Elizabeth News

September 18, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - This Saturday, September 22, at 5 p.m., RIX Magazine will the open the doors to one of New Jersey’s largest parking decks, a (9) nine-level parking deck in the heart of mid-town Elizabeth. The world-class high-level exotic car show is set to be an experience that will revolutionize ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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ELIZABETH/CRANFORD, NJ - The 1st Annual Charlie’s Angel Prostate Cancer Walk honoring the memory of Charlie Robert Bathelus, will be held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The new non-profit foundation and its work, are in honor of the late Charlie ...

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UNION COUNTY NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the first graduating class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angle G. Estrada presented a resolution to Officer Leonardo Nunes of the Elizabeth Police Department honoring him for his heroic efforts to rescue and save the life of a young child after she had fallen into a swimming ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a free yoga and women’s wellness event to be held in celebration of the 2018 International Day of Peace on Friday evening, September 21, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park. As a suggested ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On Saturday, October 27 Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can turn them in for up to $250 each at either of two locations, in Elizabeth and Plainfield. Anyone turning in a gun may do so anonymously. “Gun buyback events have safely taken hundreds of ...

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ElLIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court-appointed special advocates (CASAs), thanks to Nathalie Hernandez and Alexandria Infante.  Superior Court Judge James Hely administered oaths to the Elizabeth residents as well as ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth held a September 11, service on Tuesday morning. Mayor J. Christian Bollwage held the ceremony to remember the tragic events that took place seventeen years ago and to honor those whose lives were lost, including six members of the Elizabeth community. The ...

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ELIZABETH/PLAINFIELD, NJ - 19 arrests, and the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield was made by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force, says acting Union County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Interim Executive County Superintendent of Union County Daryl Palmieri visited Elizabeth Public Schools as the district welcomed back its students for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The Elizabeth native chose his hometown district to make his first school visits as the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The African American Day Parade Committee will be hosting the annual African American Day Parade on Sunday, September 16, at 2  p.m. The committee is inviting residents of the City of Elizabeth and surrounding cities to join in the celebration.  The parade will begin at Union ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth will provide 45 new tenant-based vouchers for residents from a grant from a  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development award.  The $483,408 HUD Voucher for Elizabeth Residents is part of a $98.5 million award that includes ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. “This is a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center says that music is good for the mind, body, and soul. They will be presenting Health & Harmony 2018, a health fair like no other featuring live dance, Motown, R&B and the rock music of Avenue G, and the "Total Experience”. The event is being ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Crowd gathered on Wednesday evening in front of the CoreCivic immigration detention center in Elizabeth for a vigil for 18-month-old Mariee Juárez, the toddler who died in Ice Custody, and to demand an end to family detentions across the United States. Make the Road New Jersey, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: "We're pleased to announce that all seats will be FREE with RSVP due the support of our sponsors! RSVP now! Refunds for all tickets will be made," says Theo Perkins the shows Director and producer.  The Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble (EYTE), The Office of Youth, and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - With the first day of school quickly approaching, Elizabeth Public Schools look to start the new year with new security protocols in place. Some of which to include no classes on Election Day and parents and visitors will be asked to schedule appointments to enter school ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Mental Health Association invites community members of all ages to their Union County Open House on Saturday, September 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Field across from the YMCA Sierra Gardens Building, 144 Madison Ave., Elizabeth.  Residents can enjoy refreshments ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ —The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect for the area from Monday at noon until Tuesday at 9 p.m. The combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees at times. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Despite possessing work habits that make them excellent candidates, people with disabilities experience increased rates of discrimination and difficulty finding employment, according to local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU). CAU, which supports people with ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - While New Jersey lurches toward legalizing recreational marijuana, one Newark lawmaker is leading the conversation against it.  State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Essex), who on Monday hosted a town hall in Hillside, believes the current legalization bill would lead to more foreclosures in ...

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NEW JERSEY - Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a total of 100 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions are available for banquet servers, bartenders, dishwashers, chefs, food prep workers and chefs in Elizabeth and in the Union County area. The hiring event will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth Police officer came to the rescue of a very young child on Sunday afternoon after she had fallen into a swimming pool. According to Acting Public Information Officer Ruby Contreras, on Sunday afternoon August 26, at approximately 5:33 p.m. Elizabeth Police Officer ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ -  Union County hosted the first ever Warinanco Food Festival on Saturday, featuring local food trucks and restaurants from all over the area.  Visitors to the event had a chance to indulge in culinary delights such as arepas, egg rolls, empanada's, pad thai, jerk chicken, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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