News Archive 2011


December 2011
December 29, 2011 ‘Beyond Just Riding’ Classes about Horses
Are Offered at Watchung Stable
December 29, 2011 Lenape Park Deer Management Program to Start Monday, January 9
December 28, 2011 Steps to Health and Wealth™ Online Challenge Begins January 15th
December 28, 2011 ‘Kiddie Clinics’ about Horses Are Offered
at Watchung Stable Beginning Jan. 14
December 28, 2011 Union County Renewable Energy Program is Up and Running
December 23, 2011 PHOTO: Menorah Lighting
December 22, 2011 Linden Fire Recruit Honored at Graduation
December 22, 2011 Hillside Fire Recruit Honored at Graduation
December 21, 2011 700 Union County Vo-Tech Students Honored by American Cancer Society
December 20, 2011 Union County Baseball Hall of Fame Gains Four New Members, Feb. 12, at 76th Annual Hot Stove League Dinner
December 20, 2011 Take the Guesswork out of Travel with New Union County “ConneXions”
December 20, 2011 PHOTOS: Freeholders Mirabella and Carter Join with
Plainfield Dairy Queen for Gifts to Children in Need
December 20, 2011 Union County Government Hosts 155th
Annual Reorganization on Sunday, Jan. 8th, Noon
December 20, 2011 FEMA: “Resolve To Be Ready!”
December 19, 2011 Union County Utilities Deal Will Save $100 Million for County and Local Municipalities
December 16, 2011 PHOTO Freeholders Congratulate Union County College Mens Soccer Team
December 15, 2011 Cranford Troop 80 Scouts Help Master Gardeners Fight Hunger in Union County
December 15, 2011 National Passport Center Praises Quality of Service
at Union County Clerk’s Westfield Passport Office
December 14, 2011 PHOTO:Union County Sheriff Froehlich Thanks
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for “Tree of Hope” Donations
December 13, 2011 Beginners Are Encouraged to Learn Horseback Riding with Union County’s Watchung Mounted Troop; Registration for Spring Classes Begins January 3rd
December 9, 2011 Union County 4-H Adds Home-Made Charm to Holidays
December 8, 2011 Paintings by Martha Noriette Garcia on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
December 7, 2011 PHOTO: Maya Nisani Named the 2011 Municipal Volunteer of the Year from Springfield
December 7, 2011 PHOTO: Amy Reithel Named 2011 Municipal Volunteer of the Year from Kenilworth
December 7, 2011 PHOTO: Ms. Queen King Named 2011 Municipal Volunteer of the Year from Hillside
December 7, 2011 PHOTO: Rev. Manuel Donelson Named the 2011 Municipal Volunteer of the Year from Linden
December 5, 2011 Union County Menorah and Tree Lighting Celebration
December 2, 2011 Honoring Plainfield’s Oldest Veteran
November 2011
November 28, 2011 High School Hockey Tournament Begins Dec. 5 at Warinanco Park Ice Skating Rink
November 23, 2011 Union County Sheriff’s Officers Seek “Tree of Hope” Donations for Kids in Need
November 23, 2011 Teachers Can Learn about Schoolyard Enhancement at ‘WILD School Sites’ Workshop at Trailside, Dec. 8
November 22, 2011 Government Officials from Wenzhou, China Visit Union County
November 22, 2011 Dedication of Robert E. Jeans Veterans Memorial Park in Kenilworth
November 21, 2011 Union County Vo-Tech Students Make Ivy League News
November 18, 2011 Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Freeholders Gallery
November 18, 2011 Children Try Their Luck at Shooting Pucks in “Thanksgiving Score-O Challenge” Family Fun at Warinanco Ice Skating Center, Nov. 26
November 18, 2011 Make Easy, Creative Holiday Gifts with Union County 4-H
November 17, 2011 UNION COUNTY PRODUCES NEW CYBER SAFETY DVD AVAILABLE FREE FOR PARENTS New dvd, entitled “Internet Safety, Cyber Bullying and Social Networking” produced through partnership with Union County Prosecutor’s Office
November 16, 2011 Learn How “Choose My Plate” Helps Prevent Disease, Save Money
November 15, 2011 Union County 4-H Offers New Science Program for Afterschool Providers
November 15, 2011 Usher in the Holidays at Trailside Nature & Science Center’s Nature Craft Show, Tree and Menorah Lighting, Dec. 4
November 15, 2011 Freeholder Board Recognizes Hundreds for Service in Union County Parks
November 14, 2011 NJTPA Funds Clean Construction Equipment in Urban Areas
November 10, 2011 Report Crime Tips Anonymously, by Text or Online
November 4, 2011 Workshop at Scotch Plains Library Explains How to Design Displays of Historical Artifacts, Nov. 17
November 4, 2011 Big Lots! Opens in Elizabeth
November 4, 2011 Union County Vo-Tech Students Honored in National Merit Scholarship Program
November 3, 2011 Improvements Ahead for Children’s Recreation in Union County
October 2011
October 31, 2011 Disaster Recovery Center in Cranford to Close Wednesday
October 31, 2011 Union County Extension Helps High School Students Build Flood-Busting Garden
October 30, 2011 Storm Related Press Release, Updated on Sunday
Union County Storm Update
October 29, 2011 Storm Related Press Release:
Governor Chris Christie Declares Statewide Weather State of Emergency
October 29, 2011 Storm Related Press Release:
PSE&G fall storm update: Oct. 29, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.
October 29, 2011 Storm Related Press Release:
PSE&G fall storm update: Oct. 29, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.
