Trail steward orientation to be held Oct. 31 at Trailside

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County’s volunteer trail stewards are hikers, bird watchers, nature lovers, equestrians and just about anyone else who enjoys being outdoors and giving back to the community. Join in the fun and camaraderie by coming to the Trail Steward/Adopt-a-Trail orientation meeting on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Trailside Nature and Science […]

Uncle Floyd coming to UCPAC

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Burlesque is back. “Uncle Floyd’s Last Authentic American Traveling Burlesque Show” recreates a lost theatrical art at the Union County Performing Arts Center Mainstage on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. This musical extravaganza brings back classic comedy, timeless tunes, and spirited dance numbers in one of the true indigenous American art […]

Owner of Union County painting and gutter cleaning business pleads guilty to tax evasion

  NEWARK — The owner of Steve Bezik Inc., a residential painting and gutter cleaning business located in Union County, has pleaded guilty to personal income tax evasion. Stephen Bezik entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler. Bezik pleaded guilty to a one-count information that charges him with income tax evasion. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. […]

Freeholder candidates square off

Three incumbent Democrats and three Republican challengers take questions from the press

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In anticipation of the nearby November election, the Union County Freeholders candidate’s public debate offered an illuminating look at county politics on Wednesday, Sept. 30, when Republicans and Democrats made their case to voters, answered questions from the media and offered rebuttals to each other, largely on party lines. The 90-minute debate, […]

Deadline to register to vote is Oct. 13

Forms are available at clerk’s offices, by request, and online; Election Day is Nov. 3

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that the deadline to register to vote the upcoming Nov. 3. elections is Tuesday, Oct. 13. Voter registration forms are available at the Office of the County Clerk, 2 Broad St., Elizabeth, and at the satellite office, 300 North Ave. East in Westfield. A […]

Elizabeth Rotary to host ‘Taste of Elizabeth’ on Oct. 19

ELIZABETH — The Rotary Club of Elizabeth, celebrating its 98th year of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, is proud to feature the 2015 installment of its unique food-tasting event, The Taste of Elizabeth on Monday, Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The event will be held at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, 1000 Spring St., Elizabeth. […]

Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce and SBA to host Small Business Economic Outlook Forum on Oct. 23

ELIZABETH — The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration will be hosting a Small Business Economic Outlook Forum, Friday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. Open networking and a luncheon are included. The panelists are scheduled to be Dr. JD Foster, deputy chief economist […]

YMCA shines light on literacy during Read Across the Globe event

UNION COUNTY — On Monday, Oct. 19, The Gateway Family YMCA will host reading events across Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County in support of Read Across the Globe, an initiative that brings the power of volunteers together to impact literacy in our communities. Read Across the Globe is a one-day reading event that aims to […]

County: Residents should prepare for stormy weather

With Hurricane Joaquin moving up the east coast and the storm track still uncertain, Union County wants residents to be prepared for stormy weather. The latest weather reports place New Jersey in the center of the projected track for Joaquin, which stretches from Rhode Island to North Carolina. According to the latest estimates, Joaquin could potentially […]

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