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UCICC to Host Women's History Month Event on March 31

March 18, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council (UCICC) will hold a special event for Women's History Month, entitled "Celebrating Women Leading Through the Storm." The evening will include a panel of speakers who work in and around the county in a variety of contexts and arenas. The discussion will be held on Thursday, March 31, at ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

May 16, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

Union County Commissioners Defend One of Their Own in Race For Surrogate

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for county surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy.

Surrogates administer the legal process which takes place after residents of a county die individually owning assets in New Jersey. They also ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Two Mount Saint Mary Academy Juniors Will Attend Summer Programs at Military Academies

WATCHUNG – Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that Mary Claire Scheck of Metuchen and Renee Vozza of Westfield have been accepted to the Summer Academies of two military institutions. Mary Claire will attend USMA (U.S. Military Academy/West Point) Leadership Experience and Renee will attend USNA (U.S. Naval Academy/Navy) ...

Gabriella Robinson of Piscataway Garners Girl Scout Gold Award

WATCHUNG – Gabriella Robinson, a senior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung and a resident of Piscataway, has earned her Gold Award after completing over 80 hours of community service in partnership with the Lower Raritan Partnership, the 4H Club, Jack and Jill of America, the Central NJ chapter, and the township of Piscataway and Middlesex County.

The nature of the Gold Award, ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Student Council Executive Board Honors Directress for Principal’s Day

WATCHUNG – On the morning of Friday, April 29th, members of the Student Council Executive Board at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung presented S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. with balloons and a special card to thank her for all of her compassion, care, and tireless work as Directress of Mount Saint Mary Academy. The presentation was made to mark Principal's Day, which is ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Reveals Valedictorian, Salutatorian

WATCHUNG -- Earlier this month, Mount Saint Mary Academy Directress S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. congratulated Diana Neste of Whitehouse Station for being named Valedictorian and Jerrine George of Edison for being designated Salutatorian. The formal announcement was made during a Convocation in Immaculate Conception Chapel by Jacqueline Muratore, Assistant Directress for Faculty, ...

Union County Recognizes Community Action Month

May 16, 2022

The Union County Board of County Commissioners have determined that the County of Union will observe May 2022 as National Community Action Month.  Throughout the month of May, Union County will work in partnership with Community Action Agencies across the country to host events and activities.

“Community Action Agencies have enhanced the lives of hundreds of people in Union County ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

April 21, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...

Recreational Marijuana Sales in New Jersey to Begin on April 21

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022.

"This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on Twitter.

“This is an exciting time for New Jersey,” ...