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The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

November 16, 2019

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

Falling Temperatures Wednesday Evening has Union County Department of Human Services Issuing a Code Blue

November 13, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Due to the extreme cold this evening, a “Code Blue” by the Union County Department of Human Services.

Emergency shelters are expected to extend capacity to the highest possible level tonight utilizing the additional cost provided by UCDHS.

Individuals/Families sheltered during a code below must be screened and referred by the Union County Division of Social ...

One of Four Winning Tickets in the Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot Sold In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A lottery ticket purchased from the Quick Stop Food Store, on Rahway Ave., in Elizabeth is one of four lucky winners in the Jersey Cash 5 game. 

The NJ Lottery Commission reported four lucky tickets matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, Nov. 10, drawing splitting the $222,348. Each ticket is ...

NJ Transit and Senator Joe Cryan to Host Town Hall Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Transit officials and Senator Joe Cryan will host a Town Hall meeting to discuss Rail and Bus issues in the 20th Legislative District.

The Town Hall event will be held on Thursday, November 7, from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Community Access Unlimited located at 80 W. Grand Street in Elizabeth.

For more information call 908-624-0880.

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Union County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Funding to Replace Two K-9 Officers

November 12, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of recruiting two new officers – with four legs each.

The two canines would join the office’s K-9 Search & Rescue Unit, which works with various law enforcement agencies both inside and outside the county.

“The K-9 Search & Rescue Unit’s assignments include searching buildings, ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Brianna Feeney Selected as Alternate Ambassador for New Jersey State Elks Association Special Children’s Committee

November 12, 2019

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Ten-year-old Brianna Feeney has been selected as the Central New Jersey Area Four Alternate Ambassador for the Elks Special Children’s Committee.  South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 sponsored Brianna as one of the state’s eight ambassadors and alternate ambassadors.  New Jersey State Elks Association Special Children’s Committee hosted their annual ...

Have You Seen Brody? Missing Since Thursday

November 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - This pup was adopted recently from the Elizabeth shelter. The owner states that he ran out of the house on Hillside Rd. on Thursday the 14th. around 3:30 p.m. He was seen on Magie Avenue and then again on North Avenue by the Colombian bakery.

Owners also noted that he is on the small side and very friendly. His name is Brody, however, he may not know his name too well ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

Warm Up with Seasonal Activities for Children at the Trailside Nature and Science Center

November 11, 2019

The first cold snap of the season is here, and parents looking for indoor and outdoor children’s activities can find something for all ages at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

“If you have never been to Trailside before, now is a good time to come and introduce your children to the many activities and ...