Free Electronics Recycling for Union County Residents

June 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A reminder to Elizabeth residents, Union County is offering a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Any Union County resident may bring unwanted televisions, computers, printers, and other electronic equipment to this e-cycling site. There is a ...

Assemblywoman Quijano Hosts Elizabeth High School Students At State House

TRENTON, NJ - Ten students and two teachers from Elizabeth High School were at the State House on Monday as the quests of Assemblywoman Annette Quijano.

The students were shown the ins and outs of the legislature as they toured the Assembly and Senate committee rooms and joined Quijano on the floor of the Assembly as she ran the quorum vote.

“It was a great opportunity to teach ...

Election Day Results - And the Winner is….

ELIZABETH, NJ - The polls are closed for this June Primary Election and the votes have been counted. Here are the unofficial results. 

U.S. Senate Race: 6 Year Term

Robert Menendez (D) Winner

Bob Hugin ( R) Winner

Member of the House of Representatives - 7th Congressional District: 2 Year Term 

Tom Malinowski (D) Winner

Leonard Lance ( R) Winner

Member of the House ...

Union County Freeholders Support LGBTQ Community with Historical Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

ELIZABETH, NJ - The rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and independence fly’s high at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. 

This historic event by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Office of LGBTQ Services, Department of Human Services and many others, brought dignitaries and people from all over New Jersey to the steps of the ...

After UCDC Vote, Plainfield's Rebecca Williams Now a Freeholder

CRANFORD, NJ - An election to fill the vacancy created by Linda Carter’s departure to the Assembly was held at a Union County Democratic Committee convention on Thursday, led by Chairman Nick Scutari.

The UCDC chair called on Plainfield Chairman Adrian O. Mapp, who nominated Councilwoman Rebecca Williams.

Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski seconded Mapp’s nomination, ...

Memorial Day Events for the City of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - There Mayor’s office has announced the events happening throughout the City of Elizabeth for this Memorial Day holiday. They are as follows. 


(10 a.m. - 11 a.m., South Broad Street, Elizabeth)

Mayor Bollwage will join members of the Elizabeth Exempt Firemen’s Association at their annual memorial service. The ...

Mayor Chris Bollwage Cuts Ribbon on Third Bike Depot

ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor Chris Bollwage cut the ribbon on the Bike Depot on May 14, making it the third Bike Depot for the City of Elizabeth.

This depot is located on the first floor of the Midtown Garage, adjacent to the Elizabeth NJ Transit station. This depot, is the first to be located in a major city and holds 62 bikes and has a bike repair station. 

It provides secure, safe, weather ...

County of Union to Fly Rainbow Flag for the First Time on June 4

ELIZABETH, NJ - A rainbow flag will fly for the first time at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced they are holding a public Pride Flag Raising Ceremony for Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse on Broad Street in Elizabeth.

“Raising the rainbow flag ...

Elizabeth Celebrates 64th Annual Youth in Government Day

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth students were given the opportunity to observe municipal business as part of the 64th Annual Youth in Government Day. The event held on May 22, was chaired by First Ward Councilman Carlos L. Torres. 

“Youth in Government Day is a unique opportunity that offers an introduction to the variety of career choices available in public service, particularly city ...

Plainfield's Linda Carter Elected to Fill LD22 NJ State Assembly Seat

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Democratic Municipal Committees within the 22nd Legislative District, which includes Union, Middlesex, and Somerset counties, met on May 19 at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.  The committees voted to elect Union County Freeholder Linda Carter to fill the LD22 NJ State Assembly vacancy caused by the passing of longtime Assemblyman Jerry Green.

Carter said at a ...

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