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Garden State Fireworks Pays Tribute to One of Their Own with a Firework Salute, Beloved Francine Desmelyk (nee Santore) Dies at age 80

April 16, 2020

GILLETTE, NJ - Francine Desmelyk (nee Santore) passed away at her Gillette home on April 10, 2020 at the age of 80.  According to her obituary, (https://www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Frances-Marie-Desmelyk?obId=12676027#/obituaryInfo)  Frances was raised in Berkeley Heights, and spent time as a resident of Summit, Berkeley Heights and Gillette in her adult life.  Frances ...

The Mountainside Local Youth Group: The Best Thing Happening on a Random Wednesday Night

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -  There’s a group in Mountainside for high schoolers to meet others with a common passion for community service, make friends, and just hang out. The Mountainside Local Youth Group meets every Wednesday night at 7:30 in the rectory of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Although it is run through the church, high schoolers of all faiths and backgrounds are ...

Kurt Steiner, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at age 107

CRANFORD, NJ - Kurt Steiner, 107, of Cranford, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

A service will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at B'nai Abraham Memorial Park, 2600 Route 22 East, in Union, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cafe Europa programs of Jewish Family Service of Central NJ 655 ...

Chandler (Chan) Coddington, Philanthropist and Community Leader, Dies

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Chandler (Chan) Coddington of New Providence passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 87.

Chan, a life-long resident of New Providence, was a dedicated volunteer who has helped many organizations carry out their missions to improve lives and build stronger communities. He served as past president of the Suburban Chambers of Commerce (formerly ...

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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 ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

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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 ...

New Online Platform Helps Job Seekers in Union County 

June 1, 2020

Union County is first in New Jersey to offer new “Virtual One-Stop” employment service

As of Monday, June 1, job seekers in Union County can use the new “Union County Works” website at ucajc.org to find job openings, job training and education opportunities, help creating resumes, and more. It is the first county-based “virtual one-stop” ...

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 ...