Community Announcements

October 14, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County. “Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness about the influence of women in every sphere of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Elizabeth will be celebrating 101 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, by featuring its unique annual food-tasting event, the “Taste of Elizabeth” on Monday, October 15, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1000 Spring Street ...

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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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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 - 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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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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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 - 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 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 - Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, the city of Elizabeth and the Department of Health and Human Services presents will be holding four anti-rabies vaccination programs for dogs and cats.  A licensed veterinarian will be administering the vaccines. Pet owners must bring their dog on a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will host the 35th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park located on Front Street. Join Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and Elizabeth Police for a night of music, police and fire demonstrations, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents looking for a new job or a career change can sharpen their skills at a free Community Job Readiness Workshop on Thursday, August 9 at the Kellogg Building at the Elizabeth campus of Union County College, from 9 a.m. to noon. The three-hour workshop will be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  Elizabeth Police and the Lifelong Elizabeth Program, under Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, has announced that a “Walking Safety Presentation”  will take place on Tuesday, August 7, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., at the Main Branch Library, 11 South Broad St. in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Residents in Elizabeth looking for a job may want to check out this opportunity announced by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Workforce Innovation Business Center will host a hiring event for a company that has openings for 50 traffic-flaggers to be stationed at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, continues on Tuesday, July 24 with the presentation of “Peter Rabbit” at Warinanco Park, on the border of ...

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NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting. Important information for rail commuters. PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As another heat wave rolls into New Jersey, residents are reminded that resources are available for cooling off during extremely hot weather. The National Weather Service has called a heat advisory for the Union County area from 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon June 29 to 8:00 p.m.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Do you what is happening this week in Elizabeth? Here is a list by Mayor Bollwage’s office of events happening around the City. Tuesday, June 19 - Completion Ceremony  (11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth) - The completion ceremony of the NJ Youth Corps of ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The lineup for the first-ever Make Music Roselle Park will include two rock bands, a pair of singer-songwriters, a free beginner harmonica lesson and more. The event being held on June 21, Make Music Roselle Park is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the annual Farmers’ Market voucher program for seniors will begin again this summer. Starting on June 25, income-eligible adults age 60 and up can receive a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - For the first time in History the rainbow flag will fly at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminding everyone to come out to this historic event on Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. on the steps of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Goethals Bridge to New Jersey will be closed to all traffic beginning 9 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 20.  The Eastbound to NY will remain open. Officials said the closure is necessary to construct the entry and exit ramps for the new westbound span. At 9 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Cyclists of every skill level are readying their bicycles in anticipation as the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that will roll through the city.\ this coming Sunday.  This year’s ride, which is titled “Destination Elizabeth,” will begin and end at City Hall, is a family-friendly, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – A Hurricane Maria Evacuee Information Session will be held in Elizabeth on Tuesday, May 8 to assist Puerto Rican families who evacuated to New Jersey after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.  The event is being hosted by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, who has been working ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - The LGBTQ office of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is organizing an alternative prom event - "Light up the Night - Teen Pride" from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on June 15. LGBTQ Services, in collaboration with the Union County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Lifelong Elizabeth Program, under Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, will be holding another “Walking Safety Presentation” for Elizabeth residents on Thursday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to Noon, at the Elizabeth Public Library at 11 South Broad Street. Elizabeth Police ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.   A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program. “This countywide program helps to fill a service ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is hosting a free Tenant Certification Training on April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their center located at 118 Division Street in Elizabeth.   The workshop benefits participants by empowering them with knowledge and tools to ...

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