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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

IRS updates process for frequently asked questions on new tax legislation and addresses reliance concerns

October 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service is updating its process for certain frequently asked questions (FAQs) on newly enacted tax legislation. The IRS is updating this process to address concerns regarding transparency and the potential impact on taxpayers when these FAQs are updated or revised. At the same time, the IRS is also addressing concerns regarding the potential application of ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)


Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours for Nov. 2 General Election Voters Using Mail-In Ballots

October 20, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2021 General Election.

Office visitors must follow all COVID-19 prevention rules, including masks and social ...

Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Carl Banks Among Scotch Plains Public Storage Customers Seeking Return of Possessions

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility. 

Items in the storage unit include Banks's Pro Bowl jersey and items belonging to his son, CJ, that include a signed ...

Linden’s 2021 October Festival and Its Importance to the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

LINDEN, NJ - Close to 300 children and adults came together on a gloomy day for food, rides and music at Linden’s 2021 October Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9.

The festival included a DJ, live music, car and motorcycle show, eating contests, carnival rides and vendors. It was hosted by Mayor Derek Armstead, Uptown Linden and the Linden Cultural & Heritage Committee. It was located ...

Learn about Tropical Storm Ida Recovery Resources in Union County, Oct. 19

UNION COUNTY, NJ - On Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. the Union County Board of County Commissioners will present a virtual town hall to inform residents about resources available to them for recovery from Tropical Storm Ida.

Union County is one of 12 counties in New Jersey to be given a federal Major Disaster Declaration after the storm struck in September.

The Town Hall will be live ...

Free Meditation and Group Therapy Program for Union County Teens at Fanwood Meditation Center

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As mental health issues like anxiety and depression continue to rise among adolescents in Union County, The Dhammakaya International Meditation Center (257 Midway Ave., Fanwood), in collaboration with licensed psychotherapist Sean Foley, have created a free mental health program designed to increase the wellbeing of teenagers.

Beginning November 6, a ...

Public Storage: Customers 'Cannot Safely Access This Highly Contaminated Area'

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two days after Public Storage of Scotch Plains was served with an injunction to stop tossing Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy's belongings, the company issued a second public statement about the situation. Through its outside p.r. firm, the storage company said its emphasis was on the safety of its customers.

“Keeping our customers safe from ...