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Union County Historic Sites Join National Parks Stamp Program

October 16, 2017

Union County initiative triples the number of stamp locations in New Jersey overnight.

UNION COUNTY, NJ – National Parks lovers may go over the moon with the news that Union County’s historic sites are about to unveil nearly 30 unique Passport To Your National Parks cancellation stamps at Four Centuries in a Weekend.

Across the country, people will bring their Passport ...

Four Centuries Weekend at Hetfield House Features Battle of Monmouth Reenactment in Minature, More

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The weekend of October 21-22 marks Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event. Each year, Union County celebrates its important place in history by featuring many historic sites throughout the County. The historic Hetfield House will be open for visitors on Saturday, Oct.

Union County Brings Sensory-Friendly Performance of GALUMPHA to Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will bring a sensory-friendly performance featuring the visually stunning acrobatics of GALUMPHA to the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.

All tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased through the Union County Performing Arts Center at ucpac.org or by calling the Box Office at ...

Luminous Medspa and Salon Rolls Out Red Carpet at Ribbon Cutting

October 10, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The glitz! The glamour! The red carpet! The town was abuzz with excitement of the Hollywood inspired grand opening celebration of Luminous Medspa and Salon Sunday night.

"I am so happy to be here to luminize the entire town. Thank you for everybody who came," said spa owner Heather Hoffman to the large crowd before cutting the ceremonial ...

Just Chill Out: Revivify Opens Second Area Location in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The life-work affirming saying goes something like this: "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."

In amending that course, longtime area resident Kim Bredahl added a unique, distinctly personal twist when she opened 'Revivify' in Summit eight months ago, making the adage more ...

LongHorn Steak House Set to Open in Springfield in Late October

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Darden Group’s LongHorn Steakhouse is having the finishing touches completed for a planned opening date of October 31 for its Springfield location.  A sign out front has a website listed to apply online for jobs. The website is www.LongHornSteakhouse.com/Careers.

This chain began in 1981 in Atlanta Georgia with one man’s passion for the perfect steak. It ...

Mountainside PTO Fall Festival Set for October 21: Rides, Games, Music, Food and Tricky Tray

October 13, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside PTO’s Fall Festival including rides, games, music, a tricky tray and more, will take place Saturday, October 21st at the Deerfield School from 12 to 4 p.m (rain or shine). Children of all ages will come out for a day of family fun. 

Mountainside Volunteer Firefighters will be serving up hotdogs and hamburgers at the grill. EMTs will ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

Gov. Livingston Highlander Band Hosts 46th Annual 'Pageant of Champions' Sunday, October 15

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Band of Governor Livingston High School will host this year’s 46th annual “Pageant of Champions” band tournament on Sunday, Oct. 15th beginning at 12:00 pm. This year there will be twelve high school marching bands from across New Jersey performing in this competition. The family-friendly event will feature hot food including the famous ...

RU Alumni Announce Creation of Political Action Committee to Support University

October 11, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the general election season heats up, with candidates vying for Governor and the 120 seats in the state Legislature, a strong group of Rutgers University alumni have formed a state political action committee to help ensure the interests of the university are heard in the halls of Trenton.

The “Scarlet PAC” is not connected with the university; it is an ...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark joins statewide hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico

October 14, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) has announced a partnership with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR), created by leaders of the state's Puerto Rican community in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

More than half a million New Jerseyans claim Puerto Rican ancestry, with ...

Four Centuries Weekend at Hetfield House Features Battle of Monmouth Reenactment in Minature, More

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The weekend of October 21-22 marks Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event. Each year, Union County celebrates its important place in history by featuring many historic sites throughout the County. The historic Hetfield House will be open for visitors on Saturday, Oct.

Register Now for Mountainside's 18th Annual Cop Trot

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - There is still time to register for the 18th Annual Cop Trot, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 21.

This is P.A.L.'s primary fundraiser and a fun day for all!  The day begins with a Tot Trot for children 6 & under, followed by the 18th Annual Cop Trot, a 5K run through the town. After the run, there are refreshments, a DJ and raffle ...

Groundbreaking at $8.9 Million Ashbrook Golf Course Clubhouse in Scotch Plains

October 11, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --The Union County Freeholder Board today held a groundbreaking in Scotch Plains for the new $8.9 million Ash Brook Golf Course Clubhouse  that is anticipated to open in September 2018.

Once constructed, the new 21,000 sq. ft. building will house a full-service restaurant with terrace (capacity: 120 people), a full retail pro shop, administrative ...

Mountainside Historic Committee Seeking Financial Help, Volunteers

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Despite the “tireless” efforts of the Mountainside Historic Committee volunteers the organization is in need of financial assistance in order to restore and maintain its historic homes – the Hetfield and Levi Cory Houses, Sandy VanderMeer told the council at its Tuesday, Oct. 3 working session. She was accompanied by the Treasurer Carol Clark and ...

