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Clark Historic Archives to be Unveiled to Public During Special Event

September 24, 2017

CLARK, NJ — On Friday, Sept. 29, Clark Township’s Online Historical Archives will be revealed during a special presentation at the Clark Library. The collection includes books, historic photos, yearbooks and images of old newspapers.  

The public is invited to join the Clark Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Clark Library and other town officials at this ...

Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

Two Clark women, Kate Mooney and Lori Connolly, teamed up last April to start the Union County Daughters of Ireland. They were inspired by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a group of which Mooney’s father is a proud ...

Community Meeting Scheduled to Review Springfield Avenue Streetscape

UNION, NJ - A community meeting to review the Springfield Avenue streetscape improvement project is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at Union Township Community Action Organization facility at 2410 Springfield Ave.  

According to the flyer, "ith ideas from the community and the township, the design team has created a proposed concept for ...

Body Found in Ursino Park

UNION, NJ – Union County Sheriff officers and County Police are investigating the discovery of a body in Ursino Park.

According to police authorities, a dog walker contacted police Tuesday evening upon the discovery of a male body in the park. A county park, Ursino Park borders Union, Elizabeth and Hillside. Ursino Park is located near the intersection of Morris and North ...

Paint, Petrol and The Promised Land: Downtown Summit Hosts 'Arts + Cars' Event Sept. 17; B Street Band Headlines Music Stage

SUMMIT, NJ - It's an event mash-up with something for the entire family, no matter one's activity palate or palette. 

The Hilltop City's downtown will be buzzing with a cornucopia of goings-on when Summit Downtown, Inc., the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) team up to hosts 'Arts + Cars' September 17, from 9 a.m.

Plainfield Board of Ed Receives NJ School Boards Award

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Board of Education was awarded the New Jersey School Boards Association Board Recertification Award, by meeting the rigorous standards prescribed by the NJSBA Member Academy, and demonstrating a high regard for effective board governance and student achievement. The award was presented by Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA Executive Director, at a reception held ...

Grace Park Stepping Down as Union County Prosecutor; Thomas Isenhour to Take Over Role

ELIZABETH, NJ — Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park is going to work for PSEG after more than four years of public service, she announced Friday. Thomas K. Isenhour, a 33-year veteran of the office who formerly served as first assistant prosecutor under Park, has been appointed to take her place.

“With over three decades of experience prosecuting defendants and ...

Tickets on Sales for Hayrides and Campfires Beginning September 5

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Tickets for the Hayrides and Campfires event will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, September 5, at 8:30 a.m. This year, tickets will be sold online in addition to three locations throughout the county. All tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no tickets sold on site. 

All ticket sales will be final, with no refunds or exchanges. The event ...

Union County College Welcomes New Vice President for Student Development

CRANFORD, NJ -- Union County College (UCC) welcomes Dr. Demond T. Hargrove as the new Vice President for Student Development. Dr. Hargrove comes to UCC after more than 20 years in student development at New Jersey City University.

Dr. Hargrove most recently served as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at NJCU. In this role, he was responsible for the leadership and vision of the ...

Freeholders Get Earful As Roselle Residents Question Financing For Mind and Body Project

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people Thursday raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of the Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding the ...

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