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New Vote Tabulation System for Union County Announced at Freeholders Meeting

October 12, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution for $1.9 million for a new vote tabulation system by ES&S was approved at the first Union County Freeholders mobile meeting on Thursday, held in Plainfield's municipal court.

Nicole DiRado, an administrator from the Office of the Board of Elections, said that although the machines will not be in use in most parts of the county until 2019, they will be used ...

Help Lay Wreaths at Veterans' Graves in Rahway This December

October 15, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Once again this year A Hero's Welcome Northern NJ is partnering with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths at the graves of veterans at Christmas time.

Wreaths Across America "coordinates wreath­-laying ceremonies at more than 1,400 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad," according to its website. It remembers veterans from ...

Video: Gloria Gaynor Performs at Trinitas Regional Medical Centers Opening of 3.4 Million High Tech Breast Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, regardless of financial status.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women ...

Record Crowd Participates in Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer's

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world ...

Westfield Conservation Center Taking More Items for Recycling, Reuse, Including Toys for Kids in Need

October 4, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need.

New sheds, paid for with a grant from Union County, allow county residents to drop off the following items to be ...

Video: Gloria Gaynor Performs at Trinitas Regional Medical Centers Opening of 3.4 Million High Tech Breast Center

October 3, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, regardless of financial status.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women ...

Record Crowd Participates in Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer's

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world ...

Prosecutor: Essex County Man Convicted of Rahway Murder

October 10, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Essex County man charged in the 2015 killing of a Rahway woman was found guilty of murder on Wednesday.

Roberto Grillo, 39, of Bloomfield, was convicted murder and nine other charges related to the death of 35-year-old Yolanda Vega, putting an end to the four-week trial before  state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

Prosecutor: Essex County Man Convicted of Rahway Murder

October 10, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Essex County man charged in the 2015 killing of a Rahway woman was found guilty of murder on Wednesday.

Roberto Grillo, 39, of Bloomfield, was convicted murder and nine other charges related to the death of 35-year-old Yolanda Vega, putting an end to the four-week trial before  state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

Three Perth Amboy Men Convicted in 2016 Gas Station Robbery

ELIZABETH, NJ – A Union County jury found the three men charged with robbing a Rahway gas station at knifepoint guilty late Friday afternoon.

Jose Mena, 21, Angel Nunez-Hernandez, 22, and Mario Cabrera-Peña, 26, all of Perth Amboy, were convicted of various charges related to the April 10, 2016 robbery of the Lukoil gas station on Route 27 near West Inman Avenue.

At ...

Somerville: Immaculata Fails to Score in Loss to Rahway

October 13, 2018

 

RAHWAY, NJ - The Immaculata High School Spartans came away empty-handed Friday night, their offense shut down by the dominant Rahway Indians defense which limited the Spartans to just over 100 yards.

 

The Spartans were shut out 21-0, with their season record dropping to 4-3, having lost their last two games on the road. Rahway is now 5-1, winning their last 5 games after ...

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Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

October 7, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Reminder: Build High Impact Memory Skills with “Lunch & Learn” Workshop, October 17

October 15, 2018

There is still time to register for Union County’s second annual Lunch & Learn educational series for entrepreneurs, business owners and managers, featuring the popular Memory Switch workshop created by Matthew Goerke. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway.

The Memory Switch program enhances essential cognitive ...

Union County Board of Elections Partners with Es&S to Bring New Voting Machines to Union County

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a contract award to the company ES&S to provide a new vote tabulation system for the Union County Board of Elections at its regular meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

The ExpressVote XL combines a touch screen ballot marking device with a voter verified paper audit trail allowing the voter to review their voting choices to ensure ...

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Branding the Right Message About Your Business

Source: A company’s brand is more than just a logo or graphic; it is the internal and external message that a business represents to its employees, investors, clients, and to the surrounding community, one which best describes what that business does, why it exists, as well as what the business and its’ leadership believes in. What does your brand say about your company? What ...