October 28, 2011 Linden Library Plaque Dedication
October 27, 2011 PHOTO: Community Access Unlimited 31th Annual Gala Dinner Dance Celebration (3)
October 27, 2011 PHOTO: Community Access Unlimited 31th Annual Gala Dinner Dance Celebration (2)
October 27, 2011 PHOTO: Community Access Unlimited 31th Annual Gala Dinner Dance Celebration (1)
October 27, 2011 Learn to Make Herbal Remedies at Trailside, Nov. 9
October 26, 2011 Union County Clerk Offers Veterans Honorable Discharge Cards
October 25, 2011 Union County Opens New Section of East Coast Greenway Bike Trail
October 24, 2011 Registration for Group Ice Skating Lessons and Hockey Clinics
at Warinanco Ice Skating Center Begins Nov. 3
October 24, 2011 PHOTO: Clark Public Library Celebrates 50 Years
October 24, 2011 PHOTO: 13th Annual Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Day
October 24, 2011 PHOTO: Berkeley Heights Receives Kids Recreation Trust Fund Grant
October 24, 2011 “Discover Dinosaurs” Family Program at Trailside, Nov. 2
October 21, 2011 PHOTO: November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in Union County
October 21, 2011 Photographs by Sherman Feller of Fanwood on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
October 21, 2011 Union County Residents Get Moving with Nationally Recognized Wellness Program
October 21, 2011 FEMA Extends New Jersey Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance
October 21, 2011 Celebrate Native American History Month at Trailside
October 21, 2011 Improvements in Store for Rahway River Parkway in Cranford
October 21, 2011 Warinanco Ice Skating Center Opens for 50th Season, Oct. 29
October 19, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Supports the Linden Halloween Parade
October 19, 2011 Teachers Can Learn about the Importance of Water
at “Project WET” Workshop at Trailside, Nov. 3
October 19, 2011 Union County 4-H Horse Club Seeks Youth Members
October 18, 2011 County Clerk Extends Office Hours for Voters, Nov. 5
October 18, 2011 “Greening Union County” Grants Will Help Plant Trees in Local Neighborhoods
October 18, 2011 PHOTO: Reeves-Reed Arboretum Receives Preserve Union County Grant
October 18, 2011 PHOTO: Kenilworth Historical Society Receives Preserve Union County Grant
October 17, 2011 PHOTO: Liberty Hall Receives Preserve Union County Grant
October 17, 2011 Family Programs & Activities Are Plentiful
on Saturdays at Trailside Nature & Science Center
October 17, 2011 New Jersey’s Role in the Civil War Will Be Examined at Liberty Hall Museum in Union, Oct. 29
October 14, 2011 Photography Course at Trailside Teaches Adults
the Basics of Digital Photography, Oct. 22
October 14, 2011 Union County Freeholder Board Approves $500,000 to Restore Historic Sites
October 14, 2011 “Civil War Women: Their Roles & Legacies”
Historical Lecture at Trailside, Oct. 20
October 14, 2011 Grand Re-Opening of Masker’s Barn in Deserted Village
Will Be a Highlight of ‘Four Centuries in a Weekend,’ Oct. 15-16
October 12, 2011 Voluntary Organizations Providing Help To Disaster Survivors
October 11, 2011 SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Plainfield
October 11, 2011 Union County Paratransit System Wins
Statewide Recognition for Outstanding Service
October 7, 2011 Union County Announces a New Location for Household
Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Rahway, Oct. 29
October 7, 2011 Vote By Mail in Union County
October 5, 2011 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment and Shred Old Personal Documents in New Providence, Oct. 22
October 5, 2011 Explore the World of Rocks, Minerals, Fossils & Gems
at Trailside Nature & Science Center, Oct. 15 – 16
October 4, 2011 Union County Vo-Tech Receives $2,500 Grant from Investors Bank Foundation
October 4, 2011 Two Union County Vo-Tech Schools Named Among Best in Nation
October 3, 2011 Union County History Comes Alive during “Four Centuries in a Weekend,” Oct. 15-16
October 3, 2011 David Toma, “Greatest Policeman Alive,” to Lead Third Annual County of Union Columbus Day Flag Raising Event in Elizabeth on Friday, October 7th, 1:30 P.M.
