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Union County Freeholders Remind Residents of Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County’s New #SmashItDontTrashIt Campaign Makes New Green Energy from Old Halloween Pumpkins

Union County residents can put their Jack o’ Lanterns to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program. The pumpkins will be collected by Union County and other local governments and brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, where they will be transformed into green energy.

“The Pumpkin Recycling Program is an easy, ...

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, Remember Union County’s Own Marsha P. Johnson

November 21, 2020

Union County residents who are looking for a way to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance are invited to join the Union County Freeholder Board, the family of transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, the City of Elizabeth, the organization Garden State Equality, and the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs in building a monument to honor Union County’s own Marsha P.

Watch: Murphy congratulates 'old boss' John Kerry on joining Joe Biden as a Climate Envoy

November 23, 2020

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Governor Murphy gave some encouraging news on Monday as the Rate of Transmission, a key measure of infection growth, as gone down from 1.4 to 1.32. This reduction is a just moment in time and the governor has enacted more constraints on the state prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

He also started the meeting with congratulations to John Kerry. "This has nothing ...

Mayor Armstead Works with Local & National Businesses to Feed Over 200 Families in Linden for Thanksgiving

LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, joined by staff, rolled up his sleeves and provided turkey's and meals for over 200 Linden families just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The event, which took place at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, comes at a time when many residents are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Unfortunately, there are families in Linden, ...

NJ Restaurants Look to ‘Bubbles’ to Stay Afloat This Winter

In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles.

Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an essential part of their business plan, as indoor dining is currently capped at 12 ...

Kean Concedes 7th Congressional District Election to Malinowski

State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. has conceded the 7th Congressional District election to Democratic incumbent Tom Malinowski, who will be sworn to a second term in the House of Representatives in January, 2021.

Down by more than 11 percent on Election Night, Kean and his supporters held out hope as the margin narrowed over the past two weeks as the paper ballots were counted by election officials in ...

Summit Robotics Lab Co-Founder Charged with Sexual Crimes Against Three Students

ELIZABETH, NJ - Christopher P. Marbaix, co-founder of a Summit-based robotics laboratory 'Robot Revolution', has been charged with sexual crimes against three students who attended classes there, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Thursday. 

Marbaix, 59, is charged with two counts of second-degree ...

Linden Police Department Let's it Ride in “Double-Down December”

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department will build off the success of “No Shave November” & “Nails for November” by participating in “Double-Down December,” Chief David Hart, Linden Police Benevolent Association Local #42 President Joseph Appello and Linden Police Superior Officers Association President Joseph Birch announced on Friday.

After ...