What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Free Clinic Protects Infants, Children and Adults from More than 1 Dozen Diseases

July 24, 2021

Free immunizations are available to eligible infants, children and adults at the Union County Immunization Center. The Immunization Center is located at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth.

“Union County’s immunization clinic helps to ensure that every infant and child in our community can receive protection from preventable diseases, regardless of their insurance status or family ...

Union County's Program for Children with Special Needs Continues at Spray Park in Linden

July 26, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Persons with special needs and disabilities up to age 16 in Union County are encouraged to attend the Wheeler Spray Park Program for Children with Special Needs.

This program will take place every Wednesday evening in the month of August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m at Wheeler Spray Park, located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue in ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

Newark Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Statewide Armed Robbery Spree

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Wednesday was sentenced to 110 months in prison for participating in a string of statewide convenience store robberies, authorities announced. 

Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty and was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, nine substantive counts of Hobbs Act ...

Several Linden Residents A Part of Trinitas School of Nursing Graduating Class

Elizabeth, NJ — 69 students, including 7 Linden residents, received their nursing diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing for what would have been the 166th Convocation Ceremony on June 3.

Of the graduates, 58 women and 11 men became eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensing exam.

The convocation ceremony was a hybrid event consisting of an in-person ceremony and ...

Union County Sticks to Virtual Public Meetings as Others Restart In Person

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners is not planning to hold in-person public meetings any time soon.

While many local governments in Union County have returned holding their public meetings in-person, the county commissioners are sticking with Zoom meetings, which they also stream live on the county's Facebook page. A spokesperson for the county said the room the ...