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Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

IRS updates process for frequently asked questions on new tax legislation and addresses reliance concerns

October 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service is updating its process for certain frequently asked questions (FAQs) on newly enacted tax legislation. The IRS is updating this process to address concerns regarding transparency and the potential impact on taxpayers when these FAQs are updated or revised. At the same time, the IRS is also addressing concerns regarding the potential application of ...

Tricks to Making the Best Sandwiches for School and Office Lunches

October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches:

Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of sourdough, will hold ingredients better together than the soft stuff, too.

Love wraps? ...

Union County Has Low Community Transmission Rates of COVID-19, According to CDC

ELIZABETH, NJ - According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Data Tracker, Union County is the only county in the Northeast to have a low community transmission rate of the virus.

The CDC’s COVID data tracker is currently displaying information surveyed from Wednesday, October 13 through Tuesday, October 19 for case rate and Monday, October 11 through Sunday, October 17 ...

Changes Coming for Landlines in 856 and 908 Area Codes

TRENTON, NJ - Starting on October 24, New Jersey landlines within the 856 and 908 area codes must dial 10 or 11 digits for all their calls.  After October 24, local landline calls dialed with only seven digits may not go through, and the caller will receive a recording saying their call cannot be completed as dialed.

The reason? The FCC is implementing 988 as a new three-digit number ...

NJ Association of Counties Honors Award Recipients at Annual Ceremony

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and associates for their hard work.

Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes took home the ...

Elderly Man Seriously Injured in Pedestrian Crash in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A 57-year-old Jersey City man was seriously injured in an auto-pedestrian motor vehicle crash this morning.

According to officials, at approximately 9:50 a.m. Linden Police units responded to the 700 block of E. Elizabeth Avenue on reports of a serious auto-pedestrian crash.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim trapped beneath the vehicle. Workers from a nearby ...

Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours for Nov. 2 General Election Voters Using Mail-In Ballots

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2021 General Election.

Office visitors must follow all COVID-19 prevention rules, including masks and social ...