UNION COUNTY—With startling frequency a band of criminals have been burglarizing homes in a number of western Union County municipalities, the authorities said. It is believed that between Nov. 25, 2008 and Aug. 6, 2009, the group has been responsible…
Beginning Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 7, a total of 236 local and county law enforcement agencies, as well as the New Jersey State Police, will be cracking down on drivers operating their vehicles and motorcycles while intoxicated.
WESTFIELD—Director Joseph Penczak is overseeing the production of “Julius Caesar,” one of William Shakespeare’s most often studied and quoted plays, to be performed outdoors at The Gazebo in Mindowaskin Park on August 28-30. The play chronicles events leading to Caesar’s…
SCOTCH PLAINS – Middle school students throughout Union County may learn about sustainability this fall by building their own wind turbines and cooking with solar energy. The hands-on activities took place during a “Green Boot Camp” for middle school teachers. The camp was developed through a partnership between Honeywell and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, to help middle school teachers learn about the latest green education tools.
MOUNTAINSIDE—The allies have landed on the shores of Echo Lake.
With the help of state entomologists, nearly 15,000 Gallerucella beetles were released recently along the shoreline of this Union County park, which straddles the Westfield-Mountainside border.
WESTFIELD—Ashley Shaffer, Miss New Jersey 2009, visited students at the Westfield Summer Workshop on their closing day, Friday, July 31. An opera singer, Shaffer performed for the students at their “Happening” show and visited with the children in several classes.
WESTFIELD—Union County Republican Chairman Phil Morin invites party members to an open house at the new Union County Republican Party Headquarters at 425 North Avenue East in Westfield on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—The following local residents are 2009 graduates of Union College:
WESTFIELD—The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Concert Band is seeking interested intermediate and advanced woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists to perform in its 17th year of community concerts in Union County.
UNION – Kean University held commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate students in May. Among the degree recipients were more than 600 students who graduated with honors, the largest group in the university’s history to graduate with distinction.