You can nominate someone for Unity Achievement Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Know of an individual, organization, or business that stands out from the crowd in helping others? The Union County Human Relations Commission would like to know about them. The commission is seeking nominations for its 15th annual Unity Achievement Awards. Award nominees must live, work, or attend school in Union County. […]

Super ribbon-cutting

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella joined Union County Vocational-Technical School Superintendent Peter A. Capodice, representatives from the Wakefern Food Corporation and Union County Vocational-Technical High School faculty and students at the ribbon cutting for reopening the training supermarket at UCTECH in Scotch Plains. The market is part of the supermarket technology program […]

Musical Club celebrates 100 years

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A Tony-nominated Broadway composer, world-class harp authority and impassioned, dedicated musical teachers are among those who will perform at the Musical Club of Westfield’s centennial concert, as current and former members prepare to commemorate the club’s century-long affair with the arts later this month. All of the performers, some having been with […]

Public provides input on county’s 2016 transportation master plan

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Sticky notes flush with resident input were scattered across Union County-provided maps, strategically placed at areas of concern. There’s too much congestion here, a bridge needs attention there, this section of the road is unsafe for biking. The notes grew in number as the night wore on, each highlighting a transportation problem […]

Master Gardener volunteers honored by state

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County have been part of the Union County community for almost 30 years, and last month the members of this all-volunteer program were recognized by their peers with Joint Legislative Resolutions in their honor from the New Jersey Senate and Assembly. “Every year our master […]

Shooting for the stars, every Friday

Astronomers club meets at Sperry Observatory with telescopes pointed at the sky each week

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Every Friday night at the multi-domed Sperry Observatory, with only the stars illuminating the crowded interiors of the East and West domes, dozens of amateur astronomers and enthusiasts cluster around massive, high-end telescopes, for a chance at seeing out-of-this-world sights. Anyone can attend the public viewings, which are hosted at Cranford’s Union […]

Lesniak, environmental groups continue fight against Exxon settlement

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The $225 million settlement in August between ExxonMobil and the state — which appeared to end a contentious, 11-year court battle — is being appealed by environmental groups and emphatically disputed by Sen. Raymond Lesniak, who is also now arguing that corporations such as Exxon are evading New Jersey taxes.} Superior Court […]

Somerset County man indicted in connection with Plainfield homicide

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A Union County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a Somerset County man accused of carrying out a fatal gang-related shooting outside a Plainfield restaurant in 2010, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced last week. Richard Culver, 26, of North Plainfield is charged with murder, attempted murder, […]

NYU will develop STEM curriculum for Elizabeth schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million to researchers at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Stanford University Graduate School of Education to create a language-focused science curriculum for fifth-graders to be used in Elizabeth Public Schools and schools in California. The four-year project, which […]

Union County board of education results

* – Indicates election winners All information according to the Union County clerk’s office   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, VOTE FOR TWO Robert Cianciulli – 867 (27.51%) *Christine Reilly – 1,376 (43.65%) *Doug Reinstein – 899 (28.52%) Write-in – 54 (.18%)   CLARK, VOTE FOR THREE *Scott Bohm – 991 (25.12%) *Robert Smorol, Jr. – 983 (24.92%) […]

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