Gateway Family YMCA named top non-profit for 2023

Gateway Family YMCA named top non-profit for 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Gateway Family YMCA was named as a top NJ non-profit organization in the NJBIZ Business of the Year 2023 category for Non-Profit Business of the Year, 101+ Employees. The Business of the Year awards recognize the state’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders for outstanding accomplishments in helping the state’s […]

‘No Shave December’ adds Santa to the mix

‘No Shave December’ adds Santa to the mix

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, Dec. 19, members and supporters of the Union County Police PBA 73 gathered at the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside for a special event to benefit the facility’s long-term care patients. Members of the PBA 73 started an annual tradition of collecting donations from their members for a fundraiser […]

Governor signs grief bill promoting grief education in NJ schools

Governor signs grief bill promoting grief education in NJ schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 4, Gov. Phil Murphy signed S3330/A5015, a bipartisan effort led by Sens. Jon Bramnick and Joseph Cryan, promoting instruction on grief, as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. Through the bill, New Jersey’s public schools will provide instruction for students […]

Cranford, Governor Livingston and Rahway square off in annual wrestling UCT

UNION, NJ — Can the Cranford Cougars be caught? Governor Livingston High School has come close the past two years, with back-to-back second-place finishes. Rahway High School, which was scheduled to host Cranford High School with a 12-0 record on Wednesday night, Jan 17, could present a strong challenge as well. The 48th annual wrestling […]

Union County welcomes back the ASK program for seniors and caregivers

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites seniors and their caregivers to the upcoming ASK community events in January. At these events, attendees can meet face-to-face with skilled professionals who offer expert guidance on senior programs and resources, as well as assistance with form completion. Additionally, bilingual staff will be […]

Veterans, returning citizens offered commercial driver licenses training

Veterans, returning citizens offered commercial driver licenses training

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced a partnership with the New Jersey Reentry Corporation aimed at providing commercial driver licenses training through the CDL Driving Academy in Linden. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in the county’s commitment to supporting veterans and returning citizens in their journey […]

Catalytic Converter Etching Program launched to combat theft surge

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Municipal Task Force, an initiative by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office in conjunction with the Union County Police Chiefs Association, in partnership with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, local municipalities, local law enforcement agencies and local businesses, is launching a comprehensive Catalytic Converter Etching Program to combat the […]

Union County cuts ribbon on the new Financial Opportunity Center

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced the full rollout of the new Financial Opportunity Center, in partnership with the Urban League of Union County. As part of Commissioner Chairperson Sergio Granados’ 2023 chairperson’s theme of “Building a Stronger Union County,” through his “Pathways to Opportunities” initiative, this official […]

A look back on 2023 Union County championship teams

A look back on 2023 Union County championship teams

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Among the Union County teams that won championships in 2023, four stood out in a very distinctive manner. The Cranford High School wrestling team captured a record-setting eighth straight Union County Tournament championship at Kean University’s Harwood Arena in January. The Linden High School boys basketball squad won North 2, Group […]

Voting now open in Union County’s UC STEP Program unveiling mental health initiatives

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced the official start of the voting process for this year’s UC-STEP project. This year, the project will revolve around mental health, aligning with Union County Commissioner Chairperson Sergio Granados’ initiative, “Stepping Up to Mental Health,” and building on the chairperson’s theme of […]