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Union County News

February 28, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Have you heard of the Urban League of Union County? The non-profit community-based organization was founded in 1944, and its mission is to assist African Americans and other minority groups to achieve social and economic equality. Its main office is in Elizabeth, but some services ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A new traffic light that was anticipated to be up and running by January could take another six months to be lit as the county awaits a railroad company, the county's spokesperson said. The light at the intersection of Rahway Avenue Lamberts Mill Road is on a Union County ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county attorney said Thursday that the New Jersey Supreme Court has taken up an appeal to an appellate court ruling that stopped work on Union County’s government complex in Elizabeth earlier this week. The state appeals court ruling on Tuesday halted work on the $145 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state appeals court ruling on Tuesday affirmed a lower court judge’s decision to stop work on Union County’s government complex planned for the site of its defunct motor vehicle services division in Elizabeth. The approximately $145 million project at 61-99 West Grand St.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A once-stalled study of the Rahway River and other flood mitigation projects will soon be in the works thanks to a portion of the $966 million in federal funding New Jersey has received to support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects across the state. The funding to address ...

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County officials expect many people may enter the homeless service system following the end of New Jersey’s moratorium on evictions. UNION COUNTY, NJ — At the end of a month when a winter storm dropped as much as 8 inches of snow in some parts of Union County, commissioners and county staff took ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A powerful winter storm blew through the region overnight and into midday Saturday. The storm dropped snowfalls ranging from just over 8 inches to 3.5 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The following are the latest snowfall reports for Union County along ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — County residents have an additional free county-run COVID-19 testing site available to them following the opening of a new location in Plainfield this past Tuesday. The newest site, on Park Avenue, offers both rapid nasal tests and PCR saliva tests Mondays through Saturdays.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Day of Service Monday, the Elizabethport Presbyterian Center and TMX Intermodal Trucking Company will be hosting a donation drive to benefit the victims of the Bronx High Rise Fire on January 9.  Fernando Rodrigues, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Linden, won the Senate Presidency at Tuesday’s reorganization session, despite a challenge from Sen. Nia Gill, D-Montclair. Former Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick, of Westfield, was among the newly elected members sworn on Tuesday as state ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners elected Rebecca Williams to her first term as commissioner chair and Christopher Hudak as vice chair at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 6.  Commissioners voted 7-0 to elect the leaders. Commissioner Angela Garretson was not present for the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — An NJ Transit bus struck utility poles in Mountainside early Tuesday morning, forcing the closure of Route 22 near the AMC Movie Theater, authorities said. Traffic was being re-routed on Tuesday morning. Borough police said motorists should expect the highway to be closed ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a corrections officer against her supervisor in 2019. The settlement is for $400,000. Union County will pay $157,395 of the settlement with Chubb Insurance Company ...

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Union County Commissioner Board Chairman Al Mirabella issued the following statement on the passing of Union County Surrogate James S. LaCorte this morning: It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, who provided assistance and comfort to ...

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Rebecca Williams, the commissioners' vice chairwoman, is slated for the board's top spot. ELIZABETH, NJ — Alexander Mirabella on Thursday night ran the last meeting of his two-year tenure as chairman of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The 24-year veteran commissioner is finishing his ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Layoffs and other departures at the Union County Improvement Authority earlier this year came amid an ongoing legal challenge to a $145 million government complex construction project, which under the County Commissioner Board’s approval this month could rack up as much as ...

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Union County residents who are interested in improving the environment can learn how to create a conservation project in their community by joining the Rutgers Environmental Stewards volunteer program. The program helps members of the public learn specific steps leading to a positive impact on the ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY — The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office has announced that two men have been charged in the fatal shooting of Willingboro resident, and former Rahway resident and Rahway High School student, Yahsinn Robinson. Robinson was an 18-year-old Willingboro High School senior when he ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Doctors answered questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children at a virtual town hall hosted Tuesday by the county’s Interim Executive Superintendent of Schools, Daryl Palmieri. Children from ages 5-11 became eligible for the vaccine in November after approval by the U.S Food ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — County social service workers and concerned residents filled the County Board of Commissioners' first in-person meeting in over a year Thursday night to protest pay raises for top administrators, which they said are being given in a struggling economy and without fair ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Mara Jamison of Roselle held onto her new daughter, surrounded by chosen family at the Chestnut Street Learning Center as adoption proceedings concluded over Zoom. The active 3-year-old did not stay still for long, getting up from her mother’s lap to playfully wave to Judge Lara ...

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Do you know an outstanding woman?  Want to nominate her for her commitment to excellence?  The Union County Women of Excellence is now accepting nominations. According to Union County officials, the award program celebrates women’s achievements in work, community life and volunteer ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Board of County Commissioner’s chairman is standing by pay hikes the board has proposed for top administrators and itself. Commissioner Chairman Al Mirabella in an interview Monday said the raises for department heads — including an 18.8% salary increase for Union County ...

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UNION COUNTY — Homeowners and renters still piecing their lives back together after remnants of Hurricane Ida took lives, flooded residences and destroyed cars across the county have until Dec. 6 to apply for assistance from FEMA. Representatives from FEMA and SBA and the county gave advice on ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Board of County Commissioners has proposed pay raises for itself and its top administrators in the coming year — a measure anticipated to get a formal public hearing next month. The salary bumps introduced Thursday include an 18.8% pay hike for County Manager Ed Oatman, an ...

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A deer killing disease has not been confirmed in Union County, one expert said. UNION COUNTY, NJ — Drivers should be extra careful on roadways as the end of daylight saving time on Sunday marks the height of white-tailed deer mating season, according to experts from the state’s environmental and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Numerous park facilities will be upgraded, accessibility and ADA compliance will be improved and historic structures will be maintained throughout the county thanks to grants from the Board of Commissioners. Through pre-recorded videos presented at Thursday’s commissioner ...

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Residents can safely dispose of common household chemicals and other special wastes at this event. The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that the next free Household Hazardous Waste event of 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Union ...

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Pay for poll workers has increased. UNION COUNTY, NJ — Early in-person voting, electronic poll books and increased pay for poll workers are among the changes county residents can expect in the Nov. 2 election, for which voter registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 12. “At a time when other ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has entered into a five-year, $2.6 million contract to send prisoners to Hudson County for substance abuse treatment and reentry program services. The agreement with the Hudson County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was approved at the Sept. 23 Board of ...

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