Press Releases

October 18, 2018

The Friends of the Union Public Library are hosting a showing of the film American Carny: True Tales from the Circus Sideshow on Thursday, November 1st at 7 p.m.  The film is a documentary of the world of circus freaks, fire eaters, human blockheads, magicians, contortionists, professional ...

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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 ...

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care. “Children are the foundation ...

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County College President Dr. Margaret McMenamin, New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis, State Senator Nicholas Scutari, Chairman of the Union County College Board of Trustees ...

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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 ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that they can view and download sample ballots for all 21 municipalities on the County Clerk’s new elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices. “The website and app offer a ...

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The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 ...

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Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites Union County, NJ — Langston Hughes lived in Westfield? Alexander Hamilton studied in Elizabeth? The cellphone has its origins in Murray Hill? With Union County’s Four Centuries In A Weekend to return Oct. 20 ...

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Okay all you Passport Stamp enthusiasts out there, get ready to go crazy. Union County is going into its second year with the Passport To Your National Parks program. For the upcoming Four Centuries In A Weekend event on October 20 and 21, a whole new set of “Union County Across The Centuries” ...

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Township of Union Parents for Change in partnership with Kean University, Graduate School of Education is excited to announce that it will host the 2nd Annual It Takes a Village-Education Forum on October 13, 2018 from 9:00 to 12:00 PM at Kean University, Downs Hall.   We are excited to come ...

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Union Public Library is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!  Raconteur Radio will be performing a live theatrical radio performance of the novel at the library on Saturday, October 20th at 2 p.m.   An afternoon that promises to be brimming with ...

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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 ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, October 16 to register in time for the upcoming General Election and School Board Election on November 6. “Voters who would like to request a registration form can call ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to present the inaugural Union County LGBTQ History Month event, featuring a screening of the 2017 Billie Jean King biographical film ‘Battle of the Sexes’ followed by a discussion about women’s rights and equality in the 70’s and today with NJ ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters to be aware of changes they may encounter when participating in the upcoming General Election. Election Day 2018 is Tuesday, November 6. Under a recent state law, voters who used a Vote-by-Mail ballot in the 2016 General Election will ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 Peter Fleischmann October 4, 2018                                                                     (908) 668-1865 SCORE CHAPTER 15, NEWARK, AND PAYCHEX UPCOMING SEMINAR HR102 A Small Business Guide to Managing ...

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The Union Township Chamber of Commerce will host its October Networking Event on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Le Bon Pretzels, located at 2705 Morris Avenue, Union. “The event will feature ‘Nothing But Networking,’ which is a chance for Chamber members and guests to spend time learning more ...

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Honoring NJFMBA President Ed Donnelly with Pete Tierney Irishman of the Year Award The Union County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums will host its 18th annual Pub Night on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street in Kenilworth, NJ ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The inaugural Union County Human Trafficking Symposium has been scheduled for 1-3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12, and members of the public and professionals whose work touches on the topic are being invited and encouraged to attend, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that ...

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PLAINFIELD – Union County College hosted a 25th Anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Plainfield Campus on Sept. 20. Dean of Plainfield Campus and Allied Sciences Dr. Victoria Ukachukwu led the joyous occasion by welcoming the guests, sharing a brief campus history, and explaining how ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Trailside Nature and Science Center are teaming up once again to offer a one-of-a-kind teacher training workshop, Falcon Cam in the Classroom, for formal and non-formal educators living or working in Union ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to host GLAAD Media Institute’s LGBTQ accelerating acceptance social media training courses free for anyone who wants to build the core skills and techniques that influence positive cultural change through social media. Presented in ...

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Are your friends and family prepared in the event of a fire?  October is Fire Prevention Month, the perfect time to learn about fire safety and develop a plan if danger strikes. In an effort to help families easily find fire safety information and learn more about the benefit of fire sprinklers, ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce two free mobile paper-shredding events for confidential, personal documents in October. “Our free document-shredding service provides Union County residents with a convenient way to ensure that sensitive papers are securely ...

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CRANFORD –Union County College held an Opening Ceremony to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 17 at the College’s Cranford campus. The jubilant occasion began with a presentation of flags from Hispanic countries by Union students. Following the flag procession, Union County College ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is happy to announce that tickets for this year’s Great Pumpkin Sail at Echo lake Park, Lower Lake, are now on sale both on line and in person. The Great Pumpkin Sail will take place on Thursday, November 1 with three sessions scheduled. The first ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  With reports of West Nile virus illnesses in people at a record level and persistent warm and rainy weather, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Department of Health are urging property owners to take steps to reduce mosquito populations and to ...

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Honing business skills, improving confidence and reducing stress are all on tap at Union County’s second annual Lunch & Learn event for local business owners and managers, featuring the popular Memory Switch workshop created by Matthew Goerke. The Memory Switch program enhances cognitive ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce the offering of a new grant program aimed at promoting STEM-based education for county students. The STEM Scholars Grant, which was developed by Freeholder Christopher Hudak, is part of Chairman Sergio Granados’ “Moving Union County ...

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