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Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 12, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Learn How to Defend Against Cyber Bullies

Springfield, N.J.--With the continued rise of social media, an alarming number of children and teens are targets of online bullying. To learn more about cyberbullying tactics and how to fight back against them, parents and caregivers are invited to attend “Bullying & Our Children,” a free public discussion.

This special presentation will be held on Monday, November 27, from ...

Free Citizenship Test Prep Classes at Union Public Library

Union, N.J.--The Union Public Library in partnership with Jewish Vocational Service will be offering free classes to help legal permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship. The curriculum will focus on all aspects of the citizenship exam and interview, as well as legal assistance in completing the N-400 Application for Naturalization.

The Union Public Library will hold exam ...

Story of Personal Comeback Keys 2017 Union County Youth Services Networking Conference

Elizabeth, NJ.--Marion Simmons spent 19 years in foster care, experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse at every stop until coming to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at age 16. In time Simmons went to college, worked within New Jersey's child welfare system and recently started a business teaching at-risk youth the skills they need to be successful in life.

Simmons served as the ...

Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

Elizabeth, NJ--While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder ...

Plainfield's UCC Campus Growing, Seeks Greater City Identity

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County College branch in Plainfield is growing, Facilities Director Robert Hogan said at Thursday's Planning Board meeting where Hogan and two architects discussed a new parking lot and future plans.

Hogan said the Plainfield campus has 690 students, ten more than last year and including 20 new full-time, first-time students, while other UCC campuses are ...

No Access-Elizabeth High School Bathrooms Locked Parents Outraged

ELIZABETH, NJ—Parents and students in Elizabeth public schools are concerned about an issue they say is going unchecked and could pose a hazard to their children’s health.

Parents, teachers, and students at the Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. Leadership Academy say that most of the school’s bathrooms are locked and not easily accessible to students. They also say that they have ...

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

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 ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy Accepting Applications

November 14, 2017

WESTFIELD, N.J.--The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the extension of the application deadline for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program. YEA! will be accepting student applications from middle and high school students for the 2018 program until Dec. 15.

YEA! is an after-school program that guides students through launching and running their own ...