Forget the cold weather… think Summer

You might not think that the dead of winter is a perfect time to find a summer camp for your child, but indeed it is. Would your child be interested in a horseback riding camp or a travel camp or learning Spanish? How about a sports or an adventure camp? Are you looking for a […]

Not too late to prep home for winter, or make repairs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Frozen pipes, ice dams and leaks are all common seasonal threats for homeowners, and extensive damage can occur if not houses are not properly cared for before the start of winter. However, despite one significant snowfall and the two recent weeks of subfreezing weather, there are still some temporary solutions for such […]

County finishes in middle of school breakfast rankings

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County ranked 11th among the state’s 21 counties for the percentage of eligible students receiving breakfast through the federally subsidized school meal program for 2017, securing its position for a second year in a row. The seventh annual NJ School Breakfast Report from Advocates for Children of New Jersey, a child […]

Union County deer hunt starts Jan. 8

Union County deer hunt starts Jan. 8

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County’s annual deer hunt will be held from Monday, Jan. 8 through Monday, Feb. 5, in six county parks and one municipal park, officials announced Dec. 26. Forty hunters authorized by the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation will shoot from elevated positions, at least 20 feet high in the […]

Kean seeks reasons for college ‘brain drain’

Kean seeks reasons for college ‘brain drain’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Maeliosa Barstow didn’t have a New Jersey school on her radar when it came time to apply to colleges. She had heart set on an out-of-state school with a good architecture program. “Because of my academic standing at the time, I knew I just really wanted to apply to more competitive schools,” […]

One-seat ride edges closer with announcement

One-seat ride edges closer with announcement

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For years, the desires of the Raritan Valley Line commuters for a one-seat ride into Manhattan have rested with the prospect of two additional tracks under the Hudson River, a goal that inched a step closer Wednesday, Dec. 13. Last week came the joint announcement by Gov. Chris Christie and New York […]

Young patients take fantasy flight to North Pole

Young patients take fantasy flight to North Pole

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In some ways it was like any other flight. Forty children and their families waited anxiously to get on the plane at Newark Airport. Boarding passes were checked, and the kids, some anticipating their first in-flight experience, urgently filed down the jetway, through the door and into their seats. But unlike the […]

County World War II memorial gets makeover

County World War II memorial gets makeover

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Frequent visitors to Rahway River Park may be familiar with the variety of trees growing throughout, yet few may be able to identify those planted in 1947 to honor 58 Union County citizens who died in World War II. Of the 58 trees planted as memorials, 15 were no longer standing but […]

Holiday Spirit

Holiday Spirit

UNION COUNTY, NJ  — A multitude of homes across Union County are making their neighborhoods a bright and joyous place to live or drive through, as evidenced by this North Pole-themed extravaganza just off of Jefferson Avenue in Rahway.

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