Government

August 13, 2018

UNION, NJ – U.S. Senator Cory Booker and State Senator Joe Cryan jointly met with residents at a town hall meeting Friday evening in the Union Municipal building.  The town hall-style meeting was highlighted by discussions on issues including the judiciary, healthcare, and national and state ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union Public Library was one of twenty County public libraries to receive a 2018 Union County Library Grant of $3,750. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. “Our community is stronger when we ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of the Union High School JROTC program attended this week’s Township Committee meeting to accept a Mayor’s Award. “The Township wants to congratulate the JROTC for an incredibly successful year,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas.  Cavadas said three Union High School JROTC ...

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UNION, NJ – The Township of Union is currently in the process of creating a Parks Masterplan and is looking for feedback from residents. According to a social media post, the Township is looking for feedback “in order to make our recreation areas the best they can be.”  The survey asks ...

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UNION, NJ – A public hearing regarding reforestation efforts surrounding the planned replacement of the Route 22 bridge over Chestnut Street was held at Town Hall Tuesday evening hosted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Arora and Associates Consulting Engineers. The bridge is ...

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UNION, NJ – A public hearing is set for Tuesday, July 17, to discuss specific proposed preparation for the replacement of the Route 22 bridge over Chestnut Street. In their public notice, the New Jersey Department of Transportation said the proposed construction includes a permanent utility ...

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UNION, NJ – Two Washington Elementary School students battled it out for first place at Union’s annual 4th of July All-American Soap Box Derby on Wednesday morning on Stuyvesant Avenue. In a close final heat of the derby, Adan, 8, beat out Fin, 9, both first time derby racers. “We are proud ...

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UNION, NJ – Union seniors got a chance on Monday to celebrate the summer with a free BBQ and entertainment at the Union Senior Center.  “This is a great way to bring all of the people in our clubs together,” said Supervisor of Senior Citizen Activities Phyllis Monguso.  “We welcome all Union ...

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UNION, NJ – Three Union High School JROTC cadets took home top honors last week at the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Twenty-four students from the Union High School Army JROTC Program were among the 307 cadets from various schools and states who ...

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UNION, NJ – A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at Summit Court, a rental community off Magie Avenue, near the Union train station. "By way of Summit Court, Diversified Realty Advisors continues to further our vision of a solid investment in the quality of life of our residents, allowing them ...

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UNION, NJ – The Township of Union is holding a Bash the Trash contest for innovative ways to upcycle and recycle things around the house. Residents are asked to send a photo or video of a do-it-yourself project with materials that can be found around the house or at a local hardware ...

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UNION, NJ - Three young men from Union are among 838 other rising-seniors from New Jersey who attended the 73rd session of the annual American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS.) The students from Union, Legion Post #35, are Adnan Oudeh, Jacob Randolph and Miles Smith. At the event at Rider ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Monday that Union is getting a $10,000 Recycling Enhancement Grant. The grant program, which aims at improving local recycling rates, is administered by Union County with funding from the New Jersey Department of Environmental ...

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UNION, NJ – In an emotional presentation at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting, Mayor Suzette Cavadas presented a proclamation designating June 1 ‘Gun Violence Awareness Day’. “This is really close to my heart,” said Cavadas.  She said Americans are twenty-five times more likely to be killed ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union High School Twirling Team received a Mayor’s Award at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting for their continued accomplishments and statewide success. Committeewoman Michele Delisfort said the Union High School Twirling Team is only one of eight schools in New Jersey ...

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UNION, NJ – Township of Union unofficial results are in for Municipal, County, State and Federal Primary Election races: UNION:  Township Committee: Incumbents Michele Delisfort and Manuel Figueiredo beat out Democratic opponents Jason F. Krychiw and Ronnie McDowell for the Democratic ...

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UNION, NJ – A redevelopment plan for the Clinton Manor property on Route 22 was announced today by Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas.     Cavadas said the owner of the property, working with the Marriot organization, will repurpose the site to a five-story hotel and banquet hall. “As Mayor, it has ...

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UNION, NJ – A groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming Springfield Avenue Streetscape Project in Vauxhall took place Tuesday evening. “The Springfield Avenue Streetscape Project is one that we’ve been looking forward to, not only because of its ability to beautify this area, but also because we ...

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UNION, NJ – Family and friends of U.S. Marine Sgt. Nilton R. Cacoilo march every year in Union's Veterans Alliance Memorial Day Parade to honor their fallen loved one.  After this years’ parade and ceremony, members of the Knights of Columbus presented Cacoilo’s family with an Honor and Remember ...

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UNION, NJ –The Veteran’s Alliance Memorial Day Parade stepped off along Stuyvesant Avenue Monday morning under a cloudy, but dry sky.   Spectators watched as veteran’s groups, school organizations, bands, scouts and sports groups marched to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Leo Graf, Vietnam veteran and ...

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UNION, NJ – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Springfield Avenue Streetscape Project is set for Tuesday, May 29. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the municipal parking lot across from Joe’s Pizzeria. The event kicks off the upcoming work on Springfield Avenue, including new sidewalks, ...

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UNION, NJ – A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday morning for Phase II of the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project which is set to begin soon. “Phase I is complete and everyone loves it,” said Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio.  Florio said construction on the south end of Stuyvesant Avenue, ...

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UNION, NJ – Over 50 people attended the Third Annual Township of Union Haitian Flag Day ceremony on Friday afternoon in front of Town Hall. “I am honored to be here to celebrate a people who have been active in our community,” said Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas, “and a segment of our population ...

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UNION, NJ – A dedication ceremony of the Vauxhall Meeting Center, home of the Vauxhall Historical Society, was held on Saturday morning honoring the late Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr. “The congressman’s presence is one that could be felt locally, nationally and even internationally,” said ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Center SID (Special Improvement District) and The Theater Project are bringing back another Pop-Up Theater event in the Center, titled "Kaleidoscope Kabaret", an annual presentation of short plays written by The Theater Project’s member playwrights. Hosted in Union Center by ...

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UNION, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for this area until 11 p.m. tonight. Showers and thunderstorms are expected in the area after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Expect winds to be about 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph before 10 p.m.

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ELIZABETH/WESTFIELD, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available in Westfield and Elizabeth beginning on Tuesday, May 1 for the 2018 Primary Election. The US Senate and House of Representatives will top this year’s Primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 5. County Freeholders and local ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Stuyvesant Avenue, from the Vauxhall Road to the Essex County border, is slated for repaving this summer, announced the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. A total of 18 new miles of County roads will be repaved in 14 municipalities.  The 2018 Road Resurfacing program ...

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UNION, NJ – The Township of Union’s Americans with Disabilities Act Committee hosted their Second Annual ‘Jazzed Up for Autism’ event at O’Lagar Restaurant Monday evening. Featuring a presentation from Adrienne Robertiello from Children’s Specialized Hospital, the message of the evening was ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s newest Fire Department recruits received real world training last week at their first ‘live burn’, where they faced a building fire at the Union County Fire Training Academy in Linden.  “This live burn portion of the recruits’ training enables them to get into some live ...

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