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Staff Member Honored for Saving Child at Clark School

December 13, 2017

CLARK, NJ — Valley Road School recently honored Nelson Tavares, a custodian in the school for many years who jumped into action and performed the Heimlich maneuver when he saw a child in distress.

According to Valley Road School Principal Joe Beltramba, Tavares is a much-loved member of the school community. He is often in and out of the cafeteria during lunch periods to keep things ...

New Mass Transit Map for Union County Residents and Visitors

UNION COUNTY, NJ--Just in time for the holiday shopping and travel season, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and visitors that the new Union County Transit Map is available free online, and printed copies are free on request. The map displays all bus and rail routes and connections in the Union County area.

The map was developed as part of the 2016 Union County ...

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Brings Opioid Discussion to Union County

Union County residents are urged to join the conversation on the opioid epidemic gripping the state and nation at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

Organized with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the series focuses on the link between prescription drug dependency and heroin abuse and examines the ...

Details Emerge on Fatal Car Crash on Springfield Avenue

UNION, NJ – The deadly crash of a shoplifting suspect began at about 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon when police were summoned to the Target/Whole Foods stores on Vauxhall Road to assist with a shoplifter resisting arrest.

According to Union police, officers attempted to arrest the suspect, who was violently resisting, shouting he has AIDS.  The suspect bit one of the officers and ...

Criminals Go High Tech; Scotch Plains Police Warn Apps Help Thieves Steal Cars

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains police department is warning the public about how thieves are increasingly using technology to steal motor vehicle thefts in the township:

The bad guys have figured out a way to use an app that finds key fobs that are left inside vehicles. Then, the criminals test the doors of the cars to see if they are unlocked. If the keys are ...

Nominations Due for Union County Women of Excellence

Elizabeth, NJ.--Nominations are being accepted now until December 1 for the 26 annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards program honors women from all walks of life who have made an exceptional impact on Union County residents.

“By celebrating the achievements of individual women, the Women of Excellence program also highlights organizations that have an enriching impact on the ...

Debbie-Ann Anderson, Former Exec at Plainfield’s HomeFirst, Appointed Director of Human Services for Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Debbie-Ann Anderson, the former Executive Director of HomeFirst Interfaith Housing Services in Plainfield and a former Executive Vice President of the United Way of Greater Union County, has been appointed Human Services Director effective today, Oct. 30, County Manager Alfred J. Faella announced.

"Debbie-Ann brings both experience and enthusiasm to the position of ...

Free Services Available to Military Veterans from Union County Clerk

Union County, NJ--Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds military veterans who have filed their DD-214 papers that they can obtain a free proof of service ID card from the County Clerk’s main office in midtown Elizabeth or the annex office in Westfield. Veterans who have not yet filed their DD-214 papers can do so by bringing the original to the Elizabeth or Westfield office. There is no ...

Union County Freeholders Awarded $1,403,301.75 of Grants for Kids Recreation, Trees and Preservation

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders presented the township of Cranford with $60,000 for improvements to Memorial Complex's baseball field, Centennial Avenue pool and playgrounds at Adams, Buchanan and Johnson Park and $4,500 to plant 45 trees on Thursday.

The grant programs are administered and funded through the Union County Open Space, Kids Recreation and ...

Union County Residents Walk for Recovery at 19th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk

CRANFORD, NJ – Approximately 200 participants walked in Saturday’s 19th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk in Nomahegan Park.

The walk was coordinated by Prevention Links and Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County and hosted by former Governor Jim McGreevey.

“We all know what’s happening in our communities and our nation,” ...

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