Union County COVID Test Center Changes Hours. 2 Cases of Variant in County

February 21, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county announced Sunday that its COVID-19 drive-through test center at Kean University is modifying its hours this week.

The test center will be open Monday, 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. It will also be open Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. — noon. Persons who cannot make the new hours must reschedule, officials said. They can do so at this link.

Anyone who has an ...

Union County Vo-Tech Superintendent Shines a Light on Students as Commissioners Support Grant Applications

UNION COUNTY, NJ — An accomplished group of Union County Vocational-Technical high school students were recognized at Thursday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting during which the board approved $12 million in grant applications in support of the school.

Students from across the county studying subjects as diverse as allied health professions, information technology, ...

Contractor’s Lawsuit Could Hold up Union County’s Plans for $100M+ Gov’t Complex

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Wayne-based construction company is suing Union County and the Union County Improvement Authority with claims that the entities violated state bidding laws in seeking developers to build a new county government complex.

The complex, planned for the site of the county’s motor vehicle services division in Elizabeth, will allow the county to move all its ...

Put “Choose to Reuse” on your 2021 To-Do List

Union County residents who are seeking ways to help the environment this year can start by bringing reusable grocery bags to the supermarket, and skipping single-use bags.

“Switching to reusable grocery bags is a simple but effective way for everyone to help cut down on waste and litter pollution, and start getting into the ‘Choose to Reuse’ habit,” said Union County ...

Tech To-Go! The Clark Public Library is pleased to offer iPads, Chromebooks, and Mobile Hotspots for check-out!

How do I check out iPads or Chromebooks?:  

The library borrower must have a current Clark Public Library card with no outstanding fines and be 18 years of age or older.

iPads or Chromebooks can be borrowed for 14 days (2 weeks) with one week renewal. Please request a hotspot with an iPad or Chromebook if you do not have internet at home. 

Only ...

March Events at the Clark Library

Events will be held virtually via Zoom.  Please register for any programs by emailing reference@clarklibrary.org and state which program you would like to attend and you will be sent a link to the meeting.  You may also register through the online calendar on our website at clarklibrary.org.

Boredom Buster for Kids

Each month we have a new take home craft for kids ...

Get Access to Live Tutors With Brainfuse & the Clark Public Library

Clark Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Brainfuse – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels.  Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. HelpNow™ will be available to all library patrons from any computer with an internet connection. To ...

With Options for In-person PT Limited by the Pandemic, this New Jersey Rehabilitation Provider Used an App to Help Patients Find What They Needed

As the COVID-19 virus began to arise in communities throughout New Jersey, Atlantic Health System worked quickly to adapt and implement new methods in order to continue to deliver safe, exceptional care to patients.

While the health system was able to deploy telemedicine alternatives for many situations, there were many settings that still relied on in-person care – rehabilitation ...

Free Guided Nature Walks for Seniors at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center

February 24, 2021

Popular series returns to Watchung Reservation in March; masks and social distance required for COVID-19 prevention.

Weather permitting, Union County’s free series of guided nature walks for seniors age 55 and up will resume beginning at 11:00 on Wednesday, March 3, at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in the Watchung Reservation, located at 452 New Providence Road in ...

History Made for Springfield Fire Department, as First Female Firefighter Sworn In

February 24, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had.

Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Tuesday. With her history-making ...

Seeking a Kidney to Save A Wayne Resident's Life

WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only chance. 

According to the kidneyfund.org, “Nearly 100,000 people are on the ...

Summit Public School District Employee Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

SUMMIT, NJ - In a public statement issued to parents of Summit Public School students, Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough has disclosed that a Summit Public School District employees has been arrested by the FBI on a child pornography charge. The Morris Daily Voice is reporting the individual is Steven Brooks, 34, a Fifth Grade teacher at Washington Elementary School. TAPinto Summit has ...