2012 Press Release Archive


December 28, 2012 – Details Announced for Ash Brook Reservation Deer Management Program, Starting Jan. 5
December 28, 2012 – Statement on Passing of Former Freeholder Chester Holmes
December 23, 2012 – Board Honors Freeholder Scanlon on the Occasion of Her Retirement
December 21, 2012 – Holiday Donations Collected in Fanwood
December 19, 2012 – Freeholder Chairman’s Column -Tested Once Again, Union County Looks Forward to 2013
December 18, 2012 – Union County Baseball Hall of Fame Gains Three New Members at 77th Annual Hot Stove League Dinner, Feb. 10
December 13, 2012 – Menorah Lighting in Phil Rizzuto Park
December 13, 2012 - Union County Sheriff Froehlich Thanks Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Cranford for “Tree of Hope” Donations
December 13, 2012 – The Office of the Union County Surrogate Moves Probate Hours from Rahway to Linden
December 13, 2012 – Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Youth Services Commission Inaugural Community Engagement Summit: Middle School Students, Take Control of Your Future
December 11, 2012 - Enjoy Ice Skating with Santa at Warinanco Skating Center, Dec. 15-16
December 11, 2012 - Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Freeholders Gallery
December 10, 2012 – Students Clean Up Mattano Park after Sandy
December 6, 2012 – Christmas Tree Arrives at Union County Courthouse
December 6, 2012 – Photographic Montages by Richard Earl of Westfield on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
December 3, 2012 – Union County Tree and Menorah Lighting Celebration
December 3, 2012 - Union County Police Department Accreditation Invites Public Comment
November 30, 2012 – Union County Puts Residents to Work through National Emergency Grant Award
November 29, 2012 – Union County Sheriff’s Officers Seek “Tree of Hope” Donations for Kids in Need
November 29, 2012 – Union County Sheriff’s Officer Spots Suspects Wanted for Assaulting Police Officer, Three Men from Texas Arrested
November 27, 2012 – Union County Clerk Announces Availability of Vote-By-Mail Ballots for Westfield BOE Bond Vote
November 27, 2012 – Union County Reminds Residents of Property Tax Relief for Hurricane Sandy Victims
November 27, 2012 – FEMA Disaster Recovery Center to open in Linden on Thursday
November 26, 2012 – Merck Donates Products for First Responders in Union County
November 20, 2012 – SBA Encourages Hurricane Sandy Survivors in New Jersey to Apply for Assistance Before Insurance Settlement
November 19, 2012 – Union County Youth Services Commissions to Host Middle School Summit, Dec. 8
November 19, 2012 - Union County Welcomes New FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Plainfield
November 16, 2012 - Usher in the Holidays at the Nature Craft Show, Tree & Menorah Lighting, Dec. 2 at Trailside
November 16, 2012 - Photo: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Information Session
November 16, 2012 - How to Make a Family Meal Anytime, Anywhere
November 15, 2012 - Still Time to Nominate Union County’s Women of Excellence
November 15, 2012 - Union County Clerk Offers Access and Property Documents to Storm Victims at Elizabeth Office
November 15, 2012 – Chairman’s Column: After Sandy, Moving Forward
November 13, 2012 - Free Science Presentations about Watershed Ecology Offered by Union County and AmeriCorps
November 11, 2012 – Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Assemblyman Bramnick to Host Hurricane Sandy Recovery Information Session for Residents
November 9, 2012 - Children Try Their Luck in Broom Bowl Challenge at Warinanco Park Ice Skating Center, Nov. 24
November 8, 2012 – Union County Welcomes FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
November 7, 2012 – Union County Prepares for the Next Storm
November 6, 2012 - UCEDC Offers Storm Recovery Loans for Impacted Union County Small Businesses
November 6, 2012 – Union County Early Voting and Election Day Information
November 6 2012 – Union County Polling Places Updated
November 5, 2012 -Union County Early Voting and Election Day Information
November 4, 2012 - Union County Voters Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Still Cast a Ballot
November 4, 2012 – Residents Advised to Shelter Safely from Cold Weather
November 3, 2012 – Additional Photographs of Hurricane Sandy Damage in Union County
November 1, 2012 – Photographs of Hurricane Sandy Damage in Union County
October 31, 2012 – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Extends Vote-By-Mail Hours in Response to Hurricane Sandy
October 31, 2012 - Cell Phone Charging Station Available In Union County Public Safety Building, Westfield
October 30, 2012 – Guidance for Union County Residents Using Shelters
October 30, 2012 – Union County Hurricane Update
