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Now is That Time: Summit Police Issue Public Call to Find Life-Saving Donor

September 30, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department, Summit Fire Department, Summit PBA Local #55, Summit FMBA #54, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad and City of Summit officials have partnered to raise awareness about the immediate need for a living donor kidney transplant for Summit Police Officer Karen Stenstrom Sauers. 

At age 24, Sauers was diagnosed with polycystic ...

Where Can I Get the New COVID Vaccine Booster Shot in Union County?

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With less than half of all county residents having received a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Union County is offering updated booster shots to protect residents ages 12 and older from the latest variants.

The new bivalent boosters target the two main omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5, in addition to targeting the original COVID-19 strain. The Pfizer and Moderna ...

Paw Festival Tricky Tray to Take Place This Weekend in Clark 

CLARK, NJ – A fundraiser to benefit a local animal rescue group is scheduled to take place this weekend.

Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption will host its Paw Festival Tricky Tray on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Deutscher Club, 787 Featherbed Lane, Clark. Admission is $15 per person, in advance only, and includes a free sheet of first tier prize tickets ...

3-Alarm Fire in Westfield Leaves 5 Injured, Home Uninhabitable, Authorities Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — A three-alarm fire that tore through a home in the First Ward Thursday afternoon left a total of five first responders injured and displaced the family, the fire chief said.

Four of the first responders were transported to a hospital and a fifth was treated on the scene of the Prospect Street blaze, fire Chief Michael Duelks said in a statement Friday. The Red Cross said ...

Nurses at Cornerstone Hospital in Union County Seek Better Pay, Benefits

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nurses working at Cornerstone Behavioral Health Hospital in Berkeley Heights came to Thursday's commissioner board meeting dressed in the protective gear they wear while caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to seek help in securing fair wages and benefits in their next union contract.

Those who spoke are employed by the county and perform their ...

Sydney McLaughlin Wins World Championship, Sets New Record in 400M Hurdles

EUGENE, OREGON -- Union Catholic HS track legend and Olympic gold medalist has added another accolade to her already impressive resume: she won her first ever World Championship in the 400M hurdles in a time of 50.68s, breaking her own world record in the process Friday Night in Eugene, Oregon.

McLaughlin blew away the field in finishing ahead of silver medalist Femke Bol ...

Shady Rest Golf and Country Club in Scotch Plains Joins National Register of Historic Places

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The National Park Service has granted the Shady Rest Golf and Country Club, the first African-American country club in the United States, a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The listing further solidifies Shady Rest, at 820 Jerusalem Rd., as a national landmark, among all the buildings, sites and districts across the nation worthy of ...

Union County Settles Attorney Fee Dispute in Landmark Public Records Case

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has approved a $140,000 settlement for attorney fees in a landmark public records case that made certain police internal affairs files accessible to the public.

The board of county commissioners approved the settlement Thursday in the nearly three-year-long court battle through which retired police officer Richard Rivera secured the release of internal ...

Union County's Paint by the Pond Draws 200 to Park (PHOTOS)

WESTFIELD, NJ — Sitting underneath a canopy in Mindowaskin Park Saturday, the 9-year-old from Westfield explained that she mixed blue, pink and white paints to create pastel colors.

Then she took the cap from her used plastic water bottle and lightly dipped its edges in the paint before pressing it against the miniature cardboard house that she was painting to create bubbles. On other ...

Saturday's Ribbon Cutting, Activities at Tëmike Park in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Union County's new inclusive park and playground located in Plainfield on Saturday. Festivities at Tëmike Park included Drag Queen Story Hour, a Drag Dance-Off and What's the Word at Pride Slam Poetry. There were games and crafts, and LGBTQ+ organizations, allies and advocates on hand, too.

Tëmike means 'come ...

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NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

Now is That Time: Summit Police Issue Public Call to Find Life-Saving Donor

September 30, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department, Summit Fire Department, Summit PBA Local #55, Summit FMBA #54, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad and City of Summit officials have partnered to raise awareness about the immediate need for a living donor kidney transplant for Summit Police Officer Karen Stenstrom Sauers. 

At age 24, Sauers was diagnosed with polycystic ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

September 30, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

National Diaper Need Awareness Week Recognized by New Jersey Diaper Bank and NJ First Lady Murphy

October 1, 2022

Moms Helping Moms (MHM), a NJ baby supply and diaper bank, and Franciscan Charities (Newark) co-hosted a diaper distribution event on Tuesday, September 27th in honor of National Diaper Need Awareness Week. New Jersey First Lady Murphy as well as a representative from Congressman Donald Payne, Jr’s office were in attendance to work alongside the non-profits and to raise their voices in ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day

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Fri, October 14, 4:00 PM

Smart Start Preschool, Mountainside

Smart Start Preschool Open House - Mountainside