Press Releases

July 26, 2021

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to invite persons with special needs and disabilities up to age 16 to attend the Wheeler Spray Park Program for Children with Special Needs. This program will take place every Wednesday evening in the month of August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and ...

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Free immunizations are available to eligible infants, children and adults at the Union County Immunization Center. The Immunization Center is located at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth. “Union County’s immunization clinic helps to ensure that every infant and child in our community can receive ...

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  It’s Never Too Early to Learn About Sun Safety! Summit Medical Group Foundation Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey and L’Oréal for Launch of Enright Sun Safety Course™ It’s never too early—or too late—to learn about the potential damage that the sun can do, and ...

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Free outdoor movies will be presented in Union County parks this summer on a walk-in, sit-down basis; no pre-registration required. The Union County Board of Commissioners would like to invite all residents to join us at the next outdoor movie night in Union County’s “Family Fun and Flix” ...

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The latest class of community members to step up and train as advocates for Union County foster youth have taken their oath before a Union County Superior Court Judge and are now ready to be matched to their case as the newest volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union ...

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Any Union County voter may use any of these locations for early in-person voting. Six sites are confirmed and a seventh site will be added. Union County, NJ – Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado advises Union County residents that six locations have been selected for ...

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Statement addressing the ongoing pro-democracy protests in the C​aribbean island nation. The Union County Board of County Commissioners stands in solidarity with the people of Cuba as they continue to exercise their  right to protest peacefully against their government.  Thousands of Cubans have ...

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Starting now, the Union County COVID-19 Test Center located at Kean University will operate on a walk-up only basis at Downs Hall at Kean University. Union County residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can do so by visiting Downs Hall on the Kean University campus, located at 1000 Morris ...

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New app provides users with instant access to their immunization records. Docket is a free new app for mobile devices that helps take the sting out of losing a COVID-19 vaccination card, by providing all the information at the touch of a button. “The COVID-19 vaccination card is a small ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners would like to inform our residents of the Farmers Market Voucher program. Farmers Market vouchers are available to eligible Union County seniors and will be distributed by mail, due to ongoing concerns regarding Covid-19. To be eligible, seniors ...

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Early in-person voting will be conducted by voting machine at seven polling sites in Union County. Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that early in-person voting in New Jersey will begin in October for the 2021 General Election. “There are three options for voting this year, ...

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Visitors to Union County parks can take a walk back through history, as a traveling display of historical photographs makes its way from one park to another this summer. The unique outdoor exhibit celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Union County Parks system. The exhibit is currently on ...

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Free outdoor movies will be presented in Union County parks this summer on a walk-in, sit-down basis; no pre-registration required. The Union County Board of Commissioners would like to invite all residents to the next outdoor movie night in Union County’s “Family Fun and Flix” series. The ...

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Updated planning document makes Union County eligible for certain types of state and federal funding. The Union County Board of Commissioners invites members of the public to review and comment on Union County’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Approved Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards ...

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TAPinto is currently hiring to support its growing network of more than 90 franchised online local news sites in New Jersey, New York, and Florida.  Positions available include:   Customer service specialists.  Click here for more information and to apply. Director of Content.  Click ...

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Department of Parks and Recreation receives sixth NACo Award in 3 years. The Union County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce the Department of Parks and Recreation received a 2021 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for “Bringing Nature and History ...

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Focus on Improving Patient Access and Quality of Care to Benefit Communities Throughout Northern New Jersey West Orange, NJ--RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) and Care Station Medical Group have announced a partnership focused on improving patient access and quality, while also expanding availability ...

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Union County’s free summertime Family Fun & Flix outdoor movie and activity series is postponed to Wednesday, July 14. Due to inclement weather and wet field conditions, the July 13 screening of Raya and the Last Dragon has been postponed to Wednesday, July 14, at Warinanco Park in ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that Union County has been awarded a $100,000 grant to support a new Rails-to-Trails Feasibility study by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). The project is a collaborative effort between the Commissioner Board, ...

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Petitions must be returned before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 26. Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents seeking School Board positions in their municipality that the deadline for filing their nominating petitions is Monday, July 26, before 4:00 p.m. in the Main Office of ...

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Enjoy a free, outdoor concert – registration is not required The Union County Board of County Commissioners is proud to present Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. The concert will take place on Saturday, July 24 beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees will have the ...

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Union County residents of all ages with special needs are invited to participate in Paint by the Pond, on Saturday, July 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mindowaskin Park, located at 385 E. Broad Street in Westfield. Paint by the Pond is sponsored by the Union County Board of County ...

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The WildFlowers Tom Petty tribute band will be the next performer in the County’s free drive-in concert series. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 10 at 6:00 pm at the Union County Vo-Tech campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. The event is free but registration is required online in ...

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Free COVID-19 shots to be provided in local neighborhoods. The COVID-19 vaccine will be available at convenient pop-up clinics throughout the County during the months of July and August in addition to permanent sites in Elizabeth, Union Township, and Plainfield. “We have come a long way, but ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in July to aid those affected by COVID-19. These will include: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 •         10:00 a.m. – Our Lady of Fatima Church in ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply; free drive-in event is open to all Union County residents for shredding personal documents. Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next free shredding event of 2021 will be held in Rahway on Thursday, July 8 for ...

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New series at Union County's Wheeler Spray Park offers welcoming environment for special needs children and their caregivers. The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to invite children age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, to attend the new “Special Needs Night at Wheeler Spray ...

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The job fair is hosted by the Union County Board of County Commissioners in collaboration with the Elizabeth Branch NAACP, the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, and The Mills at Jersey Gardens. Union County, NJ – Job seekers in Union County have another opportunity to explore job ...

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Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend! Please be advised that the free Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University will be closed on Monday, July 5. The Test Center will be open for regularly scheduled hours on Thursday, July 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please note that ...

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New operation is expected to save Union County more than $103 million over five years while ensuring continued care of incarcerated persons. The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the completion of an agreement with Essex County, under which incarcerated persons ...

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