October 26, 2012 – Union County Prepares for Hurricane Sandy
October 25, 2012 Free Seminar on Drug Abuse and Heroin Addiction
October 25, 2012 Photographs by Greg Cummings of Fanwood on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
October 25, 2012 14th Annual Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Day
October 25, 2012 Learn Why “Home is Where the Health Is”
October 19, 2012 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Will Be Dramatized for Adults at Trailside Nature & Science Center, Oct. 30
October 19, 2012 “Greening Union County” Grants Will Help Plant Trees in Local Neighborhoods
October 19, 2012 Photo: Roselle Receives Kids’ Recreation Trust Fund Grant
October 19, 2012 Photo: New Providence Receive Kids’ Recreation Trust Fund Grant
October 18, 2012 Union County Distributes $1.15 million in Kids Recreation Trust Funds for Recreational Improvements to 18 Municipalities
October 18, 2012 Learn Landscaping Tips to Deter Deer and Attract Birds to Your Garden
October 17, 2012 Warinanco Ice Skating Center Opens for 51st Season, Oct. 20
October 17, 2012 Photo: Union County Sheriff’s K-9 Recertification Training
October 17, 2012 Country Barn Dance for People with Disabilities at Masker’s Barn in Berkeley Heights, Nov. 3
October 16, 2012 Union County Master Tree Stewards Invite 4th Grades to Learn about the Importance of Trees
October 15, 2012 Chairman’s Column: Helping Families With Positive Messages About Substance Abuse Prevention
October 15, 2012 Halloween Safety Tips from Sheriff Froehlich
October 15, 2012 Explore the World of Rocks, Minerals, Fossils & Gems at Trailside, Oct. 20-21
October 15, 2012 Book Drawing at the Union County Civil War Exhibit
October 15, 2012 Celebrating Columbus
October 15, 2012 Union County Sheriff’s Second Annual Police Pistol Competition
October 15, 2012 Union County Police PBA Local 73 Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity
October 12, 2012 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment and Shred Old Personal Documents in New Providence, Oct. 27
October 12, 2012 Barry O’Donovan of Cranford Honored
October 12, 2012 Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps Speaks at Union County Civil War Sesquicentennial Event
October 12, 2012 Dig into History at the Deserted Village during ‘Four Centuries in a Weekend,’ Oct. 20-21
October 12, 2012 Foreclosure Forum Attendees Given Guidance, Free Resources, Hope County and State Officials Provide Solid Information To Distressed Homeowners
October 11, 2012 Union County to Host Veterans Job Fair and Resource Event
October 11, 2012 Red Ribbon Day Brings Free Family Activities to Oak Ridge Park
October 9, 2012 Register to Vote by October 16th for Presidential Election in New Jersey
October 9, 2012 “Project WET” Teacher-Training Workshop at Trailside, October 25
October 9, 2012 Community Leaders Honored for Service
October 8, 2012 Clark Unico and Government Officials Honor Italian Heritage Essay Winners
October 5, 2012 Union County Holds Fourth Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising
October 5, 2012 YWCA Eastern Union County Honors Freeholder Estrada
October 5, 2012 Literacy Volunteers of Union County Office Opens in Roselle
October 5, 2012 Elizabeth Library Celebrates 100 Years
October 5, 2012 Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Les Malamut Gallery in Union
October 5, 2012 County Clerk Extends Saturday Office Hours for Last-Minute Presidential Election Mail-In Voters
October 4, 2012 Free Seminar on Alcohol and Drug Addiction
October 4, 2012 Union County History Comes Alive during “Four Centuries in a Weekend,” Oct. 20-21
October 2, 2012 Union County Sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Cranford, October 20
October 2, 2012 See a Live Penguin in “Penguin Pointers” Trailside Matinee, Oct. 8
October 2, 2012 General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee of Linden
October 2, 2012 “Art in the Gardens” Features Free Music & Dance Performances over Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 6-8
October 2, 2012 Landscaping Tips for Home & Garden Are Offered at Trailside
October 2, 2012 Union County Opens State-of-The-Art Emergency Communications Center
October 1, 2012 County of Union Holds Fourth Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising Event at Steps of Union County Courthouse on October 5th, featuring Keynote Speaker Former Governor Florio
September 2012
September 27, 2012 Apply for Passports Now to Avoid Holiday Travel Snags
September 27, 2012 Tickets Still Available for “Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories” at UCPAC Oct. 7
September 27, 2012 Secrets of Gardening Revealed at Trailside Nature and Science Center