Parent Wellness Series Begins with 'Hidden in Plain Sight' Oct. 25

October 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - For the third consecutive year, a consortium consisting of the Superintendents and Student Assistance Counselors (SAC) of the Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, New Providence and Summit School Districts will offer a series of programs to area families focusing on student needs.

The 'Parent Wellness Series' will again see each district host ...

Union County Brings Sensory-Friendly Performance of GALUMPHA to Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will bring a sensory-friendly performance featuring the visually stunning acrobatics of GALUMPHA to the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.

All tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased through the Union County Performing Arts Center at ucpac.org or by calling the Box Office at ...

Planning Starts For Relay For Life 2018; Volunteers Needed

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life 2018 is beginning to be planned, come be part of the process.

Relay is a Community Event. The three prongs are Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.   Everyone has been touched by Cancer, whether  it is you, a family member, a friend or a neighbor who heard the words "You've got Cancer.” At relay ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

October 13, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the ‘Next 9/11’ with Two Accomplices

October 8, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Cops Arrest 4 After Stolen Car Crashes Through Fence in Westfield

October 15, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — UPDATED AT 12:15 p.m.

Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males excited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

Photos taken by the home's owner show that the car crashed through a fence and into the bushes.

The car was not being ...

Two Union Men Arrested in Sunday’s Fatal Shooting

UNION, NJ - Two Union men have been arrested in connection with the fatal Sunday afternoon shooting on Gates Terrace.  

According to the Union County Prosecutors Office, a 17-year old has been charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the death of Jose Diago, also from Union.  Also charged was Willy Rodriguez-Gil, 22.  Rodriguez-Gil has been charged with ...

Dog Found in Garwood

Found by a passerby driving on North Ave. in Garwood. No collar. If anyone in the surrounding area may know who this dog belongs to he is currently safe at Garwood Police Headquarters at 403 South Ave. in Garwood. Please call the police desk with any information at 908-789-1500.

 

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

October 13, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

Congregation Beth Israel Celebrates Sukkot in Scotch Plains

October 10, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Volunteers from the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains built the synagogue’s Sukkah (booth) on Sunday, Oct. 1, in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

In keeping with tradition, the volunteers erected the Sukkah on the synagogue’s outdoor patio to replicate the temporary huts that their ancestors dwelled in while ...

Ribbon Prayer Wall for Peace at St. Bart's

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains will celebrate a month of “Respect All Life” with prayer and activities to help promote kindness and respect in our community.  A full listing of events can be found on the website at stbartholomewchurch.org.

As Father John Paladino stated to his parish: “No human being ought ever be ...

Girls Soccer: Westfield Late Goal Spoils Gov. Livingston's Solid Effort in UCT Quuarterfinal

October 16, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ - The No. 1 seeded Westfield (14-0) played the role of spoiler once again, defeating Gov. Livingston, 1-0, at Kehler Stadium in Westfield Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Union County Tournament. Katie Butler scored for Westfield with 59 seconds left on the clock to defeat No. 8 seed Gov. Livingston. 

GL came into the game with confidence from ...

Volleyball: Gov. Livingston Win Streak Continues With 2-0 Victory Over Benedictine Academy

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Lady Highlanders continue with their 9 game win streak defeating Benedictine Academy in two straight sets (25-22, 25-14) on Thursday at Gov. Livingston.

"I'm so excited--- it's crazy, crazy -- from where we came from," said Gov. Livingston volleyball head coach Dana Hilaire on her 9-0 season.

Rewind to 2015 -- at ...

Field Hockey: GL blanks Millburn, 2-0

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Governor Livingston field hockey team defeated Millburn 2-0 Friday afternoon in Berkeley Heights.

Both teams were able to keep the ball on their offensive side of the field for large chunks in the first half, but struggled to score for the first 15 minutes. It was Tiffany Luo who found the back of the net for the Highlanders (7-5-1) to break the scoreless tie ...

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Wed, October 18, 7:30 PM

Central Presbyterian Church Auditorium , Summit

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USETF honors long time donor Madeline Gage

October 15, 2017

GLADSTONE, N.J. — For half a century, 72-year-old Madeline Gage of New York has been contributing to and supporting the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. As one of the most dedicated donors to the USET Foundation, Gage was honored with a special trip to the 2017 Rolex Central Park Horse Show where she had the opportunity to meet Olympian McLain Ward and watch the international show ...

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer Scheduled for Oct. 24 in Westfield

October 16, 2017

In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying Our Community ...

Want to Take Your Business Global? New Jersey Businesses Eligible for Grant Funding

October 12, 2017

Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide? 

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help New Jersey companies gain access to ...

A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...