School board candidates square off in upcoming election

UNION COUNTY — In addition to state, county and local municipal elections, Tuesday, Nov. 8, will also see Board of Education candidates square off and seek votes. Although many of the candidates have catchy slogans, in much the same manner as their cohorts on municipal councils and committees, the key element missing for BOE candidates […]

Election season roars to life in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With Election Day less than a week away, the entire state is looking toward the midterm election. In Union County, it is the county clerk’s office that is involved in much of the preparatory work, and a key element is security. “We do coordinate with the municipal clerks who are responsible […]

County school one of nine NJ schools named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

County school one of nine NJ schools named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Friday, Sept. 16, recognized 297 schools, including nine schools in New Jersey, as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Cardona made the announcement during his […]

Union Catholic boys run fastest time in state history, place fourth at RunningLane Championships

Union Catholic boys run fastest time in state history, place fourth at RunningLane Championships

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Union Catholic cross-country boys capped a magical season by becoming the fastest team in New Jersey history and placing fourth in a race loaded with national powerhouses, and Jimmy Wischusen and Kaleigh Gunsiorowski smashed records at the Garmin RunningLane Championships at John Hunt Park in Huntsville, Ala., on Saturday, Dec. […]

Revamped athletic complex coming to Scotch Plains

Revamped athletic complex coming to Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — With the growing demand for athletic fields in Scotch Plains, Union County officials are launching a plan to build new turf fields at the Union County Vocational–Technical High School campus on Raritan Road. Design and engineering is expected to begin in the next few weeks, as the county is focused on […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

Union County announces 2021 children’s recreation grant awards for municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that grants have been awarded to 20 municipalities for improvements to recreation resources for children, through the Kids Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, 19 municipalities were awarded matching grants for planting new trees through the Greening Union County program. Both grant programs are […]

Union County announces 2021 ‘Preserve Union County’ Historic Preservation Grant awardees

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that 10 historic preservation projects in eight different municipalities will receive grant money in 2021 as part of the Preserve Union County program, administered by the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. “Funding from Preserve Union County helps our […]

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