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Union County Juvenile Detention Center in Linden Officially Closes Its Doors

March 1, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Juvenile Detention Center in Linden has officially closed its doors today.

According to the County of Union, this closure is due to cost-savings measures that will save millions, all the while ensuring the continued care of its youth offenders.

The closure marks the beginning of a five-year agreement with Essex County to provide ongoing juvenile detention ...

WalletHub Study Confirms What We’ve Long Suspected: NJ Has Country’s Highest Property Taxes

NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.

To determine who pays the highest taxes, personal-finance website WalletHub today released ...

Quijano, Giblin & Downey Bill to Improve NJ’s Family Leave Program for Working Families Becomes Law

Law Would Expand Leave Time, Offer Higher Compensation, More Family Member Coverage, Increase Job Protections and Boost Program Participation

 (TRENTON) – Aiming to make New Jersey’s Family Leave Program more accessible and affordable for workers, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Thomas Giblin, and Joann Downey was signed into law ...

Freeholders Discuss Minimum Wage Increase, Proposed NJ Transit Improvements, New Voting Machines in Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders discussed several developments taking place in Union County during their regular meeting Thursday night.

NJ State Minimum Wage Increase

As previously reported, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation in Elizabeth raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“This is a great thing. Many New Jersey residents struggle ...


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Senator Scutari Introduces Legislation on Raritan Valley One Seat Ride

March 19, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari, which would require NJ Transit to conduct a feasibility study on restoring the one-seat ride from the Raritan Valley Line to New York City, was introduced to the Senate.

“The loss of the one-seat ride to Manhattan has been felt throughout my district and surrounding counties,” said Senator Scutari ...