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Urban Legends Exposed: City-Dwelling Peregrine Falcons Offer a “Rare Wildlife Reality Show” in Union County

February 15, 2017

Union County, NJ – Thanks to a new partnership between the Union County Freeholder Board and the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, students, scientists and other wildlife enthusiasts all over the world will have more opportunities to study a pair of rare peregrine falcons that have made their nest on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse Tower, ...

Union Resident Among Students in Kean University's Association for Computing Machinery Women

UNION, N.J. – A Township of Union resident is among the students in a Kean University student group, the Association for Computing Machinery Women (ACM-W), which has received a $3,000 grant to encourage women in computer science on campus. Kean's ACM-W is one of the Fall 2016 award recipients of the NCWIT & ACM-W Student Seed Fund, sponsored by the National Center for Women ...

Union County Adopt-a-Park Preps for a Colorful Spring

Union County, NJ – Students from the Kean University Center for Leadership and Service spent a chilly winter morning last weekend spreading seeds and straw alongside a stream bed in Warinanco Park, in hopes of sprouting a colorful burst of native wildflowers and grasses this spring. They also removed litter and debris from the area. The “hard frost” seeding will help ensure ...

Free Workshop for Model Train Fans in Union County

Union County, NJ – Model railroad fans and friends are welcome to come to the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center in Union Township this Saturday, February 11 and learn how to use the latest electronic equipment to operate trains.

“Model railroading is a traditional craft that has embraced 21st technology, and this workshop is a good opportunity to see how a digital control ...

Ice Cream Ban Has Clark Students Asking BOE to Save Year-End Social

CLARK, NJ – Students at the Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School say nutritional guidelines are putting the kibosh on ice cream at the school's fifth-grade end-of-year social, so a group approached the Board of Education on Monday night to request the ruling be reconsidered.

“We were told that we could not have the ice cream social because it is unhealthy,” ...

Union County Freeholders Sponsor New Round of Community Garden Grants for 2017

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the 2017 Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program is now accepting applications for matching grants to start a community garden, or to expand or improve an existing community garden in Union County.

The new round of funding follows on the success of the 2016 Union County Means ...

Playball for Miracles Honors Elizabeth Fire Chief Kelly with Division for Police, Fire, and EMS

ELIZABETH, NJ – Former Elizabeth Fire Chief Lou Kelly is being posthumously honored by Playball for Miracles with a division named in his honor, organizers of the fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals announced.

In the past, this one-pitch, softball tournament has consisted of two divisions, Men’s and Co-ed. On May 6, 2017, Playball for Miracles will launch the ...

Boys & Girls Club Members Create Tee-Shirts Condemning Sexual Violence

ELIZABETH, NJ – Members of the Elizabeth Boys & Girls Club met Feb.2 to create tee-shirt s depicting what they learned in last week’s session about sexual violence.

The session was presented by the Union County Rape Crisis Center under the auspices of Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Planning. It was organized by Kievning and Candace Barnes, director of ...

Memory of North Plainfield Resident Joshua Helck Lives On Through Family-Run Non-Profit

(Editor's Note: Heather Hernandez is a senior at North Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto North Plainfield.) 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In 2007, shortly after Joshua Helck passed away, the North Plainfield resident’s sister Jane and some of her friends wanted to do something to help raise money for cancer research and soon she and her friends began ...

Congressman Lance Calls Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Rushed and Poorly Implemented’

WESTFIELD, NJ — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) used Facebook Sunday to send a message to constituents and President Donald Trump:

“The Trump Administration has every right to be concerned about the safety and security of the American People,” Lance wrote. “The first responsibility of the federal government is to secure the homeland and keep the American people safe.

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