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Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

March 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

Union County Man Charged with Distribution of Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County man was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jeffrey Shreve, 35, of Scotch Plains, was arrested at his home by agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He is charged by complaint with one count of distributing child pornography.

Learn about HIV/AIDS Issues Impacting Women and Girls during Women’s History Month in Union County

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to recognize Women’s History Month with a series of event highlighting both history and health issues impacting women and girls in Union County.

“This year marks the first time that five women have seats on the Freeholder Board, making it the first female-majority Freeholder Board in Union County history,” said ...

Union County Freeholders Mulling $491.6M Plan to Hike Taxes 2%

Department-specific budget talks will be held in Kenilworth, Elizabeth and Westfield.

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County government is compiling a spending plan that benefits from the recent closure of the county’s juvenile detention center. The proposal would finance a turf field in Scotch Plains along with field improvements in Linden, Rahway and other towns, the county manager said ...

Voting Machine Preview, Vo-Tech Schools Recognized, More at UC Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County residents will have the opportunity to try out new voting machines before the primary election.

As reported previously, the county will receive updated election machines in all municipalities this year. It will need to purchase approximately $100,000 worth of election security bags for use with these machines, according to Nicole DiRado, Administrator ...

2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Honorees

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chairman Alexander Mirabella and Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented resolutions to the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, General Chairwoman Jessica Cunningham and Parade Adjutant Kerry Ricci congratulating them on the 23rdannual parade.

The 2019 Union County St.

Union County Officially Closes Juvenile Detention Center, Saving $24.6 Million Over Next Three Years

UNION COUNTY, NJ---In a cost-savings measure that will save millions, while ensuring the continued care of its youth offenders, the County of Union today announced it has officially closed its Juvenile Detention Center in Linden.

The closure marks the beginning of a five-year agreement with Essex County to provide ongoing juvenile detention services. The agreement has an option for ...

Special Advocates, Pothole Plugging, One-Seat Ride Discussed at Union Freeholders’ Meeting

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Representatives from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County presented an overview of their services to the Union County freeholders Thursday.

CASA Advocate Geraldine Keogh said 496 children are in foster care throughout Union County. CASA Advocates are granted permission to represent a child in foster care in all aspects of their life, Keogh ...

Union County Covering Costs of PD Lieutenant's Defense in Civil Rights Suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Freeholder Board this week approved $20,000 to pay for a former Union County Police Department lieutenant’s representation a lawsuit in which he is accused of improperly administering a polygraph test, leading to the false conviction of a city man in 2008.

That man, Emmanuel Mervilus, was wrongly convicted of first-degree robbery and aggravated ...

Union County Prosecutors Office Present Local Animal Rescuer with Two Certificates of Appreciation

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A local animal rescuer was awarded at a luncheon this week with two Certificates of Appreciation from the Union County Prosecutors Office.

Darcy Del Castillo received two Certificate’s of Appreciation from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, one for her work as Elizabeth Animal Shelter Rescue Coordinator and Animal Evaluator, and also for her non-profit ...

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