Funnel Cloud Appeared over South Plainfield in Tuesday's Storm

May 16, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield on Tuesday with a resident capturing a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud which can be seen in the  left-hand side of the photo.

The photo captures a school bus driving by, and the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department building. So far ...

Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Event on May 19

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a free mobile paper-shredding event for personal documents will take place on May 19.

“Union County’s mobile document shredding events help residents fight identity theft by providing a secure, affordable way to dispose of confidential documents,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “As part ...

Make a Difference Today – Join the Green Brook Park Special Cleanup Event

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Looking for a chance to pitch in for the environment? Come to a special volunteer event with the Union County Adopt-a-Park program and members of the North Plainfield Shade Tree Advisory Board on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and help clean up a section of Green Brook Park.

Green Brook is part of the Union County Parks system, and it's located in ...

Rutgers Gardens Hosts Lettuce Festival Featuring Superfood "Scarlet Lettuce"

NEW BRUNSWICK - On May 4, 2018, the Rutgers Gardens Farm Market Lettuce Festival will feature Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce, a superfood lettuce with high polyphenol content and strong antioxidant properties. The Lettuce Festival will take place from noon - 3 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, located at 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

Rutgers postdoctoral fellow Csanad Gurdon ...

Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest Winners Receive Recognition at Freeholder Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders presented resolutions to the winners of the 2018 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented the resolutions to the students. One student representing each grade read their poem to those in attendance at that meeting. You can view that ...

Union County Launches New Recycle Coach Mobile App

Free app connects residents with recycling information in handy mobile format.

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the launch of Recycle Coach, a free app designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents, and to engage the public in the principles of “Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.”

Recycle Coach ...

Plainfield's Shade Tree Commission Celebrates Arbor Day

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The spring rain did not stop Plainfield's Arbor Day celebration with the Shade Tree Commission at City Hall on Friday.

The event was hosted by the city’s Shade Tree Commission whose mission is “to regulate the planting, care and control of shade or ornamental trees and shrubbery in or on the streets, public places, parks and pathways in ...

Paint by the Pond Event to be Held at Warinanco Park

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond”. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art from materials usually thrown away.

There will also be miniature houses made with the ...

Plainfield to Hold Arbor Day Ceremony

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Members of the Plainfield administration, the Department of Public Works, and the Shade Tree Commission will hold an Arbor Day ceremony this Friday at City Hall Plaza.

The first Arbor Day took place in 1872 when J. Sterling Morton proposed a tree-planting holiday at a January Nebraska State Board of Agriculture meeting; an April 10 date was set for that year.

Here in ...

New Law Bans Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling in State Waters Off New Jersey’s Coast

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling off the immediate coast of New Jersey.

The law, which drew nearly unanimous support from the New Jersey Legislature, counters the Trump administration’s plan to extend its offshore reach for oil and natural gas activities in ocean waters from Maine to ...

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Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at Free E-cycling Event in New Providence, May 12

May 10, 2018

A free recycling event for personal electronic equipment will be held on Saturday, May 12 in New Providence, at the Nokia campus located at 600 Mountain Ave., from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The free event is designed to help Union County residents clear their homes of rid of unwanted computers, printers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally sound manner.

“By ...