See all homes sold in Union County, May 29 to June 5
The following is a listing of all home transfers in Union County reported from May 29 to June 5. There were 73 transactions posted during this time. During this period, the median sale for the area was a 1,702-square-foot home on Revoir Drive in Rahway that sold for $547,100. Berkeley...
Lotto Ticket Sold At Union County 7-Eleven Nets $10K
The two players matched four of the white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawing, winning a third-tier prize. The tickets were sold at a Wawa in Manahawkin and a 7-Eleven in Union. The winning numbers for the Friday, June 2, drawing were: 03, 16, 19, 36 and 60. The...
Author and County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Visits Mountainside Active Retirees
The Mountainside Active Retirees hosted, Joanne Rajoppi, Union County Clerk and author at their May 9th meeting. Ms. Rajoppi topic was about her most recently published book (her third) “Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War, The Wives and Daughters of the Brunswick Boys”. Ms. Rajoppi...
Union County Celebrates the 33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a Fun Night Out with the New York Red Bulls
Union County, New Jersey, is inviting residents to an event at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on July 8, 2023, to celebrate the 33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Volunteers Needed for Ashbrook Reservation Adopt-A-Park Event in Union County
The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Parks and Recreation are seeking volunteers for the Ashbrook Reservation Adopt-A-Park event on June 17, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Union County Commemorates Juneteenth with Flag Raising and Movie Presentation
The Union County Board of County Commissioners are hosting two events in honor of Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The first event is a free movie presentation of “The Woman King” at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on June 17, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. The second event is the fourth annual Juneteenth Flag raising ceremony on June 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. The Juneteenth Flag was created in 1997 to commemorate June 19, 1865, when the citizens of Galveston, Texas were finally notified about the abolition of slavery.
Rails-to-Trails Project from Roselle Park to Kenilworth to Get $1.5 Million for Improvements
ROSELLE PARK/KENILWORTH, NJ —The Rahway Valley Rails-to-Trails Project will receive $1.5 million in funding to improve the trails for pedestrians and bicyclists. The money was awarded to Union County from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The project will create trails from the abandoned Rahway Valley Railroad section, which stretches from Roselle Park to Kenilworth. The trails will connect communities, businesses, shopping and recreational opportunities, according to a release from Union County. “On behalf of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, we are grateful to the NJDOT for their commitment to creating vibrant and sustainable transportation alternatives that enrich our communities,” Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados said in a news release. “The Rahway Valley Rails-to-Trails Project paves the way for a brighter future, where safe and accessible multi-use trails bring people together, boost local businesses, create jobs and unlock the beauty of Union County.” Union County says the the conversion of the Rahway Valley Railroad into an active greenway trail will give residents more opportunities to exercise in and explore their community.
New Jersey Department of Transportation Announces $1.5 Million Funding for the County of Union’s Rahway Valley Rails-to-Trails Project
The Union County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has awarded the County of Union $1,500,000 in funding from the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program for the Rahway Valley Rails-to-Trails Project. The Rahway Valley Rails-to-Trails Project will create safe multi-use trails...
Air Quality Alert Issued for Nutley Area Through Wednesday Night
NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a brush fire spread alert for Tuesday, June 6. At the same time, the NJ Department of Environment Protect (NJDEP) issued an Air Quality Action Day for Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Union counties through midnight Wednesday. Low humidity and breezy conditions make conditions perfect for the spread of brush fires. Often thought of as something that happens only in rural areas, Suburban and urban areas of the region are susceptible to brush fires in areas like utility rights of way, along roadways, and dry grassy areas around commercial buildings. An Air Quality Action day is related to airborne particulate matter. Readers may have noticed the hazy sunrise this morning caused by smoke from wildfires in eastern Canada. The Air Quality Action Day is for Tues. June 6 and Wed. June 7. The NJDEP expects the levels of fine particulates to rise into the unhealthy category for sensitive groups today and Wednesday. Sensitive individuals, including those with heart or lung disease, the elderly, and the young should limit strenuous activities and the amount of time active outdoors.
Kenilworth's Fearvana Yoga to Host Salute to the Sun Event
KENILWORTH, NJ - On Wednesday, June 21, Fearvana Yoga will present it's ninth annual Salute to the Sun - The Big 108. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Cranford, at Roosevelt Park. Yoga studios from Union County and further will be coming together as one, to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on Summer Solstice by saluting the sun on the longest day of the year. The tradition of performing 108 sun salutations will not only take grit, will-power, and strength, but the challenge will awaken the senses. "The energy will be inspiring, and true community will radiate throughout Roosevelt Park" the Fearvana Yoga team...
Union County Ticket Wins $10K Mega Millions Lottery Prize
UNION, NJ — A Union County ticket was among two that won the $10,000 Mega Millions third-tier prize for the Friday, June 2, drawing. Those tickets were purchased at the 7-Eleven at 2264 Morris Ave. in Union and the Wawa at 320 Route 72 E. in Manahawkin. Both tickets...
Overnight milling and paving of Summit Avenue begins Monday, June 12
Union County will begin milling and paving operations on Summit Avenue between Route 24 and Morris Avenue on Monday, June 12, 2023. Work will be performed overnight between the hours of 7PM and 6AM for approximately six nights, weather permitting. Work will include milling, paving, and striping of the road. Sections of Summit Avenue will be fully closed when crews are working in the area. Detours will be in effect and police will be onsite to direct traffic. Parking will be prohibited within the work zone on Summit Avenue during milling and paving operations. If it is necessary to leave cars on neighboring side streets overnight, please submit a request to the Summit Police Department online to avoid being ticketed.
Union Celebrates Its Pride
UNION, NJ – Recognizing the impact the LGBTQ+ community have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally, Union hosted its Annual Pride Month Flag raising in front of Town Hall Saturday afternoon. Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo said, “Pride Month is not just a time to celebrate love, but to focus on the embodiment of pride, the strength of the LGBTQ community, and our town’s commitment to LGBTQ rights and equality. It’s a time to promote equality and stand against discrimination and prejudice. “This Pride Month, let us continue to fight for a world where everyone can be their true selves, without fear of...
MBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Union County
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Union County. According to MBI, the Union County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a domestic disturbance at a home on MS-349 Saturday. Once on the scene, the suspect pointed a gun a the deputies. The deputies...
Linden Police Department Bicycle Rodeo a Huge Success
Linden, NJ- Bicycle safety and having a good time was accomplished by the Linden Police Department. They partnered with the Union County Police Department Traffic Safety Education Program for this event. It was held at Dr. Martin Luther King Park (4th Ward) on Saturday from 8 am- 12 noon.There were bicycle activities, giveaways, bike safety check and an obstacle course. Christine Marcantonio Union County Traffic Safety Education Coordinator stated, "The County has partnered with Linden Police Department on numerous programs. Today we have provided bicycle helmets funded by the N.J. Division of Traffic Safety and sponsored by the Union County Board of Commissioners. We make sure all the kids are properly fitted for bike helmets and teach them about bicycle safety education. Sgt. Monica Oliveria, said" Today we are doing our Annual Bike Rodeo. We have partnered with the County of Union for this event. They have supplied us helmets and alot of education that we need for this event. The kids are having a good time!
Authorities investigate afternoon fatal shooting in N.J. city
Detectives are investigating a shooting that turned fatal in an industrial section of Elizabeth on Wednesday afternoon, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel said. City police responded to reports of gunshots near the 700 block of Dowd Avenue at 1:23 p.m., officials said. Officers located a 44-year-old man who had...
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