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Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continue at Union County Freeholders Meeting

April 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...

BREAKING: Union County Freeholders Chairman Offers Amended Watchung Reservation Resolution

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 13th, and a resolution on mountain biking in Watchung Reservation is on the agenda.  Currently, bikes are not permitted.

A draft copy of the agenda has been uploaded to the Union County Freeholders website, stating:

2017-329:  CHAIRMAN BRUCE H. BERGEN: Amending Resolution 2016-166, which ...

Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts 28th Annual Mayors Dinner

The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce last week hosted its 28th Annual Mayors Dinner, held at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. More than 400 people listened as mayors or their designees from 20 of Union County's 21 municipalities provided updates on the states of their communities.

Awards were given out for Mayor of the Year, Business Administrator of the Year, Public Safety ...

Union County College Hires New Dean

CRANFORD – Dr. Bernard A. Polnariev joins Union County College’s administration as the new Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American Honors. Dr. Polnariev brings more than 18 years of experience in higher education to Union, having previously served as an academic administrator, researcher, and an adjunct instructor.

As the Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American ...

Union County 2017 Black History Month Celebration Honored Freeholder Vernell Wright

RAHWAY, NJ - Union County's 2017 Black History Month Celebration was held Monday night at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

It began with the bestowing of the Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award.  This award named for former freeholder Chester Holmes to honor a candidate that “displays outstanding devotion to the people of Union County through their ...

Union County Seeks Input on Mountain Biking

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Union County Department of Parks & Recreation will host a meeting to present a Trails Master Plan that has been developed for the Watchung Reservation.  This plan will create new trails and open part of the Watchung Reservation to mountain biking.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Trailside Nature & Science ...

Union County Departmental Budget Hearing Dates Announced for 2017

ELIZABETH-The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a set of open public hearing dates in February and March for the review of the soon-to-be released 2017 Executive Budget.

The hearings all begin at 5 p.m and the dates are:

* Tuesday, Feb.28th:  Galloping Hill Clubhouse,  Kenilworth---Engineering, Public Works and Facilities; Human Services; Parks and ...

Massena, Union County College’s Men’s Basketball Star, Surpasses 1000 Career Points

CRANFORD - Chinua “Chewy” Massena, a sophomore guard from Bloomfield and a vital member of Union County College’s Men’s Basketball team, surpassed his 1000 career point total during the Feb. 2 game against Passaic County College. In addition to this significant achievement, he is currently leading the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III in scoring, ...

Union County Manager Names Chris Debbie Police Chief

UNION COUNTY -- County Manager Alfred J. Faella today announced he has appointed James Christopher Debbie, a 29-year veteran of the County Police Division, as its Police Chief.

Debbie becomes the County’s 10th Police Chief in the Police Division’s history, and has served as the Officer in Charge since 2015. He will be responsible for supervising a police force of 73 sworn officers ...

Union County College President McMenamin Elected Vice Chair of Middle States Commission on Higher Education

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County College President, Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, was elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and began her term in January 2017.  She has been serving as a commissioner with MSCHE since 2014.  As Vice Chair she will provide policy leadership to the organization’s ...

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