For Immediate Release: August 2, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Mary Lynn Williams, 908-527-4106

New “UC Connected” Videos on County Video Channel


Elizabeth, NJ - From band saws to birds, several new videos are now available on the Union County Video Channel, The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce.

The County’s Video Channel can be accessed on the web at ucnj.org. The new videos include a “History of the Union County Vocational-Technical School,” a vignette which chronicles the evolution of the vo-tech program from an underutilized facility to the nationally recognized, award winning program it is today.

Viewers can also get a glimpse of the flora and fauna that was surveyed at Rahway River Park during the 2012 Bio-Blitz.  The recently dedicated Ponderosa Farm Park video documents the partnership between the county and Scotch Plains that enabled this beautiful park to become a reality.

Produced by the Office of Public Information, UC Connected features videos that promote, highlight or introduce events, programs and services offered by the Board of Freeholders.

“The video channel is a great way for the county to keep our residents informed of all the county has to offer,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.  “We encourage our residents to visit the video channel often to view the numerous stories there.”

Direct access to the video page is at http://ucnj.org/videochannel/.

The Office of Public Information has produced 48 UC Connected videos, ranging from highlights of the Union County Means Business series to the dedication of the Mastodon Exhibit at the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The County’s immensely popular Mobile Shredding service was also captured on film for one segment.

Additional Video Channel programming includes current and archived editions of Freeholder Forum and Vintage Views, as well as, county relevant news stories, courtesy of News 12.

For more information on any Union County press release, please contact Sebastian D’Elia, Communications Director for the County of Union, or a designee listed at the top of this press release. Please join the County of Union online at www.ucnj.org, on Facebook at www.ucnj.org/facebook, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/countyofunionnj.