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A One Night Jazz Festival To Benefit St. Joseph's Social Service Center

March 22, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Fans of Jazz and music enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy “A One Night Jazz Festival,” featuring eight jazz artists, many with worldwide jazz reputations, Saturday, April 29, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

The event supports the work of St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, a non-profit organization that serves the materially poor and ...

Get 'Em While They're Hot!

Shining Stars “Goes Hollywood” tickets are now on sale. Come see the talented special needs students of Cranford in their annual talent show at Orange Avenue School on Friday April 7th or Saturday April 8th at 7:15pm. Click on the link below to order tickets online http://sshollwd.booktix.com or go to shiningstarsofcranford@gmail.com. (All proceeds benefit the ARC of Union County and ...

Union County Offers an Evening of Local History and Painting Instruction on March 28

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites art and history fans to attend Union County’s first “History Paint Night Social” event.

Participants will be provided with materials and artistic instruction for painting a historical scene from the Union County area, which they will be able to bring home. No experience is necessary.

"This ...

Sixty New Jobs Available Through CountyWorkforce Innovation Business Center For Residents

March 12, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Restaurant, environmental and transportation companies in Union County are holding information sessions at the County Workforce Innovation Business Center for 60 full time and part time job openings for County residents. The jobs range in salary up to $27 an hour, The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced. 

The three companies who are seeking to ...

Distressed Homeowners Can Find Guidance At Free Foreclosure Presentation

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Property owners currently in foreclosure and those trying to avoid it can get some much needed information at a free presentation, Wednesday, April 19, at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry Street, Linden, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

“Foreclosure: Moving From Fear To Positive Action,” is free and open to the public. Panel members representing state and county ...

Scholarships available for Nursing Students

March 21, 2017

The Union County School Nurse Association (UCSNA) is sponsoring scholarships for Union County High School seniors who will be attending nursing programs, ( AD/ Diploma or BSN programs) in the Fall of 2017.  Interested persons should speak with their guidance counselors to obtain an application.  Information has been sent to all Union County High Schools.  

UNSNA is an ...

Kenilworth Public Schools Have Delayed Opening Wednesday

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Schools will be operating on a delayed opening schedule Wednesday March 15.

Can You Escape? Test Your Skills at Union County College’s Escape Room Events

CRANFORD – During March, Union County College will be hosting multiple Escape Room events to provide a fun night out for family and friends and a chance to solve exciting puzzles together and to “unlock” the room and escape. Each round is 15 minutes long and a team of up to six people can participate. All funds raised during these events will be used toward scholarships for ...

Scenes from the Fanwood Irish Festival

March 12, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Day 1 of the Fanwood Irish Festival took place at the South Avenue Train Station parking lot..

The event, which continues on Sunday, included Irish music, dancing, food, crafts and lots of fun.

Tickets  are $7 at the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Boosters. Sponsors for the event are: ...

A One Night Jazz Festival To Benefit St. Joseph's Social Service Center

March 22, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Fans of Jazz and music enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy “A One Night Jazz Festival,” featuring eight jazz artists, many with worldwide jazz reputations, Saturday, April 29, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

The event supports the work of St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, a non-profit organization that serves the materially poor and ...

Westfield-Based Caring Contact Recognizes Volunteer Listeners at Annual Dinner

Caring Contact, the Westfield-based crisis hotline and listening community, recently celebrated its volunteer listeners and other supporters at its 42nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Night, held last week at Ferraro's of Westfield.

In addition to thanking their more than 100 volunteer listeners, Caring Contact also recognized four volunteers for milestones and welcomed its newest listeners.

DCA to Host Housing Resource Fair in Union County for Sandy-Impacted Residents

March 21, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the City of Elizabeth, Union County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such ...

Union County Reports Roads Are Clear

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The many roads of Union County, including the Turnpike, Newark Airport, the Goethal’s Bridge, the Garden State Parkway, Route 22 and Route 78, are reported to be clear and the storm’s impact “appears to be minimal at this point,” according to Union County spokesperson Sebastian D’Elia.

