Union County

Parks Volunteers Make A Difference

UNION COUNTY—Some take off a day from work. Some come the first Saturday of the month.

Some are teens earning community service hours while others, like Boy Scouts, need projects to advance in rank. And then there are the retired, who have the flexibility to turn out whenever the whim strikes.

Science On Saturday

ELIZABETH—At a recent ‘Science on Saturday’ session at Benedictine Academy, seventh-grade students from Holy Spirit School in Union (pictured here) enjoyed working with ninth-grade Benedictine Academy students to make a laptop-controlled robot ‘dance’.

Rescued Manatee Returns To Sea

MIAMI, Fla. – On Tuesday, after one and a half months of rehabilitation at Miami Seaquarium, Ilya the wayward manatee was released back into the familiar waters of his home state. Ilya’s October rescue from a warm-water outflow at the ConocoPhillips Bayway Refinery in Linden was coordinated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.