Funnel Cloud Appears Over South Plainfield

May 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through the area on Tuesday evening, and South Plainfield resident captured a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park.

The photo captures the funnel cloud which can be seen on the left-hand side of the photo.

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

Fanwood Receives Grants to Enhance Nature Center

FANWOOD, NEW JERSEY -- Fanwood has been awarded two grants for the Borough’s Environmental Commission that will aid in the ongoing restoration of the Fanwood Nature Center, which was damaged in the recent winter storms. T

he grants include a Sustainable Jersey grant, funded by The Nature Conservancy and a New Jersey American Water grant. Both will help finance the ...

Scotch Plains Receives “Union County Means Green” Award

ROSELLE, NJ - The Community Garden at the Frazee House in Scotch Plains will receive a grant of $500 plus materials as part of the 2018 "Plant a Seed" grants initiative. The County has awarded 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the "Union County Means Green" Community Garden Grants program.

“The goal of Union County Means Green is to enable ...

New Recycling Requirements in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Recycling in Scotch Plains will no longer be picked up if it is bagged. The township has issued updated guidelines for recycling processing that have been revised this year with significant changes impacting the industry worldwide.  

When non-recyclable items (contamination) end up in recycling loads, they have the potential to turn the entire load ...

Scotch Plains Hosts Earth Day Event

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual Earth Day observance at which attendees had the opportunity to plant seeds to grow vegetables and learn lessons about recycling from Union County's "Recycling Robot," who made a special appearance. 

The event, attended by many of the Township's leaders, featured a band called Bash The Trash, which plays ...

Fanwood Hosts Clean Community Day

FANWOOD, NJ -- For the 29th consecutive year, volunteers came to the Fanwood train station on Saturday, April 21, to organize into groups and clean up parts of the Borough for the annual Community Clean Up.

The event, organized by the Fanwood Dept. of Public Works and the Clean Community Committee, attracted dozens of volunteers to pick up trash and debris throughout the town. Each volunteer ...

Earth Day Celebrations Set for April 21 in Fanwood and Scotch Plains

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood and the Township of Scotch Plains will both host Earth Day-related events on Saturday, April 21. 

Fanwood will hold its 29th Annual Clean Communities Day on Saturday, April 21, to give the Borough a “spring cleaning.” Individual volunteers of all ages, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, interested organizations and family ...

Countywide Free Scrap Metal Recycling Event to be Held in Rahway and Cranford

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.  

A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union County municipalities that currently have no pickup for scrap ...

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What Everyone Should Know About “Good Plants” and “Bad” Plants in Union County

May 13, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders is pleased to announce a special free event, Good Plants and Bad Plants: How to Tell the Difference and Support Healthy Ecosystems, on Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Trailside Nature & Science, 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

The event is free but pre-registration is required by emailing

Landscapers ...