In Search of the Best Empanadas in Union

August 11, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union’s annual “Best of” food contest is back, and this year they’re searching for the best empanadas in town.

"This contest has become a staple in town and not only does it stimulate our local economy, but it also highlights the unique eateries in town that we take great pride in," said Suzette Cavadas, Mayor. "I encourage our residents ...

11th Annual Festa di san Vito / Peterstown Cultural Festival Starts on Thursday

ELIZABETH, NJ - People from all over will be coming to Elizabeth this week for one of the city’s most famous festivals of the year, “festa di san Vito”.

The 11th Annual festa di san Vito / Peterstown Cultural Festival will be held from July 26 through July 29 in the Peterstown section of Elizabeth right in the heart of the neighborhood. The event will feature a weekend of ...

Harvesting, Storing and Preserving Herbs from the Garden

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead.

Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for Rosemary which has an equally strong flavor fresh or dried. Continue harvesting herbs as needed ...

Richie Olivera at the Union's Farmers Market Thursday

UNION, NJ – This week’s Union Farmers Market features the Latin flare of Richie Olivera.

Olivera was 12-years-old when he began to play quenas and zamponas at a music program in Lima. The love for music he developed then led him to perform with experienced musicians in the community and eventually form his own group with his brother and other friends. They started as street ...

Fast Food Joints Should Give Workers Freedom to Move Ahead, says State

TRENTON, NJ - Fast food restaurant owners in Union and elsewhere are being asked by the state to provide information about their use of employee non-compete or “no poach” agreements, documents that "can restrict the ability of workers to obtain a better-paying job with another franchise," according to the state Attorney General's Office.

In a statement, the ...

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