Press Releases

May 24, 2020

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is honoring graduates throughout Union County with banners at selected County parks and County roads. In addition, students can use the #UCGraduate hash tag to share graduation photos, which will be collected in a collage and posted on the County ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for residents to safely and properly dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other chemical wastes. The next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., ...

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Union County residents who are interested in building key communication skills that influence positive social change and increase LGBTQ acceptance are invited to join a free social media advocacy training course hosted online by experts from the GLAAD Media Institute through a collaboration between ...

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Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises residents that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that the upcoming July 7 Primary Election will take place primarily by mail-in ballot, in order to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Existing New Jersey state law permits all eligible ...

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From dandelion greens to bone health and the secrets of the Mediterranean diet, health experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension are sharing their knowledge with the Union County community through the new “Wellness on Wednesday” free live webinars. The weekly series focuses on practical, ...

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Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced today that more than 60 percent of New Jersey households have responded to the 2020 U.S. Census, even as the U.S. Census Bureau has delayed some of its operations to protect the health and safety of its staff and the public due to the COVID-19 crisis. New ...

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TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others ...

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April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Amid the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its extraordinary impact on the health, economic and social well-being of our state, Earth Day is a historic milestone deserving of celebration and sustained action. It also is an ...

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Union County residents looking for reliable guidance on health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic can take part in three online programs created by the Rutgers University Department of Family and Community Health Sciences. The programs are offered through the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of ...

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With Union County parks open on a limited basis during the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors can follow specially marked trails to learn about champion trees, ancient geological features, and key moments in local history while observing social distance rules. “Since the parks have re-opened, it has ...

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Effective Monday, May 4, the Union County Covid-19 Drive-Through Test Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Union County COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Center is a free service available to Union County residents who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. It is ...

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May 4, 2020: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to lose sight of possible harm to children from predators using this time of crisis to groom children online for exploitation and trafficking. The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT) is encouraging families to have ...

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Trenton, NJ– As New Jersey residents are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines put into place to help flatten the curve of the of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s evident there is work that can be done from home to help our community, state and nation.  From patronizing businesses by ordering ...

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Two peregrine falcons that live on the roof of the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth are welcoming new occupants into the nest. The pair have been watching over four eggs for several weeks, and the first one hatched on the morning of May 1. The other three eggs will hatch one at a time, over the ...

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Union County residents who are experiencing sexual or domestic violence can seek help from trained professionals and volunteer advocates in Union County. “We want all residents to know that assistance continues to be available in our community for victims of sexual or domestic violence during ...

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(TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Children and Families Commissioner Christine Beyer today announced the state will continue to help pay for child care for essential employees as defined in Executive Order 110 through at least the end of May. The Murphy Administration is ...

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Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits (TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in May to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

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CARDINAL JOSEPH W. TOBIN, C.Ss.R., TO JOIN BISHOPS NATIONWIDE IN RECONSECRATION OF NATION TO MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH All invited to participate in livestreamed prayer service, May 1 at 3 p.m. Newark, NJ - Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will join with U.S. and ...

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Who would ever have foreseen a time when petroleum companies would pay you to take their oil? This phenomena underscores the concept that within every problem there is opportunity. Here are some tax strategies to think about during the coronavirus pandemic. Look into Roth rollovers If you ...

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In a letter to editors, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County voters on new deadlines in advance of the July 7 Primary Election. To the Editor: Following are important updates for Union County voters regarding deadlines for the upcoming primary election in New Jersey. The ...

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Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds Union County voters who wish to change their party affiliation that the deadline to do so is Wednesday, May 13, in order to participate in the July 7 primary. The Primary Election is being held later than usual this year as a ...

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Who would ever have foreseen a time when petroleum companies would pay you to take their oil? This phenomena underscores the concept that within every problem there is opportunity. Here are some tax strategies to think about during the coronavirus pandemic. Look into Roth rollovers If you ...

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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) will soon implement its Energy Efficiency Proposal as required by the Clean Energy Act (CEA) and Energy Master Plan (EMP). Final Board action is anticipated in May of this year, with energy efficiency programs scheduled to commence in June 2021.

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In an effort to ensure the Union County electorate is informed and the election process is transparent, the Union County Election Board is reminding voters of recent changes to the 2020 Presidential Primary Election calendar effectuated by Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 120. The Presidential ...

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Status and non-filer tools launched by IRS The IRS recently announced the launch of web sites for non-tax filers to register to receive their economic impact payment and a new Get My Payment tool. Here is what you need to know. Background As a response to the coronavirus pandemic, the ...

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IRS.gov feature helps people who normally don’t file get payments; second tool next week provides taxpayers with payment delivery date and provide direct deposit information To help millions of people, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new web tool ...

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With residents of New Jersey being asked to stay home to fight the spread of Covid-19, many people find themselves feeling isolated and experiencing high levels of anxiety.  Caring Contact, a local listening and crisis hotline, continues to help individuals during this difficult time.  As a member ...

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Senator Ronald L. Rice Senator, Chair of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, today issued the following statement on the proposed Board of Public Utilities’ Straw Proposal for New Jersey’s Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand Reduction Programs with his conditional support based on seizing the ...

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