Government

March 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders this week disputed allegations that the county manager’s work with a political consulting firm promoting local candidates presents a conflict of interest with his government duties. The freeholders had named Edward Oatman to the position of county ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — NJ Transit riders and transportation advocacy groups brought a bevy of concerns to NJ Transit leaders who visited the South Avenue train station Wednesday, only to be told there is going to be more discomfort for commuters down the line. The riders, joined by county, state and ...

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UNION, NJ - In an email and voice message to Union residents, Mayor Michele Delisfort requests the removal of all vehicles from township streets. "According to weather reports," said Delifort's message, "our area could see anywhere from 5-10 inches of snow beginning this evening and ending ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. ahead of the expected winter storm. The storm is anticipated to start tonight and continue throughout Monday morning. Executive Order No. 59 declares a ...

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UNION, NJ –  With the ambassador of St. Lucia, township officials and residents in attendance, a commemoration of the 40th year of St. Lucia’s independence was celebrated at Town Hall on Friday. “It is my pleasure to be here to celebrate 40 years of independence for the great island nation of ...

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UNION, NJ – A “Meet the Mayor” networking event, sponsored by the Township of Union Chamber of Commerce, was held on Thursday evening with about 50 people attending, including chamber members, members of the township committee, department heads and other township officials.  “I’m wearing two ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - With tax season upon us, and residents of New Jersey's 7th Congressional District feeling the sting of lower than expected tax refunds, Congress is poised to take action, according to Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th. On Saturday, Feb. 23, Malinowski, whose district office is located ...

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UNION, NJ – Connecticut Farms Church Cub Scout Pack 68 received a lesson in local government on Monday night from Union’s mayor and Township Committee members as part of their ‘Building a Better World’ requirement to achieve their Arrow of Light. Scouts listened to and asked questions of Mayor ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Today's State of Emergency Declaration has people questioning the action, its meaning, and what they are permitted to do.  In a nutsell, the governor of New Jersey can declare a State of Emergency when a situation has occurred, or is expected to take place, that may warrant the ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders discussed several developments taking place in Union County during their regular meeting Thursday night. NJ State Minimum Wage Increase As previously reported, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation in Elizabeth raising the state ...

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NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in ...

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UNON, NJ - Township of Union municipal employees participated in the National Wear Red Day for Women on Friday, February 1. Wear Red Day is a national awareness movement initiated by the American Heart Association to highlight the number one cause of death among women: heart disease, stroke and all ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to ...

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Former Newark Mayor and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced on Twitter this morning that he was running for president of the United States. Booker's announcement on the first day of Black History Month comes as no surprise. The 49-year old senator's run was years in the making and he has recently ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents. “This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Each of New Jersey’s 9 million residents would have to fork over $16,722 to pay off the state’s retiree health benefits and pension liabilities, a recent state report found. The looming fiscal crisis this debt presents has prompted state legislators to consider merging school ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce the launch of the first annual Union County Clerk “I Voted” Sticker Design Art Contest for students in grades 5-12. All Union County students in public, private and home schools are invited to participate. “The tremendous outpouring of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Natalie Pineiro, Public Information Officer for the Township of Union was hired as the new executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance at their Monday night reorganization meeting. "It has been my pleasure to serve the Township of Union, the Township Committee and ...

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UNION, NJ – In the third and final story in the series about Mayor Delisfort’s New Year’s Day Reorganization speech, TAPinto Union has summarized Delisfort’s vision for the Township for 2019. Public engagement Delisfort said the Township will launch a new inclusive effort to invite more ...

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UNION, NJ – Newly sworn-in Mayor Michele Delisfort outlined and extolled the Township’s 2018 accomplishments during her Reorganization Meeting speech on New Year’s Day in Town Hall. In the second of three parts about the Township Reorganization Meeting, TAPinto Union has summarized Delisfort’s ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s newest mayor was sworn into office on New Year’s Day in a packed Town Hall meeting room during the Township’s Reorganization meeting. Michele Delisfort began her remarks by acknowledging her family and colleagues.  “It is a given that none of us ascends to elected office ...

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UNION, NJ - The public is invited to attend the Township’s reorganization meeting on Jan. 1, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at Town Hall. Michele Delisfort will be sworn in as Union’s new mayor.  Township Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo will be sworn in for his third term. Delisfort will deliver her New ...

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UNION, NJ – Union residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have an opportunity to visit the Union Public Library on Tuesday, January 29, to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging through ASK, the Aging ...

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UNION, NJ – Two groups of Kean University Masters of Public Administration students presented their Capstone Project presentation to students, faculty and Union township officials last week.  One presentation focused on Union Center’s Special Improvement District (SID) and the other on ways in ...

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UNION, NJ — The Township Committee is expected to hold its annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 1, at 12:00 p.m. in Town Hall. The schedule for Township Committee conference meetings and regular sessions for 2019 is as follows: January: Jan. 7 – Conference Meeting, 6:00 ...

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UNION, NJ – Michele Delisfort will become Union’s mayor when the Township’s 2019 reorganization meeting takes place on January 1. “I’m humbled to be recognized by my colleagues as the Township’s next Mayor,” said Delisfort. “I’m excited to transition into the position and to continue advocating ...

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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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