Government

October 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of National Coming Out Day the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders declared Union County a Safe Space for LGBTQ individuals during their Freeholder Board mobile meeting that was held in Plainfield on October 11. The County observed National Coming Out Day on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Homeland Security Agents an U.S. Military Officials raided an Elizabeth business Wednesday morning seizing materials and leaving residents to wonder what exactly was happening. According to residents in the area, at approximately 8 a.m. agents from Homeland Security, U.S.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Community members came out to the Elizabeth Public Library on Tuesday morning to watch a ceremony, as the City of Elizabeth has been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly communities.  AARP State representatives presented Mayor Bollwage with the city’s ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth held a September 11, service on Tuesday morning. Mayor J. Christian Bollwage held the ceremony to remember the tragic events that took place seventeen years ago and to honor those whose lives were lost, including six members of the Elizabeth community. The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth will provide 45 new tenant-based vouchers for residents from a grant from a  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development award.  The $483,408 HUD Voucher for Elizabeth Residents is part of a $98.5 million award that includes ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Crowd gathered on Wednesday evening in front of the CoreCivic immigration detention center in Elizabeth for a vigil for 18-month-old Mariee Juárez, the toddler who died in Ice Custody, and to demand an end to family detentions across the United States. Make the Road New Jersey, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Mayor J. Christian Bollwage along with Councilwoman-At-Large Patricia Perkins-Auguste, Council President Manny Grova and Councilman Kevin Kiniery hosted the fourth annual Play Ball event in honor of Baseball Month in the City of Elizabeth. As part of the U.S. Conference of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Mayors office has announced that the Ribbon Cutting for the new skate park in Mattano Park scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, at 11 a.m., has been postponed. We will update when a new date is announced.  TAPintoElizabeth.net is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when. For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy. "This is important for every resident for a better life ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Local people with disabilities this month are lauding progress made since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 28 years ago, but also point to the remaining distance between where they stand today and equal access to all sectors of the community. Signed into ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- The City of Elizabeth increased the ranks at the police department when they swore in eighteen new Police Officers at a ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday morning.  The new recruits were welcomed by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage; Councilwoman-At-Large Patricia ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.  ANNUAL FIREMEN’S MEMORIAL SERVICE  (10 a.m. - 11 a.m., South Broad Street, Elizabeth) Mayor Bollwage will join members of the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – A Hurricane Maria Evacuee Information Session will be held in Elizabeth on Tuesday, May 8 to assist Puerto Rican families who evacuated to New Jersey after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.  The event is being hosted by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, who has been working ...

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ELIZABETH/WESTFIELD, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available in Westfield and Elizabeth beginning on Tuesday, May 1 for the 2018 Primary Election. The US Senate and House of Representatives will top this year’s Primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 5. County Freeholders and local ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders officially recognized Thursday, April 26, 2018, as “Lesbian Visibility Day.”  Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented resolutions to TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has announced that Gold Star Parent identification cards are now available from her office, for mothers and fathers of military service members who died while on active duty. A new state law authorizes counties in New Jersey to issue the card, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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., ...

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