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Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

November 29, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

Marijuana Bill Sponsored by Linden Senator Nicholas Scutari Passes Legislative Committees

TRENTON, NJ - The historic Marijuana Legalization Act (S-2703), sponsored by Linden-based Senator Nicholas Scutari, was heard in Trenton on Monday and cleared both committees during a joint meeting.

The joint meeting featured a twenty-six member panel, which was made up of the Senate Budget Committee and the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and was the largest to date.

Senator ...

Bill to Regulate Adult Use Cannabis in NJ Passes in Assembly Appropriations Committee

TRENTON – Moving forward on legalization of the adult use cannabis after hearing from communities and all potential stakeholders throughout New Jersey, the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved measure A-11 that would set new, unprecedented regulation in the state for the possession, personal use, and sale of cannabis.

Currently Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, ...

Department of Justice to Monitor Polling Places in Union County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in  Union county on Tuesday.

The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice Department press release.   

“Voting rights are ...

Linden to Receive Funds from Union County Department of Economic Development Awards Community Development Block Grant

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that the disbursement process is under way for more than $4.6 million in funding to municipalities and organizations across Union County, under the Community Development Block Grant program.

Now in its forty-fourth year, CDBG is a federal program administered at the local level for the U.S. Department of Housing and ...

Union County Democrats Gathered for Victory 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains was filled with Democrats from around Union County.  Union County Democratic Chairman, Nicholas Scutari led the Democratic meeting.  The guest speakers were New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy, and  U. S. Senator Bob Menendez.  Linden's Mayor Derek Armstead and the Linden Democratic Committee were present, also ...

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Free Election Date Calendar Highlights Arts and Sciences in Union County

December 9, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that the free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available. Please contact the Union County Clerk office to receive a free copy.  The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and deadlines for the 2019 election cycle, along with full page illustrations highlighting ...

Government (in)Efficiency

December 4, 2018

Dear Editor:

My local government has a lesson for all of us in how to get things done. No, I am not talking about better roads, schools or lower crime and traffic. I am talking about giving the Mayor a raise, and creating a new Chief of Staff position within the Mayor's office. You know the staff of two people, one of which is the Mayor himself. 

Days after the re-election of our ...