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New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

October 22, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

Elizabeth, NJ--While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder ...

Plainfield's UCC Campus Growing, Seeks Greater City Identity

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County College branch in Plainfield is growing, Facilities Director Robert Hogan said at Thursday's Planning Board meeting where Hogan and two architects discussed a new parking lot and future plans.

Hogan said the Plainfield campus has 690 students, ten more than last year and including 20 new full-time, first-time students, while other UCC campuses are ...

Plainfield's Mayor Mapp, Freeholders and State Officials Break Ground on Athletic Fields at Cedar Brook Park

FREEHOLDERS, PLAINFIELD CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND ON ATHLETIC FIELDS AT CEDAR BROOK PARK

PLAINFIELD, NJ---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders joined with Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and members of the City Council and the Board of Education in breaking ground on two new turf fields at Cedar Brook Park.  The fields, which replace existing grass sports fields,  ...

Bramnick Holds Q & A, Advises Cranford Residents Against 750 Walnut to Hire Legal Counsel

CRANFORD, NJ – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) encouraged residents against high density housing developments to hire land use attorneys during Wednesday night’s forum.

Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. and Commissioners Mary O’Connor and Andis Kalnins joined approximately 40 Cranford residents in the private room of Kilkenny House to discuss the issue, namely Hartz Mountain’s ...

Plainfield Vision 2025 on Tuesday Night Centered on Workforce Development

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Vision 2025 continued on Tuesday eveing, focusing on Workforce Development and Adult Training.

The five breakout sessions centered on five categories:  Mentoring, Youth, Vocational Skills/Training, Job Opportunities, and Re-entry.

Success would lead to more jobs and a booming downtown, participants said.  General community service ideas include ...

Plainfield Vision 2025: Final Public Safety Session Held, Workforce Development Up Next

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The third and final listening session on Public Safety in the Plainfield Vision 2025 series took place Monday evening at Washington School. Although the crowd was a little smaller, the passion with which community members spoke with respect to safety in the city was on par with other sessions.

Feedback included residents wanting both police patrols on bike and on foot, ...

Plainfield Vision 2025: Public Safety, Second of 3 Sessions Held Thursday

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The second of the three Public Safety listening sessions in the Plainfield Vision 2025 series took place on Thursday evening at Cook Elementary School.

The three topics selected for discussion this night focused on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety, Fire Safety Ordinances, and Safe Communities.  Some similar themes emerged in this session, comparable to what came out in the ...

Plainfield Draws Line On Sick Leave Tab

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An item on tonight’s (Oct. 10, 2017) Plainfield City Council agenda reflects a start on curbing accumulated sick leave costs.

If approved, Resolution R326-17 submitted by the Department of Administration & Finance would limit, for one category of employees, the practice of garnering a large unused sick leave payout.  Currently, the city allows employees to get ...

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Union County Same-Sex Married Residents Seek Second-Parent Adoption to Gain Parental Rights

October 20, 2017

In September, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented the first Union County LGBTQ Pride event in recent history. Dozens of families shared their stories with event organizers and elected officials at Union County’s Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, an event organized to celebrate diversity and marriage equality. On Friday, October 13, Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, ...