Student Advocate from Elizabeth Receives Email from President Obama

February 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Kason Little 18, and a “Student Advocate” at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy in Elizabeth received a surprise when he opened his email to find a response from President Obama.

According to Little, he emailed President Barack Obama in October to let him know how much he is missed and thanking him for his hardships and sacrifices he made for our ...

Freeholder Board Offers Free Scholarships to Attend Union County College

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Applications are now being accepted for the Union County Freeholder Scholars Program. The program helps eligible students by giving them an opportunity to attend Union County College (UCC) tuition-free.

“A college education should be available to any qualified student regardless of their family income, and upon graduation, they should be able to start their careers ...

Boy Scouts Navigate Grass, Not Snow, at The Klondike Derby in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – No snow…no problem. Whether it snows or not, there will be a Klondike Derby and, on Saturday the derby took place, with not even a snowflake to be seen, much less a snowbank.

Dozens of teams pulled, pushed and, in some cases, carried sleds throughout The Loop area of the reservation. At each stop on their map, they were judged for specific skills – ...

Trinitas and Public Library Join Partnership to Help Improve Your Health

ELIZABETH, NJ--Throughout the months of January and February, the Elizabeth Public Library, in partnership with Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Partnership for Maternal and Child Health, is hosting a series of free information sessions for the public.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start.

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Sixteen at-risk youth celebrate one year of stability and new beginning

February 15, 2018

Young people living within New Jersey's child welfare system face daunting odds – often moving from foster family to group home to support program yet never finding their place, sometimes traveling with their belongings in a plastic garbage bag.

"The analogy is not lost on them," said Tanya Johnson, senior assistant executive director, youth services, at the nonprofit ...