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Watchung Stable Closed for 3 Weeks Due to Horse Disease

April 6, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable will be closed to the public for the next three weeks after one of its a horses tested positive to the EHM infection, according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation.

The virus does not affect humans and other domestic animals, with the exception of llamas and alpacas, according to the ...

Police Identify Victim from Early Morning Shooting in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Police have identified Daniel Louis 26, of Irvington as the person shot and killed at the scene of the previously reported overnight shooting in Elizabeth. 

According to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Michael Sheets, Elizabeth police were in the area of the 1100 block of Elizabeth Ave. at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, when two officers heard gunshots ...

First Egg of the Season for Union County Falcons

UNION COUNTY, NJ - For the past 13 years, peregrine falcons have raised their families high above the streets of midtown Elizabeth, on the roof of the 17-story County courthouse tower.

According to a County social media post Thursday morning, the mom and dad welcomed their first egg of the 2018 season earlier today.  Look closely and you'll see mom inside the nest. Dad is perched ...

“A Tisket, a Tasket”- Roselle Active Seniors Donate Easter Baskets to Trinitas’ Adolescent Patients

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Last week, the Roselle Active Seniors, who range in age from 50 to almost 100, gathered at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center to assemble Easter baskets to be donated to children who are part of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth. 

When Pamela Rey talks about her group, she likes to say we’re ...

Information on Parking and Traffic for Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event

UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union.

Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall in an anti-gun violence march.

Parking will be available in the following ...

Springfield Fire Department Delivers Baby on West I-78

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.  

Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, and quickly recognized that the woman would be unable to make it to the hospital in time for ...

Margaret Salisbury of Union Receives Women of Excellence Award

GARWOOD, NJ – Union resident Margaret Salisbury was one of several Union County women honored with a 2018 Women of Excellence Award at an event Friday night.

The event, hosted by the Commission on the Status of Women and sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, honors women in different fields.  Salisbury received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to ...

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

Meet Scotch Plains Resident John McPartlan, Grand Marshal of the Union Co. St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sat, Mar. 10

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Meet John McPartlan, Scotch Plains resident and grand marshal of the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade, which steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

A native of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with roots in Co. Leitrim and Mayo, he attended Bishop Ford HS in Brooklyn and St. John’s University in Queens. He moved to New Jersey after ...

Mountain Biking in Watchung Reservation Revisited at Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate.

Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of the Union County Chapter of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association (JORBA), raised the ...

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