Press Releases

March 22, 2019

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and business owners that free countywide scrap metal recycling drop-off locations are open twice a month beginning on April 4, at the service yard in Rahway River Park and at the Emergency Services Building in Cranford.   A wide ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 1:30-3:30 pm: Elmora Branch Library, 740 W. Grand St., Elizabeth: Join Dr. Karen Ensle of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County as Dr. Ensle presents Eating Clean for Better Health. Learn how to improve your food choices, portion sizes, and food preparation methods ...

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Water is a powerful force in nature. It shapes the landscape of the United States and the world in many ways. It's a necessary part of life – after all, human bodies are composed of up to 60% water.  However, water isn't always welcome. Flooding is among the most destructive natural disasters.

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Nominations are still open for the annual Union County Environmental Hero awards. Each year, the Environmental Hero program recognizes local citizens, businesses and organizations that inspire, motivate, and act to help preserve and protect natural resources in Union County and beyond. The ...

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Bonus: “Mercury Bounty”$5.00 gift card for residents turning in mercury thermostats Union County, NJ – As Earth Month approaches, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for residents to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose ...

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Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair is hosting a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School at 101 Mettlers Road in Somerset. The fair will include on-site interviews. Walk-in registrants are welcome; however, pre-registration is recommended by ...

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Residents of Union County will soon be able to enjoy family-friendly programs and events at the KemperSports-managed Warinanco Sports Center, located within Warinanco Park. From holiday-driven activities to weekly recurring events for the local community, Warinanco Sports Center is excited to begin ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 1:30-3:30 pm: Elmora Branch Library, 740 W. Grand St., Elizabeth: Join Dr. Karen Ensle of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County as Dr. Ensle presents Eating Clean for Better Health. Learn how to improve your food choices, portion sizes, and food preparation methods ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that there will be two dates and locations for information sessions for supply chain management and pharmacy technician training through the Union County Workforce Innovation Business Center. “Through the Union County Workforce ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ---Charlotte Brown, founder of the United Youth of New Jersey, tonight came to thank and honor the Freeholder Board at the County Administration Building in Elizabeth for their efforts in promoting and sponsoring events throughout Union County for Black History Month in ...

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A small cadre of dedicated volunteers makes an enormous difference in the lives of Union County residents who experience sexual violence. These volunteers staff the County’s Rape Crisis Center, a hotline and personal support service for victims. The Rape Crisis Center welcomes new volunteers to ...

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As the traditional end of summer approaches, police in New Jersey and in states across the country are cracking down on drunken driving as part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative, which runs from Aug. 21 through Sept. 7. Traffic volumes during the Labor Day weekend ...

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Union County's new Sensory Friendly Trail has been recognized with an Excellence in Design award from the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association. The annual awards program helps to raise awareness of the value of public parks and identifies leadership in the field of environmental conservation ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to recognize Women’s History Month with a series of event highlighting both history and health issues impacting women and girls in Union County. “This year marks the first time that five women have seats on the Freeholder Board, making it ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $4,321,987 to the County from the federal Continuum of Care program. The funding will support 19 service projects to help the homeless. “The Continuum of Care ...

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Murphy Budget Plan Also Continues Emphasis on Home and Community-Based Services ‘Our budget will provide critical resources to allow individuals with both developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to thrive in their communities.’ – Governor Phil Murphy, Fiscal Year 2020 Budget ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to two upcoming Sensory Friendly Theatre events at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. The Sensory Friendly series, sponsored by the Freeholder Board, showcases exciting live performances in an environment tailored to ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders encourages all residents to recycle clean, white, block-style Styrofoam at designated drop-off locations in their municipality, or at a countywide location in Springfield. As part of the effort to encourage Styrofoam recycling, the Freeholder Board has ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Milagros Peralta Phone: 201.477.0468 Email: lupefundpublicrelations@gmail.com Date: February 26, 2019   LUPE Fund, Inc. Announces New Executive Board Members   (Elizabeth, NJ) LUPE Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce the election of its Executive ...

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If you depend on a fleet of vehicles to conduct your business, you understand the importance of knowing whether your drivers are operating them in a safe and efficient manner. The Selective® Drive fleet management solution lets you know the location of your fleet vehicles and whether they’re being ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that 30 Union County trees are now registered with the State of New Jersey Big Tree Conservation Program. Most of the trees were nominated by Fanwood resident Dean Talcott, as part of the Union County 4-H Master Tree Stewards ...

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Jerry Zaro, the New Jersey Trustee to the Gateway Development Program, will discuss and update the public about the project. NJ Transit officials invited The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan ...

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present a free performance of the play In Their Footsteps on Saturday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m., at the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage, located at 360 Hamilton Street in ...

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The general purpose of a safety committee is to minimize risk as well as ensure the safety and health of employees. While they can minimize the possibilities of hazard at your workplace, the question is – does your business need one? Workplace safety committees are not a necessity for all ...

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As the winter season comes to an end, pothole season is just beginning. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like you to know there are resources you can use to report them to the proper agency. “We encourage drivers and pedestrians alike to report any pothole they come across, so ...

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The Union County Rape Crisis Center will offer a free training program for volunteer advocates to assist victims of sexual violence beginning April 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Training will be held at the Rape Crisis Center office in the Colleen Fraser ...

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$1.4 million in awards; Programs for peer support, services to sustain recovery and alternatives to opioids (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants for new addiction treatment programs focusing on peer recovery, intensive support for ...

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TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro has announced that Mark Di Ionno will be joining TAPinto as a columnist with his first piece published today. Di Ionno, who wrote for the Star Ledger, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and author of five acclaimed books including his latest ...

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A free informational presentation for parents and community members Parents and community members are invited to attend a free educational presentation, "What Parents Need to Know about Transgender Individuals" being held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the John H. Stamler Police Academy ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Children of all ages are invited to the Union County Education Association ( UCEA) Read Across America event .   Read Across America is a national event to promote reading to every child in every community.   It is celebrated in conjunction with the famous children’s author, Dr.

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