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Mon, September 27, 8:00 PM

Clark

Zoning Board Regular Meeting

Government

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Tue, September 28, 11:00 AM

Gerald B. Green Plaza, Plainfield

Emergency Food Distribution Event

Food & Drink

Wed, September 29, 6:00 PM

RWJ University Hospital Rahway, Rahway

RWJ Rahway Annual Meeting for the Community

Health & Wellness

Work on $1.45M Union County Gov’t Complex To Continue as Lawsuit Stalls 2nd Phase (Updated)

September 14, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state appellate court ruling is allowing the previously halted first phase of construction on a new $145 million government complex in Elizabeth to proceed, but the next phase is on pause amid a Wayne-based company’s lawsuit claiming the county skirted New Jersey’s public bidding laws.

An attorney for the Union County Improvement Authority said ...

Union County Residents Can Now Get FEMA Aid for Ida Damage

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Four New Jersey counties — Union, Essex, Hudson and Mercer — were added Friday to the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declaration to provide individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Ida with assistance. This is in addition to the six counties that were initially included in the declaration by FEMA, and public assistance that was granted ...

Union County Responds To Storm Ida: Shelter, Rescues and Infrastructure Planning

UNION COUNTY, NJ — At least five county residents died as the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought massive amounts of flash flooding to the northeast region Wednesday night to Thursday.

As of Friday morning, 25 deaths have been reported across the state and Gov. Phil Murphy, who declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, said six more people are still missing. 

A ...

Finding the Sweeter Side of Unprecedented Times

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine ...

Karl Anthony Towns, Brandon Bielak Lead Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) Hall of Fame Class

METUCHEN, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns and Brandon Bielak, a current pitcher for the Houston Astros, are among the honorees for Saint Joseph High School's Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021. A ceremony and dinner reception will take place at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in Edison, NJ on Fri., Oct. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The list of inductees includes:

Craig ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Family Movie Night in Plainfield on October 1st

September 23, 2021

Free double feature drive up movie event, presented by Union County’s Board of County Commissioners and in partnership with Plainfield Public Schools.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners would like to invite all residents to a double feature drive up movie event on October 1st featuring Ferdinand and In the Heights in Plainfield High School’s ...

Community Conversations: Back to School

Children have headed back into the classroom, so be sure to check out this Community Conversation with pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, who shares what parents need to know as their kids return to in-person learning, how we’re helping make schools safer and the ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Fake Grass

September 15, 2021

I have played ball on the fields in Clark, some are better than others, but they drain well. Fake grass is hard on your legs, your feet, it causes many serious injuries. Another problem is heat, in the summer, the turf gets hot as hell.

This is not the best use of tax dollars for Clark at this time. With the earth getting hotter, A/C, is a much better choice. Students learn faster, ...