September 2011
September 30, 2011 “Art in the Gardens” Features Music & Dance at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, Oct. 7-10
September 30, 2011 “Celebrate Food Day” Reveals the Secrets of Making Great Fast Food at Home
September 29, 2011 Enjoy Columbus Day with “Phenomenal Physics”
Matinee Program at Trailside, October 10
September 28, 2011 Photo: 30th Annual Union County Harvest Festival
at Trailside Nature and Science Center
September 28, 2011 Free Watershed Presentations Offered by Union County and AmeriCorps
September 28, 2011 Foreclosure Forum Attendees Given Guidance, Free Resources, Hope
September 27, 2011 Construction Begins on New Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course
September 23, 2011 Crafters Wanted for 28th Annual Nature Craft Show
at Trailside Nature & Science Center, Dec. 4
September 22, 2011 Photo: Paul Rodgers Performs at MusicFest
September 22, 2011 Photo: Neon Trees Performs at MusicFest
September 22, 2011 Photo: Blondie Performs at MusicFest
September 21, 2011 Union County Extends Snap Food Benefit Application Process Two Additional Days For Hurricane Victims
September 21, 2011 PHOTO: Passport Fair at County Clerk’s Westfield Office
September 21, 2011 Photo: “ShopRite Partners In Caring Day”
September 21, 2011 Learn to Cook Root Vegetables with Chef Melody at Trailside, Oct. 3
September 20, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Department of Human Service’s “Care for Neighbors”
September 20, 2011 PHOTO: Harvest Contest at the Union County Fair
September 19, 2011 Union County Clerk Offers New Service for “Vote By Mail” Ballot Applicants at Westfield Office for Nov. 8 General Election
September 16, 2011 PHOTO: General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee of Linden
September 16, 2011 Trailside Offers Tuesday Evening Gentle Yoga Series Beginning Sept. 27
September 16, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Police PBA Local 73 Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity
September 16, 2011 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions Lifted for Impacted Towns in Essex and Union Counties
September 16, 2011 Early American History & Culture Come to Life
at Union County’s 30th Annual Harvest Festival, Sept. 25
September 15, 2011 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains, Sept. 24
September 15, 2011 Union County to Hold POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony
September 14, 2011 New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Warns of “Financial Recovery Awards” Scam Reaching Flood Victims
September 14, 2011 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available To New Jerseyans
September 14, 2011 PHOTO: FEMA Meeting for Non-Profits and Government Agencies
September 14, 2011 Art under Construction for 2011 Union County Fair
September 14, 2011 PHOTOS: Union County Removes Flood Debris in Cranford
September 13, 2011 Travel and Parking Tips for the 2011 Union County Fair Featuring MusicFest
September 13, 2011 Help Care for Neighbors at the Union County Fair
September 13, 2011 County Manager Faella Announces Corrective Action Plan
for the 2011 Union County Fair Featuring Musicfest
September 12, 2011 Public Advised to be Alert for West-Central New Jersey Deer That May Have A Virus; Disease Cannot be Transmitted to People
September 12, 2011 PHOTO: Union County September 11th Memorial (2)
September 12, 2011 PHOTO: Union County September 11th Memorial (1)
September 12, 2011 County and State Officials Will Provide Guidance on Foreclosure Issues, Free Resources at Free Public Forum
September 12, 2011 Union County Hosts “Adopt-A-Trail” Orientation Meeting for Potential Trail Stewards, Sept. 24
September 9, 2011 Union County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center opening September 10th
September 9, 2011 Tickets Are Available for Evening Hay Rides & Family Fun Around the Campfire at Trailside Nature & Science Center
September 9, 2011 Union County Hurricane Victims May Be Eligible For Food Benefit
September 8, 2011 Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Les Malamut Gallery in Union Public Library
September 8, 2011 Five Days of Family Fun at the Union County Fair Featuring MusicFest
September 7, 2011 All Are Invited to Union County September 11 Commemoration
September 6, 2011 Union County Residents Invited to Submit Nominees for 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards
September 6, 2011 Information for Small Businesses on Flood Recovery Assistance
September 6, 2011 Rahway Senior Center Art Class Paintings on Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery
September 4, 2011 Union County Receives FEMA Declaration
September 2, 2011 FEMA Officials Visit Flood Damaged Areas of Union County
September 2, 2011 Irene Creates Blood Emergency
September 1, 2011 Union County Alerts Residents to Consumer Issues in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene
September 1, 2011 Union County Commemorates the Civil War
September 1, 2011 Union County Statement on New Jersey State Disaster Declaration
September 1, 2011 Passport Fair at County Clerk’s Westfield Office
Offers Free Photo with Application, Saturday, Sept. 17
August 2011
August 31, 2011 County Officials Work with PSE&G and JCP&L to Speed-Up the Restoration of Power to Residents
August 31, 2011 Union County Advises Residents on Hazards of Standing Water from Hurricane Irene
August 31, 2011 Union County Fair Celebrates Home Gardeners
August 30, 2011 Hurricane Recovery Progressing in Union County
August 29, 2011 Union County Awards 43 “HEART” Grants
August 29, 2011 Union County Advises Residents of FEMA Assistance Process
August 29, 2011 Union County Asks Residents to Remain on Alert in Aftermath of Hurricane Irene
August 28, 2011 Countywide State of Emergency is Rescinded
August 28, 2011 UNION COUNTY CONTINUES RESPONSE IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IRENE
August 25, 2011 Union County Office of Emergency Management Advises Residents of Hurricane & Flood Watch
August 25, 2011 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Linden, Sept. 15
August 24, 2011 Join the Master Gardeners of Union County for Community Service with a Smile
August 24, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Sheriff’s Youth Academy Graduation
August 24, 2011 “Family Fun & Flix” concludes with Disney-Pixar
Movie “Finding Nemo” at Warinanco Park, Sept. 9
August 24, 2011 Still Time to Join the Union County Master Tree Stewards
August 23, 2011 Union County 4-H Fashion Design and Sewing Club Seeks a Mentor
August 19, 2011 Trailside’s Evening Nature Walks and Meditation
for Adults Continue on Wednesday, August 24
August 19, 2011 Residents are Asked to Help Keep Mosquito Population Under Control
August 19, 2011 Union County Surrogate Warns Residents to Check Bank Payable on Death Policy
August 18, 2011 Union County and KemperSports Announce New TaylorMade Performance Lab at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, N.J.
