Train through time

On October 18 and 19, Union County celebrates Four Centuries In A Weekend, when 27 historic sites and museums across the county open their doors to the public, free of charge. But this year, there is a new way to…

Obama in New Jersey Wednesday

President Barack Obama will travel to Union County on Wednesday for a New Jersey fundraiser on behalf Senate Democrats. Obama has challenged core Democratic constituencies to pay more attention to off-year elections and vote next month. “There’s a congenital problem…

No vacancy

More than half the wildlife population on the planet has been destroyed since 1970, and there is little hope that future generations can survive unless people start behaving differently. The Earth simply does not have enough productive land and sea available to…

The Gateway Family YMCA Supports 7th Grade Students with Free Memberships

UNION COUNTY – The Gateway Family YMCA provides free memberships for all 7th Grade students as part of the NJ YMCA 7th Grade Initiative. Providing services for Eastern Union County and Northern Middlexsex County, The Gateway Family YMCA has branches…

Unemployment at 5.9%, lowest since July 2008

The U.S. unemployment rate dipped below 6 percent for the first time since July 2008, with nonfarm payrolls adding 248,000 new jobs in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent.…

Are Private Prisons Good Investments for States?

by Julia Bowling The wave of criticism against private prison companies has grown amidst revelations of poor security, lack of oversight, and perverse financial incentives to lock up more people. A report released earlier this year by a group called ‘In the Public Interest‘…

New Jersey does the Can-Can

A revival of the 1953 Cole Porter musical, “Can-Can,” will be running through Oct. 26 at the Paper Mill Playhouse, on Brookside Drive in Millburn, making a New Jersey detour on its way from Pasadena to Broadway. Set in 1893…

Reich exposes GOP war on working families

The latest his video, Robert Reich says a Republican Senate would wage war on working families. Reich is an economist and political commentator who served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton…