New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

Now is That Time: Summit Police Issue Public Call to Find Life-Saving Donor

September 30, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department, Summit Fire Department, Summit PBA Local #55, Summit FMBA #54, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad and City of Summit officials have partnered to raise awareness about the immediate need for a living donor kidney transplant for Summit Police Officer Karen Stenstrom Sauers. 

At age 24, Sauers was diagnosed with polycystic ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

September 30, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

Golf Classic Fundraiser Supports Community Access Unlimited Programs

September 28, 2022

Over 80 golfers and supporters enjoyed a day outdoors at the Community Access Unlimited Golf Classic on Sept. 19 to boost services for people with developmental disabilities and youth at risk in NJ. 

Sponsors for event held at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston included Valley Bank, Innovative Benefit Planning, BCB Bank, and other generous donors. 

The annual golf ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day


Fri, October 14, 4:00 PM

Smart Start Preschool, Mountainside

Smart Start Preschool Open House - Mountainside