Drought watch in effect for 12 NJ counties

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin has issued a drought watch for New Jersey’s Northeast, Central and Coastal North water-supply regions, urging residents in the affected areas to voluntarily conserve water, and for the rest of the state to practice wise water use due to continued dry weather and above-average […]

County Clerk offers property fraud alert system

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Citing an awareness of the growing national trend in property-related fraud, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi now provides Union County property owners with the Property Fraud Alert Notification system. Launched today, the system enables Union County property owners to respond quickly to unauthorized, potentially fraudulent activity involving their property. The program […]

Body cameras coming to Union County

Prosecutor says 550 police officers in eight towns will have body cameras by late October

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Citing public transparency, community relations and increased accountability in a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced that it has partnered with eight local municipalities to kickstart the Body Camera Pilot Program. One third of all uniformed police officers in the county, or 550 officers from those […]

Trinitas raises the Donate Life Flag

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center raised the NJ Sharing Network Donate Life Flag alongside the American flag on Aug. 31 in honor of a patient whose family gave the “gift of life” through organ and tissue donation. Trinitas honors donors and their families by raising the Donate Life Flag whenever an organ […]

Free inspections available as child seat law changes

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces free child safety-seat inspection opportunities as new state law takes effect. New Jersey’s new child safety-seat regulation took effect Sept. 1 and requires parents to adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for child passenger safety. The proper use of child safety seats […]

County EMS service continues to grow

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Emergency Medical Service is on track to experience its fourth straight year of growth by a wide margin. The Freeholder Board established the service permanently in January 2012, in response to increased calls for emergency assistance throughout the county. Countywide EMS responded to 3,681 calls between January and […]

4-H Club holding open house, signups for new programs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Attend the annual 4-H Open House on Friday, Sept. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Union County Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Ave. East in Westfield, to sign up for a club, meet club leaders and find out more about 4-H activities. Union County 4-H Clubs are run by […]

CONTACT We Care offers tips during suicide prevention week

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Suicide Prevention Week is this week, Sept. 7 to 13, and CONTACT We Care is offering tips for coping with suicidal thoughts. In addition, the crisis hotline’s listeners and texters are available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to provide a trained empathetic ear to those who call or text looking for […]

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 […]

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