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Community Announcements

December 5, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - To help increase the number of applicants to the Excluded New Jerseyans fund, activist groups and community organizations are hosting workshops to help people apply.  The Excluded NJ Coalition is offering in-person assistance and phone assistance to help potential applicants ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Fire Department has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Elizabethtown Gas’ First Responders Grant.  This inaugural grant program will provide the awarded emergency response departments critical support to help operations, improve safety measures and provide training at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An active-duty firefighter and resident of the City of Elizabeth died at the age of 44 on November 26.  Anthony “Tony” Fanelli, Jr. began his career as a firefighter in Elizabeth in 2008 and served in the department for 14 years. He was also a member of Elizabeth Firefighters ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A waterline break has been reported in the area of Elizabeth Avenue and Fourth Street, announced Mayor Bollwage in a social media post Friday.  Due to the break, residents in the Port area are reported to have lower water pressure. The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) raised more than $500,000 at their annual Embrace Hope event. The Foundation is honored to announce a $250,000 grant to the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center for a second 3D mammogram machine. The new ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- The Salvation Army of New Jersey continues to see severe food insecurity statewide, as a result of the pandemic, the devastating effects of Hurricane Ida, and other personal challenges facing residents throughout the state. Since COVID-19 hit in March of 2020, The Salvation Army’s ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless will mark its 40th anniversary with its annual fundraiser to provide essential services and programs for homeless and near families who have been devastated by this prolonged pandemic. The event takes place December 1 at The Westwood ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- As part of Governor Phil Murphys’ commitment to ensuring a high-quality education, he announced that The City of Elizabeth School District will receive $4,790,521 Million in funding.  The $4,790,521 Million is a piece of the $75 Million fund administered by the New Jersey Schools ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- Elizabeth Middle School swim team tryouts are right around the corner as the winter sports season approaches.  The tryouts will begin on December 1 and will end on December 3. The tryouts are welcome to all Elizabeth Middle School students, from grades sixth to eighth. Students ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce is partnering up with local businesses and organizations to host a Child’Rity Toy Drive in front of City Hall November 28.  The event is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All cars are welcome.  The Child’ ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- The Christ Fellowship Church has put together a Thanksgiving Day Luncheon for the community of Elizabeth. The church will be offering free, hot Thanksgiving Day meals.  Christ Fellowship is making the effort to make sure no one is going hungry on the day of giving thanks, knowing ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Parents Engaging Parents, Inc. will be providing free winter coats for children this year across the state, with Elizabeth being one of the locations. This marks the fourth winter coat giveaway by the organization.  Parents Engaging Parents will be distributing 2,000 coats to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Hispanos Unidos and the Elizabeth Education Association are collaborating for their annual turkey giveaway on November 22.  The giveaway will take place at the Mickey Walker Center, located at 860 Anna Street, from 5 p.m. to 7 pm. Warm food will also be provided to-go for those ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth, Genesis Companies (Genesis) and the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth (HACE) announced the opening of 60 new mixed-income affordable housing units in Elizabethport.  The E’Port Family Homes at 160 First Street and 200 Third Street are the result of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Fire Department welcomed three new EMTs this month, with the new recruits beginning to serve the community on November 1.  Charles Hallax, Lawrence Joyner Jr. and Ruben Martinez Jr. completed their required training before working, including trauma assessment, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- The City of Elizabeth and the fifth ward Councilman, William Gallman, Jr. has invited all residents of the 5th ward a free turkey giveaway on Thursday, November 18th at Woodruff Park from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. All fifth ward residents would need to show proof of residency and wear a mask ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Dr. Matthew Letizia, DO, FACOEP of Trinitas Regional Medical Center was recently named the nation’s EMS Physician of the Year for his commitment to the health and well-being of the City of Elizabeth, as the Medical Director for the City of Elizabeth Police, Fire and EMS. Each ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, City of Elizabeth, Department of Health and Human Services, Recreation Department and the Office of Youth Services is happy to invite the Elizabeth community to the “Harvest Festival Around The City” this Friday, October 29th from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The City of Elizabeth announced on social media that the city will be hosting the first city-wide garage sale on November 6 and 7. The city-wide garage sale will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days and will be taking place rain or shine.  No permit is required ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- Elizabeth residents still have time to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance for Tropical Storm Ida damages. The last day to apply for aid is November 4.  Residents can apply for aid online by visiting disasterassistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362, or ...

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Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal, which is manufactured for Walmart has been recalled after the FDA found a sample from three production lots tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, announced the company. The specific Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal 8 oz lots being ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Over a decade after a previous facility was closed, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) has announced that the grand opening of the new Elizabeth facility is set for Wednesday, October 13. The Elizabeth location will be a licensing center “We are thrilled to return to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can earn up to $250 per weapon by participating in the upcoming Union County Gun Amnesty Buyback program, scheduled for Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents can turn their weapons in at three ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth has announced on social media that they will be distributing leaf collection bags on October 12 at three different locations.  The locations residents can pick up leaf bags include:  Elizabeth Recycling Center: 523 Trenton Avenue Elmora ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth High School Marching Band will be leading the 84th Pulaski Day Parade in New York City Sunday, October 3 at 12 p.m.  Since 1937, the Polish-American community of New York has honored General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish aristocrat and American Revolutionary War Hero ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- Three New Jersey Lottery tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, September 29, drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of the winning tickets was sold by local gas station BP Gas, located at 1101 East Jersey Street. The other ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — After nearly two weeks since Tropical Storm Ida made landfall in Elizabeth, residents have more options for relief.  On Friday, Governor Murphy announced that Union County has been added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Declaration for New Jersey.

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The City of Elizabeth is teaming up with the County of Union, State of New Jersey and Elizabeth Public School District to bring resources to the residents affected by the flooding of Tropical Storm Ida. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — As the City of Elizabeth recovers from Tropical Storm Ida, there have been many announcements made in regard to important city affairs.  Mayor Bollwage Declares a State of Emergency for the City of Elizabeth On Friday afternoon, Mayor Bollwage declared a state of emergency in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth’s (HACE) Jobs Plus Program is marking six months of operation in Mravlag Manor. Since its inception in February 2021, the Jobs Plus Program has assessed over 60 residents, providing customized case management to each individual to help ...

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