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Union County Freeholder Chair Bruce Bergen Addresses the Patriot Chamber and Discusses Flooding Issues

June 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield resident Bruce Bergen is in his fifth year as a Freeholder and his second year as Chair. He addressed the Springfield Patriot Chamber on June 22. Specifically, he reported on the recent funding Springfield has received for infrastructure.  Since the sale of Runnells Hospital three years ago for approximately $20 million, the County has been using the proceeds to ...

Rahway School and Community Officials Provide Lessons in Leadership to High School Students

June 22, 2017

RAHWAY, NJ - ‘Experience,’ as the adage goes, is the best teacher.  Its lessons, however, cannot always be learned in a classroom.  Where can the student, eager to hone his or her skills as an effective leader, go to gain insight into the many varying responsibilities of different positions of leadership and effective ways of working with others to achieve a common ...

RHS Scholars and Athletes Celebrate the School Year with Mayoral Proclamations

 The June 12 meeting of Rahway’s City Council proved especially memorable for a number of high school students invited to attend so that they could be honored with mayoral proclamations for their noteworthy accomplishments.  The athletes of Rahway High School’s boys’ Winter Track Team, along with members of its “Leading By Example” leadership program, were ...

Summer Meals Available for Children in Need

June 20, 2017

When school lets out, hunger sets in for many of the 428,000 students who rely on school meals during the academic year, especially as family budgets are stretched tight. To combat childhood hunger – and keep children healthy all year long – communities across New Jersey serve free, healthy summer meals.

We need to make sure parents know about these meals. Please help spread the ...

Union County Honors Brigadeer General Edward Crystal of Scotch Plains

June 24, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Vice Chair Sergio Granados and Freeholder Alexander Mirabella on Thursday presented Edward J. Chrystal, Jr of Scotch Plains with a resolution congratulating him on his promotion to Brigadier General in the New Jersey National Guard.

They were joined by General Chrystal’s wife Georgette.

Brigadier ...

Summer Meals Available for Children in Need

When school lets out, hunger sets in for many of the 428,000 students who rely on school meals during the academic year, especially as family budgets are stretched tight. To combat childhood hunger – and keep children healthy all year long – communities across New Jersey serve free, healthy summer meals.

We need to make sure parents know about these meals. Please help spread the ...

Union County Freeholder Chair Bruce Bergen Addresses the Patriot Chamber and Discusses Flooding Issues

June 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield resident Bruce Bergen is in his fifth year as a Freeholder and his second year as Chair. He addressed the Springfield Patriot Chamber on June 22. Specifically, he reported on the recent funding Springfield has received for infrastructure.  Since the sale of Runnells Hospital three years ago for approximately $20 million, the County has been using the proceeds to ...

Trinitas Comprehensive Caner Center Host Annual “Survivors Day”

June 20, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Cancer survivors, family and friends mingled with their care givers and physicians while celebrating “Survivors Day”. The annual event, held every June in the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center located at 225 Williamson Street in Elizabeth mixes food, prizes, friendship and camaraderie between staff and those that have battled cancer or blood related ...

Summer Meals Available for Children in Need

When school lets out, hunger sets in for many of the 428,000 students who rely on school meals during the academic year, especially as family budgets are stretched tight. To combat childhood hunger – and keep children healthy all year long – communities across New Jersey serve free, healthy summer meals.

We need to make sure parents know about these meals. Please help spread the ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

June 15, 2017

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Residents Object to Recreation Project Expansions

June 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs to be Held Saturday, June 24

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites people with special needs to participate in the first Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs this coming Saturday, June 24, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, New Jersey. The event is free of charge and will run from 10 am until 1 pm.

The fishing derby is open to all ages and fishing poles will be provided. The Eastern ...

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Just Say No - Christie Horizon Money Grab - Trenton Senate Bill S-4 (Vitale)

June 28, 2017

Rahway, N.J.–In a statement issued this morning, Rahway City Councilman Bob Bresenhan urges New Jersey voters take immediate action today and call their legislators telling them to vote "NO" on NJ bill S-4 (Vitale).  This bill ultimately seeks to raid the profits of New Jersey's number one health insurer Horizon to "fix" New jerseys budget ...

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