Berkeley Heights

Hike through history this fall

What would it be like to retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…

Top ranked chess player killed by his father in murder suicide

An internationally ranked 11-year-old chess player was killed by his father in an apparent murder suicide, according to Union County authorities. Authorities say Jens Elberling, 48, shot and killed his son, Thomas, with a rifle late last week and then…

Interfaith gathering discussing the Golden Rule and welfare

UNION COUNTY – The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Committee Council will host a ‘Day of Prayer’ event Thursday, Sept. 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Westfield, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The council, comprised of 40 congregations and community-based…

Mosquito spraying scheduled

Mosquito control spraying is scheduled for Friday, July 11 between 7pm and 12am, weather permitting, in the following locations: Berkeley Hts. – DPW Yard, Eaton Ct. Area, Shadow La., Euclid Ave., Mt. Carmel Area, Wren Ct., Sycamore Ave. Clark – Frances Dr., Feather Bed La.…

Dispatcher Training Made Available to Job Seekers

UNION COUNTY — The John H. Stamler Police Academy is pleased to announce a special alternate route course option for individuals with no prior experience who are interested in becoming trained as 9-1-1 dispatchers. The required nine days of training,…

Summer Savings Special for Rides at Watchung Stable in Mountainside

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MOUNTAINSIDE – Summer is here and Union County’s Watchung Stable is offering a “Summer Saving Special” for all Union County residents from July 6 through July 28. For every public trail ride purchased by a Union County resident during the…

Document-shredding program will visit Scotch Plains on June 22

SCOTCH PLAINS – The next mobile paper-shredding program for confidential personal documents will be available free of charge to the public on Sunday, June 22, at the Union County Vo-Tech campus in Scotch Plains. “Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps…

Rajoppi announces new, advanced election results website

UNION COUNTY — County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi said election results for the June 3 Primary Election may be viewed after the polls close on Tuesday night on a new, advanced website that includes a state-of-the-art reporting module with mapping, graphs and reporting capabilities. “Voters and candidates in…

Justice’s last parade

UNION COUNTY — The county’s mounted police horse, Justice, will be retired after his last parade Monday, May 26, when Officer Frank Catena trailers him through Clark to honor fallen warriors on Memorial Day. Justice, who began his 14 year…