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September 24, 2022

The Salvation Army New Jersey Division recently partnered with the City of Elizabeth to fill red sand in sidewalk cracks in front of Elizabeth’s City Hall to bring attention to human trafficking and exploitation. On Wednesday, September 21, volunteers joined artist Molly Gochman who first launched ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, the City of Elizabeth and the Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting the fourth annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest October 22 at Carteret Park.  The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with activities and fun for everyone’s ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - After a brief pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elizabeth Rotary Club will host the 15th Annual Taste of Elizabeth this fall.  The annual food tasting event will be held on Monday, October 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, located at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Recreation Department will be hosting student registration sign-ups for the upcoming dance classes on Sunday, September 11.  Dance classes are available for children ages three and up. Adults registering children are asked to provide proof of address and the child’s ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Public Library staff will be bringing their dogs to work on Monday, August 22 after a much-loved event last summer.  The furry friends will only be visiting the Main and Elmora branches of the library. For more information, contact the Elizabeth Public Library at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth is looking to give the heart of the Midtown Historic District a facelift with a new mural installation.  Artists from Elizabeth are encouraged to apply and submit a proposal for their designs for the feature piece.  Interested artists must legally reside ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Sitting underneath a canopy in Mindowaskin Park Saturday, the 9-year-old from Westfield explained that she mixed blue, pink and white paints to create pastel colors. Then she took the cap from her used plastic water bottle and lightly dipped its edges in the paint before pressing ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - From Monday, July 11 to Monday, August 1. The main branch of the Elizabeth Public Library will be closing for repairs.  In an announcement from the library, a spokeswoman said the building will be closed for building improvements. The Elmora, EPort and LaCorte branches will ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) is bringing concerts to the city, with a series of concerts taking place at Atlantic Street Park.  The Sounds of Summer concert series will be taking place every Friday at 7 p.m. The concerts will feature different music styles: ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Artistry Commission is looking for pieces to display in the Elizabeth Public Library this Fall.  The Commission is asking artists to submit pictures of the pieces for consideration by August 19. All pieces’ themes and sizes are subject to approval. This exhibit's ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A friendly competition for the greatest hot dogs in the City of Elizabeth continues, with Elizabeth Avenue Partnership and the city, hosting celebrations for National Hot Dog Day on July 20.  In honor of the holiday, both Tommy's Italian Sausage & Hot Dogs and Jerry's Famous ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Veteran’s Memorial Waterfront Park will be decked out in red, white and blue on July 4, as the City of Elizabeth will be hosting a Fourth of July celebration.  The celebration will include entertainment, a photo booth and fun, according to the city’s announcement. Fireworks ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth’s many splash pools will now be opened through Labor Day.  All locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. if weather permits.  The splash park locations are: Green Acres, 169 Bellevue Street Jackson Park, 201-243 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - With National Night Out approaching, the City of Elizabeth is looking for vendors for the event.  Nonprofit organizations and organizations with 501(c) accreditation are invited to reserve a table for the event. Vendors of the event are not able to sell goods or services while ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Growing up in an urban area meant not going too far for basic needs, and 15-year-old Kayly Hernandez was no exception. Her mother, a lifelong Elizabeth resident, never learned to ride a bike, so neither did she. Fortunately, that changed when she began working with Groundwork ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Jefferson Park Ministries and the Haitian Flag Day Planning Committee of NJ will be hosting their second annual art exhibit for Haitian Heritage Month, titled A Walk Through Haiti, at Elizabeth Public Library. The exhibit will be available for all residents to view from 9 a.m. to 5 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The much loved and anticipated return of the Tour De Elizabeth is less than a month away and the City of Elizabeth is getting ready to jump back on their bicycles. The 15-mile ride will be taking place on Sunday, May 22. “After two years of a pandemic, I am happy to be able to ...

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WOODBRIDGE — The Mayor’s Free Summer Concert Series will return starting Monday, June 20 with performances five nights-a-week, most of them at the Woodbridge High School football field. Mayor John McCormac announced a full schedule of upcoming performances for the 2022 season featuring known ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - April is Autism Awareness Month. Throughout the month of April, there will be a number of events in the City of Elizabeth to bring awareness and education about Autism Spectrum Disorder.    Chalk it Up! April 9 at 11 a.m. The Elizabeth Parent Support Group will be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A prom dress donation drive is happening in the City of Elizabeth, with the hopes of giving prom dresses back to those in need.  Donations of prom dresses are being collected Thursday through Saturday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. at 1144 East Jersey Street. Dresses in all sizes and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - After two years without, Groundwork Elizabeth and the City of Elizabeth are partnering up to bring the Tour De Elizabeth back this spring.  This year’s theme will be “Superheroes for a Super City,” with riders having the option to wear their favorite costumes while participating.

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ELIZABETH, NJ- This past weekend, Elizabeth High School 2022 Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network Class Scholastic A Winter Colorguard placed first with a score of 80.22 at the Monroe High School Competition on Saturday, March 19. Elizabeth left the judges no choice as they dominated, exceeding the second ...

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 Study up on these fun facts, then head out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a local bar or restaurant.    According to a new survey by WalletHub, more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green. Overall, $4.6 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Arts Council is hosting an art show at Elizabeth Public Library in honor of Women’s History Month.  The art show will be displayed in the third-floor gallery of the library’s main branch. Art will be featured by Elizabeth Arts Council members Sharon Curia, Daphnie ...

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NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Sponsorships are now available for the third annual Banding Together, a virtual concert series to benefit Community Access Unlimited from March 28 to April 2. This event brings together six talented musical performers with different styles to perform in a six-night series, which ...

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Elizabeth, NJ— The Institute of Music for Children has been approved for a $45,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Summer Arts Institute by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is the highest arts grant in the state, and among the highest 20% in the nation. “The National ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Tuesday is National Plan for Vacation Day, which encourages Americans to plan their vacation days for the entire year. Findings by the travel industry and partners have continuously shown that vacation days are not being used, thus affecting workers' mental health, personal ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - One individual person and 12 organizations in Elizabeth have received funding through the Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. Elizabeth’s awardees include:  Daphnie Manzione will receive $1,000 to provide a Peace Garden at ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- South Amboy or Southie? Anne Hathaway stars in a film based on the 2015 novel, Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh, a New England-based fiction writer. Set in Massachusetts around Christmastime 1964, the story centers on a depressed 24-year-old woman who is trapped between two roles: ...

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