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Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Look in the New Green Connection

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are looking for ways to go green in 2017 now have a handy online tool to help out: the new Union County Green Connection. The Green Connection provides quick links to Union County programs related to environmental conservation, including volunteer opportunities, recycling events, educational programs, alternative transportation and much more.

The Green Connection is available on the Union County website at ucnj.org/green-connection.

“The Green Connection is a colorful, user-friendly experience that can be enjoyed by all ages,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “If you are looking for ways to make a difference in your community, exploring the Green Connection is a good way to start.”

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The Green Connection is part of Chairman Bergen’s “Union County Means Green” initiatives for 2016, which also included a seminar for local businesses, a series of recycling programs for elementary school students, and a Community Garden Grants program that provided matching funds for 19 gardens in 10 municipalities.

In addition to services run by Union County offices, the Green Connection provides links to municipal websites and local organizations that offer programs related to sustainability and the environment.

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Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned People’s Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

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Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

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"Oh These Kids Today!"

February 20, 2018

It is not every day you see children walking with canes, sporting silver hair with drawn wrinkles on their faces and hair curlers in their hair, however that is just one of the ways Saint James the Apostle School students in grades 1 through 3 decided to spend and celebrate the 100th day of school on Friday, February 9. 

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