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Redesigned Elizabeth Train Station on Hold-Mayor Says Fire NJ Transit Executives

November 10, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ—The Governor-Elect already has a decision to make on his first day in office.

Mayor J. Christian Bollwage is calling upon the Governor-Elect to remove the New Jersey Transit Executive Team of their positions and appoint pro-active, capable individuals, who are in favor of rail improvements. The Mayor has requested that this action be taken in response to New Jersey ...

In Westfield, Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Gives Updates on One-Seat Ride

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Chairman Peter Palmer spoke about the possibility of a one-seat ride on the train line during peak hours at the RVRC meeting held Monday morning at the Westfield Municipal Building.

“The news is not good,” Palmer said.

According to Palmer, in order to gain any progress on the one-seat ride initiative, Penn ...

Free Services Available to Military Veterans from Union County Clerk

Union County, NJ--Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds military veterans who have filed their DD-214 papers that they can obtain a free proof of service ID card from the County Clerk’s main office in midtown Elizabeth or the annex office in Westfield. Veterans who have not yet filed their DD-214 papers can do so by bringing the original to the Elizabeth or Westfield office. There is no ...

Drug Lord for NJ Trafficking Organization is Extradited from Dominican Republic

NEWARK, N.J. – A Dominican national was extradited to the United States over the weekend for his alleged role in a drug trafficking organization responsible for over 16 kilograms of heroin that were seized in New Jersey and New York, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Wellington Luna De La Cruz, a/k/a “Orlando Luna Cruz,” a/k/a “Luis ...

Story of Personal Comeback Keys 2017 Union County Youth Services Networking Conference

Elizabeth, NJ.--Marion Simmons spent 19 years in foster care, experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse at every stop until coming to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at age 16. In time Simmons went to college, worked within New Jersey's child welfare system and recently started a business teaching at-risk youth the skills they need to be successful in life.

Simmons served as the ...

Two Historic Preservation Grants Awarded to Elizabeth Sites

Elizabeth, NJ – Some of the most treasured historic sites in Union County will receive a total of $300,000 in matching grants toward restoration work and other upgrades, through the Preserve Union County program. The grant program is funded by the Freeholder Board through the Union County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

The 2017 Preserve Union County awarded ...

New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

Elizabeth, NJ--While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder ...

Plainfield's UCC Campus Growing, Seeks Greater City Identity

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County College branch in Plainfield is growing, Facilities Director Robert Hogan said at Thursday's Planning Board meeting where Hogan and two architects discussed a new parking lot and future plans.

Hogan said the Plainfield campus has 690 students, ten more than last year and including 20 new full-time, first-time students, while other UCC campuses are ...

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Author Michael Ausiello, Spoiler Alert: A Hero Dies "Welcome Home Michael" Book Tour in Conversation with Joe DeIorio

November 11, 2017

Author Michael Ausiello, Spoiler Alert:  A Hero Dies 
"Welcome Home Michael" Book Tour in Conversation with Joe DeIorio

Monday November 20th 6pm - Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library
404 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park New Jersey

American television industry journalist and actor, Michael Ausiello returns to his hometown of Roselle Park to discuss ...