Press Releases

October 17, 2018

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County College President Dr. Margaret McMenamin, New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis, State Senator Nicholas Scutari, Chairman of the Union County College Board of Trustees ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that they can view and download sample ballots for all 21 municipalities on the County Clerk’s new elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices. “The website and app offer a ...

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New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care. “Children are the foundation of our ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation invite everyone to join in the kick off of the holiday season with Santa Claus and his Elves at the newly modernized Warinanco Park Sports Center, located inside Warinanco Park, 1 Park Drive in ...

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The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed October 11, 2018 as National Coming Out Day throughout the County of Union and further declared Union County a safe space for LGBTQ individuals during the Freeholder Board mobile meeting in Plainfield on October 11, 2018. The County ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on ...

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Union Public Library is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!  Raconteur Radio will be performing a live theatrical radio performance of the novel at the library on Saturday, October 20th at 2 p.m.   An afternoon that promises to be brimming with ...

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There is still time to register for Union County’s second annual Lunch & Learn educational series for entrepreneurs, business owners and managers, featuring the popular Memory Switch workshop created by Matthew Goerke. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Hamilton ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a contract award to the company ES&S to provide a new vote tabulation system for the Union County Board of Elections at its regular meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The ExpressVote XL combines a touch screen ballot marking device ...

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Saturday, October 27th, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Calvary Tabernacle, 69 Myrtle Street, Cranford, NJ 07016 Tickets: $10/adult, $5/children 12 and older Children under 12 are free Buy tickets at http://tasteowh.eventbrite.com 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, and Cooking Competition! Interested in being ...

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Have you received an unsolicited mailing that contains a Vote-by-Mail application in your name? If you have, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has some guidance for you. “These mailings come from various groups, as a way to encourage registered voters to use Vote-by-Mail ballots,” explained Ms.

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With the upcoming General Election approaching on November 6, the Union County Board of Elections advises residents to be aware of important deadlines, changes in statewide regulations and other items of interest for Union County voters this year. October 16 is the Deadline to Register to Vote ...

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Linda Flores-Tober, executive director of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, began her address to the business executives in front of her with a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, “‘First start by doing what is necessary, then do the possible, and suddenly you are doing the ...

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Visual Assessment Training Cranford Community Center, Community Room 220 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ Saturday October 13th, 10am to 1pm Get involved in your community by monitoring water quality in your own town. This workshop will teach you streamside techniques for visual assessments. We will ...

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Okay all you Passport Stamp enthusiasts out there, get ready to go crazy. Union County is going into its second year with the Passport To Your National Parks program. For the upcoming Four Centuries In A Weekend event on October 20 and 21, a whole new set of “Union County Across The Centuries” ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artworks from the Westfield Art Association, currently on exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery through October 31, 2018. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, October 16 to register in time for the upcoming General Election and School Board Election on November 6. “Voters who would like to request a registration form can call ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to present the inaugural Union County LGBTQ History Month event, featuring a screening of the 2017 Billie Jean King biographical film ‘Battle of the Sexes’ followed by a discussion about women’s rights and equality in the 70’s and today with NJ ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters to be aware of changes they may encounter when participating in the upcoming General Election. Election Day 2018 is Tuesday, November 6. Under a recent state law, voters who used a Vote-by-Mail ballot in the 2016 General Election will ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County. “Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Trailside Nature and Science Center are teaming up once again to offer a one-of-a-kind teacher training workshop, Falcon Cam in the Classroom, for formal and non-formal educators living or working in Union ...

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Looking for something to do with friends on a fall Saturday afternoon in Cranford? Then register for the Cranford’s Wurst Bar Crawl being held on Saturday November 3, 2018 at 2PM in downtown Cranford. A great way to spend an afternoon wandering around town and getting to visit some of Cranford’s ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to host GLAAD Media Institute’s LGBTQ accelerating acceptance social media training courses free for anyone who wants to build the core skills and techniques that influence positive cultural change through social media. Presented in ...

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Tickets for the 2018 Hayrides and Campfires event presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks & Recreation are now available for purchase on line and in person at three locations throughout the county.  All tickets must be purchased in ...

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Are your friends and family prepared in the event of a fire?  October is Fire Prevention Month, the perfect time to learn about fire safety and develop a plan if danger strikes. In an effort to help families easily find fire safety information and learn more about the benefit of fire sprinklers, ...

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A big group of volunteers from the organization MIRA USA helped to restore the treescape at Union County’s Mattano Park in Elizabeth last month, by planting 14 new black pine, white pine and red oak trees. The new trees replace older trees that have reached their prime. “This is a significant ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that works of art by 14 Union County senior artists are included in the 52nd annual New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Exhibit, now on display in the main building at Meadow Lakes Senior Living, 300 Meadow Lakes, in East Windsor. Five ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host mobile meetings in several municipalities -- Plainfield, Summit and Westfield -- this month and next month, Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados announced. Freeholder Chairman Granados had announced that the County would be holding mobile ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce two free mobile paper-shredding events for confidential, personal documents in October. “Our free document-shredding service provides Union County residents with a convenient way to ensure that sensitive papers are securely ...

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