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 […]

UCC holds ‘Girls Gone Wired’ STEM program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Two dozen aspiring programmers came together at Union County College on Thursday, Aug. 27, for the first-ever edition of “Girls Gone Wired,” a free, interactive class that promoted women’s participation in computer programming. One of the most valuable skills in today’s job market, according to “Girls Gone Wired” co-instructor Beth Ritter Guth, […]

Public hearing to be held on Rahway River Park upgrades

RAHWAY, NJ — The City of Rahway and Union County are proposing to renovate the track and field at Rahway River Park, which borders Rahway and Clark, pending approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. But before the project can get the green light, local residents can have their say during a public […]

Local ‘Wiz’ kid takes yellow brick road

Rahway High School 2015 graduate to play Dorothy in upcoming NBC live event

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway’s Shanice Williams only has high school productions on her theater resume — “West Side Story,” “Seussical” and a handful of other shows, both extracurricular and curricular. But the 18-year-old New Jersey native, just one year removed from graduating from Rahway High School, is set to star in a national TV program that […]

Plainfield is fourth to take part in ‘Art Outside the Box’

Artists interested in submitting artwork for Plainfield location have until Aug. 24

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces Plainfield as the fourth municipality to participate in the County’s first Art Outside The Box public art project. Art Outside The Box is a new countywide project created to support Union County visual artists by offering a nontraditional exhibition opportunity that broadens and […]

Warinanco Park blossoms with wildflowers

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nearly 10 years ago, Union County workers and volunteers began planting native wildflowers around the lake at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Today, the lawn has become a colorful wildflower meadow and a thriving nature habitat that provides nectar, seeds and fruits that nourish birds, butterflies, moths, bees and other valuable pollinators. […]

Happy Fourth of July

RAHWAY, NJ  — Rahway resident Farah and her patriotic pal Buster couldn’t wait to join in the holiday festivities that were happening all across Union County last weekend.

The Eagle has landed

CLARK, NJ  — The Clark Recreation Director congratulates Kyle Dedinsky on completing his Eagle Scout project and reaching the rank of Eagle. Dedinsky, from the St John the Apostle Scout Troop No. 330, approached the director, Ralph Bernardo, back in March and asked if his Eagle Project could be the beautification of the recreation marquee with […]

Visiting City Hall

LINDEN, NJ  — Linden School No. 6 third-graders recently took a class trip to Linden City Hall. The entire third grade met with Mayor Derek Armstead to learn about municipal government. The mayor took the time to answer many questions. The students also had an opportunity to learn about the Linden Police Department from Officer Birch […]

A new graduate

SPRINGFIELD, NJ  — A student walks away from the podium after receiving his diploma during the Commencement Exercises at Jonathan Dayton High School on Monday, June 22.

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