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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 ...

Despite pandemic, Adoption Day families feel the community love

December 5, 2020

A recent Friday morning had special meaning to five Union County foster youth.  celebrating an end to living in foster care as adoptions into their forever families became finalized. Union County’s Family Court celebrated National Adoption Day on Friday, Nov. 20, ahead of the national Saturday Nov. 21 festivities, as five youth ranging from two to 11 years old, along with their foster ...

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone. (Ember, 2017)

“Last night changed me. I don’t wanna walk around all pissed off, and looking for problems, but I know I can’t continue to pretend nothing’s wrong, Yeah, there are no more ‘colored’  water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight ...

Gender-neutral Pronouns, Golf Revenue, Power Plays: What Happened at Union County Freeholders Meeting Thursday

December 5, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The freeholder board on Thursday approved of gender-neutral pronouns for its county code, announced golf revenue is up and congratulated the county manager for being listed as one of the most powerful New Jerseyans.

Here are some key takeaways from the freeholder board's meeting:

Golf revenue up: County officials said that its yearly revenue at some of its golf ...

Hundreds Pay Tribute to Beloved Sheriff's Officer in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo stood on the steps of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Thursday and spoke of a big man, with a big smile and big heart, a public servant who never stopped doing for others.

"He enjoyed helping people and making people smile," Russo said in tribute to 50-year-old Sheriff's Officer Sgt. Ahmed Mackey, who suffered a ...

Murphy Updates COVID-19 Numbers, Updates Health Restrictions in Latest Press Conference

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy provided an update on remote vs. in-class school districts during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Murphy said that right now there are 89 districts fully open for in-person instruction, 438 offering hybrid of in-person and remote instruction, 246 moving to all-remote learning, and 38 operating a mix.

Four new in-school outbreaks were ...

Suspect Indicted for Setting Fire that Destroyed Apartment Buildings

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Bound Brook man has been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury in connection with the Jan. 12 fire that destroyed two apartment buildings under construction on Main Street, Bound Brook and several adjacent buildings.

Juan Hector Padilla, age 29, of East Second Street faces charges of 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Aggravated Arson, 3rd Degree Aggravated ...

Linden Police Raise $5K for "No Shave November" & “Nails for November”

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Chief David Hart joined Linden Police Benevolent Association Local #42 President Joseph Appello and Linden Police Superior Officers Association President Joseph Birch to announce that the Department raised $5,000 in its third annual “No Shave November” & “Nails for November” event.

“I continue to be overwhelmed at the popularity ...

Emergency Food Distribution Rescheduled for December 6 in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - The emergency drive-up and walk-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 originally scheduled for Saturday, December 5, has been rescheduled due to weather concerns. The distribution will now be held Sunday, December 6, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Warinanco Park, located in Roselle. The distribution will take place at the Skating Rink located ...