New features on county voting app

Preregister to vote or change party declaration on app

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A free mobile app called “Union County Votes” has just added a new feature that will allow 17-year-olds the opportunity to download a form that will allow them to pre-register to vote. A button to change party declaration was also recently added. County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced these changes, that are now […]

Cranford store offers prom experience on a budget

CRANFORD, NJ — Prom season is an exhilarating time of year, especially for high school girls, as they search to find the perfect dress, shoes, and accessories to wear to this special event. Not all girls are privileged enough to afford these expensive items. There is no reason to miss one of the most memorable high […]

Sheriff’s Office collecting coats and toys

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the officers’ Tree of Hope charity, is currently hosting a winter clothing and toy drive that will benefit Union County’s homeless and families in need, Sheriff Joseph Cryan announce recently. Officers are now collecting new and slightly used winter clothing and toys for […]

Honoring our veterans

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden High School Navy Junior Officer Reserve Training Corps honored veterans, active duty soldiers, reserves, national guard forces and their families with a celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The event included the ceremonial Navy cutting of the cake. The U.S. Navy was founded on Oct. 13, 1775 by an act of the […]

Union receives $35K Baseball Tomorrow grant for upgrades

UNION, NJ — Union was recently awarded a $35,500 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to support and fund the renovation of Union’s VFW Teener League Field on Tucker Avenue. The renovation, which will begin in spring 2016, will include the regrading of the playing surface to address drainage issues. This will better accommodate the […]

Shirley “Cookie” Brooks

A memorial service for  Shirley “Cookie” Brooks, beloved daughter of Everett and Mae Sue Brooks, will be held at Aenon Baptist Church, 1500 Brown Street, Vauxhall (Union), New Jersey on Saturday, October 10 2015 5:30pm.

Registration open for after school programs at Boys & Girls clubs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With the summer coming to an end and September around the corner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is switching gears. Registration for after school programs in Union, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Roselle, and Hillside is now open. Programs for youth ages 5 to 18 and cover a variety of subjects, including […]

Union works with Bed Bath and Beyond on traffic flow problems

UNION, NJ  — When Bed Bath and Beyond moved their corporate headquarters to Union in recent years, the company brought along much needed jobs. But it also brought with it too much traffic, and now the town has worked with the company to come up with a solution. The company’s headquarters are located on Liberty […]

EAP to host annual Golf Outing on May 7

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership is set for its third annual Golf Outing on Thursday, May 7, at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Two hole-in-one prizes will be available: $10,000 from State Farm Insurance, Angel L. Rodriguez, and a new Mercedes Benz from Ray Catena […]

Corned beef and bikers

RAHWAY, NJ  — The Liberty Harley-Davidson & Buell dealership of downtown Rahway held their very own St. Patrick’s Day celebration last Saturday afternoon right inside their showroom. Local residents and potential customers alike were treated to free unlimited corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and rye bread along with a giant keg of green beer. At right, young […]