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Lantern Cemetery Tour of Aging Tombstones on Tap  -- If You Dare

October 15, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ--If your love of history is stronger than your fear of zombies, then mark Saturday, Oct. 21, in your calendar.

As part of the Four Centuries in a Weekend history event, the Rev. Chaz Hutchison, pastor of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church, will lead a lantern tour of one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. The tour starts at 5:30 p.m. and will run approximately one ...

Job Fair-Over Thirty Retailers Looking to Hire Seasonal Workers in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ--Over thirty retailers will be participating in a job fair on Friday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Mills at Jersey Gardens in the Center Court.

Participating retailers will be hiring for multiple positions, a majority of those positions will be seasonal and part-time employees to help during its busy holiday season. For most retailers, the holiday shopping ...

Ninth Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising Held By Unico District X

ELIZABETH, NJ--- Union County's ninth annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event was held Friday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m., on the steps of the Union County Courthouse.

Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen, Freeholders Alexander Mirabella, Bette Jane Kowalski, Vernell Wright, Angel Estrada and County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi were all in attendance at the event.

“This year, we have a very ...

Paint the Town Pink- Encouraging Volunteerism and Increasing Awareness for Breast Cancer

ELIZABETH, NJ--The city of Elizabeth will be glowing with a new color this October, and it will be “Painting the Town Pink.”

To support Breast Health Awareness Month, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, the City Administration, Health Department and local associations will illuminate homes, businesses and storefronts with pink ribbons.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, ...

Ninth Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising Held By Unico District X

ELIZABETH, NJ--- Union County's ninth annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event was held Friday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m., on the steps of the Union County Courthouse.

Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen, Freeholders Alexander Mirabella, Bette Jane Kowalski, Vernell Wright, Angel Estrada and County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi were all in attendance at the event.

“This year, we have a very ...

Parents and Students Care Demand Equity in Funding For Elizabeth Public Schools, End to Zero Tolerance Policies

ELIZABETH, NJ-- Elizabeth Parents and Students Care, (EPSC) a grassroots education justice advocacy group, is taking on what they say is an “unresponsive school board that makes decisions in the best interests of its own members rather than the children whom it is charged with educating.”

The organization will be holding an event tonight to discuss issues they see with public ...

Elizabeth Offers Free Diabetes Workshop Series in Spanish

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Gateway Family YMCA and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network is sponsoring free diabetes classes in Spanish as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program.

Quality Insights collaborates with healthcare providers, patients and allied organizations across the network to bring about widespread, significant improvements in the quality of care they ...

Volunteer Opportunities Exist for 55+-RSVP Information Sessions

ELIZABETH, NJ-The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Union County will hold two information sessions for all adults 55 and older in Union County.

Opportunities exist throughout the county for volunteers in friendly visiting, community gardens and school-age tutoring and more.

The information sessions will take place at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian ...

Union County First To Take “Stand Up for the Other” Pledge

ELIZABETH, NJ-Union County is the first in New Jersey to take the “Stand Up for the Other” pledge. The pledge calls people to action and to challenge bigotry in all its forms.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen and the Freeholder Board announced that they welcomed Dr. Mohammad Ali Chaudry of the New Jersey Interfaith Coalition to share the "Stand Up for the ...

New Law in Effect Changes the Way New Jersey Residents Use Car Seats

TRENTON, NJ – New legislation went into effect September 1 that has changed the rules about using infant and child car seats in New Jersey.

The law went into effect September 1 and includes new regulations that require children under the age of two and 30 pounds must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness.  Older children must remain in a booster seat until they are ...

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