Sears Closes, ‘Legend of Watchung’ Mural Safely Removed, Donations Sought to Restore

September 21, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Mural has been saved from demolition. The ‘Legend of Watchung’ mural has been safely removed from Sears after the store closed for good after more than 50 years on Route 22 earlier this week.

"The mural has been removed today and is being shipped to Philly for storage," said Watchung Planning Board Chair  Tracee Schaefer at the start of ...

Seniors and Caregivers Invited to Discuss Service Needs for Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ - A public meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue in Elizabeth. Caregivers and seniors are invited to attend, participate and express their views on the service needs of seniors.

“This public hearing is a good opportunity for residents to request services in areas such as caregiver support, ...

Union County Family Justice Center Holds Grand Opening

The Union County Family Justice Center (FJC) held its grand opening Wednesday afternoon, marking the beginning of a new era in how services are provided to victims of domestic violence in Union County. 

A joint venture of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, YWCA Union County, and other ...

Borough Council Continues Discussion on Open Space Acquisition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council continued its discussion on whether to purchase a parcel of land adjacent to Veterans Park at its Monday, Sep. 11 meeting. The council decided that more information is needed in order for it to reach a decision.

The borough has three options: not buy the property at all; buy the property, subdivide it and sell a portion of it; or purchase the ...

Council Discusses Oakwood Park; Personnel Issues

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Jim Madden provided the latest news on the renovation of Oakwood Park at the council meeting on Monday, Sep. 11. The council also discussed recent and upcoming personnel changes.

Madden explained that for the first time he is not pleased with JCP&L as the installation of Oakwood Park field lighting has not progressed as expected. JCP&P did not ...

New Providence Remembers Victims of the 9/11 Terrorist Attack

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – On Monday night, borough’s first responders – firefighters, police officers and members of the emergency squad – along with council members and a few residents gathered at Centennial Park to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack which took place 16 years ago today. Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick also attended the ...

Day of Remembrance Ceremony-Honoring Our POW/MIAs

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Day of Remembrance to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action will be held Friday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony is being held at the plaza in front of the Union County Courthouse.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all residents and visitors to gather with veterans and their families to join in the POW/MIA Remembrance ...

Grace Park Stepping Down as Union County Prosecutor; Thomas Isenhour to Take Over Role

ELIZABETH, NJ — Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park is going to work for PSE&G after more than four years of public service, she announced Friday. Thomas K. Isenhour, a 33-year veteran of the office who formerly served as first assistant prosecutor under Park, has been appointed to take her place.

“With over three decades of experience prosecuting defendants and ...

League of Women Voters Meeting to Focus on Security of Ballots

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The meeting is being held at 7:30 p.m. at the De Corso Community Center, 15 East 4th Street in New Providence.   Dennis Kobitz, the director of the Union County Board of Elections is the speaker.   

"People who ...

Local Activists Respond to the Ending of DACA

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday September 5, The Justice Department announced that it is ending DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy created under the Obama Administration.  The policy shielded young immigrants, who were brought to the United States, from deportation.

In response, local activists will be holding a sit-ins in hopes of holding ...

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Free Workshop on Cultural Advocacy to be Held Monday, September 25 

September 16, 2017

A free workshop on cultural advocacy will be presented on Monday, September 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed Building, located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union Township.

The workshop is designed for arts, cultural and history organizations. Participants are invited to learn how advocacy can support an organization, the community and cultural life in ...