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88 Year Old Berkeley Heights Volunteer Donates CARES Act Check to Feed Seniors

May 26, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients.

"Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been delivering and helping in our kitchen every single day since this COVID-19 ...

Chicken Extravaganza Returns to Support New Providence-Our Community For All 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A generous partnership with a new Basking Ridge nonprofit group, Feed to Give, which raised more than $1300 on Wednesday, May 15, for the new nonprofit: New Providence- Our Community For All will repeat on June 3, 2020.

“The chicken was some of the best I ever tasted,” was reported by several customers of the earlier sale.  For this event there will be ...

FLAG New Providence Raises $12,000 to Feed Frontline Workers

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In early April, Councilwomen Nadine Geoffory and Michele Matsikoudis got together to come up with a way to help local businesses and show their gratitude to front liners and first responders. Their research led them to a great initiative in neighboring towns called FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) and thought that the program was a great fit for New ...

Chicken Event Raises $1,300 for New Providence-Our Community For All

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A generous partnership between New Providence and a Basking Ridge based nonprofit group, Feed to Give, raised more than $1300 on Wednesday, May 13, to benefit the new nonprofit New Providence- Our Community For All. Over 200 community members purchased 10 pound bags of boneless and skinless chicken breasts at a discounted price of $20 ($2 per lb) per ...

Need Chicken? New Providence Fundraiser for 'Feed to Give' Set for This Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Need chicken? Want to help? 

New Providence is partnering with FEED TO GIVE to offer discounted chicken with all proceeds donated to the Community Service Association (CSA).

FEED TO GIVE sells discounted chicken breasts at $2 a pound. For sale will be fresh, uncooked, boneless, skinless chicken breasts packaged in a bulk 10LB ...

Bagel Cafe's New Lunch Menu Incorporates Their Coffee in Ingredients

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Bagel Cafe, located at 1292 Springfield Avenue in New Providence, has been serving the community since 2014 and have made their mark with their hand rolled bagels and craft coffee.

"We sourced our own coffee roaster, and created an espresso blend that rivals any high-end coffee shop," said Craig Bass, owner of Bagel Cafe.

"Recently, Untied ...

'Essential', Spaced-Out Summit Farmers Market Set to Debut May 10

SUMMIT, NJ - Calling it "essential for both farmers and participating businesses and residents during the coronavirus crisis," Summit Mayor Nora Radest personally reached out to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s office to gain approval to open the Summit Farmers Market. According to the Mayor, not only did the governor’s office approve the request, it highly ...

How Prestige DIner, Glenn Beck and the NPPD Are Supporting the CSA of New Providence 

When you're in the midst of a global pandemic and your job literally goes up in flames, what do you? How do you pay your bills? The staff at Prestige Diner had to face this dilemma the morning of March 23rd but what happened next was beyond their imagination. 

If you're not from the area, you might not know that Prestige Diner runs a community-centered family restaurant ...


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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

“Union County ...

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 ...

An Open Letter to Senator Kean, Assemblwoman Munoz, Assemblyman Bramnick

June 1, 2020

The killing of George Floyd is the most recent in a long line of senseless, brutal murders of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement. It is part of an ongoing moral failure by Americans to correct systemic racism that has eroded the foundation of our society.   We must act now not only to protect those among us who are most vulnerable but to make them less vulnerable.  We ...

Union County Family Adopts Planters through Adopt-A-Park

June 3, 2020

Cindy and Jim Traverso and their son Luke of Summit have teamed up with Union County's Adopt-A-Park to donate annual flowers, soil and mulch, and maintain a cement planter in Briant Park in Springfield throughout the growing season.

“Union County parks thrive because of the volunteers that contribute year round,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “I would like ...

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Vote-by-Mail and the July 7 Primary Election

FAQs about Vote-by-Mail have been posted on the Union County Clerk’s elections website,, and on the free Union County Votes mobile app.

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi urges voters to familiarize themselves with Vote-by-Mail procedures in advance of receiving their Vote-by-Mail ballot for the July 7 Primary Election.

Due to the COVID-19 ...

Union County College Embraces AI Technology with Packback for Increased Student Engagement Online

CRANFORD – Union County College has added the artificial intelligence (AI) technology program Packback to the software tools available for faculty use to spark curiosity and creativity among students. The new technology will lead to improved student engagement and academic outcomes in their online courses. Packback is an inquiry-based discussion platform that will enable students in various ...

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.


Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

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2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 27, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...