Press Releases

May 12, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Women’s history month was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland by men and women who campaigned for women’s rights. This international celebration has grown dramatically since and, today, almost all countries celebrate the influence and ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to recognize 55 women with the 2021 Union County SHero Award. The award is administered by the Union County Office on Women, and was created to help raise awareness about the contributions of women in Union County during the COVID-19 ...

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May is Military Appreciation and the Union County Board of Commissioners is committed to connecting our veterans and military families with helpful services. Over the past year, we have expanded our outreach with several new programs. We now have designated parking spaces at of our County ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply at this event. Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28 with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union ...

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At Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, we support people during the toughest times in their lives. And right now, we’re all facing a tough time together. Over 3,500 children and adults depend on us annually for support and education, and hundreds more look forward to Greta’s Run every spring.

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County plans to go door-to-door to reach unvaccinated residents, will set up mobile popup clinics and partner with community groups. In an effort to ensure that as many county residents are vaccinated as possible, the Union County Board of Commissioners today announced a door to door campaign ...

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Looking for a safe way to get rid of confidential documents and protect yourself from identity theft while supporting a great cause? Paul Ippolito Memorial invites you to join them this Sunday, May 16, 2021 for a Community Paper Shredding Event. This free event is open to the public and will be ...

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The County of Union invites all Union County gardeners to a “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant. This free event will take place at the Union County Scout Camping Area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on ...

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Jack Greco of Berkeley Heights has committed to attend Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania beginning the Fall of 2021. He received an academic scholarship and will be majoring in Business at the Sigmund Weis School of Business at the University. Greco, who is a senior at Oratory ...

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Local community invited to join in creating framed tile murals to be hung at Overlook Medical Center benefitting the new Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center  SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Auxiliary proudly announces the next iteration of its HOPE & GRATITUDE fundraiser: the “Art ...

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2021 marks the tenth year that Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, has been providing support to grieving children, teenagers, and families. This year will also mark an important transition in the organization. Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, Mary Robinson, has decided to step out of ...

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Despite the unprecedented circumstances of the past year or so, some people have thrived during that time, particularly residents of Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community on 26 beautiful wooded acres in New Providence, N.J. just minutes from Summit. Doug and Linda Smith are a perfect ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that  sample ballots for the June 8 Primary Election can be viewed and downloaded on the County Clerk’s elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices. This year voters have the ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends, and NORWESCAP today announced the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a $3.5 million investment in network capacity. Awards ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents May to aid those affected by COVID-19. These will include: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Immaculate Conception Church in Elizabeth Walk-up ...

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Trailside summer camp returns with all-outdoor schedule; COVID safety rules apply. The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a new and exciting season of summer programs for children and families at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located in the Watchung ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that the Motown tribute band Shadows of the 60’s will headline a free, live drive-in concert at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. The event is free, but registration is required online in advance ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for ...

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Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a New Jersey Baby Supply and Diaper Bank based in Warren, NJ was recently awarded a national Funds for Change grant via a competitive application process organized by The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and the Alliance for Period Supplies.  The local ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners and the Union County Parks Department would like to inform all Union County residents of the upcoming partial closure of the eastern section of Lenape Park, due to repairing the dam. The purpose of the dam is to regulate the flow of water into Cranford ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply; event is open to all Union County residents. The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next mobile paper shredding event of 2021 will be held in New Providence on Saturday, May 15 for free, secure shredding of personal and confidential ...

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The Board of Trustees of Berkeley Heights Public Library will meet by Zoom on Monday, Monday 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  To join - 879 1990 1271, Password 818108.  Click here for the Agenda.

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Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition.  Visit njio.org for more details!   

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The 22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year! Once again, this year the Our House, Our Run is going virtual which allows runners & walkers anywhere in the world to participate at their convenience and location of their choice.  “Last year moving ...

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Mother’s Day has almost arrived. As an adult, you can fully appreciate all your mother has done for you, so, on this occasion, you may be happy to give Mom flowers, candy, jewelry or something similar. But Mother’s Day is here and then it’s gone. Is there a longer-term gift that can make a real ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its ...

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The Rotary Clubs in our area will be holding Awareness Walks in four different New Jersey locations on the morning of May 22, 2021 to help raise awareness of the stigma caused by mental health issues and substance use disorder. The goal is to eliminate stigma associated with mental health and ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites non-profit organizations to attend a free online workshop, Website Accessibility for Non-Profits, on Monday, May 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The workshop will be presented via Zoom by Frank Louvis, owner of the Coastal Technologies, an internet ...

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St. Joseph Social Service Center is thrilled to announce that one of our very own volunteers, Jerzy “Jerry” Maziarz, will be honored with a Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award on Friday, May 7th, 2021. It’s the 25th anniversary of the award. Jerry Maziarz has made a difference for his ...

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Vote-by-Mail applications can be picked up in person at the Union County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth. Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that the County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth are available to voters for “One-Stop” Vote-by-Mail service.

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