

Madison McBride is Trooper of the Year

FANWOOD, NJ — Madison McBride, of Fanwood, won the Trooper of the Year Award at the Watchung Stables 83rd annual Spring Troop Horse Show, which took place May 27 to 29. Stable manager Rachel Bechtold honored McBride for her attendance and show points. “Winning this award has been the biggest honor of my life,” said McBride […]

New city clerk gets settled in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Jeffrey Jotz, former City Clerk of Rahway, was recently replaced by the former city clerk of Hillside and Raritan, Rayna E. Harris. The city clerk is charged with the maintenance of all public records, including agendas, minutes, resolutions and ordinances of the Municipal Council. The city clerk is also responsible for issuing various […]

Citizens honored by UCHRC Unity Awards

Citizens honored by UCHRC Unity Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Human Relations Commission presented 16 individuals and four organizations with Unity Awards on Monday, May 9, at the Elizabethtown Gas Co. headquarters in Union. The 15th annual awards ceremony recognized the efforts and dedication of county residents and programs for raising and honoring the human spirit. “This annual award […]

Zachary Sandler of Clark receives NJSIAA award

Zachary Sandler of Clark receives NJSIAA award

CLARK, NJ — Zachary Sandler of Clark was awarded the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Scholar Athlete Award on May 15 at a statewide luncheon. The organization hosts the statewide function known as the Scholar Athlete Luncheon to honor student athletes and gives out thousands of dollars in scholarship money. The recipients are chosen based […]

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