SoupKitchen411 continues aid in Union County through meal distribution

SoupKitchen411 continues aid in Union County through meal distribution

UNION COUNTY, NJ — SoupKitchen411 Inc. is continuing its important crusade to feed the hungry in Union County through soup kitchen and restaurant collaboration. Given the pandemic, its mission has become more impactful than ever before. “SoupKitchen411 is a platinum-rated nonprofit that has been around for six years, and FeedNJ is our biggest program,” SoupKitchen411 […]

Prosecutor’s office brings Operation Helping Hand resources to an impacted neighborhood

Prosecutor’s office brings Operation Helping Hand resources to an impacted neighborhood

ELIZABETH, NJ — On Friday, May 7, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Elizabeth Police Department and Prevention Links hosted a pop-up Operation Helping Hand 24/7/365 event on Third Street in downtown Elizabeth. The event aimed to connect area residents struggling with substance use disorder with recovery resources. The event followed the announcement on Thursday, May […]

Arbor Day contest winners announced in Union County

Arbor Day contest winners announced in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board thanked all of the students who participated in the annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest. “Arbor Day is a national celebration of environmental stewardship, and trees are a valuable resource in our densely developed area,” said Commissioner […]

Country music group Southpaw makes waves during pandemic

Country music group Southpaw makes waves during pandemic

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Despite the difficulties the music industry has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the upstart New Jersey country music trio Southpaw has charted its own success. Born and raised in Ridgewood, the band’s lead singer, Christine Radlmann, moved to Union County 13 years ago and currently lives in Westfield. She admits her […]

Challenger for state Senate suspends campaign amid allegations of false credentials

Challenger for state Senate suspends campaign amid allegations of false credentials

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Jason Krychiw, a longtime Union County activist and progressive candidate for state Senate in Legislative District 20 who is running against incumbent Joe Cryan, has announced his withdrawal from the race. According to a New Jersey Globe article dated Wednesday, April 21, Krychiw has not worked at Kean University for nearly […]

COVID-19 vaccination program to reach out to homebound residents

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced on Tuesday, April 27, the beginning of its homebound vaccination program, in an effort to vaccinate its residents who are unable to leave their homes. “Our most vulnerable communities must not be left behind, and the effort to vaccinate the homebound is critical […]

Essex and Union counties announce plan to house UC inmates at EC Correctional Facility

ESSEX AND UNION COUNTIES, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Union County Board of County Commissioners announced on April 22 plans to enter into a memorandum of agreement in which the Essex County Correctional Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark will house Union County inmates. The agreement potentially would provide […]

Meet Frida and Mango on Union County’s Falcon Cam

Meet Frida and Mango on Union County’s Falcon Cam

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the county’s Falcon Cam, which provides a livestream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the Union County Courthouse. “Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered […]