Former local athletes create cognition-enhancing drink

Former local athletes create cognition-enhancing drink

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Two-time NCAA fencing champion and Advanced Fencing & Fitness Academy founder Aleksander Ochocki, former collegiate athlete and former Milwaukee Brewers strength conditioning coach Anthony Flask, and former collegiate athlete and conditioning coach JC Bird have joined together as founders of a new company, DrinkAlchemy, with a simple goal: to create and […]

Seven volunteers train, take oath as advocates for foster youth in Union County

Seven volunteers train, take oath as advocates for foster youth in Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ — The most recent class of community members — seven volunteers representing six municipalities — have completed 30 hours of training to become advocates for CASA of Union County, a nonprofit organization advocating for the best interests of children in foster care. Sworn in as judiciary volunteers by Superior Court Judge James Hely […]

Just in time for summer fun, a makeover for Union County’s Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool

Just in time for summer fun, a makeover for Union County’s Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Board of County Commissioners Chairperson Alexander Mirabella joined County Commissioner Christopher Hudak and other local officials and members of the public to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool, located in Union County’s Rahway River Park in Rahway. The ribbon cutting took place on […]

SoupKitchen411 continues aid in Union County through meal distribution

SoupKitchen411 continues aid in Union County through meal distribution

UNION COUNTY, NJ — SoupKitchen411 Inc. is continuing its important crusade to feed the hungry in Union County through soup kitchen and restaurant collaboration. Given the pandemic, its mission has become more impactful than ever before. “SoupKitchen411 is a platinum-rated nonprofit that has been around for six years, and FeedNJ is our biggest program,” SoupKitchen411 […]

Prosecutor’s office brings Operation Helping Hand resources to an impacted neighborhood

Prosecutor’s office brings Operation Helping Hand resources to an impacted neighborhood

ELIZABETH, NJ — On Friday, May 7, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Elizabeth Police Department and Prevention Links hosted a pop-up Operation Helping Hand 24/7/365 event on Third Street in downtown Elizabeth. The event aimed to connect area residents struggling with substance use disorder with recovery resources. The event followed the announcement on Thursday, May […]

Arbor Day contest winners announced in Union County

Arbor Day contest winners announced in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board thanked all of the students who participated in the annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest. “Arbor Day is a national celebration of environmental stewardship, and trees are a valuable resource in our densely developed area,” said Commissioner […]

Country music group Southpaw makes waves during pandemic

Country music group Southpaw makes waves during pandemic

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Despite the difficulties the music industry has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the upstart New Jersey country music trio Southpaw has charted its own success. Born and raised in Ridgewood, the band’s lead singer, Christine Radlmann, moved to Union County 13 years ago and currently lives in Westfield. She admits her […]

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