Union Township hosts MLK Day virtual celebration

Union Township hosts MLK Day virtual celebration

UNION, NJ — For this year’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 17, Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo and the Township Committee asked the community, “What does MLK mean to you?” The event featured praise dancers and an ensemble, artwork, testimonials, and inspiring words that described who King was and what he stood […]

Learn how to make a real difference: Join the environmental stewards in Union County

Learn how to make a real difference: Join the environmental stewards in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are interested in improving the environment can learn how to create a conservation project in their community by joining the Rutgers Environmental Stewards volunteer program. The program helps members of the public learn specific steps toward having a positive impact on the local ecosystem. “Whether you are […]

Clark’s annual house decorating contest winners announced

Clark’s annual house decorating contest winners announced

CLARK, NJ — The winners of Clark’s annual house decorating contest have been announced by Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. Twenty-eight homes entered the contest, which had three categories for entry. In the end there were four winners, as two families tied for Overall Favorite. “It is so much fun to see all the work residents […]

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40836 creates a garden to say farewell

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40836 creates a garden to say farewell

CRANFORD, NJ — Graduations typically mark a time when students end their educational careers at one institution and move on to the next adventure ahead. Many times, the focus is solely on the future and what lays ahead. This was not the case for Cranford Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40836. Cadette Troop 40836, which had […]

Become a certified Union County Master Gardener volunteer in 2022

Become a certified Union County Master Gardener volunteer in 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County gardeners have a chance to sharpen their skills while giving back to the community, by joining the Master Gardeners of Union County. All gardeners at any level of experience are welcome to join this popular volunteer program. “The Master Gardeners program provides Union County residents with new opportunities to […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service encourages giving

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service encourages giving

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The new year is a time to focus on positive change and forward movement. While many make individual New Year’s resolutions, the Gateway Family YMCA is encouraging the community to come together and support all in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a Day of Service on Monday, Jan. […]

Mother Seton Regional High School to host gala

Mother Seton Regional High School to host gala

CLARK, NJ — Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark will be hosting the 2021 Gala Evening of Celebration and Recognition, both virtually and in person, on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Alumnae, family and friends are invited to attend the gala watch party in person, for which a fee is charged, […]

Union’s Igbinosun chooses to play for Ole Miss

Union’s Igbinosun chooses to play for Ole Miss

UNION, NJ — A key cog to the renaissance of the once-again mighty Union Farmers, All-America selection Davison Igbinosun, one of the most sought-after defensive backs in the country, on Saturday, Jan. 8, chose to continue his scholastic football career at the University of Mississippi. Igbinosun chose Ole Miss over Kentucky, Rutgers and Tennessee. Igbinosun […]

Groundwork USA Receives a $6 million investment from the Bezos Earth Fund

Groundwork USA Receives a $6 million investment from the Bezos Earth Fund

ELIZABETH — Groundwork USA is a network of affiliated nonprofits, called Groundwork Trusts, working to improve the environment in cities across the nation. Groundwork Elizabeth, the only New Jersey–based Groundwork Trust, was founded in 2003 as a way to build a more sustainable and equitable community. For more than two decades, Groundwork USA–affiliated trusts have […]

Safety reminder: Move over for roadway workers and first responders

Safety reminder: Move over for roadway workers and first responders

  By New Jersey Department of Transportation  The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is reminding drivers to move over for snowplows and stopped emergency and work vehicles during the winter months. “We urge all motorists to drive with respect for our roadway workers so they can clear the roads this winter,” said NJDOT Commissioner […]

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