Press Releases

August 12, 2018

Rockaway, NJ - The New Jersey School and College Officials Association, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is now in its 68th year. The association consists of a dedicated group of men and women officials who are committed to officiating school soccer contests in our service area. We currently service ...

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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 ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and visitors to continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population. “It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent ...

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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 ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents seeking emergency shelter and other services that the new 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline number is now 908-249-4815. The new Hotline number took effect as of Tuesday, August 7. It is staffed and operated by Gateway ...

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Hikers along the Red Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation will find the going a little easier, thanks to a group of hardworking Adopt-a-Park volunteers. Organized through Jersey Cares and the UC SHOUT (Union County Students Helping OUT) youth initiative, the 20-strong group helped to ...

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ELIZABETH – On Aug. 2, 2018, Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage joined Union County College’s Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Union President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that free outdoor events and activities continue this week with a screening of The Lion King at Bauer Promenade in Linden on Monday evening, a full slate of National Night Out activities with Cars 3 at Meisel Park in Springfield on ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke, Mickey Colon and Jonathan Parham in congratulating the graduates of the 2018 Union County Sheriff’s Youth Police Academy during a ceremony at the Rahway High School Performing Arts Center.  More than 100 ...

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UNION, NJ - The UTCAO is now accepting applications for the Early Head Start and Childcare Center.  The infant/toddler program is for children birth to three-years old.  The preschool program is for children three- to five-years old. The UTCAO programs offer: Research based ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites Union County residents with special needs, and their families and caregivers, to a sensory friendly screening of the hit animated feature Hotel Transylvania 3 on Saturday, August 4th at the AMC Loews Jersey Gardens Theatre in Elizabeth. Union ...

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CLARK, NJ--The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series shifts to Oak Ridge Park in Clark on Wednesday, August 1, with Jobonanno & the Godsons taking the stage at7:30 p.m. The Union County Office of Veterans Services will also be on hand with information for veterans as part of ...

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Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the 2018 “Choose Your Cover” program, a free statewide skin cancer screening, awareness and educational initiative taking place on Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Clark ...

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Events Will Include STEM, Shooting Sports, Games and More! UNION, NJ – – Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of four Family Adventure Nights at Camp ...

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Libraries Rock!  The Union Public Library invites you to beat the heat by attending a concert by the rock band Rewind on Tuesday, August 14th at 7 p.m.  Originally based in New Jersey, this band will perform many of the hottest hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and is appropriate for music lovers ...

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As part of it’s “Libraries Rock!” summer series, the Vauxhall Branch of Union Public Library invites you to come in to make a beaded wind chime craft on Monday, July 23 at 2 p.m.  These wind chimes are delightful to listen to and see, and will bring a little beauty to your garden or outdoor space.

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UNION, NJ - Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to join the Union Township Chamber of Commerce again this year at its Eighth Annual Mayor’s Day 5K Run on Sunday, September 23. A committee will be actively working over the summer to plan and expand this year’s event. Shake A Paw Center for ...

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Libraries Rock!  The Union Public Library will be hosting a concert by the David Aaron Trio on Monday, July 16th at 7 p.m.  Originally based in Union, the Trio will be performing a variety of jazz, swing, and big band music live. All programs are free and open to the public and elevator access ...

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Saturday, June 16 was a beautiful day, perfect for kicking off UPL's fun-filled Summer Reading Program, 'Libraries Rock!', at both locations: the Main Library at 1980 Morris Avenue in Union, and the Vauxhall Branch Library at 123 Hilton Avenue in Vauxhall. The Friends of the Union Public Library, a ...

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Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Take control of your health through a free and fun six-week workshop series. Meet others going through similar experiences and learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, healthy eating, exercise, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Union County President Joe O’Keefe and longtime member Pete Davis congratulate Terence Dunn of Lafayette on winning the group’s 2018 Pete Davis Golf Classic at the Suburban Golf Club in Union. The golf outing is named for Davis, a Union County ...

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Splash into BCB's high rate summer CD! 2.75% APY.  2.68% interest rate / 15 month CD Call or visit the Union branch at 2000 Morris Avenue for more details or visit www.bcb.bank to find a branch by you. BCB offers individuals and businesses a full menu of products and services, including: ...

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LINDEN, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the return of Shakespeare in the Park this summer. The first performance will be presented on Sunday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade in Linden. The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The ...

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Union County, NJ – The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday June 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park ...

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Elizabeth, NJ  — Union’s Barbara Whitaker is among the latest class of community volunteers to complete child advocacy training and take their oath from Superior Court Judge James Hely to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County. Volunteers with CASA serve as extra eyes ...

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The Union Public Library will be hosting an interactive lecture about the early years of the Beatles on Monday, July 9th at 6:30 p.m as part of its “Libraries Rock!” summer series.  Presenter Paul Groom, who lived the first 17 years of his life in Liverpool, England and went to some of the same ...

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The Friends of the Union Public Library are having an expanded book sale on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Library.  The sale will feature items for both adults and kids and will include DVDs and CDs as well as books. Patrons can buy a canvas bag for $10 and fill it, or they ...

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Union County, NJ – Summer is the season to enjoy car trips and bike rides, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a series of free programs to help parents, caregivers and children ensure safety on the roads. “It’s always important to make sure child car seats are properly ...

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Union County, NJ – Due to popular demand, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is providing two additional CPR training classes in June. The classes are conducted by personnel from the Division of Emergency Services in the Union County Department of Public Safety. The Freeholder Board is ...

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UNION, NJ - Franklin Elementary School Principal Latee Walton-McCleod showed her school spirit in allowing students to tape her to the wall in honor of The Relay for Life movement, helping raise awareness and funds for The American Cancer Society. Students eagerly lined up with their donation to ...

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