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I-78 Express Lane Closures Set for This Week Postponed

April 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — The closure of the I-78 express lanes scheduled for this week in Union and Essex Counties has been postponed due to weather, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced today. The work is expected to begin next Monday night, May 4. NJDOT will provide advanced notice before any closures take place.

The $7.5 million federally-funded project ...

Linden Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tuesday Afternoon; Hail Possible

LINDEN, NJ — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for the area until 5:00 p.m.

The storm may bring with it quarter-size hail and wind gusts of up to 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

“For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building,” the weather service warned. “Large hail and damaging winds and continuous ...

Stormy Weather, Possible Power Outages in Linden

LINDEN, NJ — Winds could gust at up to 60 mph and thunderstorms could produce heavy rainfall Monday, the National Weather Service predicted Sunday night.

A high-wind warning will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service announced. Widespread power outages are expected, it said.

“Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Even ...


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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer 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 Clerk Reminds Residents on Vote-By-Mail Ballots

June 2, 2020

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that her office has begun mailing Vote-by-Mail ballots to all registered Democratic and Republican voters in Union County. Unaffiliated voters who have already applied for a Vote-by-Mail ballot will also receive their ballots in the coming weeks.

The ballots and applications are being sent in waves to help ensure that the high volume of mail ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)


A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...