“Since this storm is mostly during the regular ...

Advisory: Governor Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella

NEW JERSEY - Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of the Storm Stella, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the ...

Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Neighbors of Watchung Reservation Continue Debate On Adding Bike Trails

March 11, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Conflict between supporters and opponents of mountain bike trails at the Watchung Reservation continued Thursday, at the regular meeting of the Union County Freeholders.

More than a dozen people spoke about the Watchung Reservation Trails Master Plan during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, which came just two days after about 300 people packed a room at a public ...

Tonight’s Union County Freeholder’s Meeting and the Watchung Reservation Master Plan

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The discussion of the Master Plan for the Watchung Reservation is expected to continue at tonight’s Union County Freeholder meeting following Tuesday’s public meeting on the subject at the Trailside Museum in the Watchung Reservation.  During the meeting that was filled to capacity, the commentary was mostly negative because of concerns about the some of the ...

Free ALZ/Dementia 101 Presentation Friday

March 14, 2017

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an “Alzheimer’s 101”  Program, through Alzheimer’s New Jersey, on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Ave., Westfield, NJ, from 10 a.m. t o 11 a.m..   

This program provides a comprehensive overview for ...

Seniors Can “ASK” About Services in Union County

Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can attend any of six Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in March to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.

The ASK events will be held in Clark, Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside, Linden, and Union.

“ASK is a popular program that helps ...

Freeholder Board Offers New “Union County Kids Dig In” Garden Grants for Schools

March 22, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Young gardeners now can get their hands dirty with the new “Union County Kids Dig In” garden grant program for schools in Union County, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant, which are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

“Trailside Talks” this Winter

  A series of Trailside Talks and a Teacher Training Workshop for adults will be part of as part of the winter educational programs at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. A new online registration system designed to make access to County Parks and Recreation services easy and convenient has been adopted.  Register online at ...

Distressed Homeowners Can Find Guidance At Free Foreclosure Presentation

March 10, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Property owners currently in foreclosure and those trying to avoid it can get some much needed information at a free presentation, Wednesday, April 19, at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry Street, Linden, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

“Foreclosure: Moving From Fear To Positive Action,” is free and open to the public. Panel members representing state and county ...

St. James in Springfield to Sponsor Lenten Soup Supper

March 12, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield will host a meatless Lenten Soup Supper on Friday, March 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.in the school gym. Bread, beverages, and dessert will be provided. Those 12 and over are asked to donate $5.00 a person. Children under 12 will be admitted free.  

Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to Kim Mailley at (973) ...

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Freeholder Board Offers New “Union County Kids Dig In” Garden Grants for Schools

March 22, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Young gardeners now can get their hands dirty with the new “Union County Kids Dig In” garden grant program for schools in Union County, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant, which are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...

Police and Firefighters Must Manage their Own Pension Systems

March 23, 2017

The people of New Jersey need to hear the facts as to why Police and Fire labor leaders in New Jersey are pursuing a separation of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) from State control.

With all due respect to the current administration, and their predecessors, there has been much said that does not fit the facts and, unfortunately, little acceptance of responsibility for the current ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, March 25, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Mother Seton Saturday Enrichment Program

Education

Sat, March 25, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Mother Seton Saturday Enrichment Program

Education Food & Drink Sports

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Thu, April 6, 7:00 PM

Administration Building, Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session

Government

It's Boys & Girls Club Week!

March 23, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County has exciting events planned to celebrate National Boys & Girls Clubs Week, March 27-31, 2017.

We will join over 4,000 clubs across the United States and on U.S. military installations around the world to showcase our programs and invite members of the community to see first-hand the impact we have on youth in Union County. Each day ...

Advisory: Governor Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella

March 13, 2017

NEW JERSEY - Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of the Storm Stella, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the ...