How to Report Potholes in Union County

April 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have developed resources you can use to report potholes encountered while driving on Union County roads. 

"We certainly encourage drivers and commuters to report any pothole they encounter on roads throughout Union County to the responsible authority," said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “A pothole ...

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead named Mayor of the Year

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Mayor Derek Armstead was named Mayor of the Year at the Twenty-Ninth Annual Mayors' Dinner of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce held last week at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel.

Two other government officials were also honored at the event.  Jill Goode, Chief Financial Officer of Mountainside, was named Business Administrator of the Year and ...

New Jersey State Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

New Jersey Students Against Gun Violence Gather for Roundtable Discussion at Kean University

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue in their communities and in the United States.

The event was hosted by the Lesniak Institute ...

NJ Legislative Black Caucus to Hold Recreational Marijuana Hearings

ELIZABETH, NJ - As local lawmakers wrestle with the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus is holding hearings to obtain input from constituents.

Assemblyman Jamel Holley, who represents the Roselle, Elizabeth, Hillside, and Union, is a legalization proponent and is urging residents to attend a three-hour hearing.

“I've ...

Linden Councilwoman Announces Bid for Mayor with Council President as Running Mate

LINDEN, NJ - Linden's Tenth Ward Councilwoman, Gretchen Hickey, announced her bid for Mayor against incumbent Derek Armstead on Friday.  Her running mate will be incumbent Jorge Alvarez for Council President.

“I am pleased to announce that I am running for Mayor of the City of Linden," Hickey said. "This is a decision I did not come to lightly." "But when I ...

Linden Receives a Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

LINDEN, NJ — Linden will receive a $25,470.00  "Level the Playing Field” grant from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The new grant program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with disabilities as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 ...

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Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

April 23, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...