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First Contactless Farmers Market in Westfield ‘A Great Success’

May 10, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Farmers market kicked off the season a month early last weekend with online ordering and contact-free pickup. Four produce vendors and one winery took part in the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s first social distancing shopping experience.

“The line went very smoothly as we had board members volunteering along with the ...

Murphy Pleased by Behavior of Weekend Visitors to State Parks

NEW JERSEY - Visitors to New Jersey' state and county parks were on their best behavior this weekend, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who rescinded an executive order issued three weeks ago that had shut down the parks to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through social contact.

Murphy was interviewed Sunday morning by Chris Wallace on Fox News.

"Compliance was ...

Union County Parks to Re-Open on Limited Basis with Social Distancing, May 2

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County parks will partially re-open beginning at dawn on Saturday, May 2, for limited and passive activities only, in accordance with statewide restrictions issued by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The County’s two golf courses will open next week, after routine maintenance is conducted.

“Union County parks will re-open under guidelines that are ...

Check Out How Berkeley Heights Students Celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Around the world, and through Berkeley Heights Public Schools, people are celebrating Earth Day today. In most of our science classrooms, students and staff are participating in various Earth Day/Week celebrations on this important 50th Anniversary. Activities range from interactive ecology lessons in the Biology classes to outdoor investigations using the iNaturalist app ...

Earth Day Activities and Online Learning in Union County

Union County residents can explore backyard science activities, observe peregrine falcons in the wild, learn about sustainable gardening, and participate in many more free environmental programs online as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaches on April 22.

“The message of Earth Day continues to be one of hope for the future,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

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Get Tips and Tricks to Improve Community Gardening Skills with a Series of Lunch and Learn Webinars

May 26, 2020

Community Gardeners looking to upgrade their gardening abilities can learn skills for managing their gardens so that they flourish with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. A series of Community Garden Lunch and Learn webinars will be offered beginning on Wednesday, May 27 through Wednesday, July 1. 

“This series will assist gardeners of all levels by educating on the ...

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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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

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Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 27, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

Reminder for Union County Voters: Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, June 16

May 29, 2020

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds residents that the voter registration deadline is Tuesday, June 16, to participate in the July 7 Primary Election.

“If you are eligible to vote in Union County but not yet registered, please take a few minutes to apply before the deadline,” said Ms. DiRado. “The application forms are available online and my ...

It's Time, Governor Murphy

May 27, 2020

It's Time Governor Murphy

Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us through this public health crisis. Well, it's time to really listen.

If ...