Press Releases

October 21, 2018

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County College President Dr. Margaret McMenamin, New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis, State Senator Nicholas Scutari, Chairman of the Union County College Board of Trustees ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on ...

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November Events @ NPML New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave. (908) 665-0311 All Month Long - Frankenstein Community Read Event Celebrate 200 years of Frankenstein by participating in our Community Read Event. Book list of Frankenstein-inspired titles for adults, teen and children ...

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ELIZABETH – The Costa Rican Consulate held a celebration of Costa Rica’s 197 years of independence at Union County College’s Elizabeth Campus on Sun., Sept. 23. The Vice President of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell Barr, gave the keynote address. Elected earlier this year, Vice President Campbell Barr ...

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SCARY BOOK SALE In the spirit of upcoming Halloween, if you could use more scare in your life, come to the library on Tuesday, October 23!  The Friends of The Library will hold a sale of spooky books and DVDs for children, teens and adults.  All titles $2 each!  See details in the listings ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that they can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The two locations are the Macedonia Baptist Church at 1251 Fairmount Avenue in ...

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk is an annual event dedicated to shining a light on the urgent need for cures for blood cancers. During the walk, survivors and patients carry white lanterns, gold lanterns are carried by those walking in memory, and red lanterns are carried ...

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The Wagner Farm Arboretum Foundation is excited to announce that we have added an additional night to our Brite Nites 2018 event, on Sunday, October 21. The entry times are the same, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, and tickets are now on sale. The trustees and volunteers were disappointed when the event had ...

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Something for everyone at weekend-long festivities; offerings include family activities, art exhibit, films, beer garden, trunk-or-treat, masquerade ball and more. Mark your calendars … if you dare. On Oct. 26-28, Westfield, NJ will be transformed by a uniquely exciting and all-together ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that they can view and download sample ballots for all 21 municipalities on the County Clerk’s new elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices. “The website and app offer a ...

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The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed October 11, 2018 as National Coming Out Day throughout the County of Union and further declared Union County a safe space for LGBTQ individuals during the Freeholder Board mobile meeting in Plainfield on October 11, 2018. The County ...

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care. “Children are the foundation ...

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Many titles on The Great American Read list have had multiple covers over the years, and we are often captivated by illustrations inside our favorite books. On Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, illustrators Stephen Gardner and Dennis Dittrich, of New Jersey City University, will discuss the history and ...

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Special education administrators statewide responded enthusiastically to the first offering from the Special Services Professional Development Academy (SPDA), a new shared service from the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ). The “Academy Initiation Mini Conference” drew over ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA (SAY) will host 7th Annual Laugh Out Loud (LOL): Charity Auction & Comedy Night, a fundraising event featuring New York City comedians Adam Sank, who hails from Summit, Veronica Mosey, and Sergio Chicon. Guests will enjoy drinks, a silent auction, a live ...

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Many titles on The Great American Read list have had multiple covers over the years, and we are often captivated by illustrations inside our favorite books. On Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, illustrators Stephen Gardner and Dennis Dittrich, of New Jersey City University, will discuss the history and ...

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Have you received an unsolicited mailing that contains a Vote-by-Mail application in your name? If you have, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has some guidance for you. “These mailings come from various groups, as a way to encourage registered voters to use Vote-by-Mail ballots,” explained Ms.

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Shop for a good cause at the Annual Charity Sale at Community Congregational Church 200 Hartshorn Dr., Short Hills. on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A special preview event will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 from 2-6 p.m., with a 20% premium added to all prices. Brand-name ...

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Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit has announced the opening of Café Q, a non-denominational meeting place for LGBTQ teens, on Sunday, Oct. 21. LGBTQ teens from Summit and surrounding towns are invited to drop in to meet, listen to music, enjoy some snacks, and just hang out in a safe and ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Trailside Nature and Science Center are teaming up once again to offer a one-of-a-kind teacher training workshop, Falcon Cam in the Classroom, for formal and non-formal educators living or working in Union ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation invite everyone to join in the kick off of the holiday season with Santa Claus and his Elves at the newly modernized Warinanco Park Sports Center, located inside Warinanco Park, 1 Park Drive in ...

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With the upcoming General Election approaching on November 6, the Union County Board of Elections advises residents to be aware of important deadlines, changes in statewide regulations and other items of interest for Union County voters this year. October 16 is the Deadline to Register to Vote ...

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Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 ends on December 7. On Saturday, October 28 at 12:30 pm, SHIP Representatives from SAGE Eldercare will present an overview of upcoming changes so you can identify the plan that will best meet your needs. Advanced registration is recommended for this program. To ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a contract award to the company ES&S to provide a new vote tabulation system for the Union County Board of Elections at its regular meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The ExpressVote XL combines a touch screen ballot marking device ...

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The Long Hill Township Library will present a Halloween-worthy production of Washington Irving’s most famous horror story, Ichabod Crane and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, on Sunday, October 21 at 4pm. The actor, Neill Hartley, will tell the tale of school teacher Ichabod Crane as he makes his way ...

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CRANFORD – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference at Union County College’s Cranford campus to announce the recipients of the Community College Opportunity Grant. The grant will allow eligible students in New Jersey to attend community college free of tuition and fees in the spring ...

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