Freeholder Board Awards Grants for 27 “Union County Means Green” Garden Projects

May 21, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union has been chosen as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County Plant a Seed grants initiative. The grants have been awarded to 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program.

In Union, the following grants were awarded:

Five Points Branch Community Garden, ...

Union Hosts Annual "Operation Clean Sweep"

UNION, NJ  - When the weather starts to break, the Township of Union holds its annual “Operation Clean Sweep” program.  Held on Saturday, the event is dedicated to beautifying and maintaining the cleanliness of the town.     

Lou Ulrich Superintendent of Public works said “we had junior high school students, club and civic groups and ...

Work Party at the Union Community Garden: May 12

UNION, NJ - The Union Community Garden will hold their May work party on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

According to their website, work parties are part work, part social event.  All are welcome to attend. The Community Garden is located at Eleanor R. Erikson Park, off Liberty Avenue.  The entrance is directly across from Bancroft Ave.

Participants should ...

Vauxhall Has a New Community Garden

UNION, NJ  - A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Vauxhall Community Garden took place on Saturday morning.

With a financial donation from Atlantic Health System and the land donated by the Township of Union, members of Golden Rule Lodge No. 24 and Golden Rule Chapter No. 50 celebrated the new garden with residents and township officials.

Alexandra Green of Overlook Medical ...

Vauxhall Community Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony

UNION, NJ - The Golden Rule No. 24 F&AM-PHA and the Golden Rule Chapter No. 50 OES will host a groundbreaking of the Vauxhall Community Garden on Saturday, April 28.

The goal of the community garden is to offer the community a unique opportunity to bring generations together, to receive education on healthy eating, to engage in recreational events and to assist in beautifying the ...

Paint by the Pond Event to be Held at Warinanco Park

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond”. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art from materials usually thrown away.

There will also be miniature houses made with the ...

Operation Clean Sweep Set for May 5

UNION, NJ – Union will continue its annual “Operation Clean Sweep” program, dedicated to beautifying and maintaining the cleanliness of the Town, on Saturday, May 5. Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the Department of Public Works, 1 Swanstrom Place.

“What I love about this yearly event is the spirit of togetherness that we experience when we gather and work ...

Union Celebrates Earth Day 2018, Featuring Waterway Cleanup

UNION, NJ  The Township of Union hosted its Second Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday with a day-long series of events to “keep Union clean.”

 “We had over 50 volunteers for the waterway cleanup,” said Department of Public Works Director Lou Ulrich.  “We also had "Touch-A-Truck” tours, a seedling giveaway with a variety of shade ...

Countywide Free Scrap Metal Recycling Event to be Held in Rahway and Cranford

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.  

A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union County municipalities that currently have no pickup for scrap ...

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Union County Celebrates National Trails Day with Free Guided Hikes and Activities, June 2

May 22, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors of all ages to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of National Trails Day at the Watchung Reservation on Saturday, June 2, where the County’s Trailside Nature & Science Center will host four different guided hikes and an Adopt-a-Trail volunteer activity along with special programs throughout the day for all ages. The ...