Press Releases

May 12, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that the Motown tribute band Shadows of the 60’s will headline a free, live drive-in concert at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. The event is free, but registration is required online in advance ...

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Trailside summer camp returns with all-outdoor schedule; COVID safety rules apply. The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a new and exciting season of summer programs for children and families at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located in the Watchung ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that  sample ballots for the June 8 Primary Election can be viewed and downloaded on the County Clerk’s elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices. This year voters have the ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents May to aid those affected by COVID-19. These will include: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Immaculate Conception Church in Elizabeth Walk-up ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply; event is open to all Union County residents. The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next mobile paper shredding event of 2021 will be held in New Providence on Saturday, May 15 for free, secure shredding of personal and confidential ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, May 18 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 5. “We encourage all eligible residents to participate in every election, and the ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites non-profit organizations to attend a free online workshop, Website Accessibility for Non-Profits, on Monday, May 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The workshop will be presented via Zoom by Frank Louvis, owner of the Coastal Technologies, an internet ...

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Can you spot the new arrival? In a nest high atop the historic Union County Courthouse Tower in midtown Elizabeth, this magnificent peregrine falcon parent is hiding a newly hatched baby bird under her feathers. The egg hatched at 7:40 Tuesday morning, and three more eggs are expected to ...

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Vote-by-Mail applications can be picked up in person at the Union County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth. Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that the County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth are available to voters for “One-Stop” Vote-by-Mail service.

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Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado informs voters of the polling place and drop box locations for the 2021 Primary Election. The 2021 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 8. Beginning in May, the Board of Elections will mail post cards to voters whose polling ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners will hold additional emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in May to aid those affected by COVID-19. These will include: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Kean University in Union Drive-thru only Coordinated by ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that box-lunch meals will be available to seniors beginning in May, through the “Grab and Go” program. The program is run through the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, in the Department of Human ...

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In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, The Union County Board of Commissioners invites all Union County residents to attend a virtual presentation on alcohol misuse featuring a panel of experts on treatment, counseling, and recovery. The program, titled “An Alcohol Misuse Learning Session” is ...

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COVID-19 precautions will be observed at this event. In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, Union County residents of all ages are invited to participate in Paint in the Park, on Tuesday, April 27, at Mattano Park, located at 360-484 5th Avenue in Elizabeth. This event is completely free and ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in May. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony fora new playground facilities at Nomahegan Park in Cranford this past Sunday, April 18th. “County residents have been anxiously awaiting the opening of these new playground facilities,” said County Commissioner ...

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Masks are required and must be worn by all participants, and social distancing guidelines must be observed. The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents of all ages to meet live animals, celebrate wildlife and embrace environmental conservation at a fun and educational event in ...

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Via Groundwork Elizabeth:​ In 1962, Rachel Carson wrote “Silent Spring,” a book which raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health. Not long after, in 1970, Earth Day was established as a formal way of ...

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Free community events in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month. In recognition of April as Autism Acceptance Month, the Union County Board of Commissioners presents a new edition of free online programming for persons with disabilities and special needs, featuring interactive fun for the whole ...

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The Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park will be accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors in Roselle and Roselle Park, who are planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or university, or a vocational or technical school after graduation; applications open April 19, ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply. The Union County Board of County Commissioners will cut the ribbon on new playground facilities at Nomahegan Park in Carnford this Sunday, April 18th at 11:00 a.m. Nomahegan Park is located at 995 Springfield Avenue. “As the weather gets warmer, families look to ...

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On Thursday, April 8, 2021, Brandon Bernier officially launched his campaign for re-election as Roselle’s 2nd Ward Councilman. In his two-plus years on the Borough Council, Bernier has quickly established himself as a dedicated public servant, willing to do the research and put in the hard work to ...

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Event at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced today that there will be a free Drive-Up screening of “The Croods – A New Age” at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in ...

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Invasive insect threatens native trees and plants, and can destroy valuable crops. A different kind of Earth Day project is available in April to all Union County residents and visitors this spring: help destroy the spotted lanternfly and its eggs, too. It is important to act at now, because the ...

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Union County residents who are looking for a summer job can apply now for lifeguard positions at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool, which is located at Rahway River Park in Rahway. “The Ulrich pool provides our residents with a rewarding work environment and ...

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Splintered Sunlight to perform at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band, will headline a free, live drive-in concert Saturday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. The ...

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Remote procedure held in consideration of COVID-19 precautions. Due to ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the ballot position drawing for the June 8 2021 Primary Election will be live-streamed on Facebook.  The drawing ...

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Trinitas Regional Medical Center offers a screening program to help identify lung cancer in its early stages. The low-dose, non-invasive CT scan takes about 30 seconds to complete before the test is reviewed by a board certified radiologist, a report is written and the results are sent to your ...

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