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Hodari, Beloved Giraffe at Turtle Back Zoo Has Died

June 5, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Hodari, one of the giraffes at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo died during a medical procedure June 1. Hodari was one of four giraffes in the zoo's African Adventure area.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hodari. On behalf of Turtle Back's staff, we cannot express how great this loss is," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said. "The ...

Union County Recycling Events in June

UNION COUNTY---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced several free recycling events upcoming in June. 

Union County will host three Mobile Paper Shredding Events: 

Saturday, June 3, at Union County College (1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford).
Wednesday, June 7 at Clark Public Works (315 Westfield Avenue in ...

Elizabeth Public Schools Dig In to Create a Community Garden

ELIZABETH, NJ—PreK students to seniors in high school in 11 city schools are getting their hands dirty as recipients “Union County Kids Dig In!” grants, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The 11 schools were among the 32 in 12 county municipalities to be awarded the grants. The eleven schools:

Mabel G. Holmes Annex No. 5

Jerome Dunn Academy ...

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Save Money with “Green” Landscaping

June 13, 2017

Join the Union County Rain Garden Bus Tour this Saturday, June 17 and learn the landscaping tricks that cut down water bills and help reduce flooding, while adding color and greenery to a property.

Home owners, businesses, nonprofits, religious institutions and government agencies are all welcome.

Public works can qualify for three technical credits.

For details contact Michele Bakacs, ...