The Story of Lt. Edward E. Phillips of Springfield, NJ

June 14, 2022

Edward Phillips, age 26,  received his wings on July 28, 1943, and was stationed at the 54th Fighter Group at Bartow Air Base in Florida for fighter pilot training. When he arrived in Great Britain, Phillips was stationed at 150 Boxted just north of the town of Colchester. He flew a P51B Mustang with the 9th Air Force, 354th Fighter Group, 355th Fighter Squadron.

On April 15, 1944, three ...

Making Noise for NJ Babies: ACNJ's 2022 Strolling Thunder

As a mother of two young children, ages 6 and 2, and a resident of New Providence, I have enjoyed many of the benefits of living in New Jersey. Yet, despite a strong support network, I have and continue to encounter significant challenges accessing services and support for my children and family to thrive.

To bring attention to the needs of families with infants and toddlers, I have partnered ...

Division on Aging/ADRC Launches New Website

June 26, 2022

The Union County Department of Human Services announced today that the Division on Aging/ADRC has launched its redesigned website offering the public a streamlined site that is easier to use, with simpler navigation, new content, and interactive features. The website address is

Among the many useful items the redesigned website features:

A more intuitive, ...

Union County Parks Offer Free Outdoor Music, Movies and More this Summer

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a full slate of free outdoor movies, music and fun for the whole family in Union County parks this summer. The events continue throughout July and August with the Summer Arts concert series beginning on July 6 and the Family Flix movie series beginning on July 12.

“We are all excited to welcome everyone to enjoy the ...

Location Updates for Union County’s Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Program

Union County residents are advised that Union County’s free COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics at Downs Hall on the Kean University campus will close at the end of June. The testing and vaccination services will continue at other locations around the County.

“Kean University has been a steadfast partner since the earliest days of the outbreak more than two years ago, and we ...

Union County Offers Next Scrap Metal Recycling Events of 2022 on Thursday, July 7 and Saturday, July 16

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose of can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in July. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

June 17, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

New Jersey Drivers See Record-High Gas Prices Again

NEW JERSEY — The average gas price in New Jersey has reached another all-time high.

AAA says the price for a gallon of unleaded is $4.79 on Thursday, June 2, 2022. That's up 2 cents from yesterday, 57 cents from last month and up $1.74 a gallon, compared to this time last year.

The price of a gallon of diesel in New Jersey is headed down. It's $6.15 per gallon, which is down 9 ...