Ride for Freedom to bring the ‘Thunder’

Motorcycle rally raises awareness for POW, MIA soldiers from all wars

UNION COUNTY, NJ — When the steady rumble of an expected 5,000 motorcycles — many of them outfitted with American flags and other patriotic symbols — envelopes Roselle’s Warinanco Park on Sunday, Sept. 20, it will mark the beginning of this year’s Ride for Freedom, a day-long ceremony that honors missing American soldiers going back to […]

UCC holds ‘Girls Gone Wired’ STEM program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Two dozen aspiring programmers came together at Union County College on Thursday, Aug. 27, for the first-ever edition of “Girls Gone Wired,” a free, interactive class that promoted women’s participation in computer programming. One of the most valuable skills in today’s job market, according to “Girls Gone Wired” co-instructor Beth Ritter Guth, […]

Rahway River Basin study receives necessary funding

UNION COUNTY, NJ — More than a year after the catastrophic flooding of Tropical Storm Irene caused $100 million in local property damage, Union County towns are finalizing plans that would control any similar problems in the future. After years in stasis, and through efforts by the Mayor’s Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control and […]

Vo-tech schools included in top 500

UNION COUNTY, NJ — All five of the high schools comprising the Union County Vocational-Technical School District have been included in the 2015 Newsweek top 500 Public Schools national survey, with four in the top 100. In addition, six of the county’s 21 municipalities ranked among the top 100 “Best Places to Live” in New […]

Enjoy ‘The Wild Party’ at UCPAC

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Roaring Twenties are set to come alive in September at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage in a Gatsby-esque production of Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party,” presented by Fearless Hearts and Fearless Productions through the Union County Advancing Community Theater Program. Performance dates are Sept. 11, 12,18 and 19, at 8 p.m.; Sept. […]

Plainfield is fourth to take part in ‘Art Outside the Box’

Artists interested in submitting artwork for Plainfield location have until Aug. 24

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces Plainfield as the fourth municipality to participate in the County’s first Art Outside The Box public art project. Art Outside The Box is a new countywide project created to support Union County visual artists by offering a nontraditional exhibition opportunity that broadens and […]

Mobile shredding program will be in Union on Aug. 8

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for confidential personal documents will be available Saturday, Aug. 8, in the parking lot near Green Lane, on the campus of Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave. in Union. NEXCUT Shredding of Elizabeth will be shredding documents at […]

Warinanco Park blossoms with wildflowers

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nearly 10 years ago, Union County workers and volunteers began planting native wildflowers around the lake at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Today, the lawn has become a colorful wildflower meadow and a thriving nature habitat that provides nectar, seeds and fruits that nourish birds, butterflies, moths, bees and other valuable pollinators. […]

Family Fun and Flix to present ‘Annie’ at Warinanco Park on Aug. 11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Family Fun and Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, continues Tuesday, Aug. 11 with the presentation of “Annie” at Warinanco Park, on the border of Elizabeth and Roselle. This showing of “Annie” is sponsored by Investors Bank. Free popcorn will […]

Union County awarded Green Acres funds

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County has been included in the latest round of Green Acres funding approved by New Jersey’s Garden State Preservation Trust and the Department of Environmental Protection. Out of a statewide total of $102.3 million in grants approved by GSPT for open space acquisition and recreation, Union County received a matching […]

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