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Posted on: August 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Governing Body and Residents Join Forces for Ultimate Unity Block Party

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The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union invite all residents to come out and participate in the first, ever Ultimate Unity Block Party taking place on Sunday, September 18th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at Rabkin Park on Swanstrom Pl in Union. The event is being hosted by the Township as part of their Union for Unity Campaign.

“The idea for this event was brought to us by one of our residents, Holly Schneider,” said Mayor Manuel Figueiredo. “A feel-good event such as this one is a necessity considering the recent state of our country, and as a result, the Township was happy to get on board and support her vision.”

According to Schneider, the event came to fruition after a candid conversation with her son and his friends the morning after five police officers were killed in a tragic shooting in Dallas, TX. She then took to a local Facebook forum to ask the community for their support.

“In a few hours we had over a thousand likes and shares,” Schneider said. “We had businesses and residents coming together and volunteering their time and services and making commitments to donate food, beverages and other items.”

Due to the support of the Governing body, Union residents and local coalitions the event will feature food, games and entertainment all free of charge.

For additional information on Union’s Ultimate Unity Block Party please contact Natalie Pineiro, Public Information Officer, Township of Union, at or at 908-415-8662. Pre-registration for this event is required at

If you would like to donate food items, charcoal, or supplies for the activities, please contact Holly Schneider at

The Township of Union’s Union for Unity campaign was implemented after the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in order to give their residents a means of coming together and supporting one another. The campaign has included a vigil for the victim of Orlando, a gathering at Town Hall after the shooting of the police officers in Dallas, and the annual National Night Out Against Crime event hosted by Union Police Department.

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