How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 16, 2021

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the Union County Board of Chosen Commissioners is helping to raise awareness about the importance of early detection for women who may be at risk. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 21,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year alone.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death ...

JESPY Begins Recovery from Damage Caused by Tropical Storm Ida

Like many of our neighbors, JESPY House was greatly impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. The heavy rain that took place the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 1, caused major flooding and extensive damage in the lower level of one of JESPY’s residences.

Several hours into the storm, it was evident that early the following morning, all JESPY properties would be surveyed by the Facilities ...

JESPY Begins Recovery from Damage Caused by Tropical Storm Ida

Like many of our neighbors, JESPY House was greatly impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. The heavy rain that took place the evening of Wednesday, September 1st, caused major flooding and extensive damage in the lower level of one of JESPY’s residences.

Several hours into the storm, it was evident that early the following morning, all JESPY properties would be surveyed by the Facilities ...

An Open Letter to Military Personnel Involved with the War in Afghanistan

September 2021

 

With the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 nearing, I would like to share a message of hope with our veterans, active duty service members, military families and Gold Star families on behalf of the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

The events in Afghanistan over the last several weeks have been shocking. Many of us are hurting and cannot fathom why the ...

Governor Murphy Visits Downtown Millburn in Aftermath of Ida Flooding

September 3, 2021

MILLBURN, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy visited Millburn Friday morning and provided updates on New Jersey's response and intended support to local communities from Tropical Storm Ida. He toured downtown Millburn and spoke with business owners affected by the floods.  Ida caused major flooding and road closures in Millburn. 

“Millburn was crushed,” Murphy said.

Clean Up Efforts From Ida Continue in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - The aftermath from Tropical Storm Ida devastated downtown Millburn. Flood waters from the Rahway River that intersects Millburn Ave. brought waves of water and debris into storefronts and basements along the town's main business district.

There are no formal damage estimates yet, but it's evident from the salvaged inventory, furniture and equipment left on the streets ...

Rutgers Football Player Leaving School Because of the COVID Vaccine Mandate

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Rutgers defensive back is leaving the football team, citing the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Peyton Powell, a native of Midland, Texas, who did not see any playing time since joining the team in December 2019, announced on Twitter that he will enter the mechanism the NCAA has created for student athletes to move between schools.

“The ...

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Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...