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ELIZABETH, NJ - If you are looking to join in and celebrate America's birthday, The City of Elizabeth will celebrate Independence Day on July 4, at the Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park on Front Street. Join Mayor Christian Bollwage and the Recreation Department as they host the fireworks show that will begin at dusk, at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Rain Date: July 5, 2016

Hoping to catch a free fireworks show nearby? TAP into Elizabeth found some local displays everyone can enjoy:

Roselle Park: July 3

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Mayor Carl Hokanson and the Borough Council will present their 2016 Firework Display at the Roselle Park High School, Green Acres Complex from 4p.m. to 10p.m.  Carnival rides, games and activities along with live music by TY Stephens and (the) SoulJaazz. Fire works will begin when it gets dark. This event is free!

Rain date: Tuesday August 2, at “National Night Out” event. 

Cranford: Monday, July 4

Nomahegan Park will host many events starting with a Many events starting with a canoe race at 8 a.m. and a Firecracker 4-Mile Run at 9 a.m. Other activities including face painting and music will start at 2 p.m. and will conclude with the fireworks at dusk. 

Clark: July 4

On July 4th at the annual fireworks display will be held at the Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark. Starting at 7:00 p.m. attendees can enjoy food, ice cream, and music while shopping novelty vendors. Westfield Avenue will be closed during the event.


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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

July 16, 2018

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during ...

Exchange Place and WTC PATH Stations to Close For Weekend Track Maintenance

JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting. Important information for rail commuters.

PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition to a new signal ...

Roselle Man Charged with Multiple Counts of Animal Cruelty After Search Finds Over 40 Dogs Living in Squalor

July 11, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Charges have been filed on the Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month said acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Authorities say, Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with than 30 criminal offenses that include two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal ...

Cranford Jaycees Annual Golf Outing Raises Money For Community

July 18, 2018

CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford Junior Chamber of Commerce (“Jaycees”) held their 12th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. The outing raised $8,000.00 which will benefit two worthy community organizations, the Cranford Baseball and Softball League Inc. and the Union County Educational Services Commission ...

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager

July 19, 2018

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start. To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million county budget suggests ...

Union County Hosts Events and Programs for Special Needs Residents

July 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community partners.

“Union County is committed to providing every resident with more opportunities to enjoy activities ...