August 18, 2011 Free Concert by The Nerds at Oak Ridge Park, August 31
August 18, 2011 Daniel P. Sullivan Appointed Interim Executive
Director of Union County Utilities Authority
August 17, 2011 New Equipment Coming to the Loop Playground at Watchung Reservation
August 12, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Freeholders College for Teens
August 8, 2011 Union County’s Peregrine Falcon Chicks Prepare to Take Flight
August 5, 2011 Union County Fair Helps Fight Cancer with Rock On! Walkathon and 5K Rock ‘n’ Run
August 5, 2011 Harvest Contest Celebrates Union County’s Best
August 5, 2011 Union County Youth Program Gives Teens Valuable Work Experience
August 4, 2011 Archery Safety Lessons Are Available at Oak Ridge Park in Clark
August 4, 2011 Photographs by Charlene Rieger-Velli of Linden on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
August 4, 2011 Union County Senior Art Show Winners on Exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery
August 4, 2011 Union County 4-H Dog Club Seeks a Leader
August 4, 2011 Free Concert by “Parrotbeach” at Echo Lake Park, August 24
August 3, 2011 Union County Sheriff’s Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted
or Kidnapping, Carjacking and Other Offenses
August 3, 2011 Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at the NJ Blood Center in Scotch Plains
August 3, 2011 Monmouth University Poll: Residents Love Quality Of Life In Union County
August 3, 2011 Union County Commemorates Tenth Anniversary of September 11 at Echo Lake Park
August 3, 2011 PHOTO: National Night Out in Union County
August 3, 2011 Love the Outdoors? Join the Union County Master Tree Stewards this Fall
August 2, 2011 “Family Fun & Flix” includes a Classic Car Show
Before the Movie, “Cars,” at Echo Lake Park, August 19
August 2, 2011 Joe Fischer, Magician Extraordinaire, Brings ‘Hocus Pocus’
to the Wednesday Matinee Series at Trailside, August 17
August 2, 2011 Free Concert by “Almost Queen” at Oak Ridge Park, August 17
August 1, 2011 Trailside’s Evening Nature Walks and Meditation
for Adults Continue on Wednesdays, August 17 & 24
August 1, 2011 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Union, August 13
August 1, 2011 County Designates the first week of August as “Emergency Preparedness Week”
August 1, 2011 Freeholders Appoint Alfred Faella as New County Manager
July 2011
July 29, 2011 PHOTO: Freeholders Honor Westfield High School Wrestler Christian Barber
July 29, 2011 Kids Kingdom Traveling Jubilee Brings Fun Activities
for Children to Mattano Park in Elizabeth, August 13
July 29, 2011 PHOTO: Freeholders Congratulate Beverly Chiu of Springfield
July 29, 2011 PHOTO: Freeholders Congratulate Ariel Morel of Plainfield
July 28, 2011 Young Musicians Will Rock Union County MusicFest 2011
July 28, 2011 “Family Fun & Flix” Will Show a Movie, “Finding Nemo,” at Meisel Park in Springfield, August 9
July 28, 2011 Free Concert by JoBonanno & the Godsons
Brings Jersey Shore Soul to Oak Ridge Park, August 10
July 27, 2011 Jungle Jon, “The Lizard Guy,” Brings His Menagerie
to the Wednesday Matinee Series at Trailside, August 10
July 26, 2011 Join a Union County Celebration of National Night Out
July 25, 2011 Union County Red Ribbon Day Moved to Oak Ridge Park
July 21, 2011 “Family Fun & Flix” Joins Up with National Night Out
to Show Movie, “G-Force,” at Meisel Park, August 2
July 20, 2011 Magician Steve Johnson Brings His “Magic Variety Show”
to the Wednesday Matinee Series at Trailside, August 3
July 20, 2011 Free Concert by The British Invasion Tribute
Brings Sounds of the ‘60s to Oak Ridge Park, August 3
July 20, 2011 Union County Sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, August 6
July 20, 2011 Union County and Honeywell Host Green Boot Camp for Teachers
July 20, 2011 Keeping Cool in Union County
July 19, 2011 Union County Manager George Devanney Announces
Retirement After Three Decades of Public Service
July 18, 2011 Additional Videos Highlighting Services and Summer Programs are Available for Viewing
July 15, 2011 Wednesday Matinee Series Puts “Kids in Motion” at Trailside with Jo Jo Russell, July 27
July 15, 2011 Free Concert by the Full Count Big Band at Echo Lake Park
July 15, 2011 “Family Fun & Flix” at Warinanco Park Includes the Movie, “Kung Fu Panda,” July 26
July 13, 2011 Evening Nature Walks and Meditation at Trailside this Summer
July 13, 2011 Union County Housing Fair Offers Free, Reliable Guidance
July 12, 2011 Monte Carlo Casino Day, a hit at Runnells Specialized Hospital
July 12, 2011 Union County MusicFest 2011 Adds Collective Soul, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and The Smithereens
July 7, 2011 Discover What the Watchung Stable in Mountainside Has to Offer during Public Open House, July 24
July 7, 2011 Union County Committee Seeks Civil War Artifacts
July 7, 2011 “Family Fun & Flix” at Warinanco Park Includes Basketball Fun and the Movie, “Space Jam,” July 19
July 6, 2011 Wednesday Matinee Series Continues at Trailside with “Super Circus Stuff,” July 20
July 6, 2011 Union County Police Officers Recognized for Uncovering International Luxury Car Theft Ring
July 6, 2011 Union County Participates In “Jersey Fresh” Senior Farmer’s Market Voucher Program
July 5, 2011 PHOTO: 88th Annual Central Jersey Fourth of July Parade in Plainfield
July 5, 2011 Free Concert by “The Kootz” at Echo Lake Park Features “Rock & Roll with Fiber,” July 20
July 5, 2011 Union County Fair Returns this Fall with Fun, Flair and MusicFest
July 5, 2011 Blondie to Perform at Union County MusicFest
