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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 20, 2021

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the Union County Board of Chosen Commissioners is helping to raise awareness about the importance of early detection for women who may be at risk. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 21,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year alone.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 12, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Annual Halloween Parade Set to Return in Linden

September 21, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden Department of Parks & Recreation and the Halloween Parade Committee announced that they are looking for schools, individuals, marching bands and organizations to march in the city's 68th Annual Halloween Parade.

The parade is scheduled for Sunday, October 24, with a rain date of October 31. The parade starts at 2:00 p.m. Line up for marching ...

Community Access Unlimited Golf Outing to Benefit Services for People with Disabilities and Youth at Risk, September 27

ELIZABETH, NJ - Golfers will tee up to boost services for people with disabilities and youth at risk in New Jersey at the Community Access Unlimited Annual Golf Classic on Monday, September 27.

CAU is thrilled to welcome supporters in person at Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club in Livingston. The event starts at 8 a.m. Attendees will also enjoy a cocktail reception and silent ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Linden Schools Secure Career Awareness and Exploration Grant from NJDOE

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Public School District has secured grant funding for programs to help students in Grades 5 through 8 get ready to make decisions about their futures.

The “Middle Grades Career Awareness and Exploration Grant” from the New Jersey Department of Education will bring $68,992 into the district this school year and $206,976 overall for the three-year term of ...

Linden Now Accepting Applications for the Hometown Hero Banner Program

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden will pay tribute to service men and women with its Hometown Hero Banner Program.

The program gives the city an opportunity to honor those who lives in or has lived in Linden and served in one of the six service branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Applications for the program are currently being accepted and the banners will be displayed in ...

Linden Department of Recreation Offers Variety of Senior Classes in September

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Department of Parks and Recreation has announced a variety of classes for senior citizen's this September.

The following classes will be offered to Linden residents 50 years and older:

Seatercise Chair Aerobics: The class will be held Thursday, September 16 through December 2, from 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at Linden Multi-Purpose Center, 1025 John Street. The ...