Meet Frida and Mango on Union County’s Falcon Cam

Meet Frida and Mango on Union County’s Falcon Cam

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the county’s Falcon Cam, which provides a livestream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the Union County Courthouse. “Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered […]

Union County virtual town hall tackles vaccinations in the black community

Union County virtual town hall tackles vaccinations in the black community

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In an effort to get past misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, the Union County Board of County Commissioners hosted a virtual, interactive town hall Zoom meeting on Monday, March 29, aimed at exploring why communities of color are often apprehensive about taking the COVID-19 vaccine and helping to increase the vaccination […]

Globally ranked teenage fencing champ to compete in world championships in Egypt

Globally ranked teenage fencing champ to compete in world championships in Egypt

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Lola Possick, a 15-year-old Garwood Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy student-athlete and USA Fencing All-Academic and All-American First Team fencer who currently ranks No. 1 in the world for U17 fencing, was recently selected for the U17 U.S. national team for women’s saber. Along with her coach, AFFA founder Aleks Ochocki, […]

More than 30 local athletes are recognized at Signing Day event

More than 30 local athletes are recognized at Signing Day event

UNION COUNTY — More than 30 high school athletes from northern and central New Jersey realized their college dreams on Thursday, March 4, as they were recognized during Zoned Sports Academy’s annual Signing Day celebration. Buoyed by proud parents, these talented high school seniors walked, signed certificates commemorating their college admittance and posed for pictures. […]

Union County celebrates Arbor Day with free trees for schools

Union County celebrates Arbor Day with free trees for schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In recognition of Arbor Day, the Union County Board of County Commissioners is once again providing free trees to schools. “The tree giveaway has always received an enthusiastic response from schools in Union County. We are very proud to support teachers in their efforts to provide a valuable hands-on learning experience […]

NJDOH investigating cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County. The department is aware of 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county. The cases were reported to the department between Wednesday, […]

Worrall reporters win NJ Press Association awards

Worrall reporters win NJ Press Association awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Worrall Community Newspapers won four awards for reporting in the weekly newspaper division of the 2020 New Jersey Press Association annual contest. In the “education writing” category, staff writers Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman won a second-place award for their joint article “Essex Co. schools make the best of remote learning.” […]

Delay of County Committee elections met with opposition

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in so many delays that the Union County Democratic Committee voted in a virtual convention recently to delay its elections until 2023. Citing safety concerns, the committee and all municipal chairpersons agreed to extend the terms for all members from two to four years. This decision […]

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