Press Releases

May 4, 2021

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition.  Visit njio.org for more details!   

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The 22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year! Once again, this year the Our House, Our Run is going virtual which allows runners & walkers anywhere in the world to participate at their convenience and location of their choice.  “Last year moving ...

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A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites non-profit organizations to attend a free online workshop, Website Accessibility for Non-Profits, on Monday, May 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The workshop will be presented via Zoom by Frank Louvis, owner of the Coastal Technologies, an internet ...

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New Jersey Festival Orchestra is back! Stars from the Broadway stage, international opera houses and Dance Theatre of Harlem join NJFO to present New Beginnings, a musical message of hope, rebirth and enrichment. Featuring renowned tenor fare, dazzling dance classics and Broadway favorites, this ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners will hold additional emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in April and May to aid those affected by COVID-19. These will include: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Gerald B. Green Plaza in Plainfield Walk-up ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board would like to thank all of the students who participated in the annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest. “Arbor Day is a national celebration of environmental stewardship, and trees are a valuable resource in ...

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Vote-by-Mail applications can be picked up in person at the Union County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth. Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that the County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth are available to voters for “One-Stop” Vote-by-Mail service.

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Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living-managed senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey, is looking for everyday heroes who want to make a real impact in the lives of seniors. If you're ready to take your career to new heights, join us. In addition to a rewarding career, you'll enjoy an ...

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Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado informs voters of the polling place and drop box locations for the 2021 Primary Election. The 2021 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 8. Beginning in May, the Board of Elections will mail post cards to voters whose polling ...

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The last time Berkeley Heights public schools were restructured was in 1997 with the creation of the Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center (previously known as Hamilton Terrace School).  This change centralized kindergarten and first grade in one school with grades 2 through 5 housed in our ...

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Join NJIO this Wednesday for a Free webinar on 20th Century music presented by our Artistic Director, Warren Cohen. In this class you will learn about different composers and how culture trends impacted music. We will discuss the pieces of music most widely associated with the 20th century, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee will hold its annual Spring Geranium and Plant sale on Thursday through Sunday, April 29, 30 & May 1, 2 from 9am to 4pm. The sale will be held outdoors at the Historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House located on Constitution Plaza adjacent ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for ...

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In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, The Union County Board of Commissioners invites all Union County residents to attend a virtual presentation on alcohol misuse featuring a panel of experts on treatment, counseling, and recovery. The program, titled “An Alcohol Misuse Learning Session” is ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that box-lunch meals will be available to seniors beginning in May, through the “Grab and Go” program. The program is run through the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, in the Department of Human ...

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Memorandum of agreement with Essex County ensures continued care of Union County prisoners; County jail will remain open as hub to temporarily detain and transport prisoners to Essex. In a measure that will save Union County more than $103 million over five years while ensuring the continued ...

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Summer is coming! Summer is coming! And what better way to celebrate than with a virtual concert full of songs about sunshine and summer and the hope they bring! Here Comes the Sun: Three Great Choruses, One Online Show will premiere Sunday, May 23, at 5:00pm EDT on YouTube. It’s a first-of-a ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in May. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and ...

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On behalf of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, Chairman Alexander Mirabella issued the following statement today: "A jury of Derek Chauvin’s peers heard the testimony and rendered him guilty of murdering George Floyd. Those jurors, from diverse backgrounds and walks of life, ...

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Today, more and more people want their investment dollars to do some good in the world. Should you, too, consider sustainable investing? And if you do, must you accept weaker returns from your investments? To answer these questions, you may want to have some background on sustainable investing.

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Click Here to Register _________________________________________________________________ Presented by: Arbor Ridge, 261 Terhune Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470, ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony fora new playground facilities at Nomahegan Park in Cranford this past Sunday, April 18th. “County residents have been anxiously awaiting the opening of these new playground facilities,” said County Commissioner ...

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SUMMIT, NJ  – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, this week discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, marking a significant milestone after more than a year of the global pandemic. For Overlook officials, the discharge, which occurred on ...

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Via Groundwork Elizabeth:​ In 1962, Rachel Carson wrote “Silent Spring,” a book which raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health. Not long after, in 1970, Earth Day was established as a formal way of ...

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Club Z! Tutoring is giving away FREE tutoring services to 5 lucky students each month from now through May 31st, 2021. Learning a new subject always comes with its challenges, and we understand that the last couple of months haven’t made that any easier. Whether your student is learning online, or ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Families and Community Together (FACT), the Union County Care Management Organization (CMO), understands that each child’s disability presents in their own unique way and determining the best treatment and family support options can be an involved and confusing process. FACT ...

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From April 18-24, 2021, Mountainside will join municipalities across the Garden State with a virtual celebration of NJ Local Government Week.  Because local government is closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact on residents, it is important for residents of all ...

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By Alexander Mirabella Chairman, Union County Board of Commissioners April 2021 As Earth Day approaches, many Union County residents and visitors look for ways in which to commemorate the event. Picking up litter, planting trees, and producing educational programs are among the many ...

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Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full−service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Full−Service Investor Satisfaction Study(SM), the firm announced. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 24 full−service investment ...

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