Press Releases

May 17, 2021

Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents and businesses to join a virtual Public Meeting for the Union County Truck Mobility Study beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26. The meeting will be held on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, use the Union County registration page ...

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Residents will have opportunity to be vaccinated at upcoming events in Roselle and Scotch Plains. The Union County Board of Commissioners announces that COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at two upcoming emergency food distribution events for residents impacted by the pandemic.  Vaccines will ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County voters that COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are being lifted. Many more polling places will be open for in-person voting for the 2021 Primary Election on Tuesday, June 8 compared to last year. “Many voters prefer to cast their ballot by ...

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The Test Center will shift from a drive-through service to a walk-up service as of Monday, May 17. The Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University will be open to all Union County residents who would like to self-administer a free COVID-19 nasal swab test under the supervision of ...

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The Union County Office on Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse, in partnership with Therapeutic Learning Connections presents “Parenting in a Post-Pandemic World.” This webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. Attendance is free but residents wishing to attend must ...

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Free events enable Union County residents to help conserve resources and reduce waste. The Union County Board of Commissioners remind residents that free countywide recycling events are coming up in May and June. There will be separate events for Scrap Metal, Mobile Paper Shredding, and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union Township at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. This event will ...

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The Board of County Commissioners invites residents to the annual Union County Portuguese Flag raising ceremony in commemoration of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Communities. The event will take place on Thursday, June 10 at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Union County Court House, located at 2 ...

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May is Military Appreciation and the Union County Board of Commissioners is committed to connecting our veterans and military families with helpful services. Over the past year, we have expanded our outreach with several new programs. We now have designated parking spaces at of our County ...

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For the second time in a row, the Plainfield Chapter of New Jersey Orators took first place in the semi-annual New Jersey Orators statewide Orator’s competition. The event was held on Saturday, May 01, 2021, virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. Ten members of the Plainfield Chapter ...

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Flea Market & Collectibles Saturday & Sunday May 15 & 16, 2021 Welcome to JC’s newest flea market location This is a new venue for JC’s flea market.  We had our first event at duCret in April.  Although the vendor turn out was low because of the poor weather forecast, it turned out ...

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County plans to go door-to-door to reach unvaccinated residents, will set up mobile popup clinics and partner with community groups. In an effort to ensure that as many county residents are vaccinated as possible, the Union County Board of Commissioners today announced a door to door campaign ...

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The County of Union invites all Union County gardeners to a “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant. This free event will take place at the Union County Scout Camping Area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on ...

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EWING, NJ – Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) is urging hardworking families in the 12th district to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17 deadline to ensure they receive the accurate amount in new advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments they are entitled to as soon as ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply at this event. Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28 with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union ...

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Reconnecting Students after Long Absence from In-person Meetings PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield High School Teen Parenting Program held its first-ever socially distant Parents Day to reconnect students with their classmates after a long absence from in-person meetings.  “After such a ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents May to aid those affected by COVID-19. These will include: Tuesday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m. Immaculate Conception Church in Elizabeth Walk-up ...

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The League of Women Voters of Plainfield will host a virtual Democratic primary forum to enable the public to learn about the candidates running for office: May 13 at 7pm: Mayor and 4th Ward Council Use this link before May 12 to register for the forum:  ...

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A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature ...

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Trailside summer camp returns with all-outdoor schedule; COVID safety rules apply. The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a new and exciting season of summer programs for children and families at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located in the Watchung ...

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PLAINFIELD NJ — Clemente Cimmino, owner of the popular food truck Big C’s Italian Grill located at 200 Terrill Road in Plainfield, has been passionate about food since he was a little kid. He went to culinary school in Rome, Italy, and he is a personal chef and caterer. Big C’s food truck is ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that  sample ballots for the June 8 Primary Election can be viewed and downloaded on the County Clerk’s elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices. This year voters have the ...

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Soap for Hope A little Soap could be all it takes to provide someone a fresh outlook on life. LiVay Sweet Shop is collecting unused bars of soap. All bars of soap collected will be donated to different local soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency homeless shelters here in New ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners and the Union County Parks Department would like to inform all Union County residents of the upcoming partial closure of the eastern section of Lenape Park, due to repairing the dam. The purpose of the dam is to regulate the flow of water into Cranford ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply; event is open to all Union County residents. The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next mobile paper shredding event of 2021 will be held in New Providence on Saturday, May 15 for free, secure shredding of personal and confidential ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites non-profit organizations to attend a free online workshop, Website Accessibility for Non-Profits, on Monday, May 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The workshop will be presented via Zoom by Frank Louvis, owner of the Coastal Technologies, an internet ...

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Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado informs voters of the polling place and drop box locations for the 2021 Primary Election. The 2021 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 8. Beginning in May, the Board of Elections will mail post cards to voters whose polling ...

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