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Union County Announces 2018 Library Grant Awards

August 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.

“Our community is stronger when we all work together to provide every child with ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

Notice: Ribbon Cutting for New Skate Park in Mattano Park Postponed

August 3, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Mayors office has announced that the Ribbon Cutting for the new skate park in Mattano Park scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, at 11 a.m., has been postponed. We will update when a new date is announced. 

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100 Students Graduate the 2018 Union County Sheriff’s Youth Police Academy

August 5, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - One hundred middle and high school students throughout Union County graduated this year’s 2018 Union County Sheriff’s Youth Police Academy.

Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke, Mickey Colon, and Jonathan Parham and congratulated the graduates during a ceremony on Wednesday, August 1, at the Rahway High School Performing Arts ...

The City of Elizabeth’s 35th Annual National Night Out to Be Held on August 7

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will host the 35th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park located on Front Street.

Join Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and Elizabeth Police for a night of music, police and fire demonstrations, free food and more. The traditional 8:30 p.m. movie will also be shown.

For more ...

UCC’s Yamel Abreu Participates in the NJCAA/WBCA All-Star Showcase

August 17, 2018

CRANFORD - Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation who were chosen for the showcase. 

Throughout the weekend, the ...

Drag Queen Story Hour Coming to Rahway

August 16, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza.

The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote self-acceptance and build empathy. It features a drag queen known as "Harmonica ...

Union County Awards 63 “HEART” Grants

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced 63 artists, historians, and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. 

“The recipients of HEART Grants are a wonderful mix of creative individuals – composers and writers, historians, visual ...

Warinanco Pet Parade Garners Enthusiastic 'Appaws'

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - People and pups alike gathered at Warinanco Sports Center this past  Saturday for the first-ever Warinanco Pet Parade, where canine talent from across Union County competed in multiple contests and enjoyed the admiration of dozens of dog lovers.

From “Waggiest Walk” to “Prettiest Puppy” and “Smallest Dog,” owners and their furry ...

Elizabeth Man Sentenced to 148 Years for "Reign of Terror"

August 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man was sentenced to a total of 148 years in state prison after being convicted for 60 crimes, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Thursday.

Rasheed Powell, 43, was sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch on who described Powell’s crimes as collectively constituting an “incomprehensible ...

Newark Man Convicted in Elizabeth Armed Robbery-Turned-Shooting at Local Liquor Store

ELIZABETH, NJ – A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts on six counts filed against a Newark man who attempted to rob and then shot a man outside an Elizabeth liquor store last year.

Gary Jones, 45, of Newark was convicted on charges including first-degree robbery, two second-degree weapons offenses, third-degree assault with bodily injury using a deadly weapon, fourth-degree ...

Union County Board of Elections Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

August 3, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections is actively seeking bilingual poll workers who are interested in helping eligible voters in the community exercise their right to vote.

Poll workers are paid $200 to work from 5:15 a.m. to 8:15 .pm. on Election Day and must be available to work both the June Primary Election and the November General Election during the year.

Poll ...

Notice: Ribbon Cutting for New Skate Park in Mattano Park Postponed

August 3, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Mayors office has announced that the Ribbon Cutting for the new skate park in Mattano Park scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, at 11 a.m., has been postponed. We will update when a new date is announced. 

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At-risk Youth Hear Story of Challenges and Success at Annual Conference

August 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Michael Williams, Jr. stood before a room filled with youth living within New Jersey's child services system and struggled to begin his story. Williams, a community organizer, behaviorist and licensed social worker at the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU), is proud of what he has accomplished in life, but less so of the decisions he made as a youth.

Presenting as ...

Union County Awards 63 “HEART” Grants

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced 63 artists, historians, and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. 

“The recipients of HEART Grants are a wonderful mix of creative individuals – composers and writers, historians, visual ...

Union County Announces 2018 Library Grant Awards

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.

“Our community is stronger when we all work together to provide every child with ...

Heat Advisory in Effect for North Eastern New Jersey Through Thursday August 16

August 15, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16. 

The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period. 

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or ...

Trinitas Staff Celebrates First Public Health Innovator Award

ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Employee Health and Infection Control staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center are celebrating their status as the first to receive the NJ Department of Health's Public Health Innovator Award.  

The award recognizes Trinitas for vaccinating 97 percent of its employees against the flu in an attempt to prevent the spread of the flu among employees, ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

August 11, 2018

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

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Sat, August 18, 11:00 AM

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13th Annual Midtown Car & Bike Show

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2018 Dancers Pointe Open House!

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Thu, September 6, 6:00 PM

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Union

41st Annual Greek Festival

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

The City of Elizabeth’s 35th Annual National Night Out to Be Held on August 7

August 4, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will host the 35th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park located on Front Street.

Join Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and Elizabeth Police for a night of music, police and fire demonstrations, free food and more. The traditional 8:30 p.m. movie will also be shown.

For more ...

Roselle Park to Host First Annual Celebration of Colors and Pride Month

August 16, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will be hosting the community’s first annual “Celebration of Colors and Pride Month on Saturday, August 18, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Roselle Park High School’s Herm Shaw Field.

The event includes guest speaker Jane Clementi (the mother of Tyler Clemente), performances, entertainment, giveaways, games by the recreation committee, ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

August 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

Acceptance to NJ Basketball Academy @ Patrick School

August 15, 2018

Dear Editor, 

My name is Anthony Lanza and I live in Elizabeth, NJ and have some exciting news I want to share with you. I am 13 years old and I have played basketball for many years and have played on my local school team and on the AAU basketball circuit with Nike sponsored New York Renaissance. This year I decided to try to take my game to the next level and I am proud to let you ...

Union County College Receives $1.5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation under New Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

August 15, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding to 31 new projects nationwide that aim to increase retention and graduation rates for ...