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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

October 28, 2018

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 ...

Lesl Harker of New Providence Awarded a Union County HEART Grant

 

ELIZABETH, NJ –   Lesl Harker, of New Providence, will receive a Union County HEART Grant awarded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders this year.

The Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program provides funding for 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations. Lesl Harker received $1,000, for presenting Irish ...

Kenilworth Superintendent, Accused of Defecating on Holmdel Track, Resigns

KENILWORTH, NJ — A little more than three months since being arrested on charges of lewdness, public defecation and littering, Kenilworth Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini has tendered, and the Kenilworth Board of Education has accepted, his resignation, effective Sept. 30, 2018. 

In a story that went global, Tramaglini was arrested in ...

Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings in Effect for New Providence Tuesday Afternoon

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union County until 2:30 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 5 p.m.

“Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding,” the service warned. “Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.”

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Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Union County Freeholders Support LGBTQ Community with Historical Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

ELIZABETH, NJ - The rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and independence fly’s high at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. 

This historic event by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Office of LGBTQ Services, Department of Human Services and many others, brought dignitaries and people from all over New Jersey to the steps of the ...

Rebecca Williams of Plainfield Appointed to Freeholder Board

UNION COUNTY, NJ---Rebecca Williams, a former Plainfield Councilwoman, has been appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Freeholder Williams, who will be ceremonially sworn in at the upcoming Freeholder meeting on June 7,  was chosen by the Union County Democratic Committee to complete the term left vacant by former Freeholder Linda Carter, who ...

After UCDC Vote, Plainfield's Rebecca Williams Now a Freeholder

CRANFORD, NJ - An election to fill the vacancy created by Linda Carter’s departure to the Assembly was held at a Union County Democratic Committee convention on Thursday, led by Chairman Nick Scutari.

The UCDC chair called on Plainfield Chairman Adrian O. Mapp, who nominated Councilwoman Rebecca Williams.

Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski seconded Mapp’s nomination, ...

Councilwoman Rebecca Williams is Plainfield Nominee for Freeholder Seat

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The three-person panel selected by Democratic City Committee Chairman Adrian O. Mapp to pick a Plainfield nominee for an open freeholder seat submitted its recommendation over the holiday weekend.

Linda Carter had previously held the freeholder position until she took on the role as Assemblywoman earlier this month.

MORE:  Plainfield's Linda Carter Sworn in as ...

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