VIDEO: Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

March 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

VIDEO: Union County Freeholders Recognize Westfield Family for 'Wall of Love'

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their regular meeting tonight, and a special resolution was introduced to recognize and commend Westfield residents Valerie Latona and David Contract for building their "Wall of Love".

Latona had posted her first “Love trumps hate” sign before the Presidential election, and it was vandalized.  Her family put up a ...

Township Hears Resident's Concerns; Nixes Plans for Trails in Kennedy Reservation

UNION, NJ – In advance of the second community meeting to discuss the Kennedy Reservation proposal, Tapinto Union has learned the Township will not be moving ahead with plans to add walking and bike trails and a dog park within the Reservation.

“The purpose of the first community meeting was to listen to and hear our residents' concerns,” said Township of Union Mayor ...

In State of the City speech, Baraka outlines Newark's future with anti-Trump overtones

In a speech dominated by the themes of development and public safety, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka found time in his third State of the City address to use rhetorical fire to roast President Donald Trump.

"Because of the turmoil and uncertainty nationally, we must have a solid local strategy that is inclusive and focused," said Baraka to a crowd of over 500 people ...

Tax March and Community Unity Rally Planned for Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park on April 15

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A group of concerned citizens is planning a sister march that coincides with the Tax March on Washington on April 15th, to take place at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

While the march is a demand for Donald Trump to release his tax returns, according to Maggie Savoca, it is also a community rally, bringing together neighbors across Union County.

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Springfield Democratic Club Presented the Women’s Leadership Forum

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Democratic Party had a nice turnout at the Chisholm Community Center Sunday afternoon for their first Women’s Leadership Forum done in honor of Women’s History Month.  Moderator Erica DuBois, a newly elected Springfield Township Committeewoman had the idea for the forum after marching with her daughter at the Women’s March the day ...

Notice of Special Meeting to be Held at Plainfield City Hall March 21

PLAINFIELD, NJ - By order of Plainfield's City Council President Rebecca Williams, a notice of a special meeting has been issued for Tuesday, March 21st.

An ordinance authorizing an amendment to the financial agreement with South Second Street Redevelopment Urban Renewal II, LLC with respect to certain property identified as Block 112, Lot 9.03 on the City's official tax maps, more ...

Roselle Becomes Sanctuary City by Executive Order Signed by Mayor

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau signed an executive order to make Roselle a “Sanctuary City” during the Boroughs council meeting on Wednesday night. 

“Our police were involved with and they sat down with our municipal attorney and myself before we even considered presenting this to the council, “said Mayor Dansereau. “I am very pleased, how ...

Township Proposal for Passive Recreation in Kennedy Reservation Met with Resistance

UNION, NJ – A heated community meeting to discuss the development of the Kennedy Reservation was held last week with Township officials and about 125 residents who came out to voice their opposition to the project.

“This has not been voted on,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas.  “This is not a done project.  We want to hear your concerns.”

Describing the ...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wisniewski, in Newark, discusses urban housing issues

Democratic Assemblyman and New Jersey gubernatorial candidate John Wisniewski campaigned in Newark to talk about the state's housing issues, believing that they should be tackled with a practical approach as part of a progressive agenda. 

"Affordable housing is a moral obligation. We have to address this gap in our humanity," said Wisniewski, of Middlesex County, to a group ...

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“Go Teal” With Middlesex County to Raise Awareness of Sexual Violence

March 26, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - This April, members of the Middlesex County community and partners of the Middlesex County Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition will show their support for survivors of sexual violence and raise awareness about the importance of prevention by “going teal.”

Sexual violence impacts people from all walks of life: Statistics reveal that 1 in 4 females and 1 in 6 ...

Negative Feedback Regarding Watchung Reservation Bike Trails

March 15, 2017

To the Editor:

Reflecting on the overwhelming negative feedback on March 7, 2017 at a Union County open meeting to permit mountain biking within the Watchung Reservation, as well as the negative comments at the March 9, 2017 Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting, this feedback would suggest that serious consideration be given to the following:

According to the 49 Union ...