New Mass Transit Map for Union County Residents and Visitors

November 30, 2017

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, NJ--Union County residents are being asked 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 ...

Redesigned Elizabeth Train Station on Hold-Mayor Says Fire NJ Transit Executives

ELIZABETH, NJ—The Governor-Elect already has a decision to make on his first day in office.

Mayor J. Christian Bollwage is calling upon the Governor-Elect to remove the New Jersey Transit Executive Team of their positions and appoint pro-active, capable individuals, who are in favor of rail improvements. The Mayor has requested that this action be taken in response to New Jersey ...

Election 2017-Who’s Running

Elizabeth, NJ--Voters throughout the state will go to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for candidates wanting to succeed Gov. Chris Christie, who will be leaving office after two terms.

In a number of the state's 40 districts, Senate and Assembly candidates ran uncontested, voters will cast votes for the General Assembly 20th Legislative District. One of the most anticipated ...

Debbie-Ann Anderson Named Human Services Director

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 ...

Photographer and Resident Gets Inspiration from Elizabeth

Elizabeth, NJ.—Elizabeth resident and photographer Leo Orsorio has been handling a camera since the age of 14.

He has a fascination with capturing nature and has always been interested in history and anything architecturally unique, subjects like historical graveyards.  He also has a passion for the weird and abandoned. Places that make you wonder and imagine what they were before ...

Elizabeth Girls JV Volleyball Team Takes on Westfield in Big Matchup at Kean University

ELIZABETH, NJ—The Elizabeth Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball team will be taking on Westfield this Saturday, October, 28 at Kean University beginning at 6:45 p.m.

The rivalry between these two teams has a bit of a history. Madison Huntley, one of the team’s captains says “although Westfield took two games from our season, they continue to be our biggest competition as we ...

Elizabeth Residents Put Their Heart, Soul and Pocketbooks to Work in Houston Hurricane Relief Effort

ELIZABETH, NJ—The residents of Elizabeth came together recently to make sure the people in Houston devastated by Hurricane Harvey would have supplies that they desperately needed.

A team of six men from Elizabeth, headed by James Carey, took two tractor-trailer trucks on a relief mission to devastated neighborhoods in there.

Carey is no stranger to disasters. He has taken disaster ...

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,” McGreevey ...

No Access-Elizabeth High School Bathrooms Locked Parents Outraged

ELIZABETH, NJ—Parents and students in Elizabeth public schools are concerned about an issue they say is going unchecked and could pose a hazard to their children’s health.

Parents, teachers, and students at the Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. Leadership Academy say that most of the school’s bathrooms are locked and not easily accessible to students. They also say that they have ...

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