Union County News

March 14, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Westfield Regional Health Department today received confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in Westfield, according to the town's Coronavirus Information webpage. Regional Health Officer Megan Avallone is following all related protocols issued by the State Department of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – New Jersey State Sen. Joseph Cryan, who represents the 20th District, recently toured the Center for Hope’s residence in Elizabeth, where he had the opportunity to see firsthand the breadth of residential services offered by the Center. He was accompanied on his visit by ...

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$7.87 Million in New Investments in Innovation Awards to Counties, Life-Saving Naloxone for Police and Libraries, and the 844-ReachNJ Addiction Treatment Hotline (TRENTON) –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced several new steps in the Murphy Administration’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Following a story that went viral last month involving a student who posed in blackface in front of a Confederate flag, the police chiefs in Scotch Plains and Fanwood decided it was time to educate the public on responsible postings on social media. The seminar ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- Union County Freeholder Vice Chair Al Mirabella and State Senator Nick Scutari today joined with members of the various chapters of UNICO District X in holding the 11th annual Union County Columbus Day flag raising event on Friday afternoon in Elizabeth. Mirabella and Scutari, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chair Al Mirabella, and Freeholders Rebecca Williams and Andrea Staten joined Union County Deputy County Manager Amy Wagner, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Township officials and student athletes at the opening of the new ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood has advanced past Chester in Round 2 of New Jersey Monthly's "Small Town Showdown" voting to make it to the Final Four of the contest. The Borough is now pitted against Park Ridge on its side of the bracket. Lambertville takes on Point Pleasant Beach in the other ...

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Union County, NJ — The Union County Freeholders would like to remind residents about the many exciting programs coming up during the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Fall 2019 season, including: Rockin’ the Reservation Residents are invited to visit the Watchung Reservation on Sunday, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD-WESTFIELD-CRANFORD, NJ -- For the past two decades, the Walk for Mom has celebrated the life of Charlotte Dursee after she lost her battle with breast cancer. Tim Dursee, a Scotch Plains resident who grew up in Westfield, began Walk for Mom in 1999 in honor of his mother.

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FANWOOD, NJ -- It'll be the "Battle of The Union County 'Woods" as Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Garwood Mayor Sara Todisco have challenged each other's communities to see which one can raise enough food for the Foodstock organization. The mayors of both one square mile towns are encouraging ...

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