Union County OKs $95K to Settle Suit Claiming Prisoner Denied Prayer, Harassed

July 2, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has authorized $95,000 to resolve claims that a prisoner at the county’s since closed jail was kept from exercising his faith and harassed because of his Muslim religion.

Last week, the commissioners approved the settlement on the advice of the county counsel, who disputed the claims lodged in the complaint and ...

Union County Responds to Hateful Comments on Pride Event Facebook Post

UNION COUNTY, NJ — An event marking Pride Month and the opening of Tëmike Park, the county’s new inclusive playground and park area within Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, was subject to dozens of offensive comments on the county’s Facebook page.

The offending comments, which were initially hidden, will now remain visible as the county works on policy ...

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

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 ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

Union Catholic Boys Win 4xMile at Nationals; Tie State Record

June 30, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Union Catholic boys got the New Balance National Championships off to an electrifying start by winning the boys 4xmile and breaking the New Jersey state record on Thursday night at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

The foursome of junior Caudell Cajuste, senior Myles Plummer, senior Shane Brosnan, and sophomore Jimmy ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

Rebecca Eugene Honored with S.T.A.R Performance Award

June 25, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Nursing Assistant Rebecca Eugene is a healthcare hero, honored for her kind and attentive care.

A patient, who described herself as “the worst patient ever,” wrote saying that she was calmed and soothed by Eugene, who was kind and patient.  “Few people possess the considerate, unselfish, loving heart that she ...

Rahway and Linden Students Receive Scholarships from RWJ Rahway Auxiliary

RAHWAY, NJ - Four talented students from Rahway and Linden High Schools were recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Auxiliary Scholarship, awarded annually to college-bound seniors pursuing healthcare careers.

The winners are Rahway residents Tamia Watkins, who will attend Johns Hopkins University and Alivia Peterson, who will attend Penn State University. Linden ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year.

AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...