Environmental activities in Union County continue this winter

Environmental activities in Union County continue this winter

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are interested in environmental activities and STEM topics can find online programs for all ages to explore this winter, including original videos produced by Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, a series of online classes leading environmental steward certification and the 4-H Mars Base Camp STEM […]

Union County vaccinates first resident against COVID-19

Union County vaccinates first resident against COVID-19

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first Union County resident to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was Carolyn Smith of Union, a nurse practitioner at Kean University, marking the start of Phase 1A vaccinations, the Board of County Commissioners announced on Thursday, Jan. 7. The vaccination occurred at the county’s facility at Kean University at approximately 3 […]

Union County to begin Phase 1A COVID-19 vaccinations

Union County to begin Phase 1A COVID-19 vaccinations

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County announced Monday, Jan. 4, that it will begin to offer Phase 1A COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Thursday, Jan. 7, in accordance with state guidelines. Health care personnel, as defined by the New Jersey Department of Health and who are eligible to receive the vaccine in the first phase, must make […]

Operation Santa continues in Salena Lesniak’s memory

Operation Santa continues in Salena Lesniak’s memory

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On July 3, 2019, people said goodbye to Salena Lesniak, the founder and president of Operation Santa, and Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak’s wife and partner for more than 20 years. Lesniak loved hard and fought hard for everything she was passionate about. Every December, Lesniak was the lead planner for Operation […]

Gibbs sworn in as president of Union County Bar Association

Gibbs sworn in as president of Union County Bar Association

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Andrew J. Gibbs, a partner with Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, headquartered in Westfield, was sworn in as president of the Union County Bar Association in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 16. “We are very proud that Andrew Gibbs has received the well-deserved, prestigious honor of serving as president of […]

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Efforts to abate flooding from the East Branch of the Rahway River are back on, following a Dec. 8 vote from Congress that approved funding for a renewal of the Rahway River flood abatement study. The bill, S1811, also called the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020,” contains provisions for several […]

Union County Freeholder chairperson appointed to NACo board

Union County Freeholder chairperson appointed to NACo board

UNION COUNTY — Union County Freeholder Chairperson Alexander Mirabella has been appointed to the National Association of Counties 2020-2021 board of directors. With Mirabella’s appointment, Union County becomes the sole representative for New Jersey counties on the board, which includes approximately 125 members and executives. “It has been an honor to serve the people of […]

Union County freeholders, UCIA cut ribbon on new Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field

Union County freeholders, UCIA cut ribbon on new Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field

CLARK, NJ — Union County freeholders recently joined with members of the Union County Improvement Authority, Union County College, Clark residents and officials in cutting the ribbon at the new Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field. “This magnificent facility now takes its place as one of the top-notch recreational fields in the state,” said Freeholder Chairperson […]

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