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What is a Good Tenant? Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Hosts Tenant Workshop

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Luis Franco Esq., a Staff Attorney of the Central Jersey Legal Services presented at the last Tenant Training, and provided an informative workshop on legal rights. Credits: Alexandra Nunez
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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 become good tenants. Speakers will lead sessions on topics such as tenant’s rights, budgeting, how to find an apartment, how to interview with a landlord, advocating for yourself, and additional community services.

Participants will be awarded certificates upon completion of the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The workshop is open to the general public and interested participants should R.S.V.P. by calling 908-355-2060 ext. 205, or by emailing anunez@theelizabethcoalition.org.

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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

July 16, 2018

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 at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during ...

Roselle Man Charged with Multiple Counts of Animal Cruelty After Search Finds Over 40 Dogs Living in Squalor

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Cranford Jaycees Annual Golf Outing Raises Money For Community

July 18, 2018

CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford Junior Chamber of Commerce (“Jaycees”) held their 12th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. The outing raised $8,000.00 which will benefit two worthy community organizations, the Cranford Baseball and Softball League Inc. and the Union County Educational Services Commission ...

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Step Up and Build a Stronger Union County

July 20, 2018

Union County residents who are seeking a meaningful, high-impact way to volunteer in their community can sign up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

The organization is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its best-known program, Community Based Mentoring. The program involves individual mentoring with a local child or teen, age 6 to 18, with a ...