Press Releases

August 15, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding ...

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Imagine peer support groups are available for New Jersey children and families coping with loss due to death or illness. Support groups are facilitated by trained adult volunteers who attend a  four-day training and ongoing continuing education programs.  Volunteers come from all walks of life and ...

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An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county. The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the ...

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Union County residents and visitors should continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population. “It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent mosquito bites,” said Freeholder ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and visitors to continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population. “It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent ...

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Looking for something fun to do after school for your teen? The Summit Area YMCA offers engaging and educational programs, special events, workshops and trips to help teens discover and explore their interests and talents outside the classroom. At the Y, we’re committed to keeping teens involved in ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises County residents to be aware that they can access certain types of property information free of charge through the County Clerk’s website on a 24/7 basis, or by calling or visiting the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield during regular ...

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ELIZABETH – On Aug. 2, 2018, Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage joined Union County College’s Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Union President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ– At the Summit Area YMCA, 7th Graders in our service area pay absolutely nothing for an annual membership thanks to the generous support of YMCA Annual Giving donors and grant support from local corporations and foundations. 7th Grade is a pivotal and transitional year for ...

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A Body in motion, stays in motion. Engaging in an active lifestyle for both the mind and body is important, especially as we age. The Summit Area YMCA offers a wide selection of engaging activities, programs and trips designed for active older adults. Our classes, from Duplicate Bridge to Self ...

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On June 14, 2018, the Summit Area YMCA (SAY) received a Resolution of Recognition from The Summit Board of Education in recognition for our work in providing special needs students with customized education plans to transition into their home communities. The Summit Area YMCA works with the Summit ...

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A Body in motion, stays in motion. Engaging in an active lifestyle for both the mind and body is important, especially as we age. The Summit Area YMCA offers a wide selection of engaging activities, programs and trips designed for active older adults. Our classes, from Duplicate Bridge to Self ...

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ELIZABETH – On Aug. 2, 2018, Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage joined Union County College’s Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Union President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated ...

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Join your friends at the Summit Area YMCA for a fun-filled day of exploration, friends, and lunch!  Our trip is all-inclusive with round-trip bus transportation from Summit. TRIP HIGHLIGHTS • Stroll through the outdoor sculpture garden and enjoy a private tour of the “True Colors” exhibit at ...

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Hikers along the Red Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation will find the going a little easier, thanks to a group of hardworking Adopt-a-Park volunteers. Organized through Jersey Cares and the UC SHOUT (Union County Students Helping OUT) youth initiative, the 20-strong group helped to ...

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CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College has expanded its course offerings for youth ages 11-18. Classes are taught by NJ-certified teachers and subject matter experts that specialize in delivering high-quality youth programs. Classes began the week of June 25 and run ...

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“Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease, the nation’s No.1 Killer” according to the American Heart Association. The Summit Area YMCA will begin its next session of the Healthy Hearts Cardio Maintenance Program in early Fall. Healthy Hearts is free and open to the public ...

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Events Will Include STEM, Shooting Sports, Games and More! Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of the Family Adventure Nights at Camp Wheeler or Watchung ...

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This Fall, cancer survivors can join others to restore their mind, body and spirit through a free 12-week program at the Summit Area YMCA. Cancer takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected with it. Life after cancer can bring on new and unexpected challenges and can be very ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Diversity Council along with the Wells Fargo Branch in New Providence is proud to sponsor a 2018 National Night Out Essay and Art contest in celebration of the 2018 National Night Out on August 7th in Berkeley Heights Essay and Art Contest ...

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Events Will Include STEM, Shooting Sports, Games and More! BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of four Family Adventure Nights at ...

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In June, the Summit Area YMCA Togetherhood™ Committee ran a collection drive for the community to donate foods, treats, blankets, and towels for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. The Summit Area YMCA's mission is to provide opportunities, programs and services to help strengthen community and ...

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Summertime is the perfect time to unwind with a good book! Especially for children, reading or being read to during the summer months is a great way to keep language skills sharp while out of school and prevent the dreaded "Summer Slide. Coming this week, The Berkeley Heights YMCA will be hosting a ...

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On July 18, 2018, The Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA held an honorary ceremony for the 2018 Graduating Seniors before their swim meet against South Orange Community Pool. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of graduating seniors Sarah Polizzi, Jimmy Pitingolo and Duytam Vu. Fellow ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The Shrewd Mechanicals from the New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre will perform Shakespeare Gumbo in the parking lot of Berkeley Heights Public Library, 110 Roosevelt Ave.,  on Friday, July 27, at 7:00 pm.  Bring lawn chairs.  Change of location will be announced in case of ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - ReNew Salon and Spa welcomes Senior Stylist Joan Mormilo to their staff. Mormilo brings with her over 20 years of excellent customer service in the salon and spa industry. She has extensive product knowledge, focuses on keeping up-to-date on industry standards and practices, ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College will be offering the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE Certification (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) from Monday, July 23 through August 22. If you are an executive assistant, office manager, paralegal, program analyst, ...

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Diahann W. Lassus, CFP®, CPA/PFS and President of Lassus Wherley has been named in Investopedia’s second annual ranking of the most influential financial advisors in the U.S., called the Investopedia 100. The advisors that comprise the Investopedia 100 were selected from hundreds of applicants ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Head over to Memorial Park each Wednesday to enjoy the Free Summer Concerts series, held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring the whole family and don’t forget the blankets and lawn chairs—the corner of Park and Plainfield avenues will be the place to be this summer. The BH Special ...

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Dr. Carlos Barrezueta is the new Dean of Social Sciences/Business/History for Union County College. Dr. Barrezueta joined Union in the spring of 2013, originally serving as the College’s Ombudsman and Affirmative Action Officer. In the summer of 2015, he was named the Assistant Dean for Social ...

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