Union County News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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,” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  UNION, N.J. ­–– Taking Aim: Power, Gender and Firearms, a new exhibition at Kean University, explores the human preoccupation with power, control and status through gun violence and violence against women.  Taking Aim will open on Tuesday, February 5, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, has released the full video in the Michael Bates police-involved shooting in light of the fact that an incomplete video has been released. According to authorities, in December 2018, Bates, 37, of Orange, was shot by an ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Members of the public can explore African-American history with Dr. Melissa Cooper, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University Newark, in celebration of Black History Month. Dr. Cooper will present a talk titled, "The Great Migration: The Black Southerner in the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In honor of the life-long career in public service of the Assemblyman Jerry Green who represented Legislative District 22 for 16 years, the full Assembly unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jamel C. Holley, Linda Carter, James Kennedy and Annette Quijano ...

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UNION, NJ – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four women in the U.S. will die from heart disease each year. Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth works to eradicate this fact with an educational event welcoming the public to learn how to better take care of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle man along with a woman from Elizabeth has been criminally charged with orchestrating a scheme where they stole tens of thousands of dollars from multiple victims by falsely claiming to represent pop musicians, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

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UNION COUNTY,  NJ – A 5K race proposed by the winners of a county-wide civic engagement challenge for high school students will raise funds to help prevent suicide. Freeholders Alexander Mirabella and Rebecca Williams presented awards to the winners of the Union County Student Training & ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, and Freeholders Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and Sergio Granados today joined with Human Services Administrators and employees in Elizabeth as they gathered food, diapers and hygiene products to be distributed to federal employees impacted by the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will recognize former  Councilman and 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 Performing Arts Center in Rahway on ...

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500 Union County residents employed by the federal government are feeling the effects of the government shutdown, according to Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. UNION COUNTY, NJ – In the midst of the federal government shutdown, 500 federal workers who live in Union County have gone without ...

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UNION COUNTY, N.J. – The woman who inspired the hit TV series Scandal, high-powered crisis manager Judy A. Smith, will discuss her work in politics, media and top-level crisis management when Kean University’s Distinguished Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, February 6. A “professional ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced an online assistance guide for Federal employees who are experiencing hardship due to the prolonged government shutdown.  The County also announced drop off sites for diapers and feminine hygiene products; residents ...

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UNION, N.J. — A new program at Kean University offers academic support and financial incentive for students to graduate in four years, giving those who are close to earning their degrees an extra boost. The Graduation Incentive Program awards $1,000 to ...

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  UNION, N.J. – Kean University is proud to announce the release of its new Cougar logo to promote University Athletics and school spirit. The University is unveiling the new mark along with a new branding campaign "Cougars Climb Higher" that ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - In recognition of Black History Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is supporting a series of three events in February highlighting key historical and cultural moments of the early 20th century. “Black History Month is a time when we reflect on the defining ...

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LINDEN, NJ -- While crossing the street with her friends, 35-year-old Meghan Crilly was injured in a hit-and-run accident crossing North Wood Ave near St. George’s Avenue in Linden on Sunday. See previous article: Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Motor Vehicle Crash in Linden The driver ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor J. Christian Bollwage announced on Wednesday that free meals are being offered at IKEA in Elizabeth to Federal workers who are working without pay in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history with no end in sight.  “As the longest government shutdown in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, the county’s public works director said. Roll out of the cell phone application, the Recycle Coach app, was among the topics ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presentS artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from ...

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In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population. The “Code Blue ...

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