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United Way Of Greater Union County Launches a New Video

Credits: United Way of Greater Union County

United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC), a non-profit organization that aims to provide health and human service resources for residents throughout Union County, North and South Plainfield, launches its latest video entitled, "We Are United Way of Greater Union County".
Released digitally in January, the video offers viewers a brief, but telling and compelling opportunity to learn about UWGUC, the communities it serves and its collective impact. "We want viewers to know that as a health and human services organization, we are committed to addressing barriers and finding sustainable lasting solutions so that everyone has an opportunity to achieve their highest potential", said James Horne, Jr., President and CEO of United Way of Greater Union County.
The three minute video, which features Horne; Alison Yablonowitz, UWGUC Board Chairperson; Juanita Vargas, Vice President at United Way of Greater Union County and community partner, Stacy Grant, emphasizes UWGUC's presence, why organizations like UWGUC are vital and asks viewers to get involved.
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In Union County, one and every four families live below federally defined poverty levels and cannot meet every day basic needs. Through funding programs and services in Union County, such as its Family Success Centers, UWGUC helps provide children and families with access to resources that seeks to help lift families out of poverty. As Vice President Vargas explains during the video, " helping one single mother get training and become a certified nurses aide, we're really talking about the impact that one person has on their children, parents, siblings and families and really being able to bring whole families out of poverty.
Viewers can also find the "We Are United Way of Greater Union County" video online at or on the organization's YouTube channel at

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Springfield Fire Department Delivers Baby on West I-78

March 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.  

Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, and quickly recognized that the woman would be unable to make it to the hospital in time for ...

Holy Week Services at Trinity Cranford March 25th– April 1st, 2018

March 21, 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church, 119 Forest Avenue Cranford, NJ, invites everyone to come celebrate the Holy Week services at Trinity Cranford from March 25 to April 1st.  Join us to feel the Grace of God throughout this exceptional week beginning with Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm/Passion Sunday, the contemplative Taize service on Monday, see the origins of the Eucharist ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI Arrest & More

March 20, 2018

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity.  Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation.  All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.  


1.  03/14/2018 11:32 a.m. 

North Avenue East at Elizabeth Avenue

Arrested:  Shannen Garbiras, 19, Roselle ...

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