Linden Avenue Area Scheduled for Repaving This Summer

May 24, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Two segments of Linden Avenue are slated to be repaved this summer as part of the 2017 Roads Resurfacing Program, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced.

The areas are Linden Avenue from Acme Street at the Warinanco Park entrance to Elmora Avenue and Linden Avenue/Lidgerwood Avenue to Edgar Road.

Explained Freeholder Christopher Hudak, who is a ...

New York General Consulate of Mexico in Roselle this Week to Help Immigrants Get Documentation Services

ROSELLE, NJ - Representatives from Adelante Alliance New Jersey and the New York General Consulate of Mexico are in Roselle this week to help give immigrants in the tristate area an opportunity to begin procedures to obtain passports, a consular identification cards, birth certificates, and dual citizenship.

Immigrants came from as far away as Dover, NJ on Tuesday Morning to the Roselle Fire ...

NJ Chief Justice Rabner Opens New Union County Courthouse Cherry Street Annex

ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner helped to cut the ribbon for the new Union County Courthouse Cherry Street Annex when it opened this afternoon, May 22, with enough fanfare to draw elected officials, judges, and lawyers to the modern, glass-fronted building.

The new 78,071 square-foot courthouse will be home to the Union County Family Justice Center, which will open ...

Sen. Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour Union County College Elizabeth Campus

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

‘It’s Complicated’: Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Meets for Update

CRANFORD, NJ — The Raritan Valley Railroad Coalition met Monday evening at the Cranford Community Center to provide an update on the status of the Coalition’s one-seat ride efforts.

“I have good information, but the news in not particularly good,” said Peter S. Palmer, RVRC Chairman and Somerset County Freeholder.

Palmer later noted the heavy Westfield presence in ...

New Warinanco Sports Center Unofficially Open May 16

ROSELLE, NJ - The long anticipated Warinanco Sports Center, containing the Skating Center in Roselle opens with a soft opening and ribbon cutting tomorrow, May 16, at noon, Union County Freeholders announced.

The Warinanco Park Skating facility, a county landmark since 1961, as doubled in size to become the Warinanco Sports Center. It under went an extensive $7 million modernization that has ...

Elizabeth Expungement Information Session Scheduled June 21

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth, in a joint effort with the City of Plainfield, will host an information session for individuals who have been charged with a criminal violation that was subsequently dismissed.  David Beverly, Ombudsman/Community Liaison, Union County Vicinage, will explain how this process works.

According to Donna Morris, City of Plainfield, Community Development, ...

State AG and Summit Resident Porrino Speaks at Elks' 'Walk Out on Drugs' May 7

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - New Jersey Attorney General and Summit resident Christopher Porrino will speak at The East Central District Walk Out on Drugs, beginning at 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the Gazebo (Echo Lake Drive off Mill Lane) in Mountainside's Echo Lake Park. Given the proliferation of cheap and plentiful illegal narcotics across the nation and in New Jersey -- and with the alarming rise ...

Assemblywoman Quijano Hosts Women’s Forum

ELIZABETH, NJ – Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (20th District) hosted a Women’s Forum, May 2, at Yoly’s Cuban Café, that drew together women from across Union County to voice their concerns on a wide variety of issues.

The several dozen women, who represented a diversity of occupations, also expressed a range of concerns from affordable housing, healthcare, equal pay ...

Immigrant Small Businesses Owners and Marchers Announce Push for Sanctuary City

 ELIZABETH, NJ – Make the Road New Jersey members rallied and marched down Elizabeth Avenue today, calling for Elizabeth to become a Sanctuary City and to draw attention to the national day of action for immigrant communities scheduled for tomorrow, May 1.

“We want our police to protect and not work for ICE (Immigration and Custom Enforcement),” said Elizabeth resident ...

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Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 3rd for Last-Minute Mail-In Primary Election Voters

May 23, 2017

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will open her offices in Elizabeth and Westfield on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots.  The offices at the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street room 113 in Elizabeth, and the office at the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, will open as a public service for voters who ...