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Westfield’s Mayor Speaks About Issues at Police Department

August 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle spoke about the Westfield Police Department during her update at Tuesday night’s town council meeting, saying that a car crash involving a police captain's daughter and the abrupt retirement of Chief David Wayman on Aug. 1 were unrelated, and that an investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office into ...

Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...

Pre-Register to See Free Documentary on Gun Violence - 'Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA'

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all members of the community to a free screening of the 2016 documentary film Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA in partnership with the non-profit organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in New Jersey. The screening will take place on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the STEM Building auditorium at Kean University, 1075 ...

Fight the Bite, Mosquito Control Tips

Union County residents and visitors should continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population.

“It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent mosquito bites,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “This will contribute to a healthier community and help prevent ...

Mountainside Awarded a Union County Library Grant

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The borough is one of 20 Union County municipalities to be awarded a Union County Library Grant of $3,750. 

The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. This year’s awards will cover the cost of children’s programming including Mad Science and other STEM topics, as well as arts ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Advises Residents on Document Fee Scam

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises County residents to be aware that they can access certain types of property information free of charge through the County Clerk’s website on a 24/7 basis, or by calling or visiting the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield during regular business hours.

“There is no need to pay a third party for information that my office ...

Union County Board of Elections Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

The Union County Board of Elections is actively seeking bilingual poll workers who are interested in helping eligible voters in the community exercise their right to vote.

Poll workers are paid $200 to work from 5:15 a.m. to 8:15 .pm. on Election Day and must be available to work both the June Primary Election and the November General Election during the year.

Poll workers must be 18 years ...

Mountainside is One of Nine School Districts to Get Free Recycling Bins From Union County

Students throughout Union County can toss their recyclables into new recycling bins this fall, thanks to a free distribution program administered by Union County and funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In all, 56 schools in nine municipalities received the bins.

“When students recycle in our schools, they learn lifelong lessons about environmental ...

Union County’s Free Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Union Township in August

The next mobile paper shredding program for personal and confidential documents will be held on Saturday, August 11 at Kean University in Union.

All Union County residents are eligible to use this free paper shredding service. There is a limit of four bags or boxes per person.

The August 11 shredding event will take place at Kean University, at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township, from ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Recognized for Innovation

 

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has been honored with the 2018 iGO Innovator Award by the International Association of Government Officials, a professional organization that seeks to improve public services by providing training and leadership development for county recorders, election officials, treasurers, and clerks.

The award recognizes the Union County Votes mobile app, ...

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Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

August 14, 2018

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...