Press Releases

August 20, 2018

Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu, of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation who were ...

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Experience the Power of the Living Legend on Saturday, September 15th at 1 pm.  This is a once in a lifetime experience with one of Clark’s own-don’t miss this opportunity.  For over 60 years David Toma has brought his unparalleled experience, compassion and hope to people around the world who ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents seeking emergency shelter and other services that the new 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline number is now 908-249-4815. The new Hotline number took effect as of Tuesday, August 7. It is staffed and operated by Gateway ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and visitors to continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population. “It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises County residents to be aware that they can access certain types of property information free of charge through the County Clerk’s website on a 24/7 basis, or by calling or visiting the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation will celebrate National Night Out this year with “Family Fun & Flix, the free summer entertainment and film series, and a display of police and emergency vehicles. The event will take ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections is actively seeking bilingual poll workers who are interested in helping eligible voters in the community exercise their right to vote. Poll workers are paid $200 to work from 5:15 a.m. to 8:15 .pm. on Election Day and must be available to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Hikers along the Red Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation will find the going a little easier, thanks to a group of hardworking Adopt-a-Park volunteers. Organized through Jersey Cares and the UC SHOUT (Union County Students Helping OUT) youth initiative, the 20-strong ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators have a new home in Union County’s Watchung Reservation, where an open field was recently replanted with native wildflowers and transformed into a flourishing habitat. The new pollinator meadow is located along a paved access road ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites youngsters ages 4 to 12 years old to participate in “Paint by the Pond.” This will be the third year for this interactive art project which will take place on Sunday, August 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the pond in Warinanco ...

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Students throughout Union County can toss their recyclables into new recycling bins this fall, thanks to a free distribution program administered by Union County and funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In all, 56 schools in nine municipalities received the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents who are looking for a new job or a career change can sharpen their skills at a free Community Job Readiness Workshop on Thursday, August 9 at the Kellogg Building at the Elizabeth campus of Union County College, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The three-hour ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites local business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to register for the 2018 Union County Means Business Expo being held at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle on Wednesday, September 26 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. “The Business ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents seeking information about services for senior adults age 60 and older can visit the Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) program at four locations in August to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging. The ASK schedule in ...

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Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to host a focus group for LGBT adults 55 years and older, presented by Garden State Equality as part of their ‘Pledge and Protect’ initiative. Presented in collaboration with Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Services, Garden ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the next mobile paper shredding program for personal and confidential documents will be held on Saturday, August 11 at Kean University in Union. All Union County residents are eligible to use this free ...

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UNION COUNTY - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is encouraging all residents to continue to participate in countywide scrap metal recycling initiatives that will be held throughout the rest of the summer. Now is a particularly convenient time to recycle old household items as ...

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UNION COUNTY - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has been honored with the 2018 iGO Innovator Award by the International Association of Government Officials, a professional organization that seeks to improve public services by providing training and leadership development for county recorders, ...

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Ammunition and fireworks accepted – August event only “Mercury Bounty”$5.00 gift card for residents turning in mercury thermostats Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help the environment. Residents can ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the Workforce Innovation Business Center will host a hiring event for the company Traffic Plan. The company has openings for 50 traffic-flaggers to be stationed at various locations. “The WIB Center is designed to ...

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Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, continues on Tuesday, July 24 with the presentation of “Peter Rabbit” at Warinanco Park, on the border of Elizabeth and ...

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The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, July 25, with the Vinny’s & Katfish Lucy taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. The free concert series is presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College will be offering the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE Certification (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) from Monday, July 23 through August 22. If you are an executive assistant, office manager, paralegal, program analyst, ...

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UNION COUNTY - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community ...

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UNION COUNTY - Union County residents who are seeking a meaningful, high-impact way to volunteer in their community can sign up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties. The organization is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its best-known program, ...

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The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday July 18, with the band 5 Against 1 taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. The free series is presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. It is held at Echo Lake Park during July and moves to ...

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UNION COUNTY - As changes have been made to reform national policies on incarceration, Union County has provided a valuable model for success. The local Reconnections prisoner re-entry program, funded in part by the Freeholder Board, has helped hundreds of formerly incarcerated individuals adjust ...

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UNION COUNTY - Freeholder Vice Chairman Bette Jane Kowalski joined a group of volunteers and staff led by Dr. Marian Glenn, President of the Rahway River Watershed Association to plant 250 “bare root” tree seedlings at Union County’s Meisel Park in Springfield last month. The seedlings are ...

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UNION COUNTY - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders received two national achievement recognitions for history projects. The awards were presented to the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation. “Union County is rich in ...

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