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Union County Board of County Commissioners Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of County Commissioners urges residents to download the Recycle Coach App 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 ...

Put “Choose to Reuse” on your 2021 To-Do List

Union County residents who are seeking ways to help the environment this year can start by bringing reusable grocery bags to the supermarket, and skipping single-use bags.

“Switching to reusable grocery bags is a simple but effective way for everyone to help cut down on waste and litter pollution, and start getting into the ‘Choose to Reuse’ habit,” said Union County ...

As Food Delivery Booms, More Ghost Kitchens Emerge in NJ

March 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Delivery has become our new best friend over the past year. With the pandemic almost a year old and numerous delivery services at our fingertips, the idea of having food come to you (instead of the other way around) has become commonplace.

After the initial shock and shut downs of the pandemic, New Jersey restaurants were put through the wringer with ...

Skills That Make a Good Listener

Being a good listener — for example, as a family caregiver for aging parents — is one of the most critical, useful, yet difficult skills to master. When approached unconsciously, listening may look more like waiting for your turn to talk, or communications may fall into old patterns that don’t serve you. But when done with skill, practice, and intention, being a good listener is ...

Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award Winner from Roselle to be Honored at Black History Month Event on Sunday

February 25, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - Rene H. Rasheed of Roselle has received Union County’s 9th annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian award honoring those who exemplify the spirit of community service.  Rasheed, owner of Rene's Fashion Designs Boutique, has lived in Roselle for 38 years and has run her boutique for more than 20 years while garnering numerous accolades for her civic ...

Earth Day, Every Day is Back

March 5, 2021

As a new season approaches, Union County residents, business owners and visitors can explore new ways to save money and help preserve a healthy environment by tuning in to the new Earth Day, Every Day live webinar series co-created by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County. The Extension is a program of the Rutgers New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station, supported in part ...

Botox: Your Possible Migraine Solution

March 4, 2021

Often times people associate the idea of Botox entirely to cosmetics, but many haven’t heard about how successful it may be to ending chronic migraines. This FDA- approved treatment has been proven to treat and prevent this life altering disease. For several years now people have turned to Botox for help. Notably, people are seeing a significant decrease in numbers of painful episodes each ...