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Freeholders Get Earful As Roselle Residents Question Financing For Mind and Body Project

August 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people Thursday raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of the Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding the ...

State Assemblyman Joins Vigil in Elizabeth After Deadly Charlottesville Rally

ELIZABETH, NJ - State Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Union) joined a small group who held a prayer vigil last night in response to the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va. nearly a week ago.

On Friday, protesters chanting neo-Nazi and white supremacist slogans gathered in the Virginia city to rally against the removal of a Confederate general's statue. James Alex Fields Jr., ...

Free Confidential Sexual Violence Advocacy Training Offered to Union County Residents

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The county Rape Crisis Center (RCC) will offer a free training program for people interested in becoming Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. starting Aug. 15 and until Sept. 28. The classes will be offered at the RCC office in Westfield in the Colleen Fraser county services building at 300 North Ave.

Karate Program for People with Special Needs

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a Karate Program for People with Special Needs, beginning Thursday, August 3.

The program will run every Thursday from August 3 - September 7 (excluding August 17) from 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. (ages 5-15) and 8:00 - 8:45 p.m. (ages 16 and older).  The program will take place at the Clark Recreation Center, 430 ...

Freeholders Honor Elizabeth Police Officers Who Rescued Boy Struck By Train

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two city police officers who rescued a 13-year-old boy struck by a freight train were honored Thursday night by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Elizabeth Police Officers Eric Santiago Gora and Luciano Nicolas Porto responded to Franklin Street on May 11 to find the boy going into shock with an amputated leg.

“We have to also acknowledge that there are ...

12-Year-Old Elizabeth Girl Identified as Sandy Hook Beach Drowning Victim

ELIZABETH, NJ - A 12-year-old city girl was pulled from the water at Sandy Hook beach on Sunday and later died, an official said.

Bianca Palma was pulled from the water by lifeguards on duty and was taken to Monmouth Medical Center where she died Monday morning, National Park Service spokeswoman Daphne Yun told TAP. 

Yun did not know the circumstances of Palma’s ...

Senior Services Info Sessions To Be Held At Union County Libraries

ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff from the Union County’s Department of Human Services on Aging will be on hand at several libraries throughout July to answer residents’ questions about senior services.

The department’s Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) will be at the Elizabeth Main Brain Library at 11 South Broad St. from 10 a.m. to noon on July 26. The informational sessions will also be held ...

Elizabeth Police Detective Honored by City After Receiving Valor Award

ELIZABETH, NJ - Police Detective Darin Williamson was off duty when one man in a group of five pulled a gun on him in an alley.

He would subdue the suspect with the gun until backup arrived. His heroics were honored at the 200 Club of Union County Valor Awards Luncheon in May and by the city council last night.

“It just feels like it is a blessing being honored by the city ...

Union County Freeholder Chair Bruce Bergen Addresses the Patriot Chamber and Discusses Flooding Issues

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield resident Bruce Bergen is in his fifth year as a Freeholder and his second year as Chair. He addressed the Springfield Patriot Chamber on June 22. Specifically, he reported on the recent funding Springfield has received for infrastructure.  Since the sale of Runnells Hospital three years ago for approximately $20 million, the County has been using the proceeds to ...

Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Residents Object to Recreation Project Expansions

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

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