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Carnival for People with Disabilities to be Held at Conant Park in Hillside

June 3, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ - The annual summertime carnival for people with disabilities and their families will be held on Saturday, June 10, at Conant Park in the Township of Hillside.

The event is hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.

“This carnival gives people with disabilities and their families the opportunity to enjoy ...

Governor Livingston High School Among Five Schools Recognized by Freeholders for UCSTEP Success

ELIZABETH, NJ —  “It’s nice to look out into a happy crowd this evening,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said at the start of Thursday’s Freeholder meeting, which was dedicated to awarding grants.

Freeholders Linda Carter and Al Mirabella presented five county high schools with funds to reward their efforts in their Union County Student ...

Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

Warinanco Sports Center Opens After $7 Million Renovation

ROSELLE, NJ---The newly renovated Warinanco Sports Center that includes the popular ice skating rink had its unofficial opening today, May 16, drawing a crowd that included state and municipal leaders and 75 Roselle students. Later this year, the county will host a full celebration marking the start of skating activities.

“You can tell by how many elected officials are here that they are ...

Pilot Program for Opioid Addiction Presented at Union County Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders listened to a presentation by the Union County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery pilot program (C.L.E.A.R.) during Thursday night’s agenda setting meeting. The program is intended to combat the opioid epidemic in Union County by providing addicts and their family members with easier access to treatment ...

Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continue at Union County Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...

BREAKING: Union County Freeholders Chairman Offers Amended Watchung Reservation Resolution

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 13th, and a resolution on mountain biking in Watchung Reservation is on the agenda.  Currently, bikes are not permitted.

A draft copy of the agenda has been uploaded to the Union County Freeholders website, stating:

2017-329:  CHAIRMAN BRUCE H. BERGEN: Amending Resolution 2016-166, which ...

Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts 28th Annual Mayors Dinner

The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce last week hosted its 28th Annual Mayors Dinner, held at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. More than 400 people listened as mayors or their designees from 20 of Union County's 21 municipalities provided updates on the states of their communities.

Awards were given out for Mayor of the Year, Business Administrator of the Year, Public Safety ...

Union County College Hires New Dean

CRANFORD – Dr. Bernard A. Polnariev joins Union County College’s administration as the new Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American Honors. Dr. Polnariev brings more than 18 years of experience in higher education to Union, having previously served as an academic administrator, researcher, and an adjunct instructor.

As the Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American ...

Union County 2017 Black History Month Celebration Honored Freeholder Vernell Wright

RAHWAY, NJ - Union County's 2017 Black History Month Celebration was held Monday night at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

It began with the bestowing of the Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award.  This award named for former freeholder Chester Holmes to honor a candidate that “displays outstanding devotion to the people of Union County through their ...

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