Township Addresses Rodent Issue in Putnam Manor Area After Social Media Postings

August 22, 2017

UNION, NJ – A social media posting on a Union residents’ site has initiated action by the township regarding a rodent problem in the Putnam Manor section of town.

“It came to our attention through social media that some residents in the Putnam Manor area have said they are having an issue with rats in their yards,” said Tammie Kopin-Espinoza, assistant ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

'High-Performing' Overlook Medical Center Rises in US News and World Reports 'Best Hospitals' Rankings

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has been recognized as a high-performing hospital in Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Diabetes and Endocrinology in US News and World Reports' 2017-18 "Best Hospitals" Rankings. Overlook’s rankings made a jump in New Jersey, breaking the top 10 to occupy the eighth spot -- up from 13th last year -- and regionally, ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Union

UNION, NJ - The rain is expected to continue today, with rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches and multiple rounds of heavy rainfall into tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for our area from noon into the late night hours, with heavy rain and flooding possible.  

Plan your evening commute to avoid roads that are prone to flooding.



Senior Prom: Overlook Hosts Area Residents as Part of 'New Vitality' Program

SUMMIT, NJ - Sylvia Federico, of Berkley Heights, and Andy Haspel of New Providence, never attended their senior proms in high school. Neither did Ethel Marie Venable or Yvette W. Glover, residents of South Mountain Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Union.

So when they heard of the “Senior” Prom for older adults being held at Overlook Medical Center, it seemed like a ...

After 10 Drownings in One Month, Authorities Provide Tips to Avoid Water-Related Tragedies

Within one month, authorities have reported 10 drowning deaths alone in New Jersey.

July 17: A 2-year-old drowned in a home swimming pool in Galloway
July 17: A 12-year-old drowned at the Sandy Hook beach
July 10: A 4-year-old died after being pulled from a lake in Ocean View
July 9: A 6-year-old drowned in a hotel pool in Wildwood
June 22: A 17-year-old died after being pulled from ...

Overlook Medical Center, Other Atlantic Health System Hospitals Seek Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial Participants

SUMMIT, NJ - When treated in its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is over 90 percent. Unfortunately, only 15 percent of cases are found at this early stage due to ovarian cancer's non-specific symptoms and lack of available early detection tests.

When discovered at a more advanced stage, the ovarian cancer survival rate can be as low as 18 ...

Mosquito Spraying Tonight in Union

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for adult mosquitoes tonight, Wed., July 19, in Union in the areas of Brighton St., Gifford Ct., Rahway Ave., and Salem Road.

The spraying will take place between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (weather permitting).

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Office of Mosquito Control ...

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Help with Daily Tasks is Available to Eligible Union County Residents

August 20, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents with permanent physical disabilities that they may be eligible for assistance under the Personal Assistance Services Program, a statewide program designed to foster independent living.

“The Personal Assistance Services Program has been making a meaningful difference in the lives of Union County residents for more than 30 ...