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Union County Presents Free "Shadows of the 60's" Drive-In Concert

May 6, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that the Motown tribute band Shadows of the 60’s will headline a free, live drive-in concert at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The event is free, but registration is required online in advance to reserve a spot. Reservations will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning at ...

Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month in Union County with Paint in the Park

UNION COUNTY, NJ - In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, Union County residents of all ages are invited to participate in Paint in the Park, on Tuesday, April 27, at Mattano Park, located at 360-484 Fifth Avenue in Elizabeth.

This event is completely free and is sponsored by The Union County Board of County Commissioners, through the Office for Persons with Disabilities & Special ...

Celebrate Earth Day With Live Animals, Art and More at Trailside Center

CLARK, NJ – Those looking to celebrate Earth Day outdoors can enjoy a variety of events including live animal and recycled art experiences at the Union County Trailside Nature and Science Center this year. 

The Earth Day celebration is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  According to Union County officials the outdoor educational event will provide ...

UC's Performing Arts Company Has Been Nominated For Three 2021 Foxy Awards

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic Performing Arts Company's Production of Love (Awkwardly) & (Virtually) has been nominated for three 2021 Montclair State Theater Night Awards, known as the Foxy Awards.

The 13th Annual Theatre Night Virtual Recognition and Awards Ceremony will take place virtually on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The awards honor the accomplishments of ...

Reservations Open Friday for Free Drive-Up Screening of “The Croods – A New Age”

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - “The Croods – A New Age” movie will be on the big screen at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus on April 23. This free drive-up event  is sponsored by the Union County Commissioners. 

According to officials due to space limitations, advanced reservations are required. To register, go to ucnj.org/reserve/ beginning at ...

Local Author Robert Constant's 'Hello Grandma!' Wins Literary Award for Children's Books

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!"

Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life. 

Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book recently was named the Bronze/Third Place winner in the 2021 Feathered ...

Murphy Signs Legislation Providing $15 Million in Aid to Arts and Cultural Venues

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Joseph Lagana, Dawn Marie Addiego, and Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Linda Carter, Angela McKnight, and Eric Houghtaling – focuses on providing aid to arts and ...

Grateful Dead Tribute Band to Play at Free Drive-In Concert, April 17

Scotch Plains, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners announcee that Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band, will headline a free, live drive-in concert Saturday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. The concert will take place at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Opening for Splintered Sunlight will be The Sweater Pills.

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Union County Expanding Regional Dispatch Center

May 8, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders. 

At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 million contract to H&S Construction and Mechanical Inc., of Elizabeth, for ...

Advocates Call on Justice Department to Investigate Union County Jail Closure

UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Union County enters into a five-year agreement to send the inmates from the county jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, Elizabeth-based activist Salaam Ismial says the fight to challenge the move is not over.

His organization, the National United Youth Council Inc., submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and Civil ...

Loss of Human Rights Activist Janice Caren Lilien Felt Across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The Star-Ledger. 

Lilien served as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex and ...

Baseball: Tomalavage Drives In Four Runs To Help Lead Union Catholic To Victory Over Oratory

May 12, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- CJ Tomalavage homered, tripled, and knocked in four runs to help lead the Union Catholic baseball team to a 12-9 victory over Oratory on Tuesday.

Tomalavage belted a three-run homer in the third inning to give UC a 6-1 lead, and the Vikings plated five runs in the sixth inning to extend its lead to 12-5.

Tommy Armstrong and Elijah Walker each drove in two runs for ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Protesters Unable to Save Suspended Stafford School Nurse’s Job

May 12, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a member ...

Police Investigating Report of Attempted Sexual Assault on Glenside Ave.

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania.

The driver, described as a white male with a beard, reportedly exited Rt. 78, stopping on Glenside Avenue. The victim was able to escape from the vehicle ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

Reflecting on my First Four Months in Office

May 5, 2021

I am just as excited today as I was in late November when I learned my election to the Garwood Borough Council was certified by the Board of Elections.  I bring this excitement to every meeting and assignment!

This year I am serving as Chair of the Building & Grounds Committee, which to the outside observer may seem like an easy job.  I quickly learned this was not the ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...