Union County passport photos

Free photos to be taken April 9 at Westfield Office

UNION COUNTY, — Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi invites Union County residents to participate in Passport Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 9. Participants are encouraged to apply for a passport or renew their existing passport during extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All county residents will receive a free passport photo on that day. […]

Merck demolishes two empty warehouses in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ — A few years ago, Merck, located in Kenilworth, announced it would no longer utilize the manufacturing unit at the Kenilworth campus that had once belonged to Schering-Plough. Manufacturing at the site was halted after the two companies merged. The only remnants of the former production facility left standing were two warehouses, which have […]

Kenilworth resident publishes first novel

KENILWORTH, NJ — Brandyn Kory Pantano of Kenilworth will be making an appearance at Kenilworth Public Library on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel, “Forever Roman.” Teens and adults are welcome to attend the event and register by calling 908-276-2451. Kenilworth residents can begin registering on April 12, and residents from […]

Strategy for UC economic development is approved

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The U.S. Economic Development Authority has approved an economic development strategy that will support economic development and job creation in 19 municipalities throughout seven counties in northern central New Jersey, including Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Roselle in Union County. The Watson Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State University coordinated the plan, […]

Blackwell controversy at Kean heats up

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Friday, March 4, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and state Sen. Sandra Cunningham, D-Hudson, the Senate majority whip from Hudson, suggested that Kean University remove a minister whom the school has hired for an internal investigation and replace him with an outside investigator. The controversy has continued since November, when Sweeney […]

Summit Church donates to RAIN Foundation

SUMMIT, NJ — In just one month alone, The Unitarian Church in Summit raised more than $6,900 for RAIN, Reaching Adolescence in Need, the first and only North Jersey homeless shelter for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. The money was raised over the course of four services in two Sundays through their plate collections […]

County Irishman of the Year awarded

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Patrick Wildridge will be honored by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Union County, on March 10, 2016, at the Annual Irish Heritage Dinner. He is this year’s recipient of the Irishman of the Year, William A. Boyle Sr. Award for his philanthropic and service work. The event will take place […]

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