Press Releases

September 19, 2018

Union County, NJ – Union County residents interested helping to conserve local nature habitats can join the County’s new volunteer Watchung Reservation Invasive Plant Strike Force. “Our Strike Force volunteers will help create a more welcoming, healthy habitat for native wildlife including ...

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24/7 Emergency Services Fill Large Void in the Region Union, NJ –  After years of dreaming, planning, and building, Westfield Veterinary Group is proud to announce it has officially opened a second New Jersey hospital, located at 1325 Morris Avenue in Union. Over 30 years ago, Richard W.

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Seniors at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth celebrated the delivery of a new waist-high “senior” garden bed earlier this week, with the help of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados, Groundwork Elizabeth Executive Director Jonathan Phillips and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the areas of volunteerism, ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle. “Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term ...

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On Saturday, October 27 Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can turn them in for up to $250 each at either of two locations, in Elizabeth and Plainfield. Anyone turning in a gun may do so anonymously. “Gun buyback events have safely taken hundreds of guns off the ...

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Calling all local job seekers! Union Public Library (UPL) invites you to attend Career Kickstart, a series of informative events to help you expand your professional development skills. Throughout October, UPL will host several lectures on topics of interest to job seekers. Below is the upcoming ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the first graduating class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with the goal ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to partner with the Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) to host a free community forum, “HIV Prevention: U=U, PrEP and PEP-Knowing the Facts," on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is please to present artwork from the “Art from the HEART” fine arts program, now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through September 28. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 ...

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Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invites everyone to come out to the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside on Sunday, September 30 for Rockin the Reservation. Formerly known as Harvest Festival, this is a day ...

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Union County, NJ – September is National Preparedness month, and with the season’s first coastal storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents to prepare now in case of extreme weather. “Now is the time to take stock of your home or ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to support LGBTQ and ally business owners at next week’s “Out For Business” Breakfast presented by the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce in partnership with PSEG on September 12, 2018 at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield from 8:00 AM until ...

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Class description:  Students will receive an hour of customized instruction from award-winning teachers that are geared towards individual needs and skill sets.  Baton sequences will be taught in combination with series of dance steps and synchronized movements. Sunday, September 30, 10:00 - ...

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Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises residents that the new application form for Vote by Mail ballots in New Jersey now provides an option for voters to receive their ballots automatically, for every election as well as any special elections. “The new option eliminates ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a free yoga program for women on Friday evening, September 21, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle beginning at 6:00 p.m. and concluding at approximately 9:00 p.m. The event is open to women age 16 and older. The program is part of a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who perished in the World Trade Center attack of 2001 by visiting the Union County September 11th Memorial on Tuesday, September 11 at Echo Lake ...

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Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Harness the Power of Google” on Thursday, September 20th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed Building, located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union Township. “Non-profit organizations ...

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Union County, NJ – Union County residents are invited to join the Master Tree Stewards, a volunteer group with a mission of helping children and adults learn about the importance of trees in suburban and urban neighborhoods. No experience with trees – or teaching – is required. Master Tree ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all residents and visitors to attend the commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth on Friday, September 14. The ceremony will start promptly at 11:15 a.m. “This annual ...

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Elizabeth, NJ,—Tickets for the 2018 Hayrides and Campfires event presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks & Recreation are now available for purchase online and in person at three locations throughout Union County.   All tickets must be ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to the 2018 Union County World War I Film Festival at the Linden Public Library from September 7 to November 2. Admission is free of charge. “Remembering our past is the best way to ensure that we make progress in the ...

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Union County 4-H Clubs are gearing up for a new season, and Union County students in grades 1-12 are invited to join their peers in a hands-on exploration of popular fields ranging from  archery, cooking and fashion to Lego robotics and other STEM subjects. Youth in their first year after ...

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CRANFORD – Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI), an economic research firm based in Idaho, has released a study on the economic impact of Union County College on the County. The results revealed a very positive impact of the College on the regional economy in large part through the College’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Allyson Almeida's experience at Space Camp this summer is something she'll never forget. After completing Space Academy last year, Almeida, a rising sophomore at Union Catholic, returned to complete the Advanced Space Academy and Mach III programs this summer in Huntsville, ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College and Warren County Community College have established an agreement between the two institutions to promote the usage and training of drones (sUAS or small unmanned aircraft systems) for their students and residents throughout New Jersey. Union’s President Dr. Margaret ...

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CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering the Personal Trainer National Certification beginning on September 8.    Start a new career this fall by becoming a certified personal trainer. The class is held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from ...

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Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all residents and visitors to attend the commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth on Friday, September 14. The ceremony will start promptly at 11:15 ...

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          The Union Township Historical Society will host Rich Rosenthal (pictured) at Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 16, at 2 pm.  Rich will present "The Precedents of the Prefident*:  George Washington and the Creation of the Executive Office."  (*In 1789, a print “s” ...

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The Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC) have partnered with the Overlook Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center libraries in a pilot program to provide resources to help improve health and health literacy in the community.  Library card holders will now be able to checkout Health ...

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