September 26, 2012 Union County Recovery Network Kickoff Event and Celebration
September 24, 2012 Union County Vocational Technical Schools Information Session
September 21, 2012 POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 21, 2012 Union County Solar Program Completes 28 Installations in 15 Governmental Agencies
September 21, 2012 Chairman’s Column: Planning Ahead for Weather Emergencies
September 21, 2012 Union County Clerk Offers One-Stop “Vote-By-Mail” Service at Westfield & Elizabeth Offices for Nov. 6 Presidential Election
September 21, 2012 Cooking with Wild Edible Plants Is Exploredduring Workshop at Trailside, Oct. 11
September 20, 2012 Fanwood Crossing Opens
September 20, 2012
September 20, 2012 Shoprite of Clarks host  “Help Bag Hunger” Event
September 19, 2012 Primitive Skills Workshop for Adults at Trailside, Oct. 6
September 18, 2012 Learn about the Underground Railroad at Lecture by Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps, Oct. 11
September 18, 2012 Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom XVII
September 18, 2012 Union County’s UCTech High School Earns Top Honors from U.S. Department of Education
September 18, 2012 Free Seminar Offers Insights on the “Family Dynamics of Addiction”
September 18, 2012 County of Union Holds Fourth Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising Event at Steps of Union County Courthouse on October 5th, featuring Keynote Speaker Former Governor Florio
September 18, 2012 Learn How Social Media Can Help Your Business
September 18, 2012 Photo: Adopt-A-Park Cleanup
September 17, 2012 St. Johns Baptist Church of Scotch Plains Host Back to School Community Fair with Community Support
September 17, 2012 Union County Women’s Political Caucus Honors Freeholder Kowalski
September 17, 2012 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Warinanco Park, Sept. 29
September 17, 2012 Public Invited to Submit Nominees for 21th Annual Union County Women of Excellence Awards
September 12, 2012 Union County to Participate in DEA’s National Take Back Initiative
September 12, 2012 High Achievers at Union County Magnet High School
September 12, 2012 Intermediate Digital Photography Course for Adults at Trailside, Sept. 22
September 12, 2012 Public Invited to Union County POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony
September 12, 2012 Union County Freeholders attend PMUA Environmental Fair
September 12, 2012 County and State Officials Will Provide Guidance on Foreclosure Issues  at Free Public Forum
September 11, 2012 “Hawks of New Jersey” Lecture at Trailside, Sept. 20
September 10, 2012 Tickets Are Available for Hay Rides & Family Fun Around the Campfire at Trailside Nature & Science Center
September 10, 2012 Union County Sheriff’s Office Promotions
September 10, 2012 Early American History & Culture Come to Life at Union County Harvest Festival, Sept. 30
September 6, 2012 New Marquee for the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center
September 6, 2012 Nomahegan Lake Set for Renovation
September 5, 2012 Fifth Session of Union County Means Business
September 5, 2012 Local Youth are Invited to Attend 4-H Open House
September 5, 2012 Union County Emergency Response Team Rises to the Connecticut SWAT Challenge
September 5, 2012 Learn the Basics of Wheelchair Tennis at Free Clinic Sept. 15 in Union County’s Rahway River Park
September 5, 2012 Remember Those Lost During 9/11 at the Union County
September 11th Memorial in Echo Lake Park
August 2012
August 30, 2012 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Linden, Sept. 13
August 30, 2012 Members of Union County 4H Dog Obedience Club Celebrate Victory at the Hunterdon County 4H Dog Contest
August 30, 2012 Union County Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves Against West Nile this Labor Day Weekend
August 30, 2012 Freeholder Estrada Congratulates Jeri Beaumont on Retirement
August 30, 2012 Union County Offers Free Series on Alcohol and Drug Addiction
August 29, 2012 Rutgers Extension of Union County to Offer MyPlate Makeover Seminar
August 28, 2012 Free Networking Breakfast for Union County Businesses
August 23, 2012 Union County Offers Preventative Measures Against West Nile Virus
August 22, 2012 Union County Sheriff’s Youth Academy Class Graduates
August 20, 2012 Union County Awards 46 “HEART” Grants
August 17, 2012 Freeholders Honor Scholarship Winner Krystina Rambaran of Hillside
August 17, 2012 Freeholders Honor Scholarship Winner Justin Trembley of Union
August 16, 2012 Union County Clerk Announces Availability of Vote-By-Mail Ballots for Westfield BOE Bond Vote
August 15, 2012 Freeholder Mohamed Jalloh Attends Grand Opening of Rita’s Ice, Roselle
August 14, 2012 Sign Up Now to Learn Horseback Riding at Union County’s Watchung Stable
