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May 13, 2022

The Gateway Family YMCA will join an estimated 1,000 local groups nationwide to celebrate the 29th Anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, along with Shaping Elizabeth and Shaping Eastern Union County.  The YMCA is offering a Community Open House ...

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Job seekers in Union County can find the perfect match at the next job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, May 17th, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m.

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Spencer Savings Bank was recently honored with the “Company Of The Year” award, by the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, at its 110th annual awards dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Newark, NJ. The bank was honored for its support given to the business community facing economic hardship due to ...

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Union County informs job-seeking residents that on Tuesday, May 24, a PepsiCo job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on will take place at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that  sample ballots for the June 7 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. Ms. Rajoppi’s office also ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that voters who wish to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the June 7 Primary Election can apply for one in person at the County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth starting today, Monday May 9. They can also fill out their ballot during the same visit ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Rahway are proud to present a live performance of the Broadway hit musical Head Over Heels at the Main Stage of the Union County Performing Arts Center, located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. The ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7. "We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote. Registered Democrats and ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to join the Union County team for the 2022 AIDS Walk New York in Central Park on Sunday, May 15, 2022. The Union County team is organized through the Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the Union County LGBTQ+ Ad Hoc Committee. To join the ...

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The annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale will be held this Sunday, May 15, from noon to 4:00 p.m., in the Union County Demonstration Garden at the Trailside Nature and Science Center. Trailside is located in the Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road, ...

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On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket. Other retail stores and ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents to enjoy a sensory friendly production of the beloved ballet Cinderella, performed by the New Jersey Ballet at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Union County Performing Arts Center, located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway. The performance ...

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The Union County Board of Elections informs voters that early in-person voting in New Jersey will begin June 3 for the 2022 Primary Elections. Early Voting will take place June 3-5 for the Primary Election. Voting Hours for the Primary Election are Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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In light of the surge of gun violence across the nation which has become even more pervasive during the pandemic, Acenda Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) is hosting a summit to shift the approach on gun violence to one of public health. The hybrid event, “Merging Science and Safety: ...

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Earlier this week, Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams, Commissioners Sergio Granados and Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded kicked off the 2022 season of the Fresh Start Program at The Salvation Army in Elizabeth, located at 1005 East Jersey Street. This program provides shower, laundry and ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7. "We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote. Registered Democrats and ...

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The Union County Senior Citizens’ Art Exhibit, featuring 108 original works in various media, is now on display at the Trailside Nature & Science Center, located in Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road, in Mountainside. Trailside is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for ...

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Union County’s popular Wild Earth Fest and Touch-a-Truck events are returning to the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside for the first time in two years. Both events will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. “Wild Earth Fest is a unique event that combines ...

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Union County voters are advised that the ballots for Democratic voters who have applied for Vote-by-Mail ballots for the June 7, 2022 Primary Election are being mailed beginning today. Due to the large volume of ballots, the mailing will be conducted over the next several days in batches by town, ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners will be holding a Walk-Up Covid-19 Emergency Food Distribution event on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. in the Elizabeth Board of Education Parking Lot, located at 600 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. “With residents still in need of assistance, Union ...

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Union County has full time job openings for certified Emergency Medical Technicians. The full time benefits package includes free career development through the Union County Fire/EMS academy. All applicants must be residents of Union County. “We are very proud of our EMTs, who work to meet the ...

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Union County residents who are looking for a summer job outdoors can apply now to become a lifeguard at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park, in Rahway. Any Union County resident age 16 and up can apply for a lifeguard position at the Ulrich ...

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In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Union County Board of County Commissioners invites poetry lovers and American history enthusiasts to attend “Women Poets of the Revolution,” a free lecture on the works of Annis Boudinot Stockton and Phillis Wheatly hosted by Dr. Mary McAleer Balkun, ...

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As Union County moved into 2022, residents were still feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to anyone who was recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Now, in April, residents are dealing with inflation, which is on the rise. As of February, inflation in the United States ...

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Residents seeking information about services for seniors and their care givers can come to Union County’s Aging Services Kiosk events and meet in person with professional staff for guidance on senior programs and resources, including help with filling out applications and forms. ASK is a program ...

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Union County voters who plan to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election are advised that their ballot will arrive in a bright yellow envelope this year, with the words “OFFICIAL MAIL-IN BALLOT/BOLETA OFICIAL POR CORREO” printed in bold, black lettering to the right of the addressee ...

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Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the next free paper shredding event of 2022, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The events will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Nokia campus ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced the launch of the “Empowering Our Youth” Summer Employment Program. Now open to applicants, this program is run by the Union County Division of Youth Services and is offered to County residents ages 16 through 24 years old. “This program is ...

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Union County’s popular Wild Earth Fest and Touch-a-Truck events are returning to the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside for the first time in two years. Both events will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Please note that pets are not permitted at these ...

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Bird watchers and nature fans can now enjoy Union County’s free Falcon Cam livestream on a new website at ucnj.org/falcon. The new site features live inside/outside views of the peregrine falcon nest on the roof of the Courthouse Tower in midtown Elizabeth along with news, updates, factoids and ...

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