July 1, 2011 Sign Up Now for Horseback Riding Classes at Union County’s Watchung Stable
July 1, 2011 Support for Caregivers Available at Runnells Specialized Hospital
July 1, 2011 “Family Fun & Flix” at Warinanco Park Includes
Science Fun and a Movie, “Despicable Me,” July 12
July 1, 2011 Kids Kingdom Traveling Jubilee Brings Fun Activities
for Children to Rahway River Park, July 9

June 2011

June 30, 2011 Union County Garden Fair Delights All Ages
June 29, 2011 Free Concert by “Tusk” at Echo Lake Park Features Music of Fleetwood Mac, July 13
June 29, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Sheriff’s First Annual Police Pistol Competition Winners
June 29, 2011 PHOTO: Opening Day at the Elizabeth Avenue Farmers Market
June 27, 2011 Trailside’s Popular Wednesday Matinee Series Begins July 13
June 27, 2011 Union County Sheriff’s Firearms Training Facility Dedicated to Chief Gene Mirabella
June 27, 2011 Union County Offers Class to Help Ease Stress, Improve Health
June 23, 2011 Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development State Public Presentation Contes
June 23, 2011 Union County Master Gardeners Help to Make a House a Home
June 22, 2011 “American Rapture” Opens Union County Summer Concert Series with Free Rock & Soul Music at Echo Lake Park, July 6
June 22, 2011 Three Union County Vo-Tech Schools Make Newsweek’s Top 500 Public High Schools List
June 21, 2011 Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Cranford Public Library
June 21, 2011 Union County offers Assistive Listening Headsets for hard of hearing residents
June 21, 2011 4-H Project Day
June 21, 2011 Union County Rape Crisis Center Seeks Volunteers
June 20, 2011 Registration Deadline Extended to June 29 for Union County Summer Youth League Baseball
June 17, 2011 Union County Pools Open for Summer Swimming;
Register Now for Swimming Lessons That Begin July 5
June 16, 2011 Bio-Blitz 2011
June 16, 2011 PHOTO: New Jersey Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association Honors Union County Sheriff
June 14, 2011 Photographs by Heather Cajamarca of Roselle Park on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
June 13, 2011 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains, June 25
June 13, 2011 Union County Renewable Energy Program To Provide Clean Energy and Cost Savings
June 10, 2011 “Family Fun & Flix” in Union County Parks Begins June 24
at Briant Park with “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”
June 10, 2011 PHOTO: Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey
June 10, 2011 Photo: Mother Seton High School Students Honored for Literary Magazine
June 10, 2011 Union County Announces 2011 Resurfacing Projects
June 10, 2011 Quick Start for New Union County EMS Pilot Project
June 9, 2011 Relief from the Heat for Union County Residents
June 9, 2011 Fitch Assigns AAA Bond Rating To Union County, Outlook Stable
June 9, 2011 PHOTO: 2011 Union County Senior Art Show (7)
June 9, 2011 PHOTO: 2011 Union County Senior Art Show (6)
June 9, 2011 PHOTO: 2011 Union County Senior Art Show (5)
June 9, 2011 PHOTO: 2011 Union County Senior Art Show (4)
June 9, 2011 PHOTO: 2011 Union County Senior Art Show (3)
June 9, 2011 PHOTO: 2011 Union County Senior Art Show (2)
June 9, 2011 PHOTO: 2011 Union County Senior Art Show (1)
June 8, 2011 PHOTO: Summit Firefighters Graduate Union County Fire Training Academy
June 8, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Fire Training Academy Graduation
June 8, 2011 Union County Surrogate Urges Residents to Check Bank Safe Deposit Box Policy
June 7, 2011 Union County Employee Artists Show Work at Freeholders Gallery
June 7, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Rhythm and Blues by the Brook (3)
June 7, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Rhythm and Blues by the Brook (2)
June 7, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Rhythm and Blues by the Brook (1)
June 3, 2011 Support for Caregivers Available at Runnells Specialized Hospital
June 1, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Sheriff’s Office K9 Training Academy Graduation
June 1, 2011 PHOTO: Fanwood-Scotch Plains Girl Scouts Gold Awards

May 2011

May 31, 2011 PHOTO: John Haggerty of Elizabeth Presented with Bronze Star
May 31, 2011 Applications Are Available for the Union County Local Arts Grant Program
May 31, 2011 Photo: Elizabeth Exempt Firemen’s Association’s Annual Memorial Service
May 31, 2011 PHOTO: Memorial Day
May 31, 2011 County Office of Emergency Management Encourages Residents of “Severe Storm” Preparedness
May 27, 2011 Union County Sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, June 11
May 26, 2011 Watchung Stable Hosts “Date Night” Horseback Ride, June 5
May 26, 2011 Chicks Hatched to Peregrine Falcon
May 25, 2011 PHOTO: Municipal Clerks Week
May 25, 2011 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Rahway, June 9
May 24, 2011 David A. Steinberg to Discuss His Adventure Book,
“Hiking the Road to Ruins,” at Trailside, June 9
May 24, 2011 Union County Hosts 7th Annual Bio-Blitz, June 10-11
May 23, 2011 Enjoy a Nature Hike on Horseback, June 2
May 23, 2011 Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Kicks off Union County Free Summer Concert Season
May 23, 2011 Plainfield School Receives Mini-Grant to Improve Children’s Nutrition
May 23, 2011 PHOTO: Officials Break Ground for Fanwood Crossing Project
May 23, 2011 PHOTO: Linden’s Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year
May 20, 2011 PHOTO: Freeholders Honor Mike Jones of Hillside
May 20, 2011 Photo: Linden Celebrates 150 Years
May 20, 2011 PHOTO: Brookside Park in Scotch Plains Reopens
