Press Releases

May 17, 2021

Need a lovely card to send for a birthday? A note to add to a gift? The perfect gift for a local friend? Then grab a pack or two of the Discover Cranford Notecards being sold by Project Home of Cranford. Each packet has 10 beautiful cards with different photos from places around town. The photos on ...

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Residents will have opportunity to be vaccinated at upcoming events in Roselle and Scotch Plains. The Union County Board of Commissioners announces that COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at two upcoming emergency food distribution events for residents impacted by the pandemic.  Vaccines will ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union Township at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. This event will also feature an ...

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The Test Center will shift from a drive-through service to a walk-up service as of Monday, May 17. The Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University will be open to all Union County residents who would like to self-administer a free COVID-19 nasal swab test under the supervision of ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners announces that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is has now been approved for 12 to 15 year olds in New Jersey.  Union County residents ages 12 and older can now make an appointment to receive the Pfizer vaccine at two vaccine centers administered by the County, ...

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Free events enable Union County residents to help conserve resources and reduce waste. The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that free countywide recycling events are coming up in May and June. There will be separate events for Scrap Metal, Mobile Paper Shredding, and ...

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The Board of County Commissioners invites residents to the annual Union County Portuguese Flag raising ceremony in commemoration of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Communities. The event will take place on Thursday, June 10 at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Union County Court House, located at 2 ...

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The Union County Office on Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse, in partnership with Therapeutic Learning Connections presents “Parenting in a Post-Pandemic World.” This webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. Attendance is free but residents wishing to attend must ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents and businesses to join a virtual Public Meeting for the Union County Truck Mobility Study beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26. The meeting will be held on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, use the Union County registration page ...

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Amazon is offering $15/hour and up; benefits available to full time employees Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that Union County’s American Job Center will be holding a virtual hiring event with Amazon on Tuesday, May 18, from 2:00 to 3:00 ...

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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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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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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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The Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship at Kean University has recognized the JCC of Central NJ (JCC) as a 2021 Fritz Jonach Upstander award recipient for the agency-wide work it has done to ensure that the JCC – a community center in Scotch Plains, NJ – upholds their commitment ...

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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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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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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then ...

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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 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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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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All child care center’s operating in New Jersey must be licensed by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Child care centers must comply with a manual that contains over 700 regulations, with an additional 200 Covid requirements via Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders under the current ...

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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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CRANFORD DRIVE-THRU FOOD COLLECTION – this Saturday May 8th Cranford United Methodist Church has announced that it will host its next Drive-Thru Food Collection event on Saturday, May 8th from 10am to 2pm in the church’s parking lot. Many of our neighbors are still struggling to keep food on the ...

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Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, 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 Spring 2021 Hospital Safety ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board would like to thank all of the students who participated in the annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest. “Arbor Day is a national celebration of environmental stewardship, and trees are a valuable resource in ...

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(TRENTON) - The Murphy Administration aims to expand access to in-demand psychiatric services by increasing the supply of trained professionals in the field. The Governor’s proposed FY2022 budget calls for $4 million to fund 10 four-year psychiatric residencies. In exchange, the residency ...

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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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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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