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Union County Offers Free Scrap Metal Recycling

March 22, 2019

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and business owners that free countywide scrap metal recycling drop-off locations are open twice a month beginning on April 4, at the service yard in Rahway River Park and at the Emergency Services Building in Cranford.  

A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the ...

Hazardous Waste Recycling Event in Scotch Plains Next Month

UNION COUNTY, NJ – As Earth Month approaches, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for residents 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 the free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on Saturday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m. to ...

Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

Spot The New Falcon in Town on The Union County Falcon Cam

ELIZABETH, NJ – As the courtship season begins for peregrine falcons, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders encourages residents of all ages and visitors from all over the world to observe and study one of the fastest animals on earth by, tuning in to the Union County Falcon Cam.

“The Falcon Cam is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to experience and ...

Jon Bramnick Knows Why People Don’t Like You

WESTFIELD, NJ — Avoiding direct conversation with others while walking around stark naked might seem common sense, but not for everyone — apparently.

A jarring locker room conversation brought the need to teach this lesson to light for state Assemblyman Jon Bramnick not too long ago.

“A naked guy walks up to me and starts talking about the marijuana bill,” said ...

Voting Machine Preview, Vo-Tech Schools Recognized, More at UC Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County residents will have the opportunity to try out new voting machines before the primary election.

As reported previously, the county will receive updated election machines in all municipalities this year. It will need to purchase approximately $100,000 worth of election security bags for use with these machines, according to Nicole DiRado, Administrator ...

Union County Freeholders Mulling $491.6M Plan to Hike Taxes 2%

Department-specific budget talks will be held in Kenilworth, Elizabeth and Westfield.

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County government is compiling a spending plan that benefits from the recent closure of the county’s juvenile detention center. The proposal would finance a turf field in Scotch Plains along with field improvements in Linden, Rahway and other towns, the county manager said ...

Union County Awarded $4.3 Million to Help the Homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $4,321,987 to the County from the federal Continuum of Care program. The funding will support 19 service projects to help the homeless.

“The Continuum of Care program helps individuals and families find housing and face other ...

Enjoy Ballet and More at Union County’s Sensory Friendly Theatre Series

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to two upcoming Sensory Friendly Theatre events at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. The Sensory Friendly series, sponsored by the Freeholder Board, showcases exciting live performances in an environment tailored to audiences with autism and other sensory sensitivities.

“Sensory Friendly Theater provides an ...

Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Presents Updates on Gateway Project

CRANFORD, NJ - The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project beginning at 7:00 p.m, Tuesday, March 26 at the Cranford Community Center. 

“It cannot be understated: the Gateway Project, and related work, which ...


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