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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, ...

Spencer Savings Bank Introduces Its Expanded Union County Team

December 3, 2020

Your Town. Your Bank. Your People. 

At Spencer Savings Bank, we believe in strength, stability, service quality and supporting our communities. For over 100 years we’ve put people first. We’ve been in Union County for the last 30 years and continue to grow our business here. Our expanded Union County team is made up of, not only the strongest banking professionals in the area, ...

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone. (Ember, 2017)

“Last night changed me. I don’t wanna walk around all pissed off, and looking for problems, but I know I can’t continue to pretend nothing’s wrong, Yeah, there are no more ‘colored’  water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight ...

Death of an Air Force Captain from NJ Prompts Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

December 3, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) — On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Philip D. Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli of Parlin, Middlesex County, NJ. Captain Leli died November 27th in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Captain Leli was only 30 years old.

At the time of her ...

Linden Police Kick Off Month of December With Promotions

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department kicked off the month of December with four promotions to their new ranks within the department on Tuesday.

Det. Timothy Hubert has been promoted to Sergeant and to FTO Cistaro, PO Andrews and FTO Hemenway have all received new assignments within the Detective Bureau. All four officers took their oath office for their promoted ...

Firefighters Host Annual Somerville Holiday Lights Parade Dec. 5

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Undeterred by the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Somerville Fire Co. 1 is inviting fire departments, rescue squads and police departments from throughout New Jersey to participate in its annual Festival of Lights parade Saturday night, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m.

Community-based organizations including Scouts, churches, schools and others are also welcome and encouraged to ...

Union County Anticipates Spending Most of $2.6M CARES Grant on Housing Aid

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county anticipates spending most of a $2.6 million federal grant towards rental assistance for county residents, in anticipation of housing affordability issues caused by the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Most of the money will go towards housing assistance, though plans have not been finalized, said Union County Communication Director Sebastian ...

Hey Linden...Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

LINDEN, NJ - Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its interference with holidays and events, Santa will be visiting Linden to spread joy to its residents.

Mayor Derek Armstead announced earlier this week on his Facebook page that on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, Santa will be riding through the streets of the city between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 ...

Lottery Ticket Worth $245K Sold at Linden Convenience Store

LINDEN, NJ - Did you by chance play the Jersey Cash 5 in Linden on Monday? Well you could be the holder of a winning ticket worth over $245,000.

The New Jersey Lottery commission announced on Tuesday that two lucky tickets matched the winning Jersey Cash 5 numbers drawn and one of the lucky tickets was purchased at the EZ Chek Food Store located at 1015 North Wood ...