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 […]

Traffic shift and truck detour required in Union for westbound traffic on Rt. 22 over Burke Parkway

UNION COUNTY — New Jersey Department of Transportation officials have announced lane closures and a wide-load only truck detour as the Route 22 westbound over Burke Parkway bridge replacement project advances to stage 3 in Union County. Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, March 4 until 8 a.m. Saturday, March 5 and also from Saturday, March 5 […]

Learn about sustainable strategies for business

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County business owners and managers are invited to attend “Union County Means Green,” a free breakfast networking session and seminar Monday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Donald R. Conklin Conference Center at the Kean University STEM building, 1000 Morris Ave. in Union. The event is free […]

School aid numbers tick upward in UC

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Several Union County cities will noticeably benefit from the New Jersey Department of Education’s proposed state aid numbers for the 2016-17 school year, although the amount being granted in Elizabeth — where the brunt of state aid in the county goes — and elsewhere in New Jersey is staying relatively flat, year-to-year. […]

Phillips appointed to Boys and Girls Clubs of UC Board

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County welcomes Brian Phillips to its board of directors, according to a recent press release. Chief Executive Officer Russell Triolo said, “His knowledge and dedication to youth will add value to our clubs and enhance our mission of bringing great programs to the youth of […]

Elizabeth Y hires new associate executive director

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Gateway Family YMCA has announced that Tia Sargent is the new associate executive director at the Elizabeth Branch, located on Madison Avenue in Elizabeth. “Tia is a welcome addition to our Elizabeth Branch staff team. She brings strong YMCA leadership experience and has already made a positive impact on the […]

Union County 2015 tax information released

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Data released by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs shows Union County had the third-highest average residential property taxes in the state last year, behind only Essex and Bergen Counties, but also had the lowest average residential property values out of New Jersey’s 21 counties. In 2015, the average property tax […]

Table becomes symbol, catalyst for Kean unrest

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Recently uncovered emails show that the $219,000 conference table at Kean University, regularly used by protestors and detractors to paint the university’s administration as out-of-touch and clueless, had been ordered and shipped to Kean well before before it was publicly approved. Kean’s embattled president, Dawood Farahi, apparently signed off on the polarizing […]

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