Body found in Warinanco Park Lake identified

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The body of a man recovered from Warinanco Park Lake near the border of Elizabeth and Roselle on Sunday, April 5, has been identified as Richard Ince, 57, of Linden, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park. Ince was last seen by family members Dec. 28, 2014, and subsequently […]

Union County 4-H contestants present at the state level

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Each year, dozens of Union County students in grades one through 12 join a Union County 4-H club to explore their favorite interests and activities. This year a select group of seven students from Union County qualified to demonstrate their knowledge of cryptology, the U.S. Constitution, and other topics at the […]

Family Fun and Fireworks set for July 5 at Galloping Hill

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County will present Family Fun and Fireworks on Sunday, July 5, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Galloping Hill Golf Course, 3 Golf Drive, in Kenilworth. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine. There will be free entertainment, including music, and inflatables for children. There […]

County holds E-cycle event on June 27

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, June 27, so Union County residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally proper manner. The special E-cycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the […]

DARE will likely continue to lead the way in Jersey

UNION COUNTY, NJ — If you were one of the millions of children who completed the drug abuse resistance DARE program between 1983 and 2009, you may be surprised to learn it will soon cease to exist in some areas, replaced by a new statewide effort. The program, touted in 1983 as an innovative effort that […]

Donate blood for World Blood Donor Day

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. […]

Bio-Blitz to explore the many mysteries of the Watchung Reservation

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The public will have a chance to experience the hidden side of Union County parks at the 11th annual Bio-Blitz, from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12, to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, in the Watchung Reservation. Bio-Blitz is a 24-hour nature survey that tallies up hundreds of plant and […]

Public frustrated at open meeting as NJ Transit proposes fare hike

NJ Transit will vote in July on measure for 9-percent fare hike in October

Peter Fiorilla, Staff Writer UNION COUNTY, NJ — On a ninth-floor boardroom at New Jersey Transit Headquarters in Newark, where NJ Transit’s proposed fare hike and service cuts were being publicly discussed, there wasn’t enough room for everyone who wanted a seat. Not even close. The room’s 60 or so seats were occupied well before the […]

County plans to resurface roads

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the schedule for the county’s 2015 Road Resurfacing program. The project will resurface 13 County roads in 12 towns. The program is scheduled to begin in late June and run through September. Work is scheduled for nighttime in all but one instance. […]

21st-century tree signage now in Union County parks

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In cooperation with The Smithsonian, Columbia University and the University of Maryland, Union County Parks has designed a new signage system that connects to a virtual field guide so that it is possible to learn about a tree, from how it propagates to the region it inhabits, with a click of […]

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