Union County News

Union County Celebrates National Night Out in Springfield

1d43ea3d0f46439b3432_NNO9.jpg
Springfield Fire Department Credits: Matt Kurinzi
f8ae764bccbf2aac1ff9_National-Night-Out-slider-2017.jpg
Credits: ucnj.org
7c7286405bb63c51d3c8_NNO1.jpg
Credits: Matt Kurinzi
b958f4d5bf7df705b797_NNO6.jpg
EMS Credits: Matt Kurinzi
3b63795ee70bd4c2e7b3_NNO4.jpg
Credits: Matt Kurinzi
0e0d3d1442b52a19dfbe_NNO3.jpg
Credits: Matt Kurinzi
0125df3767e42fdf75c5_NNO5.jpg
Credits: Matt Kurinzi
f830543ba53d17e3990b_NNO8.jpg
Credits: Matt Kurinzi
b66d0b004a9caee42583_NNO2.jpg
Rahway Credits: Matt Kurinzi
7214b8397a7e560aa941_NNO7.jpg
Union County Credits: Matt Kurinzi
1d43ea3d0f46439b3432_NNO9.jpg

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Union County hosted National Night Out at Springfield’s Meisel Park Tuesday evening.  It was a well attended event.  Activities got underway at 6 p.m. and were followed by a showing of the animated adventure comedy "Secret Life of Pets".

A number of law enforcement agencies were on hand, including the Springfield Police and Fire Departments, the Springfield First Aid Squad, Rahway Police and Fire Department, Union County Prosecutor's Office, the Union County Sheriff's Department, and the Mountainside Police Department. The Union County Bureau of Recycling & Planning was also be on hand to provide important information. 

There were also unique educational events including a demonstration from Union County Department of Corrections about what goes on in correctional facilities.  One event featured Union County’s Bomb Defusal Squad. There were also demonstrations from Springfield First Aid Squad and its Fire Department that focused on the important roles they serve in the community.  The presentations were fun and interactive for children and their families.

Sign Up for E-News

There was roving entertainment provided by a local magician and a photo booth to capture the fun moments.

"Secret Life of Pets" tells the story of two squabbling pet dogs who end up in the outside world and find common ground against a gang of angry animals preparing an attack on humans.  The film features the voices of Louis C.K., Erick Stonestreet and Kevin Hart.  Free popcorn was available and there were inflatables for the kids to enjoy.

The National Night Out event was presented with support from AAA Northeast, ShopRite of Clark and Target in Union.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Springfield

Bear Sighted in Scotch Plains

February 25, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Scotch Plains police are advising residents to keep small animals and children indoors in the area near Glenside Avenue and Deerpath following reports of a bear sighting.

The bear was last seen heading into Watchung Reservation.

Police warn not to attempt to feed or approach the bear. If you see it, call Scotch Plains police to report the location by ...

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, ...

NBA Star Dennis Rodman Enjoys Life in Livingston

February 24, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman’s friends say he is “living like a Livingston kid” while he is in town doing an outpatient program for Turning Point Rehab Center.

Livingston native Chris “Vo” Volo, an agent for Prince Marketing Group, has been representing Rodman for seven years and the two quickly became ...

Union County Hosts First LGBTQ Roundtable

February 25, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Office of LGBTQ Services, hosted a roundtable with over 20 leading LGBTQ advocacy and ally organizations that serve Union County and New Jersey. Facilitated by Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality, more than 40 participants met to discuss LGBTQ-related programs, services, issues and ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, February 25, 11:15 AM

Trinity Episcopal Church (Sherlock Hall), Cranford

Seamen’s Church Institute Fundraiser & Collection ...

Food & Drink Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Mon, February 26, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Black History Month Bingo

Education Food & Drink

Carousel_image_3d7e35618f05795eb00f_omstbydesignnew_jpeg

Tue, February 27, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

“Olmsted By Design!” Free First-Person, Dramatic ...

Arts & Entertainment Green Home & Garden