New features on county voting app

Preregister to vote or change party declaration on app

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A free mobile app called “Union County Votes” has just added a new feature that will allow 17-year-olds the opportunity to download a form that will allow them to pre-register to vote. A button to change party declaration was also recently added. County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced these changes, that are now […]

Union County passport photos

Free photos to be taken April 9 at Westfield Office

UNION COUNTY, — Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi invites Union County residents to participate in Passport Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 9. Participants are encouraged to apply for a passport or renew their existing passport during extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All county residents will receive a free passport photo on that day. […]

Pair charged with providing drugs that led to overdose

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The two people who allegedly provided a Linden man with the drugs that killed him last summer have been criminally charged in connection with the man’s death, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday, March 14. Alexandria Marcino, 24, of Clark and Joseph Colatrella, 26, of Elizabeth are charged […]

Strategy for UC economic development is approved

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The U.S. Economic Development Authority has approved an economic development strategy that will support economic development and job creation in 19 municipalities throughout seven counties in northern central New Jersey, including Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Roselle in Union County. The Watson Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State University coordinated the plan, […]

The 2016 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The 20th annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held under sunny skies and cool temperatures on Saturday, March 12, in Union. Spectators lined the route along Morris Avenue to Union Center and then along Stuyvesant Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue. Organizers expected a crowd of nearly 40,000. The grand marshal […]

Blackwell controversy at Kean heats up

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Friday, March 4, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and state Sen. Sandra Cunningham, D-Hudson, the Senate majority whip from Hudson, suggested that Kean University remove a minister whom the school has hired for an internal investigation and replace him with an outside investigator. The controversy has continued since November, when Sweeney […]

County Irishman of the Year awarded

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Patrick Wildridge will be honored by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Union County, on March 10, 2016, at the Annual Irish Heritage Dinner. He is this year’s recipient of the Irishman of the Year, William A. Boyle Sr. Award for his philanthropic and service work. The event will take place […]

Union County to offer a working capital loan program for small businesses at low-interest rates

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is making available a below-prime, no collateral working capital loan program for the county’s established small businesses. This special program provides easy access to up to $25,000 in working capital to allow local businesses to pay off more expensive debt, take advantage of new opportunities, or […]

Union County budget proposal discussed

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A $508 million budget for Union County was formally introduced by county manager Al Faella at a freeholder meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the freeholders’ headquarters in Elizabeth, and the proposal — if approved in the next several months — would be a 3.25 percent increase over last year’s budget of […]

‘March for Meals’ initiative

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Sage Eldercare will be participating in the national 2016 “March For Meals” campaign, organized by Meals on Wheels America for the 14th consecutive year. March For Meals is a national campaign held annually during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by Meals on Wheels America to raise awareness of the […]

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