Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays for Children in Union County

The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to announce a new virtual education initiative aimed at teaching children about animals and the important role they play in the environment. 

Wildlife Wednesdays kicks off on Wednesday, July 22nd with a program entitled “Frogs, Toads and Turtles” which will explain the difference between frogs and toads and turtles and ...

Union County Residents: Make One Change

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking county residents to join a global initiative to reduce their plastic waste during the month of July, and hopefully long after.  Plastic Free July is a world-wide movement that encourages people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful litter-free ...

Union Catholic Distance Running Star Myles Plummer Motivated to Have His Best Cross-Country Season

August 1, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Myles Plummer flashed a huge smile when he was done with his workout on the sun-splashed track at Union Catholic this past Monday morning.

It was the first official summer practice for the Union Catholic cross-country team, and the rising junior distance running star was ecstatic to be back with his teammates doing what he loves.

"It felt amazing,'' ...

Union County Deer Hunting: Shotgun, Bow Hunts Returning to Clark and Other Towns in 2020-21

August 1, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county's annual deer hunt will return following the freeholder board's approval of $19,515 for the purpose.

The deer management program, which the freeholders authorized on Thursday, will have volunteer hunters execute both shotgun and bow hunts at county parks and certain municipal properties located in 14 Union County towns. The ...

Union County Freeholders OK Plan for Organic Waste Recycling Plant at Tremley Point

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County is one step closer to having a new recycling facility located at Tremley Point in Linden. The proposed facility will turn organic waste into natural gas along with other organic recycled material including liquid fertilizer.

The Union County Freeholders on Thursday approved an amendment to the county's recycling plan that will pave the way for Linden ...

Union County Distributing First Round of Federal Coronavirus Grants to Small Biz

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Small businesses in Union County will have a chance to benefit from $2 million in federal CARES Act funding being distributed by county government.

The Union County Freeholders on Monday announced the initial-round launch of the Union County COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for small businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic.

The grants are being provided ...

Somerset County Teachers to Protest Reopening of School Buildings in September

July 30, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - In response to plans to reopen New Jersey public schools in September, members of the Somerset County Education Association, in conjunction with NJ21 United, a grassroots education advocacy group, will stage a demonstration on Thursday, July 30 on the SSG Andrew T. Lobosco Memorial Bridge, a pedestrian passageway adjacent to the Bridgewater Commons Mall that crosses over ...

Owners of Camden County Gym That Disobeyed Shut Down Order Arrested, Charged

BELLMAWR, NJ — Sheriff’s officers on Monday arrested both owners of a Bellmawr gym, which has not followed Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 order to shut down and subsequently remained open despite a judge's ruling last week.

“The owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr were arrested and released early Monday morning after continuing to operate their business despite a judge ...

Rutgers, Named for a Slave Owner, Will Keep its Name, Says University's First Black President

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Even in this era where statues of explorers are being dismantled, schools named after presidents are being rebranded and sports teams are replacing racially insensitive nicknames, don't expect Rutgers to change its name.

The subject was raised to new university president Jonathan Holloway at a news conference on Monday at Winants Hall - the very building Rutgers' ...

Obituaries

Apr 10, 1934 - Oct 23, 2019
Emily Bielen (nee Mazur), 85, of Clark, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.
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Lily is Lost...Have You Seen Her?

July 26, 2020

CLARK, NJ - Lily slipped out on her owners Sunday night in the area of Madison Hill Road and Post Road in Clark.   She is very friendly according to her family. They said if you see her, call her name and offer her treats or cheese, and she will approach.   If you see her or manage to get a hold of her please call Kristin at 732-762-7419.

Her family is desperate ...