August 13, 2012 “Veterans Appreciation Night” Concert at Oak Ridge Park Will Collect Donations for Troops Overseas, Aug. 22
August 10, 2012 Deadline for Independent Foreclosure Review Extended Through December 31
August 10, 2012 “Union County Means Business” Will Explore the Ins and Outs of Government Contracts
August 9, 2012 John Viglianti of Westfield Receives a Life Time Golf Card
August 9, 2012 Book Drawing at the Union County Civil War Exhibit
August 9, 2012 NJDOT Announces Traffic Pattern Changes on Interstate 78 Westbound
August 8, 2012 Free Jersey-Rock Concert by “The B Street Band” on Veterans Appreciation Night at Oak Ridge Park, Aug. 22
August 8, 2012 Latest Freeholder Chair Column: Helping to Ease Hard Times for Food Banks
August 3, 2012 Union County Freeholders College for Teens
August 3, 2012 Union County Welcomes All Archers to Oak Ridge Park
August 2, 2012 New “UC Connected” Videos on County Video Channel
August 1, 2012 New Fluorescent Tube Recycling Service for Union County Residents

July 2012

July 30, 2012 Union County Teens Attend Rutgers Science Week
July 26, 2012 Free Rock & Soul Concert by Jobonanno & The Godsons at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, Aug. 15
July 26, 2012 Ribbon Cutting for Elizabeth Inside Out TV
July 26, 2012 2012 Peruvian Independence Day Commemoration Celebration
July 26, 2012 August Pick-Up Dates Announced for Union County Farmers Market Voucher Program
July 26, 2012 “Family Fun & Flix” at Conant Park on August 14 features Reptiles Exhibit & the Movie, “Cars 2”
July 26, 2012 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Union, August 11
July 26, 2012 “Christmas in July” in Plainfield
July 26, 2012 Free Concert by American Rapture at Oak Ridge Park, Aug. 8, features Favorites of American Popular Music
July 26, 2012 Union County’s ‘National Night Out’ at Meisel Park, Aug. 7, includes Safety Demos, Live Music and a Movie, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”
July 25, 2012 Teams Wanted for Union County Fall Teen Baseball League
July 25, 2012 Union County Senior Art Show Winners Exhibit Work at Freeholders Gallery
July 23, 2012 Early American Crafters & Artisans Are Wanted for 31st Annual Harvest Festival at Trailside, Sept. 30
July 23, 2012 Try a Taste of Home Cooked Seafood this Summer
July 20, 2012 Union County Sheriff’s Office K9 Training Academy Graduation
July 20, 2012 Explore the Wilds of New Jersey with the Union County Master Tree Stewards
July 19, 2012 Sheriff Froehlich Swears In Officers
July 18, 2012 Enjoy Free Classic Rock Concert at Oak Ridge Park, Aug. 1,with The Rick Cantor Band & The Broadcasters
July 17, 2012 Union County Sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Scotch Plains, August 4
July 17, 2012 Freeholders Celebrate Re-Opening of Renovated Children’s Wading
Pool at Margaret M. Roche Memorial Swimming Pool in Hillside
July 16, 2012 “Rizzo’s Reptiles” Are Special Guests at Trailside’s Popular
Wednesday Matinee Series, July 25
July 12, 2012 “Fantastic Forces” at Trailside’s Popular Wednesday Matinee Series, July 18
July 12, 2012 Free Family Fun during the Open House at Watchung Stable in Mountainside, July 22
July 11, 2012 Free Concert by the Sensational Soul Cruisers Delivers Jersey Rhythm & Blues to Echo Lake Park, July 25
July 11, 2012 U.S. Housing Secretary Will Answer Your Refinancing Questions
July 10, 2012 “Family Fun & Flix” at Warinanco Park on July 24 features Natural Wonders & a Movie, “Puss in Boots”
July 9, 2012 Civil War 150th Anniversary Committee Plans Upcoming Activities; Visitors to Exhibit at Courthouse Are Eligible to Win a Book
July 9, 2012 89th Annual  Fourth of July Parade in Plainfield
July 9, 2012 Union County Clerk to Lead International Association of Clerks, Recorders,Election Officials and Treasurers
July 6, 2012 Taylor Jensen Honored with Outstanding Achievement Award
July 6, 2012 Suburban Chamber of Commerce First Friday Event in Summit
July 3, 2012 “Family Fun & Flix” at Warinanco Park on July 17 features Natural Wonders & a Movie, “Happy Feet Two”
July 3, 2012 Soccer for Children with Disabilities
July 2, 2012 Free Concert with Rob Paparozzi & Etruscan Soul Blends Blues, Rock & Jazz at Echo Lake Park, July 18
June 2012
June 29, 2012 Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Bouras Galleries in Summit
June 29, 2012 Freeholders Congratulate Michael Karlovich on Retirement
June 29, 2012 Riding on a Pony Named Macaroni at Watchung Stable
June 28, 2012 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Rahway, July 12
June 28, 2012 A Message From Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich:Distractions Can Be Deadly
June 27, 2012 New Pavilion Opens at LaGrande Park in Fanwood
