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CRANFORD—The Union County Council of the League of Women Voters will present its annual candidates’ forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Cranford Municipal Building, 8 Springfield Avenue.

Three seats on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders are open this year, all for three-year terms. The candidates are Democrats Angel Estrada of Elizabeth, Rick Proctor of Rahway and Nancy Ward of Linden, and Republicans Michael Yakubov of Roselle Park, John Russitano of Westfield and Joseph Franchino of Berkeley Heights.

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TRENTON – Longtime state Assemblyman Neil Cohen (D-Union) resigned Monday. Cohen is currently the subject of a child pornography investigation, though as of Monday no charges had been filed.
Cohen has reportedly been in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation since authorities seized his office computer last week.

Cohen submitted his one-sentence resignation letter to clerk of the Assembly at 9:24 a.m., said Derek Roseman, spokesman for the Assembly Democrats.
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ELIZABETH –Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada and Union County Human Services Director Frank Guzzo have been recognized with a 2008 Annual Founder’s Day Award by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, in honor of their work in bringing “Code Blue” to Union County.

Code Blue is an emergency program that helps provide immediate shelter to the homeless in extreme cold.

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Young Writers Honored—Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada and Freeholder Deborah Scanlon congratulate the winners of the 2008 Union County Shade Tree Commission “Young Writers of Union County” contest. The winners are (from left) Emily Miller from the Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains, Muneerah Woods and Daijon Scott from the Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School in Hillside, and Aaron Henry, Candice Mason and Nicholas Lelcitsky, all from the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark. All contestants, from grade 6 through grade 8, had to write an original work celebrating Arbor Day and creatively express the importance of trees in Union County. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

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ELIZABETH—The county is enlisting residents in the annual war against the mosquito population. The county has several programs to manage mosquitoes, and residents are being asked to join the fight. There are about 20 different species of mosquitoes in Union County. Included in this group is the Asian tiger mosquito.

“Recently the tiger mosquito has become a significant pest in Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “This is a very quick biting and aggressive species that can survive in a broad range of climates and conditions. They seem very adaptable.”

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ELIZABETH – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that $330,000 in state funding has been obtained to repair the historic South Front Street Bridge in Elizabeth.  The work is needed to replace and reinforce the bridge deck.

State funding of $462,000 has also been obtained to replace the railroad bridge over the East Branch of Westbrook in Roselle, as part of a long term flood control project.

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Karen Lukenda (center) is honored by the Union County Freeholders

Freeholders Honor Women Of Excellence—Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (left) and Freeholders Nancy Ward (second from left), Bette Jane Kowalski (second from right) and Deborah Scanlon (right) present a resolution to Karen Lukenda (center) of Linden, congratulating here on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Lukenda was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for her work in community health care. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

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