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Linden on Schedule to Have the ExpressVote XL Voting Machine

February 16, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The City of Linden is on schedule to have the new ExpressVote XL Voting Machine program implemented later on this year.

The following towns will receive the machines for the 2019 Primary Election:  Berkeley Heights, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Mountainside, Union and Winfield.

Clark, Cranford, Hillside, Linden, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, ...

Plainfield Filmmaker goes International with Selection to Toronto Black Film Fest

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield native Lamar Mackson has had a long history in the film and entertainment industry, but recently his short film “White Pickett Fence” has landed him in the international spotlight with its selection to the Toronto Black Film Festival.

The film has already won Honorable Mention for Best Narrative Short, and Honorable Mention for Best Actress, ...

Linden's Monty Brooks Receives the Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholders Angela R. Garretson, Rebecca Williams, Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and Andrea Staten joined New Jersey State Senator Nicholas Scutari in presenting lifelong Linden resident Monty Brooks with the seventh annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award during the County’s Black History Month celebration at the ...

Union County Administrative Services Michael Yuska Resigns After Nearly 20 Years

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska is leaving his position after 20 years with the county.

“We wish to congratulate Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska on his retirement, and commend him for his many years of outstanding service and leadership during his years of employment with the County of Union,” Freeholder ...

How Union County Supports Immigrants, Residents 60 and Up

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials are considering initiatives designed to benefit immigrants and residents 60 and older.

There are around 2 million immigrants in New Jersey, comprising just over one-fifth of the state’s population, the most recent Census Bureau estimates available show. We Are One New Jersey helps some of these immigrants navigate the American ...

Union Catholic Principal installed as 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal at IHM Mass

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country Club.

Sister Percylee has spearheaded every major advance that Union Catholic has made since 1980 ...

Free Presentations Conducted in English and Spanish Seek to Help Parents Learn How to Help Their Children Succeed in School

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents, guardians, and adult mentors of elementary and middle school-aged children who are interested in learning how they can “Help Your Child Succeed In School” are invited to attend a free educational presentation, 6:30-8:15 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at Plainfield High School.

Parents can decide when they pre-register whether to take part in the highly ...

Union County Freeholders Hope to Help Stamp out Stigma of HIV/AIDS

ELIZABETH, NJ — African Americans comprised just 21 percent of Union County’s residents in 2017, but 53 percent of its residents diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in that year, a trend similar to that seen across the state and nation, the data show.

Recognizing “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,” the Union County Freeholder Board on Thursday presented awards to three ...

Lifeguard Positions Available for the Summer in Union County for Anyone 16 yrs. and Up

LINDEN, NJ – Linden residents, have you ever wanted to be a Life Guard? The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Those who learn how to lifeguard not only obtain emergency management abilities but ...

Ars Vitalis at Kean University Presents the Music of Lowell Liebermann, February 21 at Enlow Hall

UNION, N.J. ­–– Ars Vitalis: The New Jersey New Music Forum at Kean University will present an evening of compositions by Lowell Liebermann. This will be Liebermann’s third appearance on the series, and the first Ars Vitalis program devoted entirely to his music. The concert takes place on Thursday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Kean ...


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