Union Police Remind Residents About Special Needs ID Cards

February 23, 2018

UNION, NJ – The Union Police Department is reminding residents about the Special Needs ID Cards available to all township residents at no cost.

The program, a joint effort between the police department and Township of Union, provides ID cards for special needs residents.  The information can be utilized “by our first responders should the need arise to provide the best ...

We Hear You Now - Phillips 66 Donates Five New Emergency Radios to Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - A recent grant from the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has allowed Trinitas Regional Medical Center to purchase five new Motorola APX 6000 portable radios for its Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU), 

“Lives will surely be saved,” said Hospital Officials. The radios will be used to communicate with the Union County Police Dispatch Center, which dispatches MICUs and ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Winter Storm Watch for Union

UNION, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Union from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

Heavy snow is possible with snow accumulations of four to seven inches.  The National Weather Service says travel may be difficult with the possibility of significant reductions in visibility.

The snow is expected to begin late ...

Trinitas Hospital Issues New Visiting Guidelines During Flu Season

ELIZABETH, NJ –Trinitas Regional Medical Center has issued new visiting guidelines due to the heightened flu activity this season. 

Visitor restrictions are in place based on the following guidelines:

Anyone with fever/flu-like symptoms should not visit.
Children under the age of 12 years old, who are not receiving services from the hospital, are restricted from ...

Atlantic Health, Five Additional NJ Hospital Systems Partner to Form 'Healthcare Transformation Consortium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have been working on the same goal, and have formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand ...

 “ASK” for Information about Senior Services in Union

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union seniors and caregivers can visit the Union Public Library to use ASK, the Aging Services Kiosk. ASK enables seniors and caregivers to meet with expert staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging, and connect with helpful resources and programs.

“The ASK programs brings experts from our central office out to local ...

Union Officials Remind Residents to be Vigilant Against Flu

UNION, NJ – In Union and throughout the country, flu activity is on the rise.  And it's been deadly.

Union’s mayor and Township Committee are reminding residents to be vigilant and take precautions to minimize the risk of catching and spreading the virus.

“Many people start to feel ill and try to ‘power through’ believing that they may only have a ...

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Union County Hosts First LGBTQ Roundtable

February 24, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Office of LGBTQ Services, hosted a roundtable with over 20 leading LGBTQ advocacy and ally organizations that serve Union County and New Jersey. Facilitated by Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality, more than 40 participants met to discuss LGBTQ-related programs, services, issues and ...