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Assemblywoman Quijano Hosts Elizabeth High School Students At State House

June 12, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Ten students and two teachers from Elizabeth High School were at the State House on Monday as the quests of Assemblywoman Annette Quijano.

The students were shown the ins and outs of the legislature as they toured the Assembly and Senate committee rooms and joined Quijano on the floor of the Assembly as she ran the quorum vote.

“It was a great opportunity to teach ...

Video: ‘Westfield 6’ Arrested at ‘Clean Dream Act’ Protest Hold Press Conference

June 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield continue to wait for their day in court. A trial that was expected to take place Tuesday was put off until a future date at the prosecutor’s request.

Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev.

Free Electronics Recycling for Union County Residents

ELIZABETH, NJ - A reminder to Elizabeth residents, Union County is offering a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Any Union County resident may bring unwanted televisions, computers, printers, and other electronic equipment to this e-cycling site. There is a ...

Assemblywoman Quijano Hosts Elizabeth High School Students At State House

TRENTON, NJ - Ten students and two teachers from Elizabeth High School were at the State House on Monday as the quests of Assemblywoman Annette Quijano.

The students were shown the ins and outs of the legislature as they toured the Assembly and Senate committee rooms and joined Quijano on the floor of the Assembly as she ran the quorum vote.

“It was a great opportunity to teach ...

BP Gas Station Worker Charged with Stealing from Employer

June 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A gas station worker from Elizabeth has been charged with stealing well over $100,000 annually from his employer for two and a half years, amounting to more than quintuple his regular income, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Mario Rosas Delavega Rocha, 42, of  Lt. Glenn Zamorski Drive in Elizabeth, was charged with a single count of ...

Local Police Pass the Torch for Special Olympics

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics.

Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, Roselle, Linden border can be viewed below.

Members of the of the Union Police Department ...

Union County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches Fri, June 22

June 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are also invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join ...

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Very special "Annie, Jr." Coming June 29-July 1 at Rahway High School

ELIZABETH, NJ - The CAU Community Players will be staging a very special production of "Annie, Jr." at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 1, at 2 p.m.

The CAU Community Players is a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities. Formed in 2012, the troupe empowers members ...

Reminder: Eligible Seniors Can Receive $25 in Free Vouchers for Farmer’s Markets, Starting June 25

June 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Income-eligible senior residents age 60 and over can apply for a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce. The vouchers may be used only at Farmer’s Markets in Union County that display a yellow and black WIC sign.

“Farmer’s Markets are a feature of community life throughout Union County in the summertime,” said Freeholder Chairman ...

BP Gas Station Worker Charged with Stealing from Employer

June 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A gas station worker from Elizabeth has been charged with stealing well over $100,000 annually from his employer for two and a half years, amounting to more than quintuple his regular income, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Mario Rosas Delavega Rocha, 42, of  Lt. Glenn Zamorski Drive in Elizabeth, was charged with a single count of ...

Free Electronics Recycling for Union County Residents

June 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A reminder to Elizabeth residents, Union County is offering a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Any Union County resident may bring unwanted televisions, computers, printers, and other electronic equipment to this e-cycling site. There is a ...

Lisa Harold of Elizabeth Named an Advocate for Foster Youth

June 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth’s Lisa Harold is among the latest class of community volunteers to complete child advocacy training and take their oath from Superior Court Judge James Hely to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County.

Volunteers with CASA serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving the county’s abused, neglected or ...

Local Police Pass the Torch for Special Olympics

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics.

Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, Roselle, Linden border can be viewed below.

Members of the of the Union Police Department ...

Reminder: Eligible Seniors Can Receive $25 in Free Vouchers for Farmer’s Markets, Starting June 25

June 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Income-eligible senior residents age 60 and over can apply for a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce. The vouchers may be used only at Farmer’s Markets in Union County that display a yellow and black WIC sign.

“Farmer’s Markets are a feature of community life throughout Union County in the summertime,” said Freeholder Chairman ...

State Fair Meadowlands Opens Thursday, June 21

June 13, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The State Fair Meadowlands opens Thursday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the MetLife Sports Complex.  That’s 18 days of family-friendly fun!

The fair offers over 150 rides and attractions to entertain all the members of your family.  With over 50 food vendors, you know they will well fed.

Visit their website for more ...

Officials call for major improvements, changes to Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka, South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, and Regional Plan Association (RPA) President Tom Wright on Monday held a press conference to discuss the association’s report calling for upgrades to the region’s airports.

The report, entitled “Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the Region’s Airports Revisited,” calls for ...

Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

In ...

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Union County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches Fri, June 22

June 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are also invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join ...

Happenings this Week in the City of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Do you what is happening this week in Elizabeth? Here is a list by Mayor Bollwage’s office of events happening around the City.

Tuesday, June 19 - Completion Ceremony 

(11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth) - The completion ceremony of the NJ Youth Corps of Elizabeth at the Union County College Kellogg Building. 

Wednesday, June 20 - ...

Make Music Roselle Park Lineup Includes Rock Bands, Singer-songwriters, Free Harmonica Lesson

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The lineup for the first-ever Make Music Roselle Park will include two rock bands, a pair of singer-songwriters, a free beginner harmonica lesson and more.

The event being held on June 21, Make Music Roselle Park is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill ...

Linden Man Arrested After Explosion in Cranford

June 22, 2018

CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received
information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through
a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the
Cranford Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through surveillance video ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

June 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 9, 2018

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by prominent ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...

All New Blue Jean Ball Fights Hunger with Style

June 22, 2018

Annual Gala is Revamped, Reimagined, and Reinvigorated to Support the FoodBank’s Mission
Honoring Goya Foods, David Tepper, and CFBNJ Volunteer Corps

HILLSIDE, NJ—June 22, 2018

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey held its All New Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, June 16 at the Central Railroad Terminal in Liberty State Park. Historically a low-key affair, the annual gala was ...