Press Releases

May 13, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union Township at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. This event will also feature an ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents and businesses to join a virtual Public Meeting for the Union County Truck Mobility Study beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26. The meeting will be held on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, use the Union County registration page ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ—May 12, 2021  Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent ...

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Trailside summer camp returns with all-outdoor schedule; COVID safety rules apply. The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a new and exciting season of summer programs for children and families at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located in the Watchung ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ—May 7, 2021  The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends, and NORWESCAP today announced the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a $3.5 million investment in network ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for ...

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Budget Would Increase Reimbursement from $100 to $500 Per Hearing Aid; Would be First Increase since 1987 (TRENTON) – Governor Phil Murphy’s budget plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 would significantly increase hearing aid purchase reimbursement available under the state’s Hearing Aid ...

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Plan Boosts Pay for Direct Support Professionals, Certified Nurse Aides, Personal Care Assistants, Medicaid Transportation Providers and Child Care Workers (TRENTON) –  Demonstrating continued support for the frontline workers who are vital to the health and safety of so many New Jerseyans, ...

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Taxpayers, businesses, tax professionals and others can follow the agency's official social media accounts and email subscription lists to get urgent information on Economic Impact Payments and other tax information. These platforms provide the latest alerts and information on various tax topics, ...

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A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature ...

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Initiative Aims to Make Communities Supportive & Accessible Places to Live for People of All Ages (TRENTON) – The Department of Human Services and AARP New Jersey today announced New Jersey has become the ninth state accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which works to ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites non-profit organizations to attend a free online workshop, Website Accessibility for Non-Profits, on Monday, May 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The workshop will be presented via Zoom by Frank Louvis, owner of the Coastal Technologies, an internet ...

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Vote-by-Mail applications can be picked up in person at the Union County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth. Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that the County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth are available to voters for “One-Stop” Vote-by-Mail service.

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St. Joseph Social Service Center is thrilled to announce that one of our very own volunteers, Jerzy “Jerry” Maziarz, will be honored with a Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award on Friday, May 7th, 2021. It’s the 25th anniversary of the award. Jerry Maziarz has made a difference for his ...

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After each of the three Economic Impact Payments is issued, the IRS is required to mail a notice to each recipient's last known address. The notice provides information about the amount of the payment, how it was made and how to report any payment that wasn't received. Some people may receive ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board would like to thank all of the students who participated in the annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest. “Arbor Day is a national celebration of environmental stewardship, and trees are a valuable resource in ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers and tax professionals to continue using electronic options to speed the processing of tax returns, refunds and  payments. IRS.gov showcases many task-based tools and features to help people navigate their taxes. All are available ...

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In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, The Union County Board of Commissioners invites all Union County residents to attend a virtual presentation on alcohol misuse featuring a panel of experts on treatment, counseling, and recovery. The program, titled “An Alcohol Misuse Learning Session” is ...

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COVID-19 precautions will be observed at this event. In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, Union County residents of all ages are invited to participate in Paint in the Park, on Tuesday, April 27, at Mattano Park, located at 360-484 5th Avenue in Elizabeth. This event is completely free and ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 2 million payments in the sixth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. The announcement brings the total disbursed ...

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PARSIPPANY, N.J.— Jersey 1st President Rosemary Becchi has been working with families of adult children with disabilities from around the state to help shine light on the fact that state-funded Division of Developmental Disabilities programs for adults with disabilities have been closed since March ...

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Via Groundwork Elizabeth:​ In 1962, Rachel Carson wrote “Silent Spring,” a book which raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health. Not long after, in 1970, Earth Day was established as a formal way of ...

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By Alexander Mirabella Chairman, Union County Board of Commissioners April 2021 As Earth Day approaches, many Union County residents and visitors look for ways in which to commemorate the event. Picking up litter, planting trees, and producing educational programs are among the many ...

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USDA Change Allows New Jersey to Send Extra April Food Assistance by Bolstering Emergency Allotments During Pandemic   April 13, 2021   (TRENTON) –  The Department of Human Services today announced 231,000 New Jersey households who receive food assistance through the state’s ...

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IRS YouTube Video: Do Your Taxes for Free with Free File - English |Spanish WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service urges low- and moderate-income individuals and families, especially those who don’t normally file a tax return, to use IRS Free File  to prepare their own federal tax return, ...

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WASHINGTON — The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 suspends the requirement that taxpayers increase their tax liability by all or a portion of their excess advance payments of the Premium Tax Credit (excess APTC) for tax year 2020. A taxpayer’s excess APTC is the amount by which the taxpayer’s ...

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The Union County Commissioner Board invites residents and visitors to enjoy a live performance of Shout! by Susanna Rich on Wednesday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom, in celebration of National Poetry Month. Shout! is a collection of Rich’s original poetry, retelling the struggle of women’s ...

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Union County residents who are looking for a summer job can apply now for lifeguard positions at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool, which is located at Rahway River Park in Rahway. “The Ulrich pool provides our residents with a rewarding work environment and ...

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WASHINGTON –The Internal Revenue Service reminds self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, businesses, corporations and others who pay their taxes quarterly that the payment for the first quarter of 2021 is due Thursday, April 15, 2021. The extension to May 17, 2021 for individuals to file ...

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