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Union County Departmental Budget Hearing Dates Announced for 2017

Credits: ucnj.org

ELIZABETH-The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a set of open public hearing dates in February and March for the review of the soon-to-be released 2017 Executive Budget.

The hearings all begin at 5 p.m and the dates are:

* Tuesday, Feb.28th:  Galloping Hill Clubhouse,  Kenilworth---Engineering, Public Works and Facilities; Human Services; Parks and Recreation; Corrections.

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* Thursday, March 9th: Union County Administrative Building, Elizabeth---County Clerk; Prosecutor; Sheriff's Office; Surrogate.

* Monday, March 13th: Union County Vo-Tech, Scotch Plains---Administrative Services; County Counsel; Economic Development; Election Board, Public Safety.

While there are no public comments at these meetings, the public is welcome to attend and listen to the discussion. The Freeholder Board will conduct their review before voting to introducing the budget later this year.

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Information on Parking and Traffic for Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event

March 23, 2018

UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union.

Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall in an anti-gun violence march.

Parking will be available in the following ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Second Annual Women's Leadership Forum Sunday March 25 at Springfield's Chisholm Community Center

March 23, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The second annual Women's Leadership Forum will be held at Springfield's Chisholm Community Center Sunday March 25 at 2:00 p.m.


The Forum is sponsored by the Union County Democratic Party, the Springfield Democratic Party and Ready to Run which "...is a non-partisan network of campaign training programs."


This year's program ...

Visit Union County’s Green Online Shop and Celebrate Earth Day with a New Compost Bin or Rain Barrel

March 23, 2018

Union County gardeners looking for a good Earth Day project can visit the new Union County Means Green online shop now and order a new compost bin or rain barrel at 50% off the retail price.

“Composting food scraps and harvesting rainwater are two effective ways to improve soil health and conserve water,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Offering these compost bins ...