History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

August 18, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

Union's Property Tax Reward Program Adds Merchants

UNION, NJ – New merchants continue to be added to the Union Property Tax Reward Program (PTRP), an initiative of the township and the Special Improvement District, launched over a year ago.

Under the PTRP, homeowners shopping at local participating merchants, receive rebates from sales and services in the form of property tax credits.  The more homeowners shop in town, the more ...

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, ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Presents NJ Notary Training Seminar

Union County,  NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will host a Notary Training Seminar for New Jersey Notaries Public at the John H. Stamler Police Academy at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Friday, September 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq. will present the legal aspects of the Notaries Public. County Clerk Rajoppi will outline the ...

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 ...

New Rules Curtail Future Salon Growth in Union Center

UNION, NJ – Business and building owners in Union’s Special Improvement District (SID) were reminded this week about a recent amendment to Ordinance No 5412 A (1) when filling vacancies or renewing leases.

The amendment to the ordinance states that “no nail salon, hair salon, beauty salon, barbershop, or beauty bar shall be located within 1,000 feet of any existing nail ...

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 ...

Newest Member of Union's Police Force Sworn In

UNION, NJ – The newest member of Union’s police force was sworn in at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting.

According to Mayor Suzette Cavadas, Officer Owen M. Curry began his career in law enforcement as a police officer with the Clifton Police Department in 2014.  Most recently, he had been a police officer with the Bernards Police Department in Somerset County where ...

Norma’s Flowers Named Union's Business of the Month

UNION, NJ – Norma’s Flowers, one of the newest businesses in Union Center, was named Business of the Month by the Township Committee at their meeting Tuesday night.

Located at 974B Stuyvesant Ave., Norma’s Flowers opened two months ago. They are a family owned and operated local flower shop, specializing in quality service, flowers, arrangements, plants, and gifts.  They ...

No Layoffs, Cuts to Departments in Union County Reorganization, Official Says

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday adopted an ordinance that re-organized several departments in the county which will not cause layoffs or cuts, a county spokesman said.

MORE: Read the full ordinance

“As per the reorganization, decisions were made to move different programs/functions into departments where we believed there would be a better fit ...

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Union County Surrogate Warns Residents on EIN Scam

August 21, 2017

Union County Surrogate James LaCorte cautioned residents to avoid online companies that charge fees of up to $250 to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN).

“An EIN must be ordered directly from the Internal Revenue Service, and there is no fee,” said Surrogate LaCorte. “I am issuing this warning because it has come to my attention that there are some services ...