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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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Lifelong Elizabeth and Elizabeth Police to Hold  “Walking Safety ” Event

April 18, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Lifelong Elizabeth Program, under Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, will be holding another “Walking Safety Presentation” for Elizabeth residents on Thursday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to Noon, at the Elizabeth Public Library at 11 South Broad Street.

Elizabeth Police Department Sergeant Brian Clancy will provide participants with tips on walking safely and the ...

Countywide Free Scrap Metal Recycling Event to be Held in Rahway and Cranford

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.  

A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union County municipalities that currently have no pickup for scrap ...

Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

April 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, we ...

Nightmare Commute for Raritan Valley Line Commuters Monday

April 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Raritan Valley Line commuters spent more than three hours trying to make their way home from New York City on Monday following the breakdown of a train near Union Station during rush hour.

At 9:47 p.m., NJT tweeted:

Raritan Valley Line westbound train service is operating on or close to schedule following an earlier disabled NJ Transit train near Union ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

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Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

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With the winter weather finally winding down, potholes are a frequent issue for drivers. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like you to know there are resources you can use to report them to the proper agency.

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