May 19, 2011 Annual Fishing Derby Brings Families Together
May 16, 2011 PHOTO: Linden H.S. Wrestler Austin Frank Honored
May 16, 2011 PHOTO: Freeholders Honor Rahway Fire Capt. Michael Johns
May 16, 2011 2011 Teen Arts Exhibit Begins Countywide Tour at Springfield Public Library
May 16, 2011 Learn to Cook “Seafood at Its Best”
May 13, 2011 Municipalities Encouraged to Join UC First Alert
May 13, 2011 Linden Fire Station No. 3 Officially Opens
May 13, 2011 County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 4, for Last-Minute Mail-In Voters
May 13, 2011 A Day to Build Bonds with Families and Communities
May 13, 2011 National Police Week
May 12, 2011 UNION COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY OPENS FIRE HOUSE #3 IN LINDEN
May 12, 2011 NJTPA Endorses Local Shuttles, Mobility Programs for Federal Grant Funds
May 11, 2011 Forage for Wild Greens with “Wildman” Steve Brill at Trailside Nature & Science Center, May 28
May 11, 2011 NJTPA Program Helps Region Meet Federal Traffic Sign Guidelines
May 11, 2011 Register Now for Summer Youth League Baseball
May 10, 2011 June 20th – RUNNELLS Volunteers Guild Sale Extravaganza
May 10, 2011 Union County Wins $1.1 Million in Federal Housing
Assistance for Homeless Families with Children
May 10, 2011 PHOTO: 10th Annual Union County Employee Art Show (5)
May 10, 2011 PHOTO: 10th Annual Union County Employee Art Show (4)
May 10, 2011 PHOTO: 10th Annual Union County Employee Art Show (3)
May 10, 2011 PHOTO: 10th Annual Union County Employee Art Show (2)
May 10, 2011 PHOTO: 10th Annual Union County Employee Art Show (1)
May 10, 2011 PHOTO: May is Older Americans Month
May 10, 2011 Egyptian Cotton Sheet Spectacular at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
May 10, 2011 PHOTO: Meals On Wheels Celebrates 40 Years
May 9, 2011 Explore the Lighthouses of New Jersey with Author Trish Chambers at Trailside Nature & Science Center, May 19
May 9, 2011 Job Fair at Union County College Set for May 20th
May 6, 2011 J.A. Alexander Construction Employee Killed in Work Accident at Lenape Park in Union
May 5, 2011 Unique Evening Programs at Trailside offer Dusk-to-Dark Family Fun
May 5, 2011 Union County Master Tree Stewards Visit Berkeley Heights Public Library
May 4, 2011 Freeholder Estrada Among 100 Officials Nationwide Invited To White House to Discuss Important Policy Issues Impacting Counties
May 4, 2011 Union County Freeholder Mohamed Jalloh Selected as Co-Grand Marshall of Sierra Leone Parade Celebrating the Country’s 50th Independence Day
May 4, 2011 Union County Meals on Wheels Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary
May 4, 2011 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment in Cranford, May 21
May 2, 2011 Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association Members Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery
May 2, 2011 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Union, May 18
May 2, 2011 Photos: Cranford River Cleanup
May 2, 2011 Photo: Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association Honored
May 2, 2011 Photo: 2011 Union County Consumer Bowl Winners
May 2, 2011 Photo: 2011 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest Winners
May 2, 2011 Union County Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden
April 2011
April 28, 2011 Free Class Offers Tips on Saving Money While Eating Healthier Foods
April 28, 2011 Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Returns to Plainfield on June 4
April 26, 2011 Rain or Shine, Annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Will Blossom in Union County
April 27, 2011 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit New Providence, May 7
April 26, 2011 “Fiesta De Mayo!” Party for People with Disabilities, May 22
April 25, 2011 County to Participate in “Operation Take Back New Jersey”
April 25, 2011 Enjoy a “Night at the Museum” for Adults at Trailside Nature & Science Center, May 5
April 21, 2011 Union County to Participate in Search and Rescue Preparedness Exercise
April 21, 2011 PHOTO: Sheriff Froehlich and the Easter Bunny Visit First Children
April 21, 2011 PHOTO: Kean University Students Help with Earth Day Clean Up
April 20, 2011 Support for Caregivers Available at Runnells Specialized Hospital
April 20, 2011 Enjoy a Mother’s Day Guided Horseback Ride in Union County’s Watchung Reservation
April 20, 2011 RUNNELLS Dietitians Promote “Eat Right with Color”
April 19, 2011 Free Workshop Will Explain “HEART Grant” Application Process for Non-Profit Groups, Artists & Historians, May 12
April 19, 2011 Union County Sheriff’s Office Awarded CALEA Accreditation
April 19, 2011 Couples Enjoy “Date Night” at Watchung Stable, May 1
April 19, 2011 PHOTO: New Basketball Court Opens in Mountainside
April 18, 2011 Union County Teens Showcase Their Talents in Rahway at Union County Performing Arts Center, May 3
April 15, 2011 PHOTO: Plainfield High School Cardinal Wrestler Dawud Hicks
April 15, 2011 Photo: Plainfield High School Boys Basketball Honored
April 15, 2011 Photo: Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin
April 15, 2011 PHOTO: Community Access Unlimited Awards Night Celebration
April 15, 2011 Photo: Union County Women’s Political Caucus Honors Freeholder Carter
April 13, 2011 “Wild Earth Fest” Celebrates Nature and Conservation at Trailside Nature & Science Center, May 1
April 13, 2011 Photo: Union County College Scholarship Reception
April 13, 2011 Students Learn How to Properly Plant and Care for Trees at the Williams Nursery in Westfield
April 13, 2011 4-H Club Seeks a Leader with Horse Sense
