Press Releases

September 20, 2018

The Gateway Family YMCA celebrates National Adult Day Services Week, September 16th-22nd, joining the National Adult Day Services Association and organizations throughout the United States.  The Gateway Family YMCA – WISE Center YMCA Branch in Union, NJ will be offering tours of the Adult Day ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a free yoga program for women on Friday evening, September 21, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle beginning at 6:00 p.m. and concluding at approximately 9:00 p.m. The event is open to women age 16 and older. The program is part of a ...

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Five local leaders honored for community achievement The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the community to join the County’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sunday, September 23rd, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street ...

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The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has traditionally been focused on a singular core message: awareness. The impetus of the month-long campaign has been that women (and men) need to be aware of what’s normal for them, know their family histories, and pay heed ...

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The Gateway Family YMCA will join local groups across the country to celebrate the 17th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day on September 26th, 2018. As an official host site, The Gateway Family YMCA will provide health and fitness information to local women, trial classes and ...

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On Saturday, October 27 Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can turn them in for up to $250 each at either of two locations, in Elizabeth and Plainfield. Anyone turning in a gun may do so anonymously. “Gun buyback events have safely taken hundreds of guns off the ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the first graduating class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with the goal ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is please to present artwork from the “Art from the HEART” fine arts program, now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through September 28. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 ...

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Seniors at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth celebrated the delivery of a new waist-high “senior” garden bed earlier this week, with the help of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados, Groundwork Elizabeth Executive Director Jonathan Phillips and ...

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their families’ habits with the goal of overweight and obese children obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight. That is why The Gateway Family YMCA — ...

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This Welcoming Week, taking place September 14-23, The Gateway Family YMCA will join Welcoming America and hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide in hosting events to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Welcoming ...

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Parents to share story of son's suicide to raise awareness Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves northern and central New Jersey, presents an evening with Wendy and Steve Sefcik, whose son, T.J., died by suicide in 2010 at the age of 16 while suffering from depression. The Sefciks will ...

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On September 29th, The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union will celebrate a family-friendly wellness event, Family Fun & Fitness Day.  Y Branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union will be hosting events that are open to the community including free family group exercise ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to support LGBTQ and ally business owners at next week’s “Out For Business” Breakfast presented by the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce in partnership with PSEG on September 12, 2018 at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield from 8:00 AM until ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a free yoga and women’s wellness event will be held in celebration of the 2018 International Day of Peace on Friday evening, September 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco ...

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CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering Uniform Construction Code courses this semester for individuals interested in construction and licensure. These programs have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Building Inspector ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who perished in the World Trade Center attack of 2001 by visiting the Union County September 11th Memorial on Tuesday, September 11 at Echo Lake Park in ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Harness the Power of Google” on Thursday, September 20th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed Building, located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union Township. “Non-profit organizations have a constant ...

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Union County 4-H Clubs are gearing up for a new season, and Union County students in grades 1-12 are invited to join their peers in a hands-on exploration of popular fields ranging from  archery, cooking and fashion to Lego robotics and other STEM subjects. Youth in their first year after ...

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On Saturday, September 15, the Centennial Village Group of Cranford will be holding its 11th Music Fest outside of Lincoln School in Cranford, NJ.  The event begins at 4 p.m., with music and festivities lasting until 9 p.m.  Admission is free. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening of fun ...

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CRANFORD – Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI), an economic research firm based in Idaho, has released a study on the economic impact of Union County College on the County. The results revealed a very positive impact of the College on the regional economy in large part through the College’s ...

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CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering the Personal Trainer National Certification beginning on September 8.    Start a new career this fall by becoming a certified personal trainer. The class is held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College and Warren County Community College have established an agreement between the two institutions to promote the usage and training of drones (sUAS or small unmanned aircraft systems) for their students and residents throughout New Jersey. Union’s President Dr. Margaret ...

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Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, moves to Hillside this Wednesday with the presentation of The Lego Batman Movie.  The event will take place at Rutgers ...

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Nine athletes from the Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club recently competed at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships in Greensboro, NC.  Five athletes placed in the top 20 across the nation in their respective event. Athletes finishing in the top eight were named ...

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If someone is injured, the first few minutes are critical in helping their chances of surviving life-threatening injuries. Would you know how to aid them until professional help arrived? On Thursday, September 6 from 7 pm – 9 pm, the Scotch Plains Public Library will host the FEMA Until Help ...

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Union County residents who are looking for a powerful way to give back to the community can apply to volunteer with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. The Rape Crisis Center provides intervention, advocacy, medical and legal accompaniment, and other support services for victims of sexual violence ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that world renowned guitarist, composer, arranger and teacher Carlos Alomar will be the featured speaker for “Excellence in All We Do,” a free Hispanic Heritage Month event on Tuesday, October 2, at 11:00 a.m., at the Sidney F.

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Union County residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age sixty and above will have a choice of five different dates and locations in September to meet staff from the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, to get information on senior services ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all military veterans and active duty personnel, their families, and veterans service providers to attend the Networking Mixer for Military personnel this Thursday, August 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf ...

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