NJDOH investigating cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County. The department is aware of 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county. The cases were reported to the department between Wednesday, […]

Worrall reporters win NJ Press Association awards

Worrall reporters win NJ Press Association awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Worrall Community Newspapers won four awards for reporting in the weekly newspaper division of the 2020 New Jersey Press Association annual contest. In the “education writing” category, staff writers Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman won a second-place award for their joint article “Essex Co. schools make the best of remote learning.” […]

Delay of County Committee elections met with opposition

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in so many delays that the Union County Democratic Committee voted in a virtual convention recently to delay its elections until 2023. Citing safety concerns, the committee and all municipal chairpersons agreed to extend the terms for all members from two to four years. This decision […]

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 […]

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