Wild Earth Fest takes over the Watchung Reservation

Wild Earth Fest takes over the Watchung Reservation

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Recycling coordinators for Union County put the “wild” into “Wild Earth Fest,” its Earth Day celebration, at Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on Sunday, April 30. Residents gathered to meet Curby, the Recycling Robot, as well as play bean bag toss and learn how and what to recycle. Gerda Szardeaings of Union […]

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

WINFIELD PARK, NJ — Volunteers were invited to clean up the Rahway River with Boy Scout Troop 330, Cub Scout Pack 30 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. The cleanup focused on areas upstream and downstream of the dam at Winfield Park. Participants worked as far upstream […]

CAU celebrates its members with Autism Awareness Month

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, Community Access Unlimited is celebrating the progress of its members who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum in timing with April’s National Autism Awareness Month. CAU, a statewide nonprofit which has its headquarters in Elizabeth, provides support programs and services to adults with disabilities, […]

Peace organization calls on municipalities to ‘Move the Money’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Peace Action, one of the nation’s oldest grassroots disarmament organizations, said plans are in the works for asking Union County residents to join them on their mission of promoting peace. The NJPA, whose primary mission includes the abolition of nuclear weapons and working to change the nation’s spending priorities by […]

Union County summit addresses home affordability

Union County summit addresses home affordability

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In an effort to make New Jersey an economically thriving and affordable state, Union County civic, faith-based and nonprofit leaders and residents gathered together for a summit to discuss the issue of affordable housing. The Union County Housing Summit to Build a Thriving New Jersey was held on March 29 at the […]

Proposed bike trails discussed

UNION COUNTY, NJ — During a meeting held Tuesday, March 7, at Trailside Center in Mountainside, the proposed 13.5 miles of bike trails at Watchung Reservation was discussed but no action was taken. The plan includes new trails throughout the park, and portions of the Sierra Trail and other existing trails to be shared with […]

Union County man shares tale of anti-Muslim discrimination

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Former Marine Sgt. Affraz Mohammed is a Union County resident with a story to tell. Mohammed, who lives in Springfield, is sharing a story that is gaining relevance in post-election America, as certain ethnic and religious groups have been affected by the policies of the new administration in Washington. Many Muslims have […]

Water Walk for Life walks in opposition to Pilgrim Pipeline

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In opposition to the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline that would impact approximately 10 municipalities in Union County and 44 statewide, the Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline — a coalition of environmental groups, leaders and activists — along with New Jersey Peace Action and Union County residents staged a walk in protest of the […]

State bail reform mandate stirs controversy

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Municipalities throughout the state are being asked to provide representation for certain defendants in Superior Court as part of new bail-reform policies that went into effect in January. Defendants provided with this representation include some indigent offenders accused of a disorderly persons crimes or domestic violence offenses. The mandate to send municipal […]