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County of Union, New Jersey

County of Union, New Jersey

The County of Union is comprised of 21 municipalities in New Jersey.

This morning, Commissioners Union County Commissioner Sergio Granados and Union County Commissioner Lourdes Leon along with Board of Education members Iliana Chevres and Maria Z. Carvalho joined Jackie Albaum from Groundwork Elizabeth, for a Kids Dig In planting at Mabel G. Holmes School No. 5 in Elizabeth. These gardens were made possible by the 2022 Union County Kids Dig In Rebuild, Replenish, Regrow Grant.Special thanks to the kind staff and students for participating in this great program. ... See MoreSee Less
The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents with special needs and their loved ones to enjoy Skating with Santa, a free ice skating session and holiday party at the Warinanco Sports Center, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. A limited number of spaces are still available for the event.The event is free to attend but pre-registration is required. To register, visit Union County’s secure registration page at ucnj.org/opdsn-reg.“Union County residents have been making holiday season memories at the Warinanco ice skating rink for generations. It’s a community tradition for all to enjoy, and we welcome our special needs families,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams.“Skating with Santa is one of many recreational programs we provide throughout the year, to help ensure that enriching social activities are accessible and inclusive for everyone in the Union County community,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, who serves as Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board. “We are looking forward to a wonderful event that brings smiles to everyone who comes, and brings families together to skate with Santa during the holiday season.”Presents will be provided to all children attending the event, courtesy of the Moving New Jersey Forward Foundation.The event includes an appearance by Santa and light refreshments along with ice skating. Skate rental is also provided free of charge.The Warinanco Sports Center is located at 1 Park Drive in Union County’s Warinanco Park, in Roselle.Skating with Santa is a program of the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs, under the Division of Individual and Family Support Services of the Union County Department of Human Services. The Office hosts seasonal events and recreational activities throughout the year.For more information about activities and support services offered through the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs visit ucnj.org/special-needs. To contact the office, use the online form at ucnj.org/special-needs 908-527-4807 or 4781.View this press release on the Union County website: wp.me/p4sLwl-qex ... See MoreSee Less
Last night, Commissioner Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded attended the Westfield Christmas Tree Lighting at the North Avenue Train Station. Thank you to Mayor Shelley Brindle and all who came out to get into the holiday spirit! ... See MoreSee Less
Join the Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Human Services in spreading Holiday magic this year by donating new toys to the children in need! Visit our Amazon Wish List (amzn.to/3r40RnE) to send toys directly to our UC Holiday Workshop or drop off the toys to our Union County Administration Building Lobby located at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth NJ. Please note, only new items will be accepted.For more information contact: Nathalie Hernandez by email at nahernandez@ucnj.org ... See MoreSee Less
The Union County Board of County Commissioners announces that an emergency food distribution event for Union County residents will take place on Saturday, December 17.Details are as follows:• Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.• KEAN University in Union Township, located at 1000 Morris Avenue• Drive-Thru EventThe food distribution is open to all Union County residents. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and no registration is required. The events will take place rain or shine.“Union County recognizes that with recent inflation and residual effects of the pandemic, many residents continue to experience food insecurity,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “Tens of thousands of households within Union County have benefitted from our food distribution programs over the past two and a half years.”Residents wishing to pick up food at the drive-up distribution event at Kean University must arrive in a vehicle. “These food distributions are a continuous lifeline for many who are still struggling financially, and they also help strengthen our entire community by helping to ensure that everyone feels included in the seasonal festivities, especially households with children and seniors,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados who also serves as Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board. “We thank Village Super Market, Gargiulo Produce and all volunteers for their continued collaboration.”All drive-up recipients must remain in their cars. Food boxes will be placed in the trunk or truck bed of the vehicle by volunteers. Attendees are reminded to clear a space to make room for the boxes.Upon arrival, proof of residency and indication of how many people reside in their household will have to be provided. Recipients will receive a special holiday food box and produce with all the trimmings. Please note that only one box of food will be provided per recipient.To learn more about Village Super Market, visit: www.myvillagesupermarket.com. To learn more about Gargiulo Produce, visit: www.gargiuloproduce.com.View this press release on the Union County website: wp.me/p4sLwl-qel ... See MoreSee Less
On Sunday, Commissioner Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Union County Holiday Model Train Show & Open House at the A. Paul Mallory Railroad Center in Union. Visitors to the Holiday Train Show and Open House can get an up-close look at special trains traversing the club’s huge 11,000 square foot layout. Included are famous trains of the past such as the Santa Fe’s famous Super Chief and the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Broadway Limited, along with AMTRAK’s Acela Express and many, many more. Also, a special thank you to Club President Tim McCollum for providing an in depth tour on the entire club facility. The Holiday show continues on Saturdays December 3rd & 10th from 11am – 6pm and Sundays December 4th & 11th from 11am – 6pm. Purchase tickets online: www.themodelrailroadclub.org ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday, Commissioner Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded joined Rahway elected officials at the Rahway Christmas tree lighting and parade. Residents from all over were able to enjoy Bounce House, live performances, ice sculptor, fire pits, hot chocolate, strolling characters, pictures with Santa, carolers, giveaways, and more. ... See MoreSee Less
From the County of Union to you, your family and friends, have a Happy Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday, Union County Commissioner Sergio Granados joined The Union County Department of Human Services to spread Holiday cheer by providing Holiday meals to families within the Prevention Links location in Elizabeth. Thank you to all the staff from Prevention links. ... See MoreSee Less
Look out for us in Billions Season 7 Episode 2; today Paul Giamatti and crew came by to film at the Union County Jail, which has not housed inmates since mid-2021. Now it’s used for temporary processing, making fresh food daily for our Meals on Wheels program, and cool projects like this! ... See MoreSee Less
Commissioner James E. Baker, Jr. honored the Rahway American Legion Post 5 for adopting the World War II Memorial in Rahway River Park during a visit to the site last weekend. As participants in Union County's Adopt-A-Park program, American Legion Post 5 will undertake the maintenance and upkeep of the memorial to promote neighborhood and community involvement. Special thank you to the American Legion Post 5 1st Vice Commander/Membership Chairman Larry Platt, as well as Rahway Councilmembers Dave Brown of the 4th Ward and Michael Cox of the 2nd Ward for engaging with and supporting this program.Individuals, civic organizations and employer groups are welcome to participate in the Adopt-a-Park program. For more information visit the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at ucnj.org/parks-recreation/adopt-a-trail-adopt-a-park/ ... See MoreSee Less

