Saving Earth today for a better Earth tomorrow

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Fifth-grade gifted and talented students from Rahway, Roselle, Kenilworth and Berkeley Heights participated in an environmental convocation called, “Kids Saving Earth Today for a Better Earth Tomorrow,” on Wednesday, March 23. The goal of the event was to promote environmental awareness in the surrounding community by setting positive examples and providing fun […]

Union County supports executive action

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, March 10, Union County joined several other local advocates and officials to sign onto the amicus briefs filed in U.S. v. Texas, the Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The decision to unfreeze programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

Union County residents invited to FairTax meeting

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the end of tax filing season with FairTax New Jersey on Saturday, April 16, at the Monmouth County Shrewsbury Branch Library.  Beginning at 10 a.m., the FairTax NJ organization will  discuss the business of FairTax NJ. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be a discussion of various tax reform proposals, including the FairTax. The proposed FairTax […]

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 […]

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