Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Sweeps Music in the Parks Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Congratulations to student musicians from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for outstanding performances that led to a clean sweep of championship trophies at this year’s Music in the Parks event.

The Jazz Band, conducted by Rick Fontaine, and Vocal Ensemble, directed by Sharon Byrne, both won first place and earned Superior ratings. The Vocal Ensemble also ...

Union County Parks Offer Free Outdoor Music, Movies and More this Summer

June 24, 2022

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a full slate of free outdoor movies, music and fun for the whole family in Union County parks this summer. The events continue throughout July and August with the Summer Arts concert series beginning on July 6 and the Family Flix movie series beginning on July 12.

“We are all excited to welcome everyone to enjoy the ...

Location Updates for Union County’s Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Program

Union County residents are advised that Union County’s free COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics at Downs Hall on the Kean University campus will close at the end of June. The testing and vaccination services will continue at other locations around the County.

“Kean University has been a steadfast partner since the earliest days of the outbreak more than two years ago, and we ...

Division on Aging/ADRC Launches New Website

The Union County Department of Human Services announced today that the Division on Aging/ADRC has launched its redesigned website offering the public a streamlined site that is easier to use, with simpler navigation, new content, and interactive features. The website address is https://ucnj.org/dhs/aging/.

Among the many useful items the redesigned website features:

A more intuitive, ...

Summit College Club Honors College Scholarships Recipients

Lile Hall in Christ Church, Summit, was filled on Sunday afternoon, June 5, 2022, when the Summit College Club Foundation awarded six accomplished high school senior women from Summit and surrounding towns financial scholarships to aid the pursuit of their college dreams.  Recognition of these students through the awarding of college scholarships is an annual high point for the members of ...

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Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...


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Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Acting Master Class with Marianne Rendón

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

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Notes From the Administrator’s Desk: June 2022

It’s been a few months since my last column. Sorry about that, folks; life and all it throws at you got in the way a bit. But let’s get back on track with these; I love keeping our residents up to date on what’s going on in town, and I hope you find value in these columns! 

Road Paving 

Let’s first talk about everybody’s favorite topic: road ...

Saturday's Ribbon Cutting, Activities at Tëmike Park in Plainfield

June 19, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Union County's new inclusive park and playground located in Plainfield on Saturday. Festivities at Tëmike Park included Drag Queen Story Hour, a Drag Dance-Off and What's the Word at Pride Slam Poetry. There were games and crafts, and LGBTQ+ organizations, allies and advocates on hand, too.

Tëmike means 'come ...