April 13, 2011 Union County Clerk Announces New Service Making Sample Ballots for School Board Elections Accessible Online
April 12, 2011 RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital Variety Sale
April 12, 2011 Enjoy the Awards Ceremony & Exhibit of Art by Union County Employees, May 4
April 12, 2011 Mardi Gras Celebration at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
April 12, 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Party at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
April 12, 2011 PHOTO: “My County” Poster Contest Winners
April 11, 2011 ‘Passport Day in the USA’
April 11, 2011 Replica Handbags & High Fashion Jewelry at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
April 11, 2011 Women’s Boutique at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
April 8, 2011 Union County Offers History Grant Workshop, April 26: Historical Societies, Museums, Schools & Libraries Are Invited
April 7, 2011 Linen and Jewelry Sale at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
April 7, 2011 Union County Supports National Volunteer Week
April 6, 2011 Summer Camp Openings & Family Activities at Trailside Nature & Science Center
April 5, 2011 “Green Jobs” Training Program Launched to Help “Blue and White Collar” Dislocated Workers Find New Jobs
April 5, 2011 Union County Participates in Regional Emergency Preparedness Drill
April 5, 2011 Paintings by Gail Winbury of Westfield on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
April 5, 2011 Support for Caregivers Available at Runnells Specialized Hospital
April 4, 2011 PHOTO: Dr. Orlando Edreira Scholarship Fund
April 1, 2011 Forage for Wild Greens with “Wildman” Steve Brill at Trailside Nature & Science Center, April 16
April 1, 2011 Passport Applicants Need Birth Certificate with Parents’ Names: New State Department Regulation Takes Effect on April 1
April 1, 2011 PHOTO: Roselle Catholic High School student Joe Gramiak of Elizabeth – Union County Bowling Tournament Champion
April 1, 2011 Union County Sheriff’s Office Offering Pistol Range Safety Class
April 1, 2011 PHOTO: Roselle Catholic High School Boys Track Team Wins 2011 State Title
April 1, 2011 PHOTO: Roselle Catholic High School Girls Basketball Team – 2011 Union County Tournament Champions
April 1, 2011 PHOTO: Dennis Kobitz of Hillside – President of the New Jersey Association of Election Officials
April 1, 2011 Union County Sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, April 16

March 2011

March 31, 2011 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Plainfield, April 15
March 29, 2011 March Madness Shared Services Summit Video is Available for Viewing
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (10 of 10)
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (9 of 10)
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (8 of 10)
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (7 of 10)
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (6 of 10)
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (5 of 10)
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (4 of 10)
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (3 of 10)
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (2 of 10)
March 28, 2011 Photo: Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence (1 of 10)
March 25, 2011 Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program a Productive Alternative to Jail
March 25, 2011 A More Secure Energy Future for Union County
March 24, 2011 PHOTO: March 2011 is “Living Well” Month
March 23, 2011 Passport Day in the USA, Saturday, April 9: County Clerk’s Westfield Office Hosts Passport Fair
March 18, 2011 Union County Juvenile Detention Center “Transcends the Usual Stereotypes” Wins Prestigious Worldwide Archictectural Award
March 17, 2011 County Manager Appoints Veteran Finance Official As Successor to Retiring Finance Director
March 17, 2011 Union County Freeholder Board celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade (4 of 4)
March 17, 2011 Union County Freeholder Board celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade (3 of 4)
March 17, 2011 Union County Freeholder Board celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade (2 of 4)
March 17, 2011 Union County Freeholder Board celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade (1 of 4)
March 17, 2011 Trailside is Looking for Young Environmental Heroes
March 16, 2011 Free Trees for Schools Donated by Union County
March 16, 2011 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Cranford, April 2
March 16, 2011 Free Course Teaches Healthy Eating, Wise Budgeting
March 14, 2011 Wildlife Photography Contest at Trailside: “Take Only Pictures and Leave Only Footprints”
March 11, 2011 Archery Safety Lessons Are Available at Oak Ridge Park in Clark
March 10, 2011 A Night of Fun and Games to Benefit Runnells Specialized Hospital
March 10, 2011 RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital Activity Professionals Honored During National Activity Professionals’ Week
March 9, 2011 Modified Exercise Program for the Physically Challenged
Offered at Runnells Specialized Hospital
March 9, 2011 Union County 4-H Variety Club Donates Pet Food
March 8, 2011 Union County Increases Accessibility to Document on County Clerk’s Property Website
March 7, 2011 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment in New Providence, March 26
March 3, 2011 PHOTO: Read Across America in Clark (2)
March 3, 2011 PHOTO: Read Across America in Clark (1)
March 3, 2011 Youth Wellness: How Can Parents Help?
