UNION, NJ – The first ‘New Residents Reception’ was held Tuesday night at Town Hall. As outlined by Mayor Suzette Cavadas during her Township reorganization speech, this new initiative was developed to function as “more than just a welcome, but as a way to connect newcomers with each other and help them with access to information on programs, services, and agencies that will help them root themselves in our community”.
“You couldn’t pick a better time to move into our great town,” said Mayor Cavadas. “We are on the verge of some really great things that are going to propel us forward and solidify our township as one of the most sought out places in Union County.”
Heads of all township departments were on hand to meet the new residents, including those from Recreation, DPW, Tax Collection, Human Resources, the Building Department, the Senior Center, as well as the Union Police Director, Fire Chief, Township Attorney and the Township Clerk.
Assemblyman Jamel Holley, from Union’s 20th Legislative District, said, “Our offices are right on Stuyvesant Avenue,” said Holley. “Please feel free to contact us if you have any State matters you need help with. Our offices are open to you.” Holley went on to commend the Township Committee and the administration on all of the new development and initiatives. “I’m so proud to represent the Township of Union in Trenton.”
“I think it’s a great idea,” said new resident Wanda Espana, who attended with her 18-year old son, Marcelo. “It really has made us as new residents feel welcomed.”
Espana’s sister, Jennifer Espana, also a new resident to Union, said, “we are both independent business owners. This is also a great way to mingle with so many others.”
Cavadas discussed the completed and ongoing development in Union Center, the CodeRed alert system, Township social media and free wifi in Union Center, TV34, the Township of Union app and the Property Tax Reward Program.
The next ‘New Residents Reception’ will be held on March 24 at 6:00 p.m.