Thursday, November 15, 2012
County Official looks forward in letter to the editor.
This has been an extraordinary time in Union County history, and we’ve seen some extraordinary things. We’ve seen the worst of the damage and destruction that a powerful storm can bring, first with Hurricane Sandy and then with the nor’easter Athena. We’ve also seen the best of human nature, as Union County residents pulled together to keep each other safe at the height of the danger. So many people have been involved in the response and recovery that it’s impossible to thank them all, so I’d just like to say that as a lifelong resident of Union County I could not be more proud to say that this place is my home. We’re not out of the woods yet. Tragically, two deaths in Union County have been attributed to the storm, and people are still …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
County residents have begun the long process of recovering from the destruction left behind by 'Frankenstorm.'
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
This photo gallery from Jim Lowney with the County of Union shows some of the widespread damage from Hurricane Sandy.
The Ralph Froehlich Public Safety Building at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The following is a press release from Union County: The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders advises residents that a free public charging station for mobile phones only is available in the lower lobby of the Ralph Froehlich Public Safety Building at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield. Only mobile phones are permitted, and they should be left off while charging. Laptops, notepads and other devices cannot be accommodated due to excessive charging times. Residents traveling to and from the Public Safety Building are urged to exercise caution and be aware that repair crews and first responders are working in the roads. Some roads are still blocked and some traffic signals are not functioning. Visitor parking, if available, is at the west …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Competition held at the Union County Sheriff’s Firearms Training Facility in Springfield.
The Union County Sheriff's office held their second pistol competition on Saturday, Oct. 13. The sheriff's office reported that 28 officers from the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Plainfield, Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park, Kean University, Hillside, Mountainside, Summit, Springfield, Kenilworth and Union County Police Departments competed. Sgt. Jerry Plum of the Plainfield Police Department won first place, Sgt. Carlo Caparruva of the Union County Sheriff’s Office took second and Sgt. William Bizun of the Linden Police Department won third.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Here are the homes sold in Union County last week.
Berkeley Heights Address: 617 Plainfield Avenue List Price: $374,900 Sold Price: $315,000 Beds/Baths: 4 bedrooms/3 bath Details: This split level has a basement and no garage. Address: 242 Garfield Street List Price: $469,000 Sold Price: $435,000 Beds/Baths: 5 bedrooms/2.1 bath Details: This split level has a two-car garage and a basement. Address: 69 Hampton Drive List Price: $522,000 Sold Price: $509,000 Beds/Baths: 4 bedrooms/2.1 bath Details: This split level has a one-car garage and a basement. Address: 65 Cambridge Drive List Price: $659,000 Sold Price: $610,000 Beds/Baths: 4 bedrooms/3 bath Details: This bi-level has a two-car garage and no basement. Clark Address: 14 Cellar Avenue List Price: $295,000 Sold Price: $277,500 Beds/…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Officials honored William Daniels of Springfield for his work with acrylic paintings.
Congratulations to William Daniels of Springfield for placing first in the non-professional acrylic category at the 2012 Union County Senior Art Show during the opening reception at the Elizabethtown Gas Company’s Liberty Hall Center in Union. The exhibit will be on display until July 15 at Liberty Hall Center at 1085 Morris Avenue in Union. Viewing times are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Monday, May 7, 2012
You have some time off, but don't want to jump on a plane or pack the car. So what do you do when you're looking for fun close to home?
Everyone loves vacation, but not everyone has the time — or the cash — to take a week off and head for some far-flung location. So when you have the chance to stick close to home, what do you do to have some fun without having to fill up the tank? Some families check into a local hotel for a room-service "staycation" full of in-room movies and a lot of time in the pool. Other folks like to spend the morning puttering around the house and taking care of all the little jobs that have been piling up and then spend the afternoon going to an amusement park, a nature preserve or a bowling alley before heading off for dinner and a movie. Or maybe you're in the mood to ditch the kids and go for a little pampering, so you head out for a day of spa …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Rock, rap, piano bars? If you feel like rockin' the 'burbs, you can find somewhere to get your groove on this weekend.
Crossroads Elevator Art, Broken Darling, Blue Meanie (Monkees tribute band) Sat: The Small Mice, J.R.S., Enjoy April, The Deadbeats Sun: School of Rock: Guitar Gods and British Invasion xxroads.com Sat: Rob Poparazzi Sun: Joe Regan The McClures
Friday, April 20, 2012
Grab a drink, shake a tailfeather... get out and have fun!
Crossroads Jimi Hendrix tribute, Oria Aspen w/Glenn Alexander, Sleepless Saints Sat: Sound Station Benefit (noon) Sun: In Our Glory, Break the Spell, User-friendly Hand Grenades xxroads.com Sat: Al Madison Sun: Joe Regan
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Feeling the effects of Spring Fever? Get it out of your system with some live music.
Crossroads Vows, Avoider, Chemtrail, Vasudeva, Black Water Sat: Steevan Mars, Jesse Colin Young, Munsey Drive, The Great Fraud Sun: Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands xxroads.com Sat: Rob Poporazzi Sun: Joe Regan