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2018 LGBTQ Roundtable Comes to Hamilton Stage in Rahway

February 21, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Bruce H. Bergen and Alexander Mirabella welcomed Christian Fuscarino of Garden State Equality to the 2018 LGBTQ Roundtable meeting hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway.

They were joined by Union County Department of Human Services Director Debbie-Ann Anderson, ...

NJ Governor Signs Executive Order to Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Recognize Parkland Florida Victims

New Jersey Governor Phillip D. Murphy signed Executive Order No.1 on Monday ordering the flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff to recognize and mourn the passing of the victims in Parkland, Florida. 

The order is for all state offices, agencies and instrumentalities including schools for Tuesday February 20.

Linden Councilwoman Accuses Mayor of Wasting Taxpayer Dollars, Mayor Explains Legitimacy

LINDEN, NJ - Tenth Ward Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey released a statement on Tuesday regarding what she considers an inappropriate use of Linden police department personnel and vehicle by Mayor Derek Armstead.

According to Armstead, he contacted police to escort him to and from the event for safety reasons.

According to Hickey, Armstead attended the Linden FMBA Annual Awards and Retirement ...

Linden Welcomes Trampoline Park During Official Grand Opening

LINDEN, NJ – Linden’s newest attraction, Launch Trampoline Park, is “officially” opened for business after Saturday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mayor Derek Armstead, Council President Jorge Alvarez, and Council members Peter Brown, Rhashonna Cosby, John Francis Roman, Armando Medina, and Gretchen Hickey were all front and center to welcome the company’s ...

Man admits to Bank Robberies in New Jersey

LINDEN, NJ – A Passaic, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing six banks in Hudson, Union, and Passaic counties in June and July of 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Quentin Morales, a/k/a “Quinton Morales,” 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with three counts of bank robbery. He ...

UCDC Chair Candidates Address Crowd at Plainfield Democratic City Committee Meeting

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Supporters and opponents of Mayor Mapp's decision to endorse State Senator Nick Scutari for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr clashed on Saturday morning as the three current candidates for Chair, Scutari, Mahr and Hillside's Anthony Salters, addressed the Plainfield Democratic City Committee and residents.

Mapp started the ...

Kim Nesbitt Good to Receive Union County’s Annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award

ELIZABETH, NJ - On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will recognize lifelong Elizabeth resident Kim Nesbitt Good with the annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award during a Black History Month celebration at the historic Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street in Rahway. The award was created by the Freeholder Board in honor of the late former ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Announces When Dems Will Vote for Union County Chair

FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) acting chairwoman Colleen Mahr announced on Thursday that Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be the date of the meeting to vote on the UCDC’s next permanent Chair. 

The date was voted on at a meeting with municipal chairs and UCDC officers per the organization by-laws to determine the date of the full committee ...

NJ Rep. Lance Uninjured in GOP Amtrak Crash

CROZET, Va. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the collision that involved a garbage truck stuck on the rail line.

The message from Lance ...

Union County Clerk Advises Union County Residents on Travel ID

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises residents who are U.S. citizens to ensure that their passport is up to date, or obtain a passport if they don’t already have one. Passports are among the forms of identification accepted for domestic flights under the federal REAL ID Act of 2005. State driver’s licenses are accepted for domestic flights only if they comply ...

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Passport Fees Will Increase

February 13, 2018

UNION COUNTY - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County residents that the US Department of State is raising the Passport Execution Fee from $25.00 to $35.00 on April 2. The fee is mandated by the Department of State. It applies to passport applications that are submitted to an authorized agent, including a US Post Office, County Clerk or other government office.

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