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New York General Consulate of Mexico in New Jersey this Week to Help Immigrants Get Documentation Services

May 24, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Representatives from Adelante Alliance New Jersey and the New York General Consulate of Mexico are in Roselle this week to help give immigrants in the tristate area an opportunity to begin procedures to obtain passports, a consular identification cards, birth certificates, and dual citizenship.

Immigrants came from as far away as Dover, NJ on Tuesday Morning to the Roselle Fire ...

Family Promise President Ehlers Named to Fed’s Community Advisory Group

SUMMIT, NJ - Claas Ehlers, president of Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise, has been named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Advisory Group (CAG), which is comprised of leaders of nonprofit organizations, community development organizations, and philanthropic foundations from throughout the Federal Reserve’s Second District.

Community ...

Sen. Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour Union County College Elizabeth Campus

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Outdoor Music Festival Returns Plainfield; Naughty by Nature to Headline

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual Rhythm and Blues by the Brook free music festival will return to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on Saturday, June 3.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all music fans to to a day filled with live music, children’s activities and much more.

“Rhythm and Blues by the Brook is our signature event that kicks off a whole series of free ...

Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

Oratory Prep Opens, Dedicates Game-Changing DeGaeta Hall

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 800 guests recently attended the Grand Opening and Dedication of Oratory Preparatory School's DeGaeta Hall, a 48,000 square-foot structure that includes -- among its features and amenities -- a new gymnasium, science lab and cafeteria.

The new structure is named after Al DeGaeta, the grandfather of an Oratory alumnus, who oversaw numerous aspects of ...

Warinanco Sports Center Opens After $7 Million Renovation

ROSELLE, NJ---The newly renovated Warinanco Sports Center that includes the popular ice skating rink had its unofficial opening today, May 16, drawing a crowd that included state and municipal leaders and 75 Roselle students. Later this year, the county will host a full celebration marking the start of skating activities.

“You can tell by how many elected officials are here that they are ...

Westfield Kids Plan 7th Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament to Benefit Camp for Kids with Cancer

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 7th Annual Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament benefiting Sr. Pat’s Kids Camp is set for the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. The tournament is organized by a board of four students from Westfield High School — Michael Birle, Katie Sullivan, Andrew Caminiti and Bryce Dannevig — and Delbarton student Jack Cushing.

Participants of all ages are ...

The JCC in Scotch Plains Launches TASC INSPIRE, a Hands-On Philanthropy Experience for Teens

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The JCC of Central New Jersey’s Teen Action Service Corps (TASC) for high school students has added a new initiative to its experiential learning program that features 59 teenagers who come from six towns and seven different schools. The program incorporates intensive leadership symposiums, group volunteer experiences and ...

Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Meeting Will Update Riders on Penn Station Issues, Hudson River Tunnel, and One-Seat Rides

CRANFORD, NJ - Legislators, elected officials, transportation professionals and the public are invited to the next meeting of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC) on Monday, May 15, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Cranford Community Center (220 Walnut Ave., Cranford).

Somerset County Freeholder Director and RVRC Chairman Peter Palmer will summarize the coalition’s 2016-17 ...

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