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Springfield Quarry Walk Returns to Enthusiastic Crowd

April 26, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Mountview Road gates to the Houdaille Quarry opened at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and within a few minutes the parking area was full. More than 175 locals showed up for the first-in-three-years Quarry Walk sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission with security provided by the Springfield Auxiliary Police Department. 

Howard Apsan, a longtime Springfield ...

Springfield Quarry Walk Set to Return This Weekend

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Environmental Commission has announced that the Houdaille Quarry Walk will return on Sunday, April 24.

It will be the first quarry walk since 2019.

Alyson Weber Miller, chair of the SEC, noted that “There is no public access to the Quarry, with the exception of this event. Participants will get to visit a completely natural, unspoiled area that is ...

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Enjoy Union County Parks, the Zero Waste Way

Visitors to Union County parks this summer can give their outdoor gatherings a zero waste makeover by using washable or recyclable picnic gear including plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths.

“Cutting down on single-use paper or plastic items in our parks is a simple way to help the environment while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family,” said Union County Commissioner ...

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 ...

Enjoy Union County Parks, the Zero Waste Way

May 26, 2022

Visitors to Union County parks this summer can give their outdoor gatherings a zero waste makeover by using washable or recyclable picnic gear including plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths.

“Cutting down on single-use paper or plastic items in our parks is a simple way to help the environment while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family,” said Union County Commissioner ...

A Memorial Day Message

May 26, 2022

As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts turn to those in our Union County community who made the ultimate sacrifice, and gave their lives in the service of our country.

Each year, the Commissioner Board honors their memory by distributing thousands of American flags to veterans’ groups and civic organizations. Together, we visit cemeteries across Union County to ensure ...

Come to the Free “Native Plant Swap and Shop,” June 9

Union County residents can come to the free “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event on Thursday evening, June 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and trade harmful, invasive plants from their yard for up to three colorful native varieties that attract butterflies and other pollinators, free of charge. More native plants will also be available for purchase at the event.

The Native Plant Swap ...

A Statement from the Union County Board of County Commissioners

“The Union County Board of County Commissioners share our sentiments of sorrow and sadness over yesterday’s unspeakable tragedy in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. It is extremely difficult to comprehend the horrible and violent actions of people, and even more so when directed at - what should be - a safe space. Violence on this scale at a school is almost impossible to ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 1, 7:00 PM

Springfield

Township Committee Workshop Meeting

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

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Sun, June 5, 1:00 PM

Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit

3rd Annual Calvary Oyster Roast

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Fri, June 17, 4:00 PM

CDC Theatre, Cranford

A Bronx Tale at CDC Theatre

Community Conversations: A Healthy Holiday Weekend

This weekend marks the third Memorial Day holiday since the pandemic started, but we’re in a much different place than in previous years. On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, will share the latest information on how to gather safely, provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and tell you what you ...