Community Announcements

May 7, 2021

UNION, NJ - There's a lot going on in town this weekend.  Check it out: Saturday, May 8 Connecticut Farms Elementary School Plant Sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mother's Day specials:  bedding, flats, annuals, vegetables, herbs 875 Stuyvesant Avenue Concert to Benefit Union's Memorial ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in May. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and Rahway every month from April to November. Scrap ...

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UNION, NJ - There’s a lot going on around town this weekend.  Check it out: Saturday, May 1 Coffee, cake and a chat with a Union police officer Cioffi’s Restaurant 929 Stuyvesant Avenue 9 to 11 a.m. Details available HERE Jefferson Elementary School Vendor ...

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Union County, NJ — Emergency food distribution events for Union County residents affected by COVID-19 will be held in May, including one at Kean University. The distribution events (open to all Union County residents) are: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. ·         Kean University in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Four third-tier prizewinning tickets were sold last week, matching four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. One of those tickets, purchased at a Union business, included the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $30,000. The $30,000 ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s first African-American and longest serving librarian passed away on April 8. Jeanette Shell, 90, was born in Elizabeth, but lived in Vauxhall most of her life.  In 1949, her first job at the age of eighteen was at the Union Public Library, where she made history as the first ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library has a new  UPL-NJ Mobile App that enables patrons to check out library materials using their phones or tablets. Cardholders can scan an item’s barcode with their phone and instantly check it out to their library account.You can also search the catalog, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Three emergency food distribution events for Union County residents will be held in April to aid those affected by COVID-19. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Elizabeth - Walk-up only Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.

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Union County Offers Free Scrap Metal Recycling on Thursday, April 1 and Saturday, April 17   Union County, NJ — Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program begins in April. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Public Library has announced it will welcome the community back into the Main Library and the Vauxhall branch buildings beginning March 15. Entry will be by reservation.  In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep patrons and staff safe as we reopen, the ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union High School PTA is hosting a clothing drive on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Items can be dropped off near the front entrance.   The PTA is collecting: Wearable and usable clothing Shoes (need to be in a separate bag) Belts Handbags Linens Stuffed ...

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Borrow a Laptop and Wifi Hotspot UNION, NJ - Union Public Library patrons who would like a connection to the internet may borrow Chromebook laptops and mobile hotspots.  Mobile hotspots tap into nearby WiFi networks enabling users to connect to the Internet for free, while Chromebooks allow ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – About 1,800 feet of aging water main will be replaced in Union this week. According to New Jersey American Water, they will upgrade the aging 6-inch cast iron water lines with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Biscayne Boulevard.  The project includes replacing ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union will host an event to honor the Union residents lost to the coronavirus with a COVID-19.  The Remembrance Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 24, beginning at 6 p.m. in front of Town Hall. Attend the event in person or via their Facebook page.

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UNION, NJ – Longtime Union resident George Petkov, 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28. Petkov was born in Newark on July 26, 1938, to Daniel and Dora Budishin Petkov, according to the Galante Funeral Home website.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Potter Petkov, and ...

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UNION, NJ - Union Public Library is excited to announce a new service. Starting immediately, the Library will automatically renew eligible library materials that are checked out in the hopes that "Automatic Renewal" will give patrons a sense of peace of mind as well as more time to enjoy their ...

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Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis at walk-up event in Elizabeth A food distribution event for Union County residents will be held on Tuesday, March 2 to aid those affected by COVID-19. A walk-up distribution will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union will recognize March 1 as a National Day of Mourning. A ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Anthony E. Russo Park, located on Morris Ave. behind Van Gogh's Ear Cafe.   The Floral Heart Project that began as an art project has grown into a cry ...

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UNION, NJ - The February Board meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m., will be virtual. With the health and safety of the public, staff, and Board members, those who would like to attend is asked to email unionpl@uplnj.org or call 908-851-5450 x3 by 5 p.m. on February 23 to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - Approximately 4,400 feet of aging water main will be replaced in Union starting this week.  According to New Jersey American Water, the project also includes replacing eight fire hydrants and 89 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Confidence remains high that a significant coastal storm will leave all of New Jersey with measurable, and in most areas plowable snow by the end of Sunday.  The Saturday models have brought some previously mentioned variables into play, and with that, some adjustments to the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Department of Public Works (DPW) employees have been working road the clock to clear and salt the township’s 658 roads, said officials. The township’s DPW operation includes 45 plowing units, 12 salt spreaders and more than 60 employees, read a CodeRed message to ...

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  UNION, NJ - Township officials are reminding residents to keep their vehicles off the streets during the upcoming snowstorm. According to a CodeRed alert to residents, officials said removing vehicles from roadways during the storm helps first responders in the event of an emergency and ...

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UNION, NJ - Garbage and bulk collection for Monday and Tuesday has been canceled due to the pending snowstorm, township officials said. Garbage collection (non-bulk) will resume on Thursday/Friday.  Bulk collection will resume next week and recycling collection for Wednesday is proceeding as ...

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UNION, NJ - For her Traffic Safety Silver Award Project, a Union girl scout brought her idea to help pedestrians safely cross busy streets to fruition with a demonstration for township officials Wednesday afternoon. Brooke Hussey, a ninth grade student at the Union County Academy for Performing ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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UNION, NJ – Residents began receiving their Union 2021 Calendar this weekend, which includes the much anticipated recycling calendar.  Below are the dates for cardboard and glass/plastic pickups in town: Brown goods (paper/cardboard) January 6, 20 February 3, 17 March 3, 17, 31 April ...

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UNION, NJ - Tune in Monday, January 18 at 12:00 p.m. for the township's  Annual MLK "I have A Dream" Community Celebration virtually. The event will be broadcast on the township's Facebook page. 

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - An emergency drive-up and walk-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, December 29, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Warinanco Park, located in Roselle. The distribution will take place at the Skating Rink (Warinanco ...

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UNION, NJ – Union residents were reminded of important snow preparation to help first responders and Department of Public Works employees in anticipation of the impending winter snowstorm on Wednesday. Late Tuesday afternoon, township officials sent a CodeRed message to remind residents to keep ...

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