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Be Prepared for Extreme Cold This Weekend

Union County, NJ – Another cold snap has hit the Union County area along with high winds, sending temperatures plummeting throughout the holiday weekend. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that help is available for those without a warm place to stay, through the Code Blue program. 

 Code Blue is designed to coordinate municipal and County resources, to help homeless persons find a place at a shelter or warming center.

 Residents who observe anyone outdoors who is asleep or in need of assistance should contact their local police department, which will arrange for transportation to a shelter. 

 In addition, the following warming locations have been provided to the County by municipal officials or have been publicized through local media. Availability and hours may change, and public buildings will be closed on Monday, February 16, so always call ahead before coming to a warming center:



Second Macedonia Baptist Church
1251 Fairmount Avenue
After 4:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Police Department
After 4:00 p.m.



The Chelsea Senior Living Center
295 South Avenue


Linden Library
31 East Henry Street
Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday    9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday  9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The library is open on the following Saturdays: January 10, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 21
The library is closed on Sundays, and it will also be closed on January 17, 19, 31, February 12, 14, 16, 28, and March 14, 28
John T. Gregorio Recreation Center
330 Helen Street
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Linden Multi-Purpose Center
1025 John Street
Monday, Wednesday, Friday —  8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday — 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday


Roselle Park

The Roselle Park Community Casano Center
314 Chestnut St.
Monday – Thursday. 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Scotch Plains

Municipal Building
430 Park Avenue


To report downed power lines or outages, contact your utility company. PSE&G customers call 1-800-436-7734. JCP&L customers call 1-800-545-7738 or use the automated reporting line at 1-888-544-4877.  

For questions about your gas service, call Elizabethtown Gas at 800-492-4009.  

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