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Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

February 12, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

Student Advocate from Elizabeth Receives Email from President Obama

ELIZABETH, NJ - Kason Little 18, and a “Student Advocate” at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy in Elizabeth received a surprise when he opened his email to find a response from President Obama.

According to Little, he emailed President Barack Obama in October to let him know how much he is missed and thanking him for his hardships and sacrifices he made for our ...

UCDC Chair Candidates Address Crowd at Plainfield Democratic City Committee Meeting

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Supporters and opponents of Mayor Mapp's decision to endorse State Senator Nick Scutari for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr clashed on Saturday morning as the three current candidates for Chair, Scutari, Mahr and Hillside's Anthony Salters, addressed the Plainfield Democratic City Committee and residents.

Mapp started the ...

New Jersey's Leading Reentry Program Opens Site in Hackensack, First in Bergen County

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Dozens gathered on Hudson Street Friday morning at the Grand Opening of a new employment training center for recently released prisoners hoping to start on the path toward a new life. Operated by the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, a nonprofit organization which aids former criminals as they assimilate back into society, the center joins existing NJRC locations in ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Announces Dems Will Vote for Union County Chair on Weds, Feb. 21

FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) acting chairwoman Colleen Mahr announced on Thursday that Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be the date of the meeting to vote on the UCDC’s next permanent Chair. 

The date was voted on at a meeting with municipal chairs and UCDC officers per the organization by-laws to determine the date of the full committee ...

NJ Rep. Lance Uninjured in GOP Amtrak Crash

CROZET, Va. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the collision that involved a garbage truck stuck on the rail line.

The message from Lance ...

Freeholder Board Offers Free Scholarships to Attend Union County College

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Applications are now being accepted for the Union County Freeholder Scholars Program. The program helps eligible students by giving them an opportunity to attend Union County College (UCC) tuition-free.

“A college education should be available to any qualified student regardless of their family income, and upon graduation, they should be able to start their careers ...

Two Elizabeth Women Named as Union County Women of Excellence Awardees

Union County, NJ - The Union County Commission on the Status of Women has announced the recipients of the 2018 Women of Excellence Awards that includes two Elizabeth women Maria Carvalho, and Dr. Ludovina Archeval.

The Women of Excellence Awards honor women who have distinguished themselves in the fields of arts and humanities, business/entrepreneurial, community service, education, ...

Fanwood's Mayor Colleen Mahr and State Senator Scutari Position for Union Co. Democratic Leadership

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Shortly after Jerry Green announced that he would resign as chairman of Union County Democratic Committee, State Senator Nick Scutari issued a press release announcing his candidacy for the position and listed numerous endorsers, including Green, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, Scotch Plains Township Manager Al Mirabella and Scotch Plains Councilman John Del ...

Jerry Green Resigns as Chairman of Union County Democratic Committee

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, Plainfield's own Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee to focus on recovering from an illness. 

A statement that was issued by Union County Democratic Committee Executive Director Nick Fixmer notes that Green intends to rejoin his colleagues in the New Jersey General Assembly once his recovery ...

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Passport Fees Set to Increase this Spring: Plan Ahead to Avoid Paying More

February 12, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County residents that the US Department of State is raising the Passport Execution Fee from $25.00 to $35.00 on April 2. The fee is mandated by the Department of State. It applies to passport applications that are submitted to an authorized agent, including a US Post Office, County Clerk or other government office.

Passport applications submitted ...