Union County News

Ribbon Cutting at the New Jersey Veterans Network New Facility

de0cbe2e04b761c11666_32e2db00f34f74d33348_njvn_3-20-17_3.jpg
Ribbon cutting at the New Jersey Veterans Network in Union
bddc97e416020e152899_414fe2929839b01d056f_njvn_3-20-17_2.jpg
The new New Jersey Veterans Network office inside the American Legion in Union
147956bb560d440d0d67_1b9ea5114d64e0d1ff80_njvn_opening_3-20-17_1.jpg
Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan (l) and Assemblyman Jamel Holley (r) present NJVN Vice President David Tyms and President Mike Boll with a resolution
de0cbe2e04b761c11666_32e2db00f34f74d33348_njvn_3-20-17_3.jpg

UNION, NJ – A ribbon cutting took place Monday evening to launch the opening of the New Jersey Veterans Network (NJVN) office inside the Union American Legion. The mission of the NJVN is to help New Jersey veterans and their families enjoy a sustainable quality of life by creating a network of community veteran liaisons to connect veterans with resources and programs designed to meet their unique needs.

“We are not going to abandon our veterans anymore,” said Mike Boll, President of the NJVN.  “So we decided to do something.”

Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Vice Chairman Sergio Granados, Freeholder Angel G. Estrada, Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan, Assemblyman Jamel Holley, Township of Union Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio and Committeeman Clifton People, Jr. joined Mike Boll, Dave Tyms, NJVN Vice President, and Bob Jones of the New Jersey Veterans Network at the official opening of the group’s new office at the American Legion.

Sign Up for E-News

“This is important to us,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen.  “A couple of years ago we said we can do more for our veterans, and we should do more.  In the last two years, we’ve been working hard to get the services we’re offering to match up with the services the veterans need."

“I’m here to say thank you, Michael, for all those veterans who can’t say thank you,” said Vietnam veteran and Township Committeeman Clifton People Jr.  “This organization can help all those men and women who may not be able to help themselves.”

The Freeholder Board will be sponsoring the New Jersey Veterans Network throughout the year as part of the UC HERO Veterans' initiative for 2017.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Roselle/Roselle Park

Upcoming Events

Mon, June 4, 2:00 PM

Elizabeth Public Library, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Public Library Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Tue, June 5, 2:00 PM

Elizabeth Public Library, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Public Library Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Wed, June 6, 2:00 PM

Elizabeth Public Library, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Public Library Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Goethals Bridge to New Jersey to be Closed Friday Night through Sunday

May 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Goethals Bridge to New Jersey will be closed to all traffic beginning 9 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 20. 

The Eastbound to NY will remain open. Officials said the closure is necessary to construct the entry and exit ramps for the new westbound span.

At 9 p.m. Sunday night, the westbound span is expected to open in its final configuration, three ...

Roselle Park High School to Hold Blood Drive

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park high school we'll be holding a blood drive on Thursday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Roselle Park High School gym and is open to the public. 

Call for appointment or walk-in. Bagels, popcorn, cotton candy, and giveaways will be given out at the event.

For more information contact RPHS school nurse Jan Haddad or call ...

Reminder: Roselle Park Paper Shredding Event

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A reminder to all residents - Roselle Park will be holding a paper shredding event this Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Borough Hall rear lot located at 110 E. Westfield Ave. (The parking lot next to the Walnut St., Bridge)

Note: the event will end prior to 1 p.m. if the truck reaches capacity.

In an effort to accommodate all those wishing to ...

Linden - Roselle Sewage Authority Seeking Office Clerk

LINDEN/ROSELLE, NJ - The Linden - Roselle Sewage Authority is seeking an individual for diversified office duties. 

Applicant must have skills and experience in the following areas:  computer word processing, excel, payroll processing, phone reception and interaction with the public.  Experience in a Public Utility or Local Government is desirable. 

Preference is ...

Dr. Charles C. Polk School to Host Annual Mother's Day Breakfast

ROSELLE, NJ - The  Dr. Charles C. Polk School is calling all women! Mothers, aunts, sisters, grandmothers and family friends to join them for their annual  Mother's Day Breakfast on Friday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The event will also host a “Plant and Gift” sale. The school is located at 1100 Warren St, in Roselle.

The 15th Annual Tour de Elizabeth Comes to Elizabeth this Sunday

May 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Cyclists of every skill level are readying their bicycles in anticipation as the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that will roll through the city.\ this coming Sunday. 

This year’s ride, which is titled “Destination Elizabeth,” will begin and end at City Hall, is a family-friendly, 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic ...

Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop in South Orange

May 17, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Sample Ballots Now Available on Union County Clerk Elections Website and App

May 18, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that sample ballots for the June 5 Primary Election are now available on the Union County Votes mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and on the County Clerk’s election website at unioncountyvotes.com.

“The mobile app and website enable voters to see their sample ballots quickly and conveniently on their computers, laptops and other ...

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...

The Man in Room 306 at the Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

            The Luna Stage, a Jersey theater gem, chose to revive its 1995 world premiere drama, The Man in Room 306, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Starring Jamil A.C. Mangan as Dr. King, this 90 minute production portrays Dr. King in the last hours of his life as he struggles to write a speech for the Poor ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...

'The Sting' with Harry Connick Jr. Slithers and Shakes at Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and Chicago.  Scott Joplin’s music is intertwined with the show, especially “The ...