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Union County News

October 17, 2021

Free concert sponsored by the Commissioner Board in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents that the “Concert in the Park,” scheduled for October 16th has been rescheduled due to impending inclement weather. The new date for ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m., the Union County Board of County Commissioners will present a virtual town hall to inform residents about resources available to them for recovery from Tropical Storm Ida. Union County is one of 12 counties in New Jersey to be given a federal ...

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Pay for poll workers has increased. UNION COUNTY, NJ — Early in-person voting, electronic poll books and increased pay for poll workers are among the changes county residents can expect in the Nov. 2 election, for which voter registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Rahway Recreation ...

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that box-lunch meals for pick-up will once again be available to seniors through the “Grab & Go” nutrition program. A voluntary donation of $1.75 is suggested for each meal. The Rahway location is the JFK Senior ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Following the flooding from Tropical Storm Ida, The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth (HACE) has been hard at work providing resources to the Elizabeth community. In cooperation with the City of Elizabeth, HACE has been assisting Hurricane Ida flood victims with information ...

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Job fair for Union County residents to be held at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, Oct. 5. Job seekers and employers can find the perfect match at the next hire-on-the-spot job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, October 5, at the Center Court of the Jersey ...

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Bring any gun, in any condition, and receive up to $250 — no questions asked! Union County, NJ — Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can earn up to $250 per weapon by participating in the upcoming Union County Gun Amnesty Buyback program, scheduled for Saturday, October ...

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Union County, NJ — More foul weather is forecasted into tomorrow morning, September 24. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Union County, among other counties in the state, a warning area locals have come to respect after remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed ...

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COVID-19 Vaccinations as well as Saliva Testing to be offered walk-up at events in Union, Roselle and Plainfield. UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in September to aid those ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the Union County Board of Chosen Commissioners is helping to raise awareness about the importance of early detection for women who may be at risk. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 21,000 women in the United ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents impacted by Hurricane Ida can visit the newly opened FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Elizabeth O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Community Center in the City of Elizabeth, at 618 Salem. The Disaster Recovery Center will be open during the following ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents and visitors to attend the commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth on Friday, September 17. The ceremony will start promptly at 1:00 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state appellate court ruling is allowing the previously halted first phase of construction on a new $145 million government complex in Elizabeth to proceed, but the next phase is on pause amid a Wayne-based company’s lawsuit claiming the county skirted New Jersey’s public ...

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of County Commissioners notified all residents that President Joseph Biden and FEMA have designated Union County as a major disaster area following the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida from September 1 to 3. Following the news, Mayor Giacobbe announced ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Job seekers and employers can find the perfect match at the next hire-on-the-spot job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, September 22, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle.

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Union County offers access to Department of Human Services for students at the Kean University campus in Union Township.   UNION COUNTY — The County of Union and Kean University have launched an innovative partnership that gives the Union County Department of Human Services a regular presence ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — At least five county residents died as the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought massive amounts of flash flooding to the northeast region Wednesday night to Thursday. As of Friday morning, 25 deaths have been reported across the state and Gov. Phil Murphy, who declared a state of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Residents are advised that conditions are still hazardous and travel is limited in many parts of Union County following Hurricane Ida. Those needing assistance with shelter, food, and other resources can call the Union County Department of Human Services Action Line at (888) ...

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TAPinto Rahway just happened to have interviewed Mariel S. Hufnagel, CASA's executive director, a few days ago. We are currently putting that interview together and will publish it shortly. ELIZABETH, NJ — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County, the only local ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — To Plainfield resident Nancy Piwowar, a 15-acre section of Green Brook Park is a sacred corner of the city. While county residents await an outcome to negotiations with Somerset County over the lease of this land, Piwowar advocated for its preservation at Thursday’s Board of ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey ranked inside the top 20 for states with the best community college systems in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list State's With Best & Worst Community-College Systems. Hawaii ranked as the state with the best community college ...

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First system of its kind in Union County; appointments for passport services, notaries public, and business trade names can now be booked online. UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced that those seeking services related to passports, notaries public, and business trade ...

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Free event saluting COVID-19 first responders and front-line heroes at Oak Ridge Park. UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Board of County Commissioners invites residents to the Union County Car, Truck, and Bike Show saluting the county’s first responders and front-line heroes. The event will take place on ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey residents will have the option to vote early in person for the first time in the November 2021 general election. With a new grant-funded $3.06 million contract, the county is preparing to provide voters with access to machines and new technology as it starts in ...

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Funding is available for organizations based in Union County, and programs taking place in Union County. Union County, NJ — A few weeks back, TAPinto Rahway reported on the Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant. Not to be confused with this, the county just ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The spotted lanternfly, with its whitish upper wings and red lower wings dotted with black spots, has become a familiar sight across the county lately. State and local officials are still asking you to kill it.  “This invasive insect has the potential to impact dozens of ...

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UNION COUNTY NJ — Emergency food supplies will be distributed at three sites in August. Any Union County resident needing COVID-19 emergency food supplies can come to any these events. Free COVID-19 vaccinations and tests will also be available to all Union County residents at these ...

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Free COVID-19 shots for Union County residents to be offered in Elizabeth on August 5, 13 and 14 UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of additional pop-up clinics offering free COVID-19 vaccines in Elizabeth. The Mobile Vaccination Unit will be on ...

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UNION COUNTY — Applications for the 2022 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program are now available for Union County non-profit organizations, individual artists, and scholars for projects related to local history, the arts, and humanities. The HEART Grant ...

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Free COVID-19 shots to be provided in Hillside, Scotch Plains and Elizabeth; all Union County residents can use any of these clinics. UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that free COVID-19 vaccines are available at convenient pop-up clinics throughout ...

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