June 26, 2012 2012 Plainfield High School Hall of Fame Inductees
June 26, 2012 ‘Tusk’ Opens the Union County Summer Concert Series with Music by Fleetwood Mac at Echo Lake Park, July 11
June 26, 2012 John Viglianti Receives Bronze Star for WWII Service
June 25, 2012 4-H Teens Excel in State Wide Public Speaking Contest
June 25, 2012 Union County Expands Emergency Dispatch Services
June 25, 2012 ‘Date Night’ Trail Rides at Watchung Stable on Two Sundays, July 1 and August 12
June 22, 2012 “Family Fun & Flix” in Union County Parks Begins July 10 at Warinanco Park with the Movie “Kung Fu Panda 2”
June 21, 2012 Union County Helps Spread the Word: “Never Boat under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs”
June 21, 2012 Ulrich Pool Opens Early Due to Excessive Heat
June 21, 2012 Farmers Market Vouchers for Seniors
June 20, 2012 Ponderosa Farm Park Opens in Scotch Plains
June 20, 2012 Photographs by Roselle Artist Wolf Kretlow on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
June 20, 2012 Summer Camp Programs Are Available at Trailside for Children Entering 5th and 6th Grades
June 20, 2012 Union County Employees and Their Relatives Display Artwork at Freeholders Gallery
June 19, 2012 Union County Residents Advised on Excessive Heat
June 19, 2012 Latest Freeholder Chair Column: A Summer Full of Fun and Learning in Union County
June 19, 2012 Union County Pools Open for Summer Swimming; Register Now for Swimming Lessons That Begin July 2
June 15, 2012 Trailside’s Popular Wednesday Matinees are Summertime Delights, Starting June 27
June 15, 2012 Elizabeth Garcia Receives Person of the Year Award
June 15, 2012 2012 Union County Senior Art Show
June 15, 2012 Union County Opens Ponderosa Farm Park in Scotch Plains
June 14, 2012 “Caught Doing Good” at Park Middle School
June 14, 2012 Union County Sensory Friendly Theater Premiere
June 12, 2012 Union County Vocational Technical School Principal Patrick Mauro Retires
June 11, 2012 Freeholder Estrada Receives “Freeholder of the Year” Award from New Jersey Association of Counties
June 8, 2012 Enjoy Guided Horseback Rides on Sundays in the Watchung Reservation
June 8, 2012 TaylorMade Golf Performance Lab Opens at Galloping Hill Golf Course
June 6, 2012 Car and Motorcycle Show Coming to Mountainside
June 6, 2012 Teen Arts 2012 Exhibit Begins Tour of Union County at Springfield Public Library
June 6, 2012 Fire Academy Recruits Receive Ben Laganga Leadership Award
June 6, 2012 Kenilworth Fire Recruit Honored at Graduation
June 6, 2012 Roselle Fire Recruit Honored at Graduation
June 6, 2012 Summit Fire Recruit Honored at Graduation
June 6, 2012 Fanwood Fire Recruit Honored at Graduation
June 6, 2012 Small Business Loan Program Launched in Union County
June 5, 2012 Courtney Maier Awarded ‘Trooper of the Year’ Trophy at Watchung Stable in Mountainside
June 5, 2012 Bark Now Walk for Autism Speaks
June 5, 2012 Union County Sponsors Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Cranford on June 16
June 4, 2012 Union County to Host Luau for People with Disabilities at Oak Ridge Park
June 4, 2012 Plainfield Police Lieutenant Jeff Plum Honored
June 4, 2012 Linden High School Team Wins Union County Consumer Bowl
June 4, 2012 Career Services Center Opens on Union County College Elizabeth Campus
May 2012
May 31, 2012 Enjoy the Great Outdoors along the Rahway River During Union County’s 8th Annual Bio-Blitz, June 8-9; Find Out “What’s Going On Out There?”
May 31, 2012 Register Now for Summer Youth League Baseball – Boys and Girls, Ages 8-15, Play Weekdays in Warinanco Park
May 31, 2012 Union County Vo-Tech Schools Gain another National Recognition
May 30, 2012 Beginners Can Learn Basics of Digital Photography at Course for Adults on Saturday, June 23 at Trailside
May 30, 2012 Fanwood-Scotch Plains Girl Scouts Gold Awards
May 29, 2012 Veterans Photo ID Cards
May 29, 2012 Elizabeth River Trail Opens
May 29, 2012 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment and Shred Old Personal Documents in Scotch Plains, June 9
May 29, 2012 Sensory Friendly Theater Series to Begin June 10th at UCPAC
May 29, 2012 Elizabeth Exempt Firemen’s Association’s Annual Memorial Service
May 29, 2012 Memorial Day
May 24, 2012 WAKEFERN BREAKS GROUND ON NEW ELIZABETH WAREHOUSE FACILITY
May 24, 2012 Union County Mastodon Exhibit Opens at Trailside Nature & Science Center
May 24, 2012 Union County College Goes Solar
May 24, 2012 Wakefern Breaks Ground on New Warehouse Facility in Elizabeth
May 24, 2012 Goodwill’s DonationXpress Center Opens in Springfield
May 24, 2012 Union County’s Veterans Job Fair and Resource Event
May 24, 2012 Freeholders Congratulate UCC Graduates on Engagement
May 24, 2012 County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 2, for Last-Minute Primary Election Mail-In Voters; Sample Ballots May Be Viewed on Clerk’s Website
