Union County News

April 23, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - As of Wednesday, city officials have received notice of 6 new deaths, bringing the Linden total to 42, according to the city's COVID-19 live Google document. Mayor Derek Armstead wrote in a post on his Facebook page, "To date a total of 42 people ranging in ages 48 to 93 have lost ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Two school nurses employed by Linden Public Schools have joined Union County's fight against COVID-19 by volunteering in a big way. Elizabeth Radil of School No. 6 and Colleen Goeller of the Central Registration Office are both working to assist coronavirus efforts in addition to ...

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Union County, NJ - As of this weekend, the Union County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Center has surpassed 7,000 tests to Union County residents, emergency responders and medical personnel from more than 180 municipalities in New Jersey. The first responders and medical personnel have come from as far south ...

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LINDEN, N.J. – A Linden man has been arrested for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy in which he allegedly set up a drug mill in his apartment, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Saturday. Brad Toby, 35, New Jersey, was arrested April 2, and charged by complaint with one count of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – This April marks the fourth month of an initiative started this year by Assemblywoman Linda Carter (D-Middlesex, Somerset, Union) to send personalized birthday cards to Plainfield’s senior citizens every month. “My hope is these birthday cards spark some extra joy in people’s ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - New Destiny, CDC located in Roselle, NJ spread hope and cheer this past weekend by distributing packages of food, toiletries, dairy products, fresh fruit, and feminine products to over 400 residents (individuals) of Union and Essex County on Saturday, March 21, 2020.   While the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 statewide public health emergency, the County of Union is open for essential business only.  Anyone wishing to visit on non-essential matters will not be allowed access to public buildings, and we encourage our residents to use our website (www.ucnj.org) for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Aiming to assist workers who do not have access to paid leave during the COVID-19 outbreak, legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Shavonda Sumter (D-Bergen, Passaic), Annette Chaparro (D-Hudson) and Annette Quijano (D-Union) to create the Temporary Lost Wage Unemployment Program was ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Many people have asked about an update on the one Linden COVID19 case and a possible notification of any public venues the person visited in the city.  The following is an update from our health officer. "Good Morning, Proper procedure has been followed and any one that is ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Public Library will be closed for at least the next  two weeks, due to COVID-19. Access to wifi will still be available from 8:45 am to 8:45 pm Monday – Thursday, and Friday and Saturday 8:45 am to 4:45 pm. If you have any questions please ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders advises residents that essential County services will continue to operate during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and that certain social services will be expanded or modified to provide assistance to those in need. In support of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ--- In light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of Covid-19, the County of Union has moved this Wednesday's Fiscal Committee's budget hearing-originally scheduled for Rahway---to the County Administration Building in Elizabeth, where it will start as planned at 6 ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ –  Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is kicking off the new decade by celebrating 45 years of fighting hunger in its 16-county service area. Since 1975, CFBNJ has been dedicated to delivering food, help and hope to the state’s neighbors in need, growing from a one-woman ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - In fulfillment of his 2020 Freeholder Chairman initiative, Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella joined with Public Safety Director Andrew Moran, and Fire Chiefs and representatives of seven municipal fire departments as the County distributed 62 new fire ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Women of Excellence Awards. Ten Union County women were selected to receive awards for their outstanding contributions. The awardees will be honored at the annual Women of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ —The Fiscal Committee of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced a set of 3 open public hearings in March for the review of the 2020 Executive Budget.  All three hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and are as follows:   Wednesday, March 4th, 2020: ...

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Linden, NJ - Mary Baker of Linden, NJ and Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins former Newark City Councilwoman hosted the Metro Women's Leadership Summit, A Celebration of Black History Month African American Women Change Makers.  Antoinette Bowers was one of the women honored a resident of (Roselle) Union ...

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Union County, NJ - Heard AME Church Women's Department along with Pastor Stephen Green of Roselle, NJ honored local Unsung Heroes and Legends of the Heard AME Church. The Event was held at the Westwood in Garwood, NJ.  Freeholder Andrea Staten and Rev Dr Cynthia Atkins of Roselle, NJ were the ...

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LINDEN, NJ – Assemblywoman Linda Carter (D-Middlesex, Somerset, Union) issued the following statement commending the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Community Services Block Grant award of $222,933 to Union County: “Healthcare access, quality education, employment opportunity and ...

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Union County, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to welcome internationally known leadership coach Tony Chatman as keynote speaker for the fourth annual Union County Means Business Networking Breakfast. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 19 at 8:30 a.m. at ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ  – In light of two recent deaths that occurred in New Jersey when teenagers fell through thin ice, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents to stay off the ice while visiting county parks.   “A coating of ice may appear inviting, but the fact is that no ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chair Mirabella announces “Union County 2020: Inclusion, Safety, and Outreach” Initiatives during 164th Annual County Government Reorganization Freeholder Vice Chairman Angel Estrada sworn in; Freeholders Granados and Kowalski begin new terms; ...

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 UNION COUNTY, NJ - Forty-seven graduates of the John H. Stamler Police Academy, including 21 who have now joined the Jersey City Police Department, took their oaths of honor during the commencement ceremony for the Academy’s 121st class, held last week at the Union County Performing Arts Center in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) issued the following statement on recent reports of New York City placing homeless residents in neighboring boroughs of New Jersey, including seven cities in Union County, and paying one year’s rent with no other resources to put their ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor's Office swore in its first female Chief of Detectives at a swearing in ceremony that took place last Friday. Patricia Gusmano was sworn into the position, making her the first female Chief in the 162-year history of the Prosecutor's ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - State Senator Nicholas P. Scutari recently joined with the Union County Freeholder and legislators as well as municipal officials, friends and family members in dedicating Charlotte DeFilippo Park on Liberty Avenue in Hillside. “Charlotte was raised here and lived most of her life ...

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Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents, business owners and non-profit managers to submit nominations for the 28th annual Women of Excellence awards. The submission deadline is December 2nd. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on ...

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Just “ASK” for Information About Senior Services in Union County (Union County, NJ) - Union County residents seeking information about services available for adults age 60 and older will have a choice of six (6) dates and locations in October to speak with staff from the county’s Department of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Seniors in search of reliable, up-to-date information on recycling will be getting help this fall, thanks to a new Freeholder Board pilot project aimed at spreading the “Recycle Right!” message and educating residents about current recycling guidelines. “Senior centers and ...

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