Government

August 3, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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 join 10 other mayors from Union County municipalities in signing the 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles'. The 11 mayors will officially commit to the Statement of Principles and make brief remarks on April 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 ...

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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. - ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Approximately 6,000 Elizabeth H.S. students took part in the national walk-out on Wednesday afternoon, raising their voices and concerns about gun violence to federal, state, county and local officials at town halls held at each of Elizabeth’s schools. The district arranged and ...

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CLARK, NJ – The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader. State Senator Nick Scutari away ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will recognize lifelong Elizabeth resident Kim Nesbitt Good with the annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award during a Black History Month celebration at the historic Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC.  The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Kason Little 18, and a “Student Advocate” at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy in Elizabeth received a surprise when he opened his email to find a response from President Obama. According to Little, he emailed President Barack Obama in October to let him know how much he is missed ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Supporters and opponents of Mayor Mapp's decision to endorse State Senator Nick Scutari for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr clashed on Saturday morning as the three current candidates for Chair, Scutari, Mahr and Hillside's Anthony ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Dozens gathered on Hudson Street Friday morning at the Grand Opening of a new employment training center for recently released prisoners hoping to start on the path toward a new life. Operated by the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, a nonprofit organization which aids former ...

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