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How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds this Halloween

October 22, 2019

Carving Jack-o’-lanterns? Save your pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack.

To get started, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scoop the seeds out of your pumpkin and place them in a colander in the sink. Separate the seeds as much as you can from any goo, then rinse them clean. Pat them dry.

On a baking sheet with sides, toss the seeds with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper or, ...

National Parks Stamps Mark American Revolution at Union County Four Centuries in a Weekend, October 19 and 20

October 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - If you haven’t gotten hooked yet, this is your weekend to go stamp crazy. At national parks, monuments and historic sites across the country, there are stamps visitors collect in passports to mark their visit. Visiting many of these sites can involve traveling long distances, but not this Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, during Union County’s Four Centuries ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

Double for Your Trouble: After Montclair Educators Didn't Get Paid, Then Some Mistakenly Got Double

October 18, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - More than 1100 employees of the Montclair School District didn't receive their direct deposit pay on Tuesday. Before the end of the day, the school district had remedied the error, but then a new problem emerged. The very next day, some Montclair School staff then received a second direct deposit in their accounts, giving them double pay.

This comes on the heels of ...

Update: Found! Lost Dog - Have You Seen Lulu?

October 17, 2019

Update: 7:45 p.m. Lulu's owner reports that she has been found!

ROSELLE, NJ - LULU is a Chihuahua, female, black/white/tan, 12 years old, 3.5 pounds.

Owner says she needs special care for a heart condition.  She is Microchipped! Lulu was last seen in Roselle on Thompson Ave near Third Ave, on Wednesday, October 16.  

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'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Explores Garland's Early Career

MILLBURN, NJ  - Judy Garland has made an amazing comeback, with both this charming musical at Paper Mill Playhouse and the new film starring Renee Zellweger. It’s also the anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,” a film that never seems to lose its appeal. Garland’s early career is the focus of “Chasing Rainbows, The Road to Oz.”

Ruby Rakos is a sound choice ...

Union County Volunteers Bring Tree Education Program to 4th Grade Classrooms

October 22, 2019

Union County educators looking for a fun activity for their students can sign up for a special presentation by the volunteer 4-H Master Tree Stewards of Union County.

Now in its 25th year, the Tree Steward program provides fourth grade classes across the county with an hour-long interactive lesson on tree biology, tree products, tree care, and tree appreciation.

“The Master Tree ...