Government

October 12, 2018

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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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A New Jersey Notary Training event presented by Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq. and Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will be held on Friday, Sept. 14. Rajoppi will make opening remarks and review the application process.  LaCorte will speak about the legal aspects ...

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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 – 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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