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Reminder: Turn In Unwanted Guns at Union County Gun Buyback Event

October 21, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that they can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The two locations are the Macedonia Baptist Church at 1251 Fairmount Avenue in Elizabeth and the Visions of God Family Worship Church at 350 Leland Avenue in Plainfield.

Residents ...

Elizabeth Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth woman has been charged with animal cruelty for neglecting two of her pet dogs before recently surrendering them to a local shelter, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. 

Maritza Acevedo, 45, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree animal cruelty. 

On Thursday, September 27, Acevedo turned over a pair of ...

One Suspect Nabbed, One on the Loose After Home Depot Robbery

UNION, NJ – A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Route 22 turned into a wild foot pursuit and search for an armed suspect through the swamp and woods near Kawameeh Middle School Tuesday evening.  The search required the assistance of a Union County K-9 unit, the County Police and a State Police helicopter team.

Union police report that at just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, two ...

Bring Your Household Hazardous Waste to Free Recycling Event in New Providence, October 27

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nokia campus, located at 600 Mountain Avenue ...

Freeholders to Dedicate Meisel Park in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, NJ---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will formally dedicate the Meisel Park turf field on Monday, October 22nd at 4 p.m in Springfield.

The multi-use field was turfed and permanently striped for football, soccer, and lacrosse, with accompanying amenities for those sports. Union County ...

Route 22 Safety Shuttle Marks 11 Years Serving Residents – Over 700,000 Rides Provided to Date

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents who work along and visit the Route 22 stretch from Union, through Kenilworth and Springfield to take advantage of the Route 22 Safety Shuttle.

“Union County is committed to improving safety conditions, both for county residents and visitors, that travel to work and shop along the Route 22 ...

Union County Board of Elections Brings New Voting Machines to Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a contract award to the company ES&S to provide a new vote tabulation system for the Union County Board of Elections at its regular meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

The ExpressVote XL combines a touch screen ballot marking device with a voter verified paper audit trail allowing the voter to review their voting ...

History Trading Cards Available at Four Centuries Weekend

UNION COUNTY, NJ — What do Langston Hughes, Thomas Jefferson and the cellphone have in common? The answer is simple; they all have a connection to Union County. When Four Centuries In A Weekend returns Oct. 20 and 21, historic sites across the county will all have history cards celebrating people, places and innovations that have connections to Union County.

On Four ...

Essex County Man Convicted in 2015 Killing of Rahway Woman


ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County jury has reached guilty verdicts on all 10 counts, including murder, against an Essex County man who killed a Rahway woman in her home a little less than three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. 

Roberto Grillo, 39, of Bloomfield was convicted in connection with the death of 35-year-old Yolanda ...

Nominations Open for 2019 Union County Women of Excellence Awards

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County.

“Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness about the influence of women in every sphere of the Union County community, ...


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