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The 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk, Sunday in Springfield: Get on the Other Side of the Fence

November 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission.

This is a rare chance to get to go on the other side of the fence and see the Quarry, which is an ecologically unique ...

Roselle Park Loves Arts Festival - Schedule of Events for Saturday

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, Roselle Park will be hosting their 3rd annual “RP Loves Arts Festival. This event is all arts, all day, and all free! The fun takes place this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown area on Chestnut Street. 

Entertainment will be from the Kean University Dance Theatre, ZCO Dance, Michael Montemurro, ...

An Urban Garden Grows In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Take a stroll on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth and you will come upon an unusual, lush little farm brimming with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. The garden, with its perfectly arranged beds, is thriving just feet away from the busy four-lane street.

The garden is one of 18 that are funded by the Union County Means Green Community Garden grant program. The garden helps fund the ...

Freeholders Get Earful As Roselle Residents Question Financing For Mind and Body Project

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people Thursday raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of the Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding the ...

Bonaccorso and Mahr Organize Meeting in Clark for Union County Mayors to Discuss Affordable Housing Challenges

CLARK, NJ - All 21 Union County mayors have been invited to a meeting in Clark on Aug. 16 to discuss the affordable housing issues facing New Jersey municipalities and the 2 percent arbitration cap for police and fire contracts that expires later this year.  

Mayors Sal Bonaccorso of Clark and Colleen Mahr  of Fanwood will be co-chairing the meeting.  ...

Carnival for People with Disabilities to be Held at Conant Park in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ - The annual summertime carnival for people with disabilities and their families will be held on Saturday, June 10, at Conant Park in the Township of Hillside.

The event is hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.

“This carnival gives people with disabilities and their families the opportunity to enjoy ...

Governor Livingston High School Among Five Schools Recognized by Freeholders for UCSTEP Success

ELIZABETH, NJ —  “It’s nice to look out into a happy crowd this evening,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said at the start of Thursday’s Freeholder meeting, which was dedicated to awarding grants.

Freeholders Linda Carter and Al Mirabella presented five county high schools with funds to reward their efforts in their Union County Student ...

Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

Warinanco Sports Center Opens After $7 Million Renovation

ROSELLE, NJ---The newly renovated Warinanco Sports Center that includes the popular ice skating rink had its unofficial opening today, May 16, drawing a crowd that included state and municipal leaders and 75 Roselle students. Later this year, the county will host a full celebration marking the start of skating activities.

“You can tell by how many elected officials are here that they are ...

Pilot Program for Opioid Addiction Presented at Union County Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders listened to a presentation by the Union County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery pilot program (C.L.E.A.R.) during Thursday night’s agenda setting meeting. The program is intended to combat the opioid epidemic in Union County by providing addicts and their family members with easier access to treatment ...

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