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County offers free class
March 2, 2011 PHOTO: Read Across America Event in Linden
February 2011
February 28, 2011 Home Health Aide Training Begins in March
February 25, 2011 PHOTO: Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Honorees
February 24, 2011 Photographs by Jerry F. Maurigi Jr. of Elizabeth on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
February 23, 2011 County of Union Employees & Their Families Are Invited to Exhibit Artwork
February 23, 2011 PHOTO: Heart Awareness Month
February 23, 2011 New RSS Feeds Offers Fresh Updates on Union County Services
February 22, 2011 Students Enjoy a Civics Exercise with Union County Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh
February 18, 2011 Support for Caregivers Available at Runnells Specialized Hospital
February 18, 2011 Children with Disabilities Can Discover the Plants and Animals of the Watchung Reservation at Trailside Nature & Science Center
February 17, 2011 Free Class for Coffee Drinkers
February 17, 2011 Union County Clerk Announces New Service at Westfield Office
February 17, 2011 Union County Vo-Tech Schools Enter “Parallel Universe” in Global Robotics Challenge
February 16, 2011 Annual Watchung Reservation Deer Management Program to Start Monday, February 28
February 15, 2011 PHOTO: County Engineers Breakfast
February 15, 2011 Union County Assists Municipalities with Snow Removal
February 15, 2011 March 28th … The Merchandise of Cellular Needs at Runnells Specialized Hospital
February 14, 2011 Artists 60 and Older Are Wanted for Union County Art Exhibit
February 14, 2011 Union County Offers Free Class on Saving, Investing and Surviving Tough Times
February 14, 2011 Sullivan Announces Support of Amtrak Tunnel Proposal
February 14, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Baseball Association President Honors Iozzi
February 14, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Baseball Association Hall of Fame
February 14, 2011 PHOTO: Local Athletes Honored at Annual Hot Stove League Dinner
February 14, 2011 Savings are “In the Bag” at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
February 10, 2011 Union County Website Gets User-Friendly News and Information Upgrades
February 10, 2011 Black History Month Art Exhibit on Display at Freeholders Gallery thru March 9
February 9, 2011 Ten Women Honored for Outstanding Achievement in Union County
February 7, 2011 Families Can Enjoy Outdoor Adventures on Saturdays at Trailside Nature & Science Center
February 4, 2011 Beginners Are Encouraged to Learn Horseback Riding with Union County’s Watchung Mounted Troop
February 3, 2011 Enjoy February Festivities at Trailside During Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 17-22
February 1, 2011 Union County Offers Class on Chocolate and Health
January 2011
January 31, 2011 Volunteers Needed for Teen Arts Festival, March 17-18
January 28, 2011 “Mad Science” After School Workshop Returns to Trailside, Feb. 16
January 28, 2011 Teenagers with Disabilities Can Learn Yoga Techniques at Trailside Nature & Science Center Beginning Feb. 17
January 27, 2011 County Unveils New Bomb Squad Response Vehicle
January 27, 2011 Used & New Riding Apparel on Sale at Watchung Stable in Mountainside, March 5: Drop Off Used Equestrian Gear for Consignment thru Feb. 28
January 26, 2011 Local Student Athletes Share the Spotlight at 75th Annual Hot Stove Awards Dinner, Feb. 13
January 26, 2011 PHOTO: Cranford Receives Union County Recycling Enhancement Grant
January 26, 2011 PHOTO: Plainfield Receives Union County Recycling Enhancement Grant
January 26, 2011 PHOTO: New Providence Receives Union County Recycling Enhancement Grant
January 25, 2011 PHOTO: Union Twp. Receives Union County Recycling Enhancement Grant
January 25, 2011 PHOTO: Westfield Receives Union County Recycling Enhancement Grant
January 25, 2011 Former Rahway Mayor to Run Union County Performing Arts Center
January 25, 2011 Union County Awards $150,000 for Local Recycling Projects Grant program designed to boost recycling in the 21 municipalities
January 21, 2011 Register for Summer Fun at Trailside: Lottery Drawing for Registration Begins Feb. 12
January 20, 2011 Union County Baseball Association Celebrates 75th Anniversary
January 18, 2011 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee
January 16, 2011 County Workers Conduct Safe and Fast Rescue Of 18 Escaped Horses On Route 22 In Mountainside
January 14, 2011 Union County Sponsors Black History Month Event at Historic Plainfield Quaker Meeting House, Feb. 5
January 14, 2011 County and State Officials Will Provide Guidance on Foreclosure Issues in the Spanish-Language at Free Public Forum
January 14, 2011 Support for Caregivers Available at Runnells Specialized Hospital
January 12, 2011 “Art from the Heart” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery until Jan. 28
January 11, 2011 Umpires Can Earn More in 2011: Classes for New Softball Umpires Begin Feb. 22
January 10, 2011 Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Sworn In
January 10, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Freeholder Linda Carter Sworn In
January 10, 2011 Union County Freeholder Sullivan Elected Chairman of North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
January 10, 2011 PHOTO: Freeholder Kowalski Sworn In
January 10, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich Sworn In
January 10, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Freeholder Mirabella Sworn in as Vice Chairman of the Freeholder Board
January 10, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Freeholder Sullivan Sworn In
January 10, 2011 PHOTO: Union County Freeholder Deborah Scanlon Sworn in as the 2011 Chairman of the Freeholder Board
January 10, 2011 Take the “Small Steps” Challenge to Save Money and Improve Health
January 9, 2011 Freeholder Chairman Scanlon Announces “Right Priorities for Union County” In Initiatives During 154th Annual Reorganization
January 7, 2011 PHOTO: Sheriff’s Officer Completes Police Academy Red Brick Road Physical Challenge
January 4, 2011 Quality Sheets & Towels at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital February 28th
January 4, 2011 Free Class for Coffee Drinkers
January 3, 2011 Budget-Friendly Sale… Jewels N’ More at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital

Union County Offers History Grant Workshop, April 26:
Historical Societies, Museums, Schools & Libraries Are Invited