Press Releases

October 21, 2018

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County College President Dr. Margaret McMenamin, New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis, State Senator Nicholas Scutari, Chairman of the Union County College Board of Trustees ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - We are so proud to sign the Jersey First Pledge to keep taxes low and make NJ more affordable. Mountainside needs continued fiscal responsibility. This year the average Borough taxes are increasing by less than 1% of your tax bill, that’s less than $20. We will continue to ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that they can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The two locations are the Macedonia Baptist Church at 1251 Fairmount Avenue in ...

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The Wagner Farm Arboretum Foundation is excited to announce that we have added an additional night to our Brite Nites 2018 event, on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The entry times are the same, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, and tickets are now on sale. The trustees and volunteers were disappointed when the ...

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Something for everyone at weekend-long festivities; offerings include family activities, art exhibit, films, beer garden, trunk-or-treat, masquerade ball and more. Mark your calendars … if you dare. On Oct. 26-28, Westfield, NJ will be transformed by a uniquely exciting and all-together ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that they can view and download sample ballots for all 21 municipalities on the County Clerk’s new elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices. “The website and app offer a ...

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The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed October 11, 2018 as National Coming Out Day throughout the County of Union and further declared Union County a safe space for LGBTQ individuals during the Freeholder Board mobile meeting in Plainfield on October 11, 2018. The County ...

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care. “Children are the foundation ...

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Many titles on The Great American Read list have had multiple covers over the years, and we are often captivated by illustrations inside our favorite books. On Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, illustrators Stephen Gardner and Dennis Dittrich, of New Jersey City University, will discuss the history and ...

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Special education administrators statewide responded enthusiastically to the first offering from the Special Services Professional Development Academy (SPDA), a new shared service from the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ). The “Academy Initiation Mini Conference” drew over ...

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The Westfield Memorial Library will host “The Persuasive Role of Music in Television Commercials” and “The Spanish Tragedy.” The library is located at 550 East Broad Street. “The Persuasive Role of Music in Television Commercials” will be presented by Dr. Paul Christiansen, musicologist and ...

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Many titles on The Great American Read list have had multiple covers over the years, and we are often captivated by illustrations inside our favorite books. On Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, illustrators Stephen Gardner and Dennis Dittrich, of New Jersey City University, will discuss the history and ...

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Have you received an unsolicited mailing that contains a Vote-by-Mail application in your name? If you have, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has some guidance for you. “These mailings come from various groups, as a way to encourage registered voters to use Vote-by-Mail ballots,” explained Ms.

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Shop for a good cause at the Annual Charity Sale at Community Congregational Church 200 Hartshorn Dr., Short Hills. on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A special preview event will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 from 2-6 p.m., with a 20% premium added to all prices. Brand-name ...

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Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit has announced the opening of Café Q, a non-denominational meeting place for LGBTQ teens, on Sunday, Oct. 21. LGBTQ teens from Summit and surrounding towns are invited to drop in to meet, listen to music, enjoy some snacks, and just hang out in a safe and ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Trailside Nature and Science Center are teaming up once again to offer a one-of-a-kind teacher training workshop, Falcon Cam in the Classroom, for formal and non-formal educators living or working in Union ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation invite everyone to join in the kick off of the holiday season with Santa Claus and his Elves at the newly modernized Warinanco Park Sports Center, located inside Warinanco Park, 1 Park Drive in ...

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With the upcoming General Election approaching on November 6, the Union County Board of Elections advises residents to be aware of important deadlines, changes in statewide regulations and other items of interest for Union County voters this year. October 16 is the Deadline to Register to Vote ...

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Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 ends on December 7. On Saturday, October 28 at 12:30 pm, SHIP Representatives from SAGE Eldercare will present an overview of upcoming changes so you can identify the plan that will best meet your needs. Advanced registration is recommended for this program. To ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a contract award to the company ES&S to provide a new vote tabulation system for the Union County Board of Elections at its regular meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The ExpressVote XL combines a touch screen ballot marking device ...

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CRANFORD – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference at Union County College’s Cranford campus to announce the recipients of the Community College Opportunity Grant. The grant will allow eligible students in New Jersey to attend community college free of tuition and fees in the spring ...

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Saturday, October 27th, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Calvary Tabernacle, 69 Myrtle Street, Cranford, NJ 07016 Tickets: $10/adult, $5/children 12 and older Children under 12 are free Buy tickets at http://tasteowh.eventbrite.com 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, and Cooking Competition! Interested in being ...

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New Providence Dentistry is having a Candy Buy-Back event. Turn your candy in for cash or prizes. All candy collected will be donated to our soldiers. Nov. 1 and 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. New Providence Dentistry is located at 571 Central Avenue in New Providence. Inquiries call 908.280.5079.

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The College Woman’s Club of Westfield invites all area women to a wine & cheese get-together on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 pm at the home of Janette Spezio, 834 Cedar Terrace in Westfield.   Guests will have an opportunity to meet current members and hear about upcoming events that support ...

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Another year of numerous and diverse learning experiences for adults began in October at First Congregational Church of Westfield. Throughout the year, FCC will once again present a wide range of opportunities for spiritual growth to meet as many different interests and learning styles as possible, ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presents the inaugural Union County LGBTQ History Month event, featuring a screening of the 2017 Billie Jean King biographical film ‘Battle of the Sexes’ followed by a discussion about women’s rights and equality in the 70’s and today with NJ equality ...

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On Friday, October 12 A Birthday Wish will celebrate four years of granting special wishes for children in New Jersey foster care. The fourth annual Wonder of Wishes event, will be held at the Stage House Tavern in Mountainside, New Jersey, and it promises to be one of the highlights of the fall ...

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Visual Assessment Training Cranford Community Center, Community Room 220 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ Saturday October 13th, 10am to 1pm Get involved in your community by monitoring water quality in your own town. This workshop will teach you streamside techniques for visual assessments. We will ...

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