One-seat ride edges closer with announcement

One-seat ride edges closer with announcement

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For years, the desires of the Raritan Valley Line commuters for a one-seat ride into Manhattan have rested with the prospect of two additional tracks under the Hudson River, a goal that inched a step closer Wednesday, Dec. 13. Last week came the joint announcement by Gov. Chris Christie and New York […]

Young patients take fantasy flight to North Pole

Young patients take fantasy flight to North Pole

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In some ways it was like any other flight. Forty children and their families waited anxiously to get on the plane at Newark Airport. Boarding passes were checked, and the kids, some anticipating their first in-flight experience, urgently filed down the jetway, through the door and into their seats. But unlike the […]

County World War II memorial gets makeover

County World War II memorial gets makeover

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Frequent visitors to Rahway River Park may be familiar with the variety of trees growing throughout, yet few may be able to identify those planted in 1947 to honor 58 Union County citizens who died in World War II. Of the 58 trees planted as memorials, 15 were no longer standing but […]

Holiday Spirit

Holiday Spirit

UNION COUNTY, NJ  — A multitude of homes across Union County are making their neighborhoods a bright and joyous place to live or drive through, as evidenced by this North Pole-themed extravaganza just off of Jefferson Avenue in Rahway.

Kean, UCC sign joint admissions agreement

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Kean University has bolstered its longtime relationship with Union County College through the signing of a joint admissions agreement that will ease the transition to the four-year institution in Union from the two-year school. “Union County College is an important education partner for Kean University, and this agreement continues that strong tradition,” […]

Union County hospitals get B to D safety grades

UNION COUNTY, NJ — None of Union County’s three major hospitals received a grade above a B in the Leapfrog Group’s latest semiannual patient safety rating. Overlook in Summit received a B while Robert Wood Johnson in Rahway was given a C and Trinitas in Elizabeth was rated a D in the analysis released Oct. 31, […]

Children’s Specialized Hospital makes impact on kids every day

Children’s Specialized Hospital makes impact on kids every day

UNION COUNTY, NJ — From chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities, like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues such as autism, the Children’s Specialized Hospital works to treat all children. “As a pediatric rehabilitation hospital, we treat children facing a variety of special health challenges,” marketing and communications coordinator Erin Shevlin told LocalSource […]

Democrats gain seats in Republican town strongholds

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Democrats swept three council seats in Summit, four council seats and the mayoralty in Westfield, picked up spots in Berkeley Heights and Springfield and nearly upset five-term Assembly incumbent Nancy Munoz in unofficial election results Tuesday, Nov. 7. Both Munoz and running mate, eight-term incumbent Jon Bramnick, prevailed over Lacey Rzeszowski and […]

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