Union County’s 2021 Gun Amnesty Buyback event was a success, with residents turning in more than 525 unwanted guns in exchange for rewards of as much as $250 per weapon. The countywide event was on Saturday, October 23, at locations in Elizabeth, Plainfield and Westfield.
The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that all residents, from age five on up, are now eligible to receive a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus. Union County has added the 5-11 age group to its ongoing free vaccination program.
Scotch Plains Councilman Matt Adams, who was appointed to the township’s governing body in April to finish Josh Losardo’s unexpired seat (vacated when he became mayor), has won the special election to fulfill the term by defeating first-time Republican candidate Deanna Dell-Bene on Tuesday night.
The New Jersey Globe is projecting that State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden), Assemblywoman Linda Carter (D-Plainfield), and Assemblyman James Kennedy (D-Rahway) have won re-election to the 22nd legislative district.