Cranford's Memorial Day Parade Set for May 28

May 21, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Memorial Day Parade, hosted by the Cranford Recreation and Parks Department, will be held on Monday, May 28.

According to a press release from the department, line up begins at the Cranford Community Center at 8:30 a.m. and marching begins at 9 a.m., ending in the traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park at 10 a.m.

Grand Marshal James Silkensen, ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Community Access Unlimited Raises $55,000 for People with Disabilities and at-risk Youth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club.

With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the business community, 100 attendees representing 53 businesses supported the agency and its members ...

Family Promise of Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

SUMMIT, NJ - Drawing a record crowd, Family Promise of Union County -- in partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and a host of volunteers -- hosted its third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford / Elizabeth, welcoming more than 200 attendees to an event that featured free wellness screenings, nutritional advice, and healthy foods.

A grant from Overlook ...

Cranford Township Committee Proclaims May 11 "Court Appointed Special Advocate of Union County Day"

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen, Jr. presented the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County with a proclamation declaring May 11 "CASA of Union County Day" at Tuesday night's meeting.

CASA of Union County recruits, trains, supervises and supports community volunteers to advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children placed in foster homes or ...

Car Donation Changes Life for Elizabeth Man and His Family

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Luis Ortiz used to walk to work every day from his apartment in Elizabeth to his job in Roselle as a mechanic at the garage of nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) because he did not have a car. He also was not able to take his daughters to appointments or on family outings. That changed when Ortiz was given a car donated to CAU through its Vehicle Donation ...

Community Access Unlimited honors community partners at 2018 Awards Dinner

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) recently honored a number of key community partners at the agency's 2018 Awards Night Celebration, held April 12 at its headquarters in Elizabeth.

Community Access Unlimited is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as at-risk youth to enable them to live ...

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Help make sandwiches for people in need

May 14, 2018

Samaritan Sandwich Event – making sandwiches together at Cranford United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. on May 20th

Join us as we gather in the Education Building of the Cranford United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 20 to make sandwiches to be delivered to St. Joseph’s Service Center in Elizabeth. Bread and cold cuts will be provided and please feel free to bring your own ...