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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Once Again the Competition is Limited

May 22, 2022

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  Once again, as in most years, there are very few selections available on the ballots.  New Jersey has a semi-closed primary system.  This means that a voter generally must be registered with a party to vote in that party’s primary.  An unaffiliated voter can ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Another Failed Attempt at Democracy

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  We are now participating in one more meaningless primary process across most municipalities in New Jersey.  

 

Only 20% of the primary election races across the county have a choice.  That means that in 80% of those ballots we now have, there is no selection to be ...

Free Webinar: Mental Health 101

May 21, 2022

In a resolution passed last week at the Union County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of this month, the Department of Human Service’s Office on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse in partnership with Atlantic Health System will host a free webinar titled, “Mental Health 101: How Do We ...

Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Recycling Event for Union County Residents, June 4

Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Any Union County resident may ...

Summer Improv Class in Union for Kids 12-17

The Theater Project, a leading incubator for rising talent and a showcase for New Jersey artists, is offering a three-week Improv Workshop for kids 12-17 from July 11-29.  The workshop will meet Monday through Friday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, with a final free performance for friends and family Friday, July 28. Sessions will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Union, 1050 Jeanette Ave, in ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

May 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting in April, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older were able to legally purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 22, 9:00 AM

Westfield

Greta's Run for Imagine

Giving Back

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Tue, May 24, 7:00 PM

Springfield

Township Committee Regular Meeting

Government

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Wed, June 1, 7:00 PM

Springfield

Township Committee Workshop Meeting

Government

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

Giving Back

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...