Union introduces 2015 municipal budget

UNION, NJ – The township introduced its 2015 municipal budget last week and it appears the average homeowner with a house assessed at $46,500 will see a hike this year of $99 in the municipal portion of their tax bill. This is up considerably over last year when the average homeowner increase was $56. The […]

Marching orders

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Saturday, March 14. It was a rainy afternoon, which may have halted some folks from enjoying the events, but most made it out to see the marchers and cheered them on in Union Center.

Corned beef and bikers

RAHWAY, NJ  — The Liberty Harley-Davidson & Buell dealership of downtown Rahway held their very own St. Patrick’s Day celebration last Saturday afternoon right inside their showroom. Local residents and potential customers alike were treated to free unlimited corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and rye bread along with a giant keg of green beer. At right, young […]

Award winners

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Four Roselle Park students had the honor of exhibiting artwork at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for the 2015 Winter Art Exhibit sponsored by the Art Educators of New Jersey. The original pieces of artwork will be on display until April 18 in the Victoria Theatre Lobby of the New Jersey […]

And the winner is …

CLARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb 27, the first annual Best Meatball Challenge and all you can eat Pasta Night was held by Clark UNICO, organized by Clark Chapter Members Fran Parisi, Anna Pace and Joe Arancio. Nine contestants entered their recipe of meatballs and were put to the test for over 65 hungry Unicans and […]

Snow daze

RAHWAY, NJ  — In downtown Rahway, a solitary figure braves the winter weather that hit the county over the weekend, including several inches of snow and plummeting temperatures.c

Firearms ID Unit receives Award of Excellence from ATF

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the County Police Firearms ID Unit has been honored by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for its work in solving gun crimes. The Firearms ID Unit received the Award of Excellence in recognition of its 200th match […]

From the heart

RAHWAY, NJ — Staff from Roosevelt School in Rahway showed their support for the American Heart Association’s National ‘Wear Red’ campaign Day on Feb. 6. The day is part of a national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.

Trailside nature center has February events planned

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation offer special programming at Trailside Nature & Science Center during the Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 13 to 16. • Sunday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m.: Disney’s sing-along version of “Frozen” will be shown outdoors on the big screen. […]

Movin’ on up

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden Fire Department held a Promotional Ceremony on Jan. 30. Before a crowd of family, friends, coworkers and Linden dignitaries, Provisional Fire Chief Joseph Dooley, right, welcomed Michael Hreha promoted to the rank of deputy chief, Anthony Principato promoted to the rank of captain, and Brian Pericone and John Principato both promoted […]

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