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Freeholders Get Earful As Roselle Residents Question Financing For Mind and Body Project

August 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of Thursday night's Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding ...

Roselle Resident Questions Land Lease for Mind and Body Complex

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle resident says that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders guaranteed $59 million in bonds for a project that may not have a proper land lease.

Anthony Esposito, who formerly served on the Roselle Board of Education, has retained a lawyer who is preparing to challenge what he says are financial issues in the land lease for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex. The ...

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, ...

Public Assistance Sought in Locating Child Sex Assault Suspect

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Investigators are requesting assistance from the public in locating Walter Sosa, a Plainfield man wanted for the aggravated sexual assault of a child, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

Sosa, 33, a registered sex offender in neighboring Somerset County, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual ...

Freeholders to Hold Special Meeting for Vote Regarding Roselle Complex Bonds

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will hold a special meeting this Thursday to vote on a resolution regarding the issuances of bonds for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex.

MORE: Roselle Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony on Mind and Body Complex Project

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the county Administration Building at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza on ...

Free Confidential Sexual Violence Advocacy Training Offered to Union County Residents

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The county Rape Crisis Center (RCC) will offer a free training program for people interested in becoming Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. starting Aug. 15 and until Sept. 28. The classes will be offered at the RCC office in Westfield in the Colleen Fraser county services building at 300 North Ave.

Garwood Woman Whose Dog was Mauled by Pit Bulls Worries for Others

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nancy Rubin, who lives in Garwood near the Westfield border, worries for the safety of children in her neighborhood after her 8-year-old Bichon, Lucky, was violently attacked by two pit bulls near her home.

Rubin had just left the Village at Garwood senior housing with her dog at about 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22, when said she she spotted man walking to pit bulls.

Union County Gives New Life to 60-Year-Old Meisel Park Pond in Springfield

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Freeholders announced that the County has begun to dredge and make additional improvements to the Meisel Park Pond at Meisel Park in Springfield.

“The 2-1/2 acre pond was built in 1948 and was designed to be 2-5 feet deep, but decades of sediment accumulation reduced much of the pond to one foot or even less,” said Freeholder ...

Union County to Hold National Out in Springfield on August 1st

SPRINGFIELD, NJ- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation announce that the next evening of "Family Fun & Flix," the free summer entertainment and film series on Tuesday evenings, will team-up with National Night Out organizers on August 1 at Meisel Park, off Meisel Avenue in Springfield.

Karate Program for People with Special Needs

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a Karate Program for People with Special Needs, beginning Thursday, August 3.

The program will run every Thursday from August 3 - September 7 (excluding August 17) from 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. (ages 5-15) and 8:00 - 8:45 p.m. (ages 16 and older).  The program will take place at the Clark Recreation Center, 430 ...

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