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Freeholders Get Earful As Roselle Residents Question Financing For Mind and Body Project

August 20, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of last night’s Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding ...

Statement Regarding 750 Walnut Avenue Released By Cranford Township Committee

CRANFORD, NJ - During last night's meeting, the Cranford Township Committee prepared a written statement regarding 750 Walnut Avenue that was read by township attorney Ryan J. Cooper.

The full statement can be read below:

​The Township Committee is carefully considering Hartz’s request to designate 750 Walnut Avenue as an area in need of redevelopment. Since last ...

Questions Arise About Validity of Land Lease for Mind and Body Complex Supported by UC Freeholders

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle resident says that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders guaranteed $59 million in bonds for a project that may not have a proper land lease.

Anthony Esposito, who formerly served on the Roselle Board of Education, has retained a lawyer who is preparing to challenge what he says are financial issues in the land lease for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex. The ...

Some Veterans are Eligible to Participate in New Free Parking Meter Program in NJ

UNION COUNTY, NJ  - The County Clerk's office can help disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients in the county obtain documents to participate in a new statewide program that exempts them from paying at parking meters.

County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi said veterans' identification cards and copies of DD-214 honorable discharge forms can be obtained for free at her office, ...

Freeholders to Hold Special Meeting for Vote Regarding Roselle Complex Bonds

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will hold a special meeting this Thursday to vote on a resolution regarding the issuances of bonds for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex.

MORE: Roselle Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony on Mind and Body Complex Project

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the county Administration Building at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza on ...

Assemblyman Bramnick: "I will continue to fight to sustain home rule on housing issues"

TRENTON, NJ –  Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) has released a statement following the rejection of his request for a special state legislature session to address affordable housing laws on Monday.

“The speaker of the General Assembly rejected my request on procedural grounds,” Bramnick said. “I will continue to fight to sustain home rule on ...

Bonaccorso and Mahr Organize Meeting in Clark for Union County Mayors to Discuss Affordable Housing Challenges

CLARK, NJ - All 21 Union County mayors have been invited to a meeting in Clark on Aug. 16 to discuss the affordable housing issues facing New Jersey municipalities and the 2 percent arbitration cap for police and fire contracts that expires later this year.  

Mayors Sal Bonaccorso of Clark and Colleen Mahr  of Fanwood will be co-chairing the meeting.  ...

No Layoffs, Cuts to Departments in Union County Reorganization, Official Says

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday adopted an ordinance that re-organized several departments in the county which will not cause layoffs or cuts, a county spokesman said.

MORE: Read the full ordinance

“As per the reorganization, decisions were made to move different programs/functions into departments where we believed there would be a better fit ...

Freeholders Modify County Budget for Clark's Oak Ridge Park Project and More From This Week's Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted a resolution to modify the county budget by $2 million for the Union County Oak Ridge Project in Clark. The project will provide a field, locker room and additional amenities for Union County College sports teams that have outgrown their current facilities near the Cranford campus.

Additionally during the meeting two ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Earns Accreditation for 3rd Consecutive Time

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Union County Sheriff’s officers were doing any eviction yesterday in Union Township, when they saw the house’s gas meter "spinning like a top" and candles left lit in the home, said Union County Sheriff Joseph Cyran.

“They do what they need to do, what we trained them to do, making sure emergency personnel responds quickly,” Cryan said ...

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