Five Ways To Get Free COVID-19 Tests in Union County

January 22, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — County residents have an additional free county-run COVID-19 testing site available to them following the opening of a new location in Plainfield this past Tuesday.

The newest site, on Park Avenue, offers both rapid nasal tests and PCR saliva tests Mondays through Saturdays. It is the testing second site in Plainfield, where there is a walk-up site at ...

Union County Organizations Team Up to Collect Donations for Bronx Apartment Fire Victims

ELIZABETH, NJ - In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Day of Service Monday, the Elizabethport Presbyterian Center and TMX Intermodal Trucking Company will be hosting a donation drive to benefit the victims of the Bronx High Rise Fire on January 9. 

Fernando Rodrigues, the owner of TMX Intermodal Trucking Company, and James Carey, the director of social services for the ...

Scutari Defeats Challenge For Senate Presidency

TRENTON, NJ — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Linden, won the Senate Presidency at Tuesday’s reorganization session, despite a challenge from Sen. Nia Gill, D-Montclair.

Former Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick, of Westfield, was among the newly elected members sworn on Tuesday as state senators. Bramnick represents the 21st Legislative District, including the Union ...

Mount St. Mary Academy's Director of School & College Counseling Presents at Winter Institutes of NYSACAC

Elizabeth Roper, Director of College & School Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, participated and presented at the Winter Institutes of NYSACAC (New York State Association of College Admission Counseling) on January 7 and 14. The events were hosted by Cornell University and Syracuse University, respectively, in a virtual format.

Ms. Roper presented with committee members ...

Wrestling Saint Joseph Defeats Old Bridge, Somerville and Sparta at Quad Meet

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestlers continued their strong performances on Saturday by defeating opponents from Old Bridge, Somerville, and Sparta on Saturday. 

Saint Joseph over Old Bridge, 59-16

106 Zachary Beadling (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Nicholas Duchatellier (Old Bridge) (Fall 0:37)
113 John Whitacre (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Ziyad Ibrahim (Old Bridge) (Fall ...

St. Joseph HS Graduate Punts to Notre Dame After Undergraduate Career at Harvard

CLARK, NJ- Jon Sot, a Clark native, local punting legend and 2018 Saint Joseph High school graduate announced via Twitter this week that he will be joining Notre Dame football as a transferring graduate student in a few months.

“After graduating Harvard University this May, I will be attending the University of Notre Dame as a graduate student transfer for my last season of college ...

Saint Joseph Pins Woodbridge, 61-9, on Senior Night

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestling continued its dominance on the mats with a 61-9 victory over visiting Woodbridge on Senior Night. After the match, head coach Michael Carbone discussed the impact of his seniors on the program:

Seniors

Aidan Pierce
"Aidan has been a four-year starter for the Falcons but unfortunately had his season end early due to a shoulder injury. Aidan ...

SJHS Hockey Hits Historic 800th Game and 200th Win in Same Night

METUCHEN, NI – It was a milestone day all around for St. Joseph High School’s hockey team on January 12 when the team completed its 800th game as an athletic program for the school. Making the night even more special coach Ryan Carter won his 200th game as head coach of the team.

Carter and Coach Kolodney are foundations in the hockey program at Saint Joseph high school as they are ...

SJHS Announces Seniors of the Month

METUCHEN, NJ - St. Joseph High announced their seniors of the month recently.  This month featured Mekai Matthews and Anthony Wright.

Mathews is a resident of Somerset, NJ and a proud member of the graduating Class of 2022 at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen. Since attending St. Joseph’s, Mekai has come to embrace the importance of servant leadership in academics, ...

Wrestling: Saint Joseph (Metuchen) Downs Sayreville, 62-15

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) dominated Sayreville War Memorial High School, 62-15, at Sayreville on Wednesday, January 12. The Falcons scored victories in all but two matches.

"The mentality we wanted to have going into this year was that we're going to wrestle for six minutes," Saint Joseph (Metuchen) wrestling coach Mike Carbone said.

Swimming: Perreault, Kaniuka, Davis Spark Undefeated Union Catholic Over Dayton

January 25, 2022

WARREN NJ -- Jack Perreault and Julian Kaniuka were quadruple winners, and Bridget Davis was a triple winner to lead the undefeated Union Catholic swim team to a 110-60 victory over Dayton on Friday.

UC won every event as the Vikings improved to 5-0 on the season.     

Perreault, sophomore star, had a sensational meet for the Vikings. After ...

Second Dog Dies in Bear Attack in Sparta

January 20, 2022

SPARTA, NJ – A Yorkshire terrier was no match for a bear.  "Tommy" a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier died from its injuries from the encounter.  Just after midnight on Thursday Sparta Police got a call from a resident on Layton Lane that his dog had been injured by a bear. According to police, Mr. Pierce told Officer Taylor May that Tommy had been ...

Gov. Murphy Announces New Vaccine Requirements; COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Remains Under 1.0

GALLOWAY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy, during a visit to a new federal COVID-19 testing facility at Stockton University in Galloway on Wednesday, announced that anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional facility will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Murphy stated that there will be no test-out of the ...

It's Time to Get Ready for New Jersey's Bag Ban: "Do You Ever Feel Like a Plastic Bag?"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on November 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, 2022. 

The new law, which prohibits the use of single-use plastic carryout bags in all ...