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Water Main Break Floods Street Outside Courthouse Annex

April 13, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – A water main break just outside the steps to the Union County Courthouse Annex on Elizabethtown Plaza has caused the street to be closed to traffic and made pedestrians passage difficult.

In addition, the Union County Freeholder meeting has been cancelled for tonight. “This is a public safety issue,” said Sebastian D’Elia, Union County’s director ...

BREAKING: Union County Freeholders Chairman Offers Amended Watchung Reservation Resolution

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 13th, and a resolution on mountain biking in Watchung Reservation is on the agenda.  Currently, bikes are not permitted.

A draft copy of the agenda has been uploaded to the Union County Freeholders website, stating:

2017-329:  CHAIRMAN BRUCE H. BERGEN: Amending Resolution 2016-166, which ...

Plan Ahead for Passport Delays

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Travelers planning a trip should budget extra time to get their passports because the U.S. Department of State has increased its processing time. The wait is approximately six to eight weeks for routine passport services.

“This extended processing time makes it all the more important for Union County residents to ensure that their passports are in order well in advance ...

No More Saving Parking Spaces

ELIZABETH, NJ – It’s official. What has almost become a city tradition of saving parking spaces dug out during snow storms by putting household items in the street is now prohibited.   

This evening, residents received the following recorded message from City Hall, “As of Thursday, March 23, 2017, the City of Elizabeth will be removing all furniture and objects that ...

Ribbon Cutting at the New Jersey Veterans Network New Facility

UNION, NJ – A ribbon cutting took place Monday evening to launch the opening of the New Jersey Veterans Network (NJVN) office inside the Union American Legion.  The mission of the NJVN is to help New Jersey veterans and their families enjoy a sustainable quality of life by creating a network of community veteran liaisons to connect veterans with resources and programs designed to meet ...

Roselle Becomes Sanctuary City by Executive Order

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau on Wednesday signed an executive order to make Roselle a “Sanctuary City.”

Dansereau signed the order at the Roselle Borough Council meeting.

“Our police were involved with, and they sat down with, our municipal attorney and myself before we even considered presenting this to the council,“ Dansereau said.

The mayor ...

Union County Reports Roads Are Clear

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The many roads of Union County, including the Turnpike, Newark Airport, the Goethal’s Bridge, the Garden State Parkway, Route 22 and Route 78, are reported to be clear and the storm’s impact “appears to be minimal at this point,” according to Union County spokesperson Sebastian D’Elia.

“Since this storm is mostly during the regular ...

Elizabeth Settle Police Excessive Force Lawsuit.

ELIZABETH, NJ – The City Council resolved to pay $60,000 to settle a family’s lawsuit claiming excessive force by police in an incident that took place June, 13, 2008, as reported on the NJ Civil Settlements website.

Chantal Theodore, David Romilus, and Jessica Chantal claimed the incident took place June 13, 2008, at a gathering at the Theodore home to mourn the shooting death of ...

CWA Workers Rally for Higher Wages, Better Working Conditions from Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ – Communications Workers of America members rallied in front of offices on Westminster Avenue yesterday, March 13, to voice their demands for a wage increase and better working conditions. 

The Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) represents both private sector and public workers in the telecommunications, airlines, healthcare and direct care ...

Advisory: Governor Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella

NEW JERSEY - Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of the Storm Stella, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the ...

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New Grants Bring another Year of Art, Music, Dance, Film and Theatre to Union County

April 20, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that 34 Union County arts organizations will receive a total of $64,000 in grants from the Union County Local Arts Grant Program for the funding year 2017.

“This new round of funding demonstrates that our local arts community has earned a reputation for delivering programs that make significant contributions to the ...