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Pitch in for Earth Month: Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to Free Recycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 6

March 20, 2019

Bonus: “Mercury Bounty”$5.00 gift card for residents turning in mercury thermostats

UNION COUNTY, NJ – As Earth Month approaches, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for residents to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste, by bringing these items to ...

Celebrate the Environmental Heroes of Your Community this Spring

Nominations are still open for the annual Union County Environmental Hero awards. Each year, the Environmental Hero program recognizes local citizens, businesses and organizations that inspire, motivate, and act to help preserve and protect natural resources in Union County and beyond.

The Environmental Hero program is a partnership between the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the ...

Special Advocates, Pothole Plugging, One-Seat Ride Discussed at Union Freeholders’ Meeting

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Representatives from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County presented an overview of their services to the Union County freeholders Thursday.

CASA Advocate Geraldine Keogh said 496 children are in foster care throughout Union County. CASA Advocates are granted permission to represent a child in foster care in all aspects of their life, Keogh ...

Union County Covering Costs of PD Lieutenant's Defense in Civil Rights Suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Freeholder Board this week approved $20,000 to pay for a former Union County Police Department lieutenant’s representation a lawsuit in which he is accused of improperly administering a polygraph test, leading to the false conviction of a city man in 2008.

That man, Emmanuel Mervilus, was wrongly convicted of first-degree robbery and aggravated ...

How Union County Supports Immigrants, Residents 60 and Up

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 Are One New Jersey helps some of these immigrants navigate the American ...

Union County: When do I Take out Recycling? There’s an App for Knowing That

Recycle Coach App, Homelessness Initiative, Summer Events among Topics Discussed at First Union County Freeholders Meeting of 2019

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, ...

Deerfield School Receives One of First Union County STEM Scholars Grants from Freehold Board

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Deerfield School  in Mountainside has received a grant through the Union County STEM Scholars grant program this year. The $1,000 grant, was for a Project Based Learning program.

Mountainside is one of a total of 15 school districts to have received grants through this program which was launched this year under Freeholder Chairman Granados’ “Moving Union ...

Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

First Simon Youth Academy in the State of New Jersey Opens in Union County, Giving At-Risk County Students Opportunity to Earn a High School Diploma

ELIZABETH, NJ - The opening of the Simon Youth Academy, a first in the state of New Jersey to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to earn a high school diploma has been opened at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall in the City of Elizabeth.

“The Union County Freeholder Board is proud to support the opening of Simon Youth Academy in our county, making this the first of its kind in the ...

Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Students Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. 

Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health ...

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