Union County Freeholders Host Free Documentary on Gun Violence

August 11, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all members of the community to a free screening of the 2016 documentary film Making a Killing: Gus, Greed and the NRA in partnership with the non-profit organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in New Jersey. The screening will take place on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the STEM Building auditorium at Kean University, 1075 ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Advises Residents on Document Fee Scam

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises County residents to be aware that they can access certain types of property information free of charge through the County Clerk’s website on a 24/7 basis, or by calling or visiting the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield during regular business hours.

“There is no need to pay a third party for information that my office ...

If You Build It, They Will Hum: New Meadow for Pollinators in Watchung Reservation

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators have a new home in Union County’s Watchung Reservation, where an open field was recently replanted with native wildflowers and transformed into a flourishing habitat.

The new pollinator meadow is located along a paved access road that runs between the western corner of the Loop and the bottom of the parking lot at the ...

Union Catholic Grad and Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Turns Pro, Signs With Talent Agency WME

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Olympian and Union Catholic High School alum Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro after one of the greatest "one and done" seasons in NCAA Track and Field history at the University of Kentucky, has signed with talent agency WME (William Morris Endeavor), according to a report in Sports Business Daily. McLaughlin turned pro after a dazzling freshman year at ...

Kenilworth Superintendent, Accused of Defecating on Holmdel Track, Resigns

KENILWORTH, NJ — A little more than three months since being arrested on charges of lewdness, public defecation and littering, Kenilworth Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini has tendered, and the Kenilworth Board of Education has accepted, his resignation, effective Sept. 30, 2018. 

In a story that went global, Tramaglini was arrested in ...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Flash Flood Warning in Effect for Union County for Friday Evening

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Union County area until 10 p.m. Friday evening. Along with that storm and Flash Flood warning has also been issued until 6 p.m. 

The Weather Service reports that winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm.

“Torrential rainfall can occur with this ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Recognized for Innovation

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has been honored with the 2018 iGO Innovator Award by the International Association of Government Officials, a professional organization that seeks to improve public services by providing training and leadership development for county recorders, election officials, treasurers, and clerks.

The award recognizes the Union County Votes mobile app, launched by Ms.

Step Up and Build a Stronger Union County

Union County residents who are seeking a meaningful, high-impact way to volunteer in their community can sign up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

The organization is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its best-known program, Community Based Mentoring. The program involves individual mentoring with a local child or teen, age 6 to 18, with a ...

50 Full Time Traffic Control Positions Available in Union County

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the Workforce Innovation Business Center will host a hiring event for the company Traffic Plan. The company has openings for 50 traffic-flaggers to be stationed at various locations.

“The WIB Center is designed to streamline the hiring process, enabling top rated companies and qualified applicants to find each other ...

Boxwood Coffee in Downtown Westfield Holds Soft Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxwood Coffee is officially open in Downtown Westfield.

The coffee shop and café, at 143 East Broad St. where Panera was, hosted a friends and family event on Wednesday evening to celebrate what owner Stephen Bellamy is calling a “slow open.”

“We are planning to phase in items like our made-to-order menu and we are looking forward to our ...

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