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The Union County Commissioner Board invites children with autism and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy a live performance of the classic ballet The Nutcracker, on Weds. Nov. 30 at 6 pm at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Details: https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qfb

This morning, Commissioners Sergio Granados and Lourdes Leon along with Board of Education members Iliana Chevres and Maria Z. Carvalho joined Jackie Albaum from Groundwork Elizabeth, for a Kids Dig In planting at Mabel G Holmes School No. 5.

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The Union County Commissioner Board invites residents with special needs to enjoy a free ice skating session and holiday party at the Warinanco Sport Center on Sat. Dec. 10. A limited number of spaces are still available. Details + registration link: https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qex

The Union County Board of Commissioners announces that a drive-thru emergency food distribution event for Union County residents will take place on Saturday, December 17 at Kean University, beginning 8 a.m. For full details visit the Union County website, https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qel

Yesterday, Union County Commissioner Sergio Granados joined The Union County Department of Human Services to spread Holiday cheer by providing Holiday meals to families within the Prevention Links location in Elizabeth. Thank you to all the staff from Prevention links.

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Over the weekend, Commissioner James Baker assisted Ebenezer AME Church in Rahway in distributing turkeys and other goods for Thanksgiving. Thank you to Pastor Marti Robinson for hosting this gracious event.

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Travel may be hazardous in parts of New Jersey later today. The National Weather Service is anticipating snow squalls in our area, mainly between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Please stay tuned to the weather news for local conditions and exercise caution during the evening commute.

Join the Board of County Commissioners and the Dept of Human Services in spreading Holiday magic by donating new toys to the children in need! Visit our Amazon Wish List (https://amzn.to/3r40RnE) or contact Nathalie Hernandez by email at nahernandez@ucnj.org for more info.

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