May 24, 2012 Union County History Grants Are Available; Deadline for Applications: June 20
May 22, 2012 National Prevention Week
May 22, 2012 Grow Your Business with Union County’s Free Networking Breakfast Series
May 21, 2012 Municipal Clerks Week
May 21, 2012 National Police Week
May 21, 2012 Union County Clerk to Attend Veterans Job Fair, May 23; Veterans Photo ID Cards Are Available
May 17, 2012 Union County Celebrates Wildlife Photography
May 15, 2012 Union County’s Veterans Job Fair to Take Place on May 23rd
May 14, 2012 Summit Youth Recognized for Raising Awareness of Autism
May 14, 2012 Volunteer Naturalists & Scientists Are Needed at Union County’s 8th Annual Bio-Blitz, June 8-9
May 14, 2012 Union County Teens Will Take the Stage in Rahway At Union County Performing Arts Center, May 16
May 11, 2012 Reminder: Don’t Miss the Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale
May 11, 2012 11th Annual Union County Employee Art Show, Best of Show
May 11, 2012 11th Annual Union County Employee Art Show – Intermediate Category
May 11, 2012 11th Annual Union County Employee Art Show – Youth Category
May 10, 2012 11th Annual Union County Employee Art Show – Amateur Category
May 10, 2012 11th Annual Union County Employee Art Show – Teen Category
May 10, 2012 11th Annual Union County Employee Art Show – Professional Category
May 10, 2012 Runnells Volunteers Honored for 5 Years of Service
May 10, 2012 Runnells Volunteers Honored for 10 Years of Volunteer Service
May 10, 2012 Runnells Volunteers Honored for 20 Years of Service
May 9, 2012 Union County Vo-Tech Schools Make 2012 List of Best High Schools
May 7, 2012 Union County Offers Free Year-Round Scrap Metal Recycling
May 4, 2012 Union County to Host Veterans Job Fair and Resource Event
May 4, 2012 Spring Street Project Ground Breaking
May 4, 2012 Freeholders Congratulate Leonard Schley of Roselle Park
May 3, 2012 Evening “Dusk to Dark” Programs Offered at Trailside
May 3, 2012 Freeholder Mohamed Jalloh to Be Honored For Distinguished Community Service
May 2, 2012 New “UC Connected” Video on County Video Channel
May 1, 2012 Rain or Shine, Come to the UC Master Gardeners’ Annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale
May 1, 2012 Landscaping Tips for the Home and Garden Are Offered at Trailside, May 12 and June 16
April 2012
April 30, 2012 Free Workshop Will Explain “HEART Grant” Application Process for Non-Profit Groups, Artists & Historians, May 17
April 30, 2012 Learn the Basics of Bird Watching at Trailside, May 18-19
April 27, 2012 County Encourages Residents to Celebrate Diversity at the UC Vo-Tech Multicultural Fair
April 26, 2012 Dedication of The Apartments at Saint Elizabeth’s in Linden
April 26, 2012 Linden’s 68th Annual Scouts in Government Day
April 26, 2012 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Union, May 16
April 25, 2012 Exhibit of Senior Art Classes at Freeholders Gallery
April 25, 2012 Oak Ridge Park Hosts Bark Now Walk for Autism Speaks
April 24, 2012 Yoga Classes for Adults Continue at Trailside on Tuesday Evenings through June 5
April 23, 2012 Union County to Participate in DEA’s National Take Back Initiative
April 23, 2012 Union County Clerk Offers One-Stop “Vote-By-Mail” Service at Westfield & Elizabeth Offices for June 5 Presidential Primary
April 20, 2012 Enjoy a Taste of Spring with Healthy Cooking Workshop Offered at Trailside Nature & Science Center, May 3
April 20, 2012 “Date Night” Trail Ride at Watchung Stable, May 6
April 20, 2012 Union County Offers Course on Balanced Living
April 20, 2012 “Get Your Green On” at Wild Earth Fest, Sunday, May 6, at Trailside Nature & Science Center
April 19, 2012 Community Access Unlimited Awards Night Celebration, Kenneth Widgeon
April 19, 2012 Community Access Unlimited Awards Night Celebration, Alfonsina Savino
April 19, 2012 Community Access Unlimited Awards Night Celebration, Jamese Baker
April 19, 2012 “My County” Poster Contest Winners
April 18, 2012 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Cranford, May 5
April 18, 2012 New Waterwheel and Restored Gazebo Dedicated at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside
April 18, 2012 Union County National Community Development Week Celebration
April 18, 2012 Union County Honors Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers
April 16, 2012 Union County Warns of Wildfire Hazards
April 13, 2012 Union County Clerk Offers Free Passport Photos at Elizabeth and Westfield Offices, April 23-28
April 13, 2012 Union County College Scholarship Reception
April 11, 2012 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Plainfield, April 27
April 10, 2012 Union County Means Business
