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Union County Freeholder Meeting

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Add to My Calendar 07/23/2020 5:00pm 07/23/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Union County Freeholder Meeting

The Union County Freeholder Board meets at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the meeting is virtual with the proceedings streamed.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the teleconference meeting, may do so by downloading Zoom to their individual electronic device and select the following link: https://ucnj.org/zoom-meeting/. To participate ...

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Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

COVID-19 Emergency Drive-Up Food Distribution, October 24

October 20, 2020

UNION COUNTY, The County will hold an emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, October 24, beginning at 9 a.m. at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue, in Union. The distribution will take place in the parking lot located at the intersection of North Ave. and Morris Ave.  The food distribution will ...

$14M in New Covid-Relief Funds to Help NJ Residents Get Back to Work Available

October 22, 2020

BLACKWOOD, NJ — Over 1.6 million people in New Jersey have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began to ravage the state.

Looking to help individuals out of work, as well as employers unable to hire more people due to the financial impact of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $14 million of new workforce development funds ...

Learn about Property Tax Relief for Senior Citizens in Union County

October 24, 2020

Senior Citizens can learn if they qualify for property tax relief and other relief programs, by tuning into a free YouTube video produced by the New Jersey Senior Citizens Council. A link to the video is available on the NJSCC website, njseniorcouncil.com.

“The new video is an informative tool for seniors and their families to explore the different relief ...

American Business Associates Launches New Television Show: Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe

October 24, 2020

American Business Associates, New York & New Jersey’s premier business development organization, is partnering with East Main Media to launch a new weekly television program: Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe.

Airing each Sunday throughout the New York Metro area at 11am EST on News12Plus, the program will feature conversations with experts and leaders from a wide range of ...

New Jerseyans Say ‘Cheese!’ (But Hold the Dairy) with Vegan Cheese

October 24, 2020

Is plant-based cheese really cheese? Well, sort of. But instead of dairy from cows, sheep or goats, vegan cheesemakers are making it with plant milk, nuts, tapioca and even rice.

There are many different methods to make vegan cheese nowadays. The easy way? Using a plant-based milk base (from foods like cashews or almonds) and adding a few thickening agents and seasonings.

Plant-based ...

Black Lives Matter, So Let’s Take Action on School Choice and Legalization

October 15, 2020

Dear Editor:

Black Lives Matter So Let’s Take Action on School Choice and Legalization

This November voters are facing what many experts call the most important election of their lifetime, and I agree. On the ballot we have candidates and constitutional questions which can ultimately make a huge difference in Union County’s diverse minority communities.

Support candidates ...

Shaw! Shaw! Shw!

There’s nothing like the theatrical commentary of George Bernard Shaw to explore love, lust and over-the-top intrigue to make for a stimulating evening.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey offers another romp at its outdoor location at the Thomas H. Keen Theatre Factory in Florham Park.The three one-act plays were broken up into five segments. “Village Wooing,” with ...

Moving Beyond the Partisan Bubble

There is so much to say and yet so many times a day I find myself dumbfounded to speechlessness.  My children ask logical questions for which I can find no polite or productive answer. There is no good answer for why hate seems to have seeped into so much of our dialogue every day.

There is no good reason that suspicion has replaced curiosity. That accusations have replaced queries. It is ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 23, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...