NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Oriol's Clutch Serving Sparks Union Catholic Volleyball Team to Comeback Win vs. Mount St. Dominic

CALDWELL, NJ -- Union Catholic was staring a huge deficit in the third and final set of its volleyball match vs. Mount St. Dominic on Tuesday. But just when it looked like the Vikings could be headed to a fourth straight loss, Zia Oriol came to the rescue.

Oriol, a junior, caught fire when UC needed it most by reeling off 10 straight service points, including two ...

Feature Friday: Union Catholic's Peyton Hollis Is Front-Runner on State's No. 1 Cross-Country team

SCOTCH PLAINS., NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on junior Peyton Hollis.

Hollis, who gave up soccer to run cross-country this season, has won the first two races of her career to help the Vikings vault to the No. 1 spot in NJ MileSplit state rankings. Hollis finished first at the Roxbury Invitational on Sept. 10 in 18:18, and ...

Agent Spotlight: Jenny Brigante

Jenny Brigante, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, offers personal service with distinction. She’ll serve as your trusted advisor with personal service and care! Jenny is a neighborhood specialist, familiar with local communities, home values, and price trends in Union County. Her commitment, guidance, and care are all offered unstintingly to her clients throughout the buying and ...

LaBarge Hat Trick Sparks Union Catholic Girls Soccer Team to Victory Over St. Thomas Aquinas

October 4, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Kate LaBarge had a game she will never forget when the junior exploded for the natural hat trick to spark Union Catholic to a 3-2 comeback victory over St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday.

With UC trailing 1-0 in the second half, LaBarge took over the game by scoring the next three goals of the game to put the Vikings ahead 3-1. Catherine Holt also had a very ...

Swing for a Cure WITH Grace Mini Golf Tournament

Mini golf for the cure! Join us for a day of mini golf, raffles, and fun, all for the outstanding cause of helping find a cure for childhood cancer.

You can participate in this mini golf tournament many ways: fundraise on your own, start a team and do it together or sponsor a cancer family to play! We will take care of graphics and webpages for you. All you need to do is find ...

The Union Catholic gymnastics team defeated Union for first win of the season

UNION, NJ -- The Union Catholic gymnastics teams received several strong performances when the Vikings defeated Union, 97.65-93.35, for their first victory of the season on Tuesday in Union.     

Here are the results for the Vikings-

Vault
Alexis Roth 3rd 8.85
Gabriella Prati - 8.575
Alana Beardsley - 8.4
Reina Smith - 8.1
Ervnie ...

Minniti and Esteves Score to Rally Union Catholic Boys Soccer Team to Victory Over Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ --  Preston Minniti and Anthony Esteves scored second half goals to propel the Union Catholic boys soccer team to a 2-1 comeback victory over Roselle on Wednesday.

After Roselle took a 1-0 lead, Minniti scored to tie the game in the fist half, and then Esteves scored the game winner in the second half for the Vikings, who improved to 3-5 on the ...

Rotary Club Sponsors American Flag Tribute to Veterans

October 3, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough will once again transform the front lawn of the township municipal complex into a Field of Honor decorated with a symmetrical arrangement of 100 American flags as a tribute to township veterans.

“Flags for Heroes” is a national movement designed to honor US veterans by assembling a field of American flags bearing the ...

Police Agencies Gather to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Five police SUVs wrapped in pink were parked on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday morning to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month, a high-profile national campaign that encourages mammograms and early detection of the disease.

About 1 in 8 woman will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.  Early detection is a key factor in ...

Paige Sheppard, Fastest 8th-Grader in the US lives in Somerset County

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Paige Sheppard started running when she was five-years-old, and won her first national competition when she was 7, amassing an impressive collection of ribbons and trophies along the way.

Her most recent victory came on a national stage last month, crossing the finish line first in the AAU Junior Olympics national competition in Greensboro, NC winning both the 800- ...

Authorities Investigate Death of Somerville Woman, 68, in House Fire

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Firefighters recovered the body of a 68-year-old woman from a single-family residence on West Cliff Street early Sunday morning after responding to a 911 phone call reporting a fire at the location, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

The fire is under investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and Somerville ...

Missing Flemington Woman Found Sunday

FLEMINGTON, NJ - According to the Flemington Borough Police Department, missing woman Karen Newton was found at about noon Sunday, after being reported missing on Friday.

Police Chief Jerry Rotella said in a message that he wanted to thank all departments that assisted in the search, including the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office, Flemington Borough Office of Emergency Management, ...

Robotics Team Co-Hosts Tech Expo at Bridgewater Commons

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville High School Robotics team is one of four from central New Jersey high schools that will host the Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase at the Bridgewater Commons mall on Oct. 1-2,

The other robotics teams are from Hillsborough High School, Bound Brook High School and Hunterdon Central in Flemington.

The expansive showcase will feature displays on ...

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They call it adolescephobia. Fear of high school reunions.

Unless you never attended high school, I don’t think I need to explain this. Because no matter how long you have been out of your teenage years, there is always some residual anxiety reuniting with a room full of past teenage selves who are also experiencing residual anxiety.

I am going to one next week. A high school reunion.

Finding Help, Hope at Hispanic Resource Fair

September 26, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with tears in her eyes couldn’t pay her rent and had nowhere to turn. 

She had lost her job while recovering from spinal surgery and didn’t know where she and her child with autism were going to spend the night.

“We got her assistance and referred her to our housing program,” said Jackie Mondragon, a community ...

New Brunswick Train Station to get $49M Makeover

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mayor Jim Cahill was thanking Gov. Phil Murphy and others for investing $49 million to modernize and expand the New Brunswick Train Station when he was interrupted by the whoosh of a passing commuter train.

“Well-cued,” Cahill said, with a laugh.

The same thing could be said for the planned renovations considering that more than a billion dollars of ...

Police Investigating After Man is Reportedly Assaulted, Robbed in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police say a man was injured during a robbery on Friday, Sept. 23 on Guilden Street between Bristol and Prosper streets.

Members of the New Brunswick Police Department are investigating the robbery that reportedly occurred at about 1:15 a.m., according to a community alert from the Rutgers University Police Department.

According to Rutgers Police, a man reported ...

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Most Likely To

They call it adolescephobia. Fear of high school reunions.

Unless you never attended high school, I don’t think I need to explain this. Because no matter how long you have been out of your teenage years, there is always some residual anxiety reuniting with a room full of past teenage selves who are also experiencing residual anxiety.

I am going to one next week. A high school reunion.