April 10, 2012 Tree-Planting Party at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield
April 10, 2012 Union County Study Targets 1&9 Traffic and Safety Issues
April 5, 2012 Environmental Education Teacher-Training Workshop at Trailside, April 26
April 5, 2012 Union County Offers History Grant Workshop, April 25; Historical Societies, Museums, Schools & Libraries Are Invited
April 5, 2012 Spring Warblers Will Be Topic of Discussion at Trailside Nature & Science Center, April 25
April 5, 2012 Union County Sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in New Providence, April 21
April 5, 2012 Steps to Health and Wealth™ Online Challenge Begins April 15
April 3, 2012 Union County Clerk Offers Election Information for Board of Education Candidates; Deadline for Candidate Petitions: June 5
April 2, 2012 Union County Donates Free Trees for Schools
April 2, 2012 Paintings and Textiles by Cranford Artist Dianna Strom on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
April 2, 2012 Union County Offers Theater Program for Children with Autism and Related Disabilities
March 2012
March 30, 2012 Registration Extended: Third Installment of Union County Means Business
March 29, 2012 Melvin & Margaret Myers Senior Residence Ground Breaking in Rahway
March 29, 2012 Waterfront Athletic Fields Open in Elizabeth
March 29, 2012 Linden Fire Station No. 4 Reopens
March 29, 2012 Spaces Still Available-Tree Planting Event at Cedar Brook Park
March 28, 2012 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains, April 14
March 26, 2012 Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence
March 23, 2012 Union County Offers “The Dollars and $ense of Funding Your Business”
March 23, 2012 Union County Adopt-A-Trail Chainsaw Crew
March 23, 2012 Clark Pop Warner Midget Large Novice Cheerleading Squad
March 22, 2012 Archery Safety Lessons Are Available at Oak Ridge Park in Clark
March 21, 2012 Freeholders Visit Sage Eldercare, Deliver Meals on Wheels
March 21, 2012 Enjoy a Guided Trail Ride on Sundays in the Watchung Reservation
March 19, 2012 Springfield Free Public Library Celebrates 80 Years
March 19, 2012 Federal Government Awards $493,000 to Union County to Fund Supportive Program for Homeless Mothers
March 15, 2012 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in New Providence, March 31
March 14, 2012 Come Celebrate Union County’s Women of Excellence
March 14, 2012 Learn How Healthy Food Can Reduce the Risk of Disease
March 14, 2012 Freeholder Chair Column – Connecting with Career Opportunities in Union County
March 14, 2012 “Passport Day in the USA”
March 13, 2012 Union County Urges Residents to Vaccinate Pets Against Rabies
March 13, 2012 Trailside Offers Gentle Yoga Classes for Adults in the Spring on Tuesday Evenings Starting April 3
March 13, 2012 “Take Only Pictures and Leave Only Footprints” Wildlife Photography Contest at Trailside
March 12, 2012 Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit New Providence, March 25
March 12, 2012 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 9, 2012 Union County Musicfest and Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Canceled for 2012
March 9, 2012 Barbara Jude Brady Named Outstanding Dance Teacher of the Year
March 9, 2012 2012 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 7, 2012 Trailside Is Looking for Environmental Heroes; Nominations Are Due by April 13
March 6, 2012 Tree Planting Party at Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield
March 6, 2012 “The Raptor Trust Story” Will Be Presented for Adults at Trailside, March 22
March 6, 2012 Exhibit Features Women’s Historic Sites in Union County
March 5, 2012 Seminar to Teach the Importance of Healthy Food for the Family
March 5, 2012 Read Across America
March 2, 2012 Union County Offers Horticulture Program at Trailside for Children with Disabilities
February 2012
February 29, 2012 Make New Connections to Help Your Business Grow
February 29, 2012 County of Union Employees & Their Families Are Invited to Exhibit Artwork
February 29, 2012 Freeholder Chairman Mirabella Announces Start of Complimentary Parks Program for Union County’s Active Military Service Personnel and their Families on March 1st
February 28, 2012 Union County 4-H Seeks Volunteers for Summer Science Program
February 27, 2012 Cranford First Aid Squad House Reopens
February 27, 2012 Union County to Save at Least $330,000 in Natural Gas Costs
February 24, 2012 Learn to Identify Trees and Animal Tracks on a Winter Walk at Trailside, March 10
February 24, 2012 Passport Day in the USA, Saturday, March 10: County Clerk’s Westfield Office Hosts Passport Fair, Offers 50-Percent Discount on Passport Photos
