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Union County Manager Faella Announces His Retirement Effective March 1

January 9, 2018

 

ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March 1st.

Faella, 62, announces his retirement after a career spanning 25 years in City, State ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

The 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk, Sunday in Springfield: Get on the Other Side of the Fence

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission.

This is a rare chance to get to go on the other side of the fence and see the Quarry, which is an ecologically unique ...

Debbie-Ann Anderson, Former Exec at Plainfield’s HomeFirst, Appointed Director of Human Services for Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Debbie-Ann Anderson, the former Executive Director of HomeFirst Interfaith Housing Services in Plainfield and a former Executive Vice President of the United Way of Greater Union County, has been appointed Human Services Director effective today, Oct. 30, County Manager Alfred J. Faella announced.

"Debbie-Ann brings both experience and enthusiasm to the position of ...

Union County Freeholders Awarded $1,403,301.75 of Grants for Kids Recreation, Trees and Preservation

ELIZABETH, NJ – New Providence received a total of $52,500. distributed across two different grants, at the Union County Freeholder Meeting on Thursday.

 Union County Freeholders presented the 2017 grants for the Kids Recreation Trust, Greening and Preserve Union County.  The total amount awarded was $1,400,301.75.  Kids Recreation Trust Grant ...

Roselle Park Loves Arts Festival - Schedule of Events for Saturday

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, Roselle Park will be hosting their 3rd annual “RP Loves Arts Festival. This event is all arts, all day, and all free! The fun takes place this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown area on Chestnut Street. 

Entertainment will be from the Kean University Dance Theatre, ZCO Dance, Michael Montemurro, ...

Body Found in Ursino Park

UNION, NJ – Union County Sheriff officers and County Police are investigating the discovery of a body in Ursino Park.

According to police authorities, a dog walker contacted police Tuesday evening upon the discovery of a male body in the park. A county park, Ursino Park borders Union, Elizabeth and Hillside. Ursino Park is located near the intersection of Morris and North ...

An Urban Garden Grows In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Take a stroll on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth and you will come upon an unusual, lush little farm brimming with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. The garden, with its perfectly arranged beds, is thriving just feet away from the busy four-lane street.

The garden is one of 18 that are funded by the Union County Means Green Community Garden grant program. The garden helps fund the ...

New Providence Public Library Receives Union County Library Grant

ELIZABETH, NJ – The New Providence Public Library has received $7,499.42 from the 2017 Union County Library Grant program, according to a press release from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The grant is intended to improve children’s programming in public libraries. Methods to do so include upgrading facilities, programming, materials and equipment that ...

Freeholders Get Earful As Roselle Residents Question Financing For Mind and Body Project

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people Thursday raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of the Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding the ...

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