Erica Bell-Foster to Receive Community Service Award

August 23, 2017

UNION, NJ – Erica Bell-Foster, Vauxhall Branch Library Manager and Union resident, will be awarded a Community Service Award by the officers and members of Past Exalted Ruler’s Council #121 of the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World.

"The work that I have been doing in the community is because I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages on their ...

Union's 2017 Back to School Backpack & School Supply Drive

UNION, NJ – The school year is approaching fast and Union wants to help bridge the gap between what families can afford and what students need for their upcoming school year.

The Township has partnered with MLB Residential Lending, LLC for the 2017 Back to School Backpack & School Supply Drive. There are five collection bins around town and the Township is asking for school supply ...

Annual Fundraising Event to Help Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ - Transportation industry professionals will gather in October to network and raise funds for Bernice’s Place, an after-school program that helps children struggling with homelessness.

The sixth annual Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD) Recognition Breakfast on Oct. 4 will also honor local business leaders who are dedicated to ending homelessness in their ...

Union Community Garden Benefits from Eagle Scout Project

UNION, NJ – When gardeners at Union’s Community Garden need a break after tending to their plants or flowers, they now have a spot to relax and even catch up on some gardening news.

For his Eagle Scout project, Roman Mioduszewski built a garden library for the Union Community Garden, now tucked away in a shady corner of the garden.

Mioduszewski, 17, said he contacted the ...

Here's How Some Veterans Can Participate in New Free Parking Meter Program

UNION COUNTY, NJ  - The County Clerk's office can help disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients in the county obtain documents to participate in a new statewide program that exempts them from paying at parking meters.

County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi said veterans' identification cards and copies of DD-214 honorable discharge forms can be obtained for free at her office, ...

2017 Drug Prevention Walk Coming to Nomahegan Park in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ - Prevention Links and the Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County are once again coordinating the 18th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk. The event will take place on Saturday, October 21, at Nomahegan Park, 1024 Springfield Avenue, Cranford.

The walk will begin at 9 a.m.with the “Red Ribbon Free Family Fun Day” starting at 10 a.m. until 2 ...

Free Confidential Sexual Violence Advocacy Training Offered to Union County Residents

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The county Rape Crisis Center (RCC) will offer a free training program for people interested in becoming Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. starting Aug. 15 and until Sept. 28. The classes will be offered at the RCC office in Westfield in the Colleen Fraser county services building at 300 North Ave.

Golden Rule Lodge Recognized by Township Committee for Community Service

UNION, NJ - Members of Golden Rule Lodge No. 24 and Golden Rule Chapter No. 50 were recognized last week by the Mayor and the Township Committee.

The Committee commended the Golden Rule for their unwavering commitment to the greater Union/Vauxhall community exhibited through their countless service projects affecting residents throughout the year.

Mayor Suzette Cavadas recognized ...

Auditions for “Union’s Got Talent” to be Held Friday, Sept. 15

UNION, NJ - Auditions for the 5th Annual Township of Union Talent Show, Union’s Got Talent, will be held Friday, Sept. 15, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Theater at Union High School, 2350 North Third Street.

Union’s Got Talent, similar to those popular hit television programs, aims to showcase the talent of Union residents of all ages and is sponsored by Investors Bank and ...

Union's Girl Scout Troop 40676 to Host 5K

Union Girl Scout Troop 40676 is hosting a 5k walk/run to help women and children of domestic violence. 

Date:  AUGUST 5

Time:  9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Nomahegan Park, Cranford (by the playground)

No fee to run
In place of a fee, please bring the following donations (new items only):

-Adult coloring books, crossword puzzles, word searches

-Towels and wash ...

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Help with Daily Tasks is Available to Eligible Union County Residents

August 20, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents with permanent physical disabilities that they may be eligible for assistance under the Personal Assistance Services Program, a statewide program designed to foster independent living.

“The Personal Assistance Services Program has been making a meaningful difference in the lives of Union County residents for more than 30 ...