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Elizabeth Man Admits Distributing Child Pornography

September 18, 2017

ELIZABETH, N.J.– An Elizabeth man today admitted he used his home computer to distribute sexually explicit videos and images of children, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Thomas J. Leonard, 35, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Trenton federal court, charging him with one count of distributing child ...

Seniors and Caregivers Invited to Discuss Service Needs for Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ-A public meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue in Elizabeth. Caregivers and seniors are invited to attend, participate and express their views on the service needs of seniors.

“This public hearing is a good opportunity for residents to request services in areas such as caregiver support, ...

Union County Prosecutor Heads to PSEG, Isenhour Steps Into Position

ELIZABETH, NJ — After more than four years of service, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park is heading to work for PSEG, she announced recently. Appointed to take the position is Thomas K. Isenhour, a 33-year veteran of the office. He formerly served as first assistant prosecutor under Park.

“With over three decades of experience prosecuting defendants and supervising ...

Honoring and Remembrance-9/11 Event in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH-Tomorrow will mark the sixteenth anniversary of the attacks. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

Six Elizabeth residents were lost that day, Arcelia Castillo, Carlos Da Costa, Colleen Fraser, Margaret Lewis, ...

Elizabeth Welcomes New Elementary School

ELIZABETH, NJ – Delivering educational facilities in New Jersey, the New Jersey Schools Development Authority has announced five new or renovated schools this year. These renovated or new buildings will provide more than 3,100 additional seats for students across the state.

The new Halloran PS 22 Elementary School is a four-story building designed to educate about 890 students and ...

Day of Remembrance Ceremony-Honoring Our POW/MIAs

Elizabeth, NJ – A Day of Remembrance to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action will be held Friday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony is being held at the plaza in front of the Union County Courthouse.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all residents and visitors to gather with veterans and their families to join in the POW/MIA Remembrance ...

Union County Employees Organize Drive To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

ELIZABETH, NJ—In the wake of the devastation in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, Union County employees have banded together to get donations to the victims of the storm.

The employees collected and donated hundreds of pounds of non-perishable items in a regional drive that was sponsored by “Be the Change,” a non-profit community organization that collaborates on a local and ...

Honor and Remember- County Freeholders Invite Residents To September 11 Memorial

UNION COUNTY, NJ—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all community members to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who perished in the attacks on September 11, 2001.  

The Union County September 11 Memorial is located at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Residents may bring and light candles in memory of those who were lost during the ...

Protecting DACA-Dreamer Youth and Make the Road New Jersey Plan March In Elizabeth Tonight

Elizabeth, NJ – Make the Road New Jersey, along with Dreamer youth and local and state officials have planned a march this evening in Elizabeth to defend the Trump administration’s possible plans to dismantle Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

DACA is an Obama-era program which granted about 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children ...

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

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Union County Offers Free Yoga and Wellness Class at Maskers Barn

September 7, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the County’s Office on Women, is presenting a free yoga, meditation class and emotional wellness event entitled “Union County Balancing the Scales of Your Life” on Friday evening, September 15, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of the Watchung Reservation. The event is open to ages 16 and ...