Hamilton myths disproved at Kean presentation

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Three discoveries have been made at Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University surrounding the history of Alexander Hamilton this year. An event that featured author Michael E. Newton and his book, “Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years,” took place at Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University on Thursday, July 7 at 1 p.m. […]

Summit resident is sworn in as NJ attorney general

SUMMIT, NJ — Gov. Chris Christie nominated Union County’s Christopher S. Porrino on June 16, and Porrino will now serve as acting attorney general until confirmed by the state Senate. Porrino was sworn in at a private ceremony held at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton. Prior to this, Porrino led the national litigation […]

The Fairness Formula’s impact on Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey schools and Gov. Chris Christie haven’t mixed in the past, and with Christie’s proposed Fairness Formula, all districts will receive the same amount of state aid per pupil. Each pupil will receive $6,599 in state aid per year, resulting in the areas with larger populations to receive the most amount […]

Spraygrounds offer a fun way to cool off this summer

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Many communities are offering a free or low-cost way for families and friends to stay cool this summer. The spraygrounds offer sprinklers, fountains, sprayers and mats. There are a few free spraygrounds and splash pads located right in Union County. The majority of these are located in Elizabeth, with nine locations in […]

Union County improves in NJ Kids Count

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County now rates at number 11 in the NJ Kids Count County Profile, a statistical report of the quality of life of children in New Jersey, compiled by Advocates for Children of New Jersey. This is a slight improvement from last year’s ranking of 12. The decrease reflects the overall decrease […]

SHOUT Union County seeks out volunteers

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Students Helping OUT Union County is an organization searching for high school volunteers this summer to help around Union County. The skills acquired in this program will help prepare them for future career and volunteer opportunities. This opportunity will provide young people with a safe way to spend their time this summer […]

Kids and corporate team up in creative endeavor

Kids and corporate team up in creative endeavor

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Elizabethtown Gas and Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County have teamed up to create a very special coloring book — and it’s by kids, for kids. As part of its initiative to spread the message of energy efficiency, Elizabethtown Gas approached BGCUC’s Elizabeth club with an interesting idea. Why not have […]

County Recycling and Planning Bureau chief wins award

County Recycling and Planning Bureau chief wins award

UNION COUNTY, NJ — JoAnn Gemenden, Union County Recycling and Planning Bureau Chief, was recently earned an Education Award for her development for two interactive, educational tools. One was a Jeopardy! game she created and the other was the New Jersey Clean Communities Litter Activity Book. These creative marketing tools have been added to an ongoing […]

Union man arrested for attempted murder

UNION, NJ — A Union man is under arrest for attempted murder, drug possession, and possession of a weapon, and is currently under investigation for bias crimes in the form of swastikas and racial slurs found painted in front of Burnet Middle School. Michael Castiglione, 49, of Union, was arrested last week after he rammed his […]

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