New Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy is open

New Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy is open

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners cut the ribbon on Wednesday, Feb. 3, for the new Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy. The new facility provides classroom space for both professional and volunteer firefighters in training, as well as continuing education for firefighters and EMTs who are currently serving. Forty-four firefighters […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

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 […]