Press Releases

December 13, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which​​​​ is scheduled for Saturday, March 16.  Sister Percylee has been the Principal of Union Catholic since 1980 and has been the ...

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The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored six local women at their 18th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.  Susan Head (Florham Park), Linda S. Habgood (Westfield; mother and son accepting award), Alexandra Picozzi (New Vernon), Nancy Washington (Manasquan), Trisha Swift ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that the free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available. The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and deadlines for the 2019 election cycle, along with full page illustrations highlighting ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Chilly but bright and dry weather is expected to draw many visitors to Union County parks this weekend. As always there is something for everyone to enjoy, highlighted by the celebratory opening of Union County’s new Warinanco Dog Park. “We are constantly looking for new ...

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MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the launch of the new UC Night at the Theatre grant program for high schools. As part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s Moving Union County Forward initiative, the new program aims to help cover the costs of high school ...

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 “How to Stay Active While Stuck Indoors ” to be Addressed at The Elizabeth Public Library on Tuesday, December 11th , at 10:30 AM An informational program on “How To Stay Active While Stuck Indoors”  presented by JFSCNJ staff nurse, Kathleen McMahon, Rn, BSN, MA, MEd,  will take place on ...

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Looking for some kid-friendly holiday fun this weekend? On Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, visit the Holiday Sound and Light Show, an extravaganza of HO scale model trains with easy viewing for all ages. Shows are running on all three days. The event takes ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their first Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on November 7th. The event was led by Pink Champagne Lunch Committee members Sonia Best, Fine Lines Salon; Dorothy Goldberg, CWI Design; Sally Glick, Sobel & Co, LLC; Catherine ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J.  Lessons are offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the ...

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The public is invited to join with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to honor the memory of the 26 children and adults who were murdered in a single act of gun violence at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in ...

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Elizabeth, NJ – If anyone can speak with authentic candor to a ballroom full of people about behavioral health and addiction, and make them simultaneously laugh out loud and nod in empathy, it’s Patrick J. Kennedy II, the former U.S. Congressman, mental health advocate and author of the New York ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free peregrine falcon presentation on Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 pm for families with children ages 7 and older at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. Stephanie D’Alessio, Director of Education for ...

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Kick off the season’s festivities with a visit to the annual Holiday Sound & Light Show beginning this Friday, November 23 at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center. The three-week series showcases the Railroad Center’s gigantic HO scale layout along with additional model train displays, ...

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On Monday, November 12, cadets from the Civil Air Patrol (C.A.P.) Captain “Bud” Jackson Squadron honored Veterans at the Rotary International Clubs Charity Foundation Program and Honoring of Veterans Event following the Veterans Day Weekend. The middle and high school students, known as cadets, ...

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For more than 30 years, Union County residents have gained personal growth through community service as volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. New volunteers are welcome to join now and receive a free training course that qualifies them to serve with the Rape Crisis Center as ...

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Rent prices just hit an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the nationwide median asking rent surpassed $1,000 for the first time ever. That’s actually an increase of nearly 10% in just one year - when rents checked in at $912. For people in the northeast, where rents are among the ...

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The Odessa Klezmer Band brings the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to mainstream America. The band has been in existence playing Klezmer music since 1984 celebrating the great variety and wealth of music heritage of Eastern Europe, Ladino, and Middle Eastern music, ...

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Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mountainside on Dec. 1 and 2.  ASIST is an internationally acclaimed two-day interactive training program in suicide first-aid designed to provide ...

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EDISON, NJ -- On Sunday, Nov. 4, students, faculty, parents and friends from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison joined to help support Interfaith RISE's annual walk-a-thon.  Upper School students helped direct participants, worked the registration table, and held signs during the ...

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  Mary Claire Givelber, Director of Community Engagement 908.301.1899 / Maryclaire.givelber@caringcontact.org   Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) to be offered in Mountainside December 1 and 2   Westfield, NJ – November 8, 2018 – Caring Contact, a crisis hotline ...

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Though the rain came down in sheets on Sat, Oct 27th due to incoming Tropical Storm Oscar, that did not dampen the spirits of the patrons of the 4th annual Taste of Operation Warm Heart, a fundraiser to benefit the emergency winter sheltering program for the homeless, run by the Elizabeth Coalition ...

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Union County residents and visitors are invited to explore the concept of untold histories and participate in a discussion hosted by Dr. Mary Rizzo of Rutgers University on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in ...

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“Medicare Changes for 2019 - What You Need To Know ” to be Addressed at The Elizabeth Public Library on Tuesday, November 13, at 11:30 AM An informational program on “Medicare Changes for 2019: What You Need to Know” presented by Elyse Drucker, Union County SHIP Coordinator,  will take ...

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Union County residents who wish to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot in time for the November 6 General Election may apply for one in person at the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield on Friday, November 3, Saturday, November 4, and Monday, November 5. Voters may also use the County Clerk’s ...

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Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Mental Health First Aid Training in Westfield on Nov. 7t and 14. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents that the County Clerks’ Elections Office in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for special hours on Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone wishing to obtain an application for a Vote-By-Mail ballot in person.

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A new video, Union County Women Making History, featuring Jan Lilien of YWCA Union County has been released. The video highlights Lillien and her work that is an inspiration to break down the stereotypes of domestic violence survivors. It is the second of a series of videos that highlight the ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artworks from the 2018 Union County Teen Arts Touring Exhibit, on display at the Freeholders Gallery from November 1, 2018 through January 3, 2019. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration ...

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Alberto Goncalves, principal of GonSosa Development, was honored by the Hispanic Law Enforcement Association of Union County at the 27th Annual HLEAUC Gala, October 27, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course. Goncalves, a real estate developer, has devoted his career spanning 18 years to developing ...

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