Press Releases

November 23, 2020

New field includes top-notch Olympic running track, soccer and lacrosse field, field house with lockers and concession, bleachers, press box and track and field amenities The Union County Freeholders today joined with members of the Union County Improvement Authority, Union County College, Clark ...

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New grant program authorizes Federal CARES Act funding to assist families of children with disabilities & special needs. The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to announce the new “Rest Easy Caregivers” grant opportunities for families in need of assistance in caring for children with ...

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Union County residents who are looking for a way to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance are invited to join the Union County Freeholder Board, the family of transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, the City of Elizabeth, the organization Garden State Equality, and the Union County Office of ...

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Union County students can explore science topics at home with the help of free kits assembled by Union County 4-H, a youth development program that engages K-12 students in hands-on learning and civic service while practicing teamwork,  organization, public speaking and other important life ...

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The Freeholder Board invites all Union County seniors and their caregivers, friends, and neighbors to join “Online with Aging,” a live, online presentation about programs and services for seniors. Online with Aging will be held in English and Spanish on Zoom on Friday, December 11, beginning at ...

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Distribution is a joint effort with Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis, Union County residents only. Union County will hold an emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds Union County voters who received a ballot cure letter that the deadline to cure their ballot is tomorrow, November 18, 2020 at noon. The letters were sent to voters who took their Vote-by-Mail ballot to a polling place on Election Day but did not sign ...

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Distribution is a joint effort with Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis, for Union County residents only. The Union County Freeholder Board announced the County will hold an emergency Thanksgiving walk-up food distribution for Union ...

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The Freeholder Board has announced upcoming events for the Union County Mobile Test Unit for the month of November. Free COVID-19 saliva tests will be administered at events across the county from November 17 through November 24. The schedule includes events open to all Union County ...

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Masks are required and social distance rules will be observed at all times The Union County Freeholder Board invites senior residents to participate in a series of free guided walks at the Trailside Nature and Science Center at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside. Additional sessions have ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that additional sessions of the Back to Nature series at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside have been added, due to popular demand. The programs are open to families with children ages four and older and ...

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Residents will be eligible to receive up to 6 months of rental assistance The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to announce a rent relief program for eligible residents adversely impacted by COVID-19. Residents can apply through one of three partner non-profit agencies for needed ...

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Program will be suspended after November 19 due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The Union County Division on Aging will be suspending its “Grab and Go” Lunch Program for seniors in order to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The final two dates for distribution at 12 of the 13 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced the launch of Phase 2 of the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. All New Jersey business can get 10 percent off these products and those small businesses and nonprofit organizations with 100 or fewer ...

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High-level panel will explore the road to progress on women’s equality following the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to join The 100th Anniversary Suffrage Victory and the Effects on the Modern Woman, a virtual ...

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Distribution is a joint effort with Village Supermarket. Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis. The Union County Freeholder Board announced the County will hold an emergency Thanksgiving drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the ...

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In honor of Veterans Day, the Union County Freeholder Board announced that nine County facilities will now offer designated parking spaces for military veterans. The parking spaces will feature signage noting their veteran designation, and may be used by any veteran with a car displaying a special ...

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The Union County Freeholder Board will distribute 90,000 face masks to all 21 municipalities later this week free of charge, as part of “Mask Up UC,” a countywide public safety campaign to encourage all County residents to wear face masks and safeguard themselves and others from potential exposure ...

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The American Job Center provides job training and employment-related services to business and county residents. 

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The Freeholder Board has announced two upcoming events for the Union County Mobile Test Unit for the month of November. Free COVID-19 saliva tests will be administered at events in Springfield on November 12th and Cranford on November 17th. The walk up events are open to all Union County ...

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With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, more New Jersey neighbors than ever before may not be able to afford a holiday meal to share with their families. Food insecurity throughout the state is projected to increase by 56% this year to nearly a million people struggling with hunger. To ensure ...

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The Union County Mobile Test Unit will conduct walk-up saliva tests for the public; for Union County residents only.  The Freeholder Board has announced two upcoming events for the Union County Mobile Test Unit for the month of November. Free COVID-19 saliva tests will be administered at two ...

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Union County 9-1-1 callers are first in the nation to use the new CueHit service for smart phones, provided through the Union County Regional Dispatch Center. The new service provides new opportunities for the Dispatch Center to communicate with callers, while enabling first responders to focus on ...

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Distribution is a joint effort with Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Produce will be distributed on a drive-up, first come-first served basis; Union County residents only. The Union County Freeholder Board announced the County will hold an emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County ...

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Find out about opportunities at Trinitas Hospital, Wakefern, Remarkable Foods, and Farmland Dairies. Union County residents seeking jobs are invited to participate in Union County’s first virtual job fair sponsored by the Freeholder Board through the County’s American Job Center employment ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that the New Jersey online ballot tracking system will move all ballots to “accepted” status on November 20, when she certifies the 2020 General Election results. “My office has been receiving calls from voters who are concerned about the status ...

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Union County’s free recycling programs continue in November with two opportunities to drop off scrap metal, in Cranford and Kenilworth. These are countywide programs sponsored by the Freeholder Board, and all residents are invited to participate at any location. “Every year, thousands of Union ...

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Voters who need to replace their Vote-by-Mail ballot are advised to come early; visitors must wear masks and observe social distance. Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises voters who have lost or damaged their Vote-by-Mail ballot that they can visit the County Clerk’s Elizabeth and Westfield ...

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A group of students from the Center for Leadership and Service at Kean University participated in Union County’s Adopt-a-Park program and spent hours last week removing invasive plants, pruning vegetation, and picking up trash in and around the Warinanco shoreline restoration project at the lake in ...

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Personal/sensitive documents only; for Union County residents only. Union County, NJ – Union County residents seeking a free, secure way to dispose of personal papers can bring their documents to the final mobile paper shredding event of 2020, sponsored by the Freeholder Board. The event is ...

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