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Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

April 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

Parts of Elizabeth to be Included in the 169 Opportunity Zones in New Jersey Recommended by Governor Phil Murphy

ELIZABETH, NJ - Parts of the City of Elizabeth will be included as part of the United States Department of Treasury’s approved 169 recommended designations for “Opportunity Zones” throughout the Garden State. A plan recommended by Governor Phil Murphy that’s designed to drive long-term capital investments into low-income rural and urban communities.

“I’m ...

New Jersey Students Against Gun Violence Gather for Roundtable Discussion at Kean University

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue in their communities and in the United States.

The event was hosted by the Lesniak Institute ...

Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage to Join Other Union County Municipal Leaders to Sign 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles'

RAHWAY, NJ - Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage will join12 other mayors from Union County municipalities in signing the 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles'. The mayors will officially commit to the Statement of Principles and make brief remarks on April 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Hamilton Stage, Union County Performing Arts Center in ...

Whats Happening Elizabeth? Your Weekly List of Events Happening in Your City

ELIZABETH, NJ - Do you know what’s happening this week in Elizabeth? Here is a quick list of events for the week of April 2 to April 8, courtesy of Mayor Bollwage’s office. 

Events for the week of April 6, 2018, to  April 8, 2018 

Friday, April 6, 2018 

Fire Promotions

(11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 50 Winfield Scott Plaza, Elizabeth) - Mayor Bollwage ...

Bill to Prohibit Children Under 12 From Tackle Football Advances in State Assembly

TRENTON, NJ -   A proposed bill which would prohibit children under the age of 12 from participating in tackle football is beginning the path through the New Jersey Legislature.  The Bill  (A-3760) is similar, but not identical, to bills proposed in New York, Maryland, Illinois and California, according to its sponsor, Valerie Vainieri-Huttle (D-37)

Vainieri-Huttle is the ...

Scenes from Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event in Union

UNION, NJ – Over 500 students, parents, public officials, and activists marched and gathered in Union Saturday morning for the Union County ‘March for Our Lives’ event.  The student-led march, which called on the U.S. government for stricter gun laws and memorialized the 17 people killed in Parkland, Florida last month, was one of hundreds of March for Our ...

NJ Legislative Black Caucus to Hold Recreational Marijuana Hearings

ELIZABETH, NJ - As local lawmakers wrestle with the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus is holding hearings to obtain input from constituents.

Assemblyman Jamel Holley, who represents Elizabeth and Roselle is a legalization proponent and is urging residents to attend a three-hour hearing.

“I've been an outspoken ...

Free Citizenship Workshop to be Held This Saturday in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A free Citizenship Workshop will be held this Saturday, March 24, at the Santa Isabel Lutheran Church from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. located at 908 East Jersey Street in Elizabeth.

The Citizenship Drive is an annual event that assists eligible residents to apply for naturalization. Immigration attorneys will be present to screen eligibility and trained volunteers will assist in the ...

Elizabeth Gets Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth is getting a $25,470.00 “Level the Playing Field” grant from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The new grant program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with disabilities as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County ...

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Union County Freeholder Board Reminds Seniors on New Medicare Cards

April 18, 2018

In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds Union County’s senior adults that they will receive new Medicare cards from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this summer.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the federal agency that runs the Medicare program. It is a branch of the US Department of ...