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Mommy Mayor

To school or not to school I started and stopped this column so many times over the last month. It changed as the information and options changed. And then like so many parents out there I was so overwhelmed that I just had to take a break. A break from thinking about it (ok I tried to but that didn’t really work), a break from teaching my children and working from home, a break from this new reality. But my break didn’t work – before we left on vacation, we had decided our children would do the hybrid model. We were ...

Recycling 101 in Union County

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 2:00 PM.   “Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone ...

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Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

Cranford Man Charged in Sunday Morning Linden Highway Shooting

September 28, 2020

CRANFORD - An arrest has been made in connection with a double shooting that took place on U.S. Routes 1&9 in Linden Sunday morning, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Monday.

According to the release, Cranford resident Andrew C. Johnson, 50, was taken into custody and criminally charged with two ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Urges New Jerseyans to Work with Contract Tracers

September 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days.

“As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to take all steps necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our ...

Union County to Receive $250,000 in Funding from State to Dredge Clark Reservoir

September 28, 2020

The Union County Freeholder Board today announced it will be receiving $250,000 in state funds that will be used to dredge the Clark Reservoir, which sits off Lake Avenue in the township. The announcement comes as the County is currently studying recreational usage, environmental impacts and planning to dredge the 150-acre reservoir in a master plan.

“We are looking forward to making ...

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