Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County lead the way

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sepetjian’s brightly-colored blazer cannot compete with her dazzling smile as she walks briskly down the hall of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County, located in Union. Close by in the large gymnasium you can hear the sounds of a basketball game in progress. Darting back and forth across the […]

CAU honors community member with award

UNION COUNTY, NJ — De Lacy Davis calls his staff into his office at the Family Support Organization of Union County. He puts the phone on speaker. “I have a reporter on the phone,” he tells them, “And she wants to know how we start our day here at Family Support.” With that comes a burst […]

Lead levels in New Jersey cities worse than Flint

UNION COUNTY, NJ — There is a crisis in New Jersey, but Gov. Chris Christie isn’t home — and he isn’t the only one. Recently it was revealed that 11 cities and two counties in New Jersey have higher lead levels than in Flint, Michigan, a city that was declared to be in a state of […]

Attorney general urged to investigate ExxonMobil

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Senator Raymond Lesniak, D-Union, has joined forces with environmental groups in urging New Jersey Attorney General Robert Lougy to join the governors of New York and California in launching an investigation into ExxonMobil, the Texas-based oil company once part of Standard Oil. Recent allegations have come forth that Exxon has been concealing […]

Union County Cooperative Extension receives awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Rutgers Department of Family and Community Health Sciences was bestowed with a prestigious Culture of Health award from YMCA Alliance in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation during the Culture of Health conference in December. Karen Ensle was also among the faculty members recently honored by a “Team Award Best […]

16 arrested in ‘Operation Safeguard’ child porn sweep

TRENTON, NJ – Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that 16 defendants have been arrested in “Operation Safeguard,” a joint operation by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that targeted offenders who used an online file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including videos of young children being […]

Saving Earth today for a better Earth tomorrow

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Fifth-grade gifted and talented students from Rahway, Roselle, Kenilworth and Berkeley Heights participated in an environmental convocation called, “Kids Saving Earth Today for a Better Earth Tomorrow,” on Wednesday, March 23. The goal of the event was to promote environmental awareness in the surrounding community by setting positive examples and providing fun […]

Union County supports executive action

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, March 10, Union County joined several other local advocates and officials to sign onto the amicus briefs filed in U.S. v. Texas, the Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The decision to unfreeze programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

Union County residents invited to FairTax meeting

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the end of tax filing season with FairTax New Jersey on Saturday, April 16, at the Monmouth County Shrewsbury Branch Library.  Beginning at 10 a.m., the FairTax NJ organization will  discuss the business of FairTax NJ. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be a discussion of various tax reform proposals, including the FairTax. The proposed FairTax […]

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