February 24, 2012 Members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently toured the Children’s Shelter of Union County in Elizabeth, which is operated by Community Access Unlimited (CAU)
February 22, 2012 Giclée Prints of Paintings by Westfield Artist Gina Minichino on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
February 21, 2012 Annual Watchung Reservation Deer Management Program to Start Monday, March 5
February 21, 2012 Union County Clerk Offers Free Wall Calendar Featuring Women Trailblazers and 2012 Election Year Information
February 17, 2012 Second Installment of “Union County Means Business”: Status of Union County
February 17, 2012 52 Great Things to Do in Union County
February 16, 2012 Foreclosure Review Deadline Extended
February 16, 2012 Used and New Riding Apparel on Sale at Watchung Stable in Mountainside, March 3: Drop Off Used Equestrian Gear for Consignment thru Feb. 28
February 14, 2012 Classes & Activities Are Available at Trailside to Help Children Explore Nature
February 14, 2012 New “UC Connected” Videos on County Video Channel
February 14, 2012 Ray Korn Honored by Union County Baseball Association
February 14, 2012 Dennis McCaffery of Cranford Inducted into Union County Baseball Association Hall of Fame
February 14, 2012 Jamie Shriner of Cranford Inducted into Union County Baseball Association Hall of Fame
February 14, 2012 Riesener and Murzinski Inducted into Union County Baseball Association Hall of Fame
February 14, 2012 Jackie Lima of Linden Honored by Union County Baseball Association
February 10, 2012 Exhibition Features Vintage Civil War Photos of Black Soldiers & Sailors from Union County
February 10, 2012 Magician Joe Fischer Brings ‘Hocus Pocus’ Matinee to Trailside, Monday, February 20
February 9, 2012 Union County Opens Civil War Exhibit
February 9, 2012 Rahway Police Auxiliary Coat Drive
February 8, 2012 Women Honored for Outstanding Achievement in Union County
February 7, 2012 Union County Art Exhibit Seeks Artists 60 and Older
February 7, 2012 Clinics about Horses by Equine Medical Professionals Are Offered at Watchung Stable, Feb. 22 & Feb. 25
February 6, 2012 Baseball Coaches & Student Athletes Will Be Honored at Union County Hall of Fame Dinner
February 6, 2012 Putting People First
February 3, 2012 Enjoy ‘The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln’ with Christian Johnson at Trailside, Feb. 17
February 2, 2012 Nicole DiRado Sworn In As Deputy Clerk of Union County
February 2, 2012 Learn the “Secrets of Magic” at Trailside’s After School Workshop Series, Starting Feb. 22
February 1, 2012 Union County Means Business
January 2012
January 30, 2012 Union County Clerk Offers Veterans Honorable Discharge Cards at Offices in Westfield and Elizabeth
January 30, 2012 Student Athletes from Westfield and Linden Will Be Honored at Hot Stove Dinner, Feb. 12
January 27, 2012 William Tomko of Mountainside Receives the French Legion of Honor Medal
January 27, 2012 Enjoy February Festivities at Trailside, Feb. 17-20
January 26, 2012 FREEHOLDER BOARD APPOINTS JAMES E. PELLETTIERE AS CLERK TO FREEHOLDER BOARD
January 26, 2012 “Union County Means Business” Kickoff Brings Government, Business Together
January 24, 2012 Register for Summer Camps and Family Fun at Trailside; Lottery Drawing for Registration Begins Feb. 11
January 23, 2012 Chairman Mirabella visits JCC’s Teen Action Service Corp
January 23, 2012 Family in Summit Adopts Horse from Watchung Stable in Mountainside
January 23, 2012 Families Can Enjoy Guided Outdoor Adventures on Saturdays at Trailside, Starting Feb. 4
January 20, 2012 New Foreclosure Help for Union County Residents
January 20, 2012 Train to be an Umpire in 2012
January 20, 2012 “Owls of New Jersey” Is First Program in Trailside’s
New Winter Series for Adults, Feb. 9
January 20, 2012 Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program Continues
to Aid Communities Across Union County
January 18, 2012 Gang Awareness – The Community Dialogue Continues
January 17, 2012 Union County Offers Free New Series to Help Local Businesses
January 17, 2012 2012 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
January 17, 2012 Volunteers Needed for Teen Arts Festival, March 15-16
January 13, 2012 Civil War 150th Anniversary Exhibit to Open in Union County Courthouse, Feb. 9
January 12, 2012 Details Announced for Ash Brook Reservation Deer Management Program
January 9, 2012 Federal Government Awards $3.4 Million to Union County for Homeless
January 9, 2012 Freeholder Carter Sworn In as Vice Chairman of the Freeholder Board
January 9, 2012 Freeholder Wright Sworn In
January 9, 2012 Freeholder Hudak Sworn In
January 9, 2012 Freeholder Estrada Sworn In
January 8, 2012 Freeholder Chairman Mirabella Announces “Putting People
First” in Initiatives During 155th Annual Reorganization