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UC Freeholders Officially Open Clark's Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field

November 27, 2020

CLARK, NJ – The Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field opened officially on Monday after a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Union County Freeholders, the Union County Improvement Authority, Union County College and members of the Clark Recreation Department.

The field features an eight-lane Olympic running track, soccer and lacrosse field, field house with lockers and concession, bleachers, press ...

Authorities Seek Public's Help in Identifying Woman Found Deceased in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A composite sketch of a woman found deceased in Elizabeth earlier this year has been created by the New Jersey State Police and is being distributed to the public and media in an attempt to identify her and learn more about the circumstances behind her death, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl ...

State to Provide $120K, COVID Rapid Tests for Homeless in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In anticipation of a spike in the population of unhoused people, the state will provide Union County $120,000 and rapid coronavirus testing to help shelter the homeless this winter.

The grant from the state Department of Human Resources will be used with broad discretion for the county’s Code Blue service, which provides shelter known as “warming ...

Union County Freeholders Remind Residents of Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County’s New #SmashItDontTrashIt Campaign Makes New Green Energy from Old Halloween Pumpkins

Union County residents can put their Jack o’ Lanterns to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program. The pumpkins will be collected by Union County and other local governments and brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, where they will be transformed into green energy.

“The Pumpkin Recycling Program is an easy, ...

Community Conversations: How To Win By Quitting Smoking

On the latest Community Conversation from Atlantic Health System, Dr. Stanley Fiel, Regional Chairman of Medicine, Atlantic Health System, explains why this year’s smoking cessation efforts are more important than ever.

 

Holiday Concert Rescheduled to Sunday, December 6 in Scotch Plains

December 2, 2020

Pop music quartet, The Company Men, perform “The Holiday Show” at drive-in concert; date shifted to Sunday, December 6 due to inclement weather on Saturday.

Due to anticipated inclement weather on December 5, the upcoming “The Company Men” free holiday drive-in concert sponsored by the Freeholder Board has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 6, at 6:00 p.m. Tickets ...

Newark Imposes New Restrictions As COVID-19 Infection Rate Climbs to 19%

November 11, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The city’s COVID-19 cases are approaching peak numbers, leading Mayor Ras Baraka to issue a new executive order with more stringent health and safety restrictions than those announced in October. 

Baraka took to Facebook Live on Monday to tell Newarkers that the city’s infection rate has shot up from 11% to 19% in just two weeks. Of the 689 new cases ...

New Jersey Teacher Pens Children's Book on Adoption and Her Family's Journey

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Across the United States, November is recognized in the United States as National Adoption Month. For one New Jersey Middle School teacher, Dana Regan, this especially hits home, as she wrote a children’s book, Amarylli’s Bunny: Where is She Now?, about her adopted daughter Amarylli, or “Rylli”, and her stuffed bunny.

Regan’s ...

Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen)'s Ryan Carter Named School's Athletic Hall Of Fame Chair

METUCHEN, NJ -- With nearly 30 years of history at St Joseph High School, varsity hockey coach Ryan Carter has taken on a new role as chairman of the Saint Joseph Athletics Hall of Fame, which is now accepting nominations for its next induction class in October 2021.

Carter is no stranger to responsibility having been a Port Authority Police Officer for 18 years.

“I am very proud ...