Government

December 10, 2018

UNION, NJ – The American Legion Post 35 hosted veterans, families and guests to honor the heroes of the attack on Pearl Harbor during National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Sunday. Paul Johnson, Commander of the American Legion, said “we can pay no greater tribute to those we remember on this ...

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UNION, NJ – At this week’s Township Committee meeting, the Committee recognized a sorority and fraternity for their impact on the Latino community.  Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. were recognized on the celebration of their ...

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President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.  Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected. A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative ...

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UNION, NJ – Union fire fighters gave a lift to Santa Claus and a special guest as they rode up to Town Hall Saturday night to help light the Township’s Christmas tree. The rain held out for most of Union’s Saturday afternoon’s Winter Wonderland Weekend festival, which included free ice skating, ...

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UNION, NJ – Union Center’s recent Shop and Eat Local event featured a series of ribbon cuttings for four new Union Center businesses. In recognition of “Small Business Saturday”, Union’s Special Improvement District, township officials and residents visited four grand openings/re-openings and ...

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UNION, NJ – Union is kicking off the holiday season beginning this Friday.  Here’s a list of all of the weekend festivities: Friday, November 30 In Front of Town Hall (5:00 – 8:30 p.m.) Free ice skating (ice skates will be provided) Free horse & buggy rides Holiday games Free ...

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UNION, NJ – Union residents headed to the polls on Tuesday to elect candidates to the school board, Township Committee, Union County Freeholder Board, U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Senate. Click here for unofficial results of those elections.  Also on the ballot were two questions: one a ...

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UNION, NJ – The unofficial results of the local, county and state races for the Township of Union are in.   The winners are: Local:      Township Committee Democratic incumbent Township Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo and Democratic incumbent Committeewoman Michele Delisfort won ...

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UNION, NJ - Opening day at the new James C. Conlon Soccer Field on Stahuber Avenue took place on Saturday morning with township officials, parents and players. “The new Conlon Field is a great addition to Union Soccer,” said Township Committeewoman and Recreation Commissioner Michele Delisfort.  ...

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UNION, NJ – A Lidl Supermarket, set to open in Union in mid-November, requested a variance from the Planning Board last week for a sign variance in connection with the project. Attorney Stephen Hehl, representing the applicant, Lidl U.S. Operations, LLC, said the Planning Board previously ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union is among other municipalities across the County who will receive funds from two countywide grant programs -- the Kids Recreation Trust Fund and Greening Union County grant programs. Both grant programs are awarded by the Freeholder Board through the Union County Open ...

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UNION, NJ - Union High School students participated in Union’s 7th annual Student Government Day on Tuesday by assuming the roles of elected officials, administrators and department heads. Throughout the morning, students accompanied the mayor, committee members, the police director, fire chief, ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Public Information Officer today addressed concerns in response to negative reaction on social media pages about the proposed building of a group home on Francyne Way. According to Natalie Pineiro, the non-profit organization, Community Access Unlimited, is proposing to the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s school district is set to receive over $2 million in additional funding for expansion of the preschool program. Union school's Superintendent Gregory Tatum announced the Preschool Education Expansion Aid at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.  “I’m happy to announce that ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Public Library is in the planning stages for their upcoming renovation and they are looking for the public’s opinion on what the new library should look like. Open meetings are scheduled for public input as follows: Adult users:  Friday, Oct. 12, 1:00 – 2:00 ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Police Department was honored and recognized for achieving re-accreditation by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police at Tuesday night’s Township Committee Meeting. There are over 560 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey eligible to apply for accreditation, ...

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UNION, NJ – A medical marijuana facility to be located on Route 22 in Union was unanimously approved by the Planning Board at a recent meeting. Compassionate Care Research Institute, LLC, doing business as Garden State Dispensary, will be located at 2536 Route 22 East.  According to testimony at ...

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UNION, NJ - Mayor Suzette Cavadas was one of sixteen women honorees recognized at the YWCA Union County’s 40th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, October 4, at the Westwood in Garwood. Cavadas was one of several mayors to be honored at the event, including mayors from Roselle, Westfield, Summit and ...

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UNION, NJ – The East Orange Hall of Fame Selection Committee has selected Union’s Business Administrator, Ronald Manzella, for induction into the East Orange Hall of Fame. “Your outstanding achievements and contributions to the greater East Orange community has deemed you worthy of this great ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Union is among nine communities to receive an Innovation Challenge Planning Funds award from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) for economic planning services as part of the Innovation Planning Challenge. Union has been awarded a $100,000 award to "develop a plan ...

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UNION, NJ – The Planning Board Thursday night unanimously voted to recommend to the Township Committee that they designate an area on Route 22 containing the Garden State Motel, Chuck E. Cheese and an abandoned gas station an “area in need of redevelopoment.” An “area in need of redevelopment” ...

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UNION, NJ – A lively debate on the potential for the retail sale of recreational marijuana, hosted by Union’s Regular Democratic Club, took place Monday night to a crowd of about 100 people at the VFW Post 2433. Opposed to the legalization of marijuana, the debate featured Stephen Reid, ...

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UNION, NJ – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Union Public Library. Check out these events: Bite Club Latin Flavor, Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. Chat with fellow foodies about Latin food.  Advance registration required, call 908-851-5450 x 3 or email Emily at ...

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UNION, NJ – Do you sometimes determine the weekly recycle schedule by looking out your window to see what your neighbors have put out?  The Township is introducing a new app to help residents become better recyclers.  The Recycle Coach app provides recycling information in a “clear and ...

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UNION, NJ – A debate on the topic of Marijuana Legalization for recreational use, hosted by the Regular Democratic Club of Union, will be held on Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. The debate will feature Bill Caruso of NJ United for Marijuana Reform in favor and Stephen Reid, Executive Director ...

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SUMMIT NJ — A Union resident was among 92 New Jersey youth who were awarded a Congressional Award at the 2018 New Jersey Congressional Award Ceremony, hosted by U.S. Representative Leonard Lance (NJ-07). The statewide ceremony recognized New Jersey youth with The Congressional Award Bronze, ...

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UNION, NJ – Union voters will have a chance to have their voices heard on the issue of permitting retail outlets for recreational marijuana in the township during the November election. A resolution to place a referendum on the November 6 general election ballot to ascertain whether Union voters ...

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UNION, NJ – The billboard that stirred significant controversy on social media, in the press and other media outlets was removed Wednesday evening. The news came as a surprise to Neil Harrison, the activist who paid for the billboard that went up last week.  “I believe in a binding contract,” he ...

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UNION, NJ – In response to the continuing controversy surrounding a Trump-bashing billboard on Morris Avenue, the Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution denouncing it at Tuesday night’s Committee meeting. Mayor Suzette Cavadas read from the resolution: “it has come to the Township ...

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UNION, NJ – Township officials have distanced themselves from any connection to a new billboard on Morris Avenue bashing President Donald Trump. According to a social media post by the Township, officials informed residents that “while we take these matters seriously, billboards are privately ...

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