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(Updated) Snapple Bowl All-Star Game Comes Down to Final Quarter with Union County Win 27-14

July 21, 2017

UNION, NJ – Union County rallied in the final minutes of the storm-interrupted game to beat Middlesex County 27-14 in the 24th annual Snapple Bowl played Thursday at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium. 

The first half of this game was pretty quiet with only one score.  Union County took a 7-0 lead on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Roselle quarterback Gerald ...

Retired Firefighter Shares Journey of Building Playgrounds in the Wake of Tragedy

ELIZABETH, NJ - A retired Elizabeth firefighter who experienced kindness from school children in Mississippi paid it forward in a big way: by building 26 playgrounds dedicated to Sandy Hook shooting victims.

Bill Lavin, former Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association president, spoke at the Elizabeth Main Branch Library last Wednesday to tell the story of his non-profit ...

Elizabeth Firefighters Jump In to Fix Kids' Bicycles

ELIZABETH, NJ - The city’s fire department responded to a little different call of duty earlier this week.

When a group of kids stopped by Ladder 1 Engine 7 at 411 Irvington Ave. looking for assistance with their bikes, members of the fire department jumped in to help.

“That particular event happened [three] days ago, but it usually happens quite often,” Fireman's ...

Local Assemblywoman Gives Back For Her Birthday

ELIZABETH, NJ - State Assemblywoman Annette Quijano celebrated her July 4 birthday by donating toys on Thursday to organizations that help children.

The assemblywoman visited organizations including the YWCA of Union County, the Salvation Army of Elizabeth, Union County Child Advocacy Center and the Trinitas Medical Center Outpatient Pediatric Behavioral Health Unit.

“We have a ...

Found! Lost Dog Reunites With Family

ELIZABETH, NJ - There was a happy ending for a family who on Thursday lost their one-year-old dog.  

Bear, a Jack Russell Terrier, was reunited with his owners after he went missing on Livingston Street. Family members sent flyers to TAPinto Elizabeth and posted pictures around the city and social media to find the pup. 

"I found my [baby] Bear!" Vilma Raurau, one ...

Local Woman Pleads With Public to Help Find Lost Dog

UPDATE: Found! Lost Dog Reunites With Family

ELIZABETH, NJ - A local woman's lost dog may be named Bear, but don't let that mislead you. Bear is actually pint-sized and adorable. 

But he's gone missing, and now Vilma Raurau is pleading with the public to help find him. 

Raurau said her one-year-old Jack Russell Terrier went missing Thursday around 6 p.m.

Elizabethtown Gas Adopts Transitional Home to Help Working Homeless Families in Need

ELIZABETH, NJ – Elizabethtown Gas formally adopted Vincent’s House, a house which is owned and operated by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Vincent’s House is house designated for working homeless families in need of housing. The working poor are the fastest growing homeless population as rents become harder to afford. This program receives no governmental ...

Super Volcanoes to Shakespeare, Union County 4-H Students Demonstrate Wide Range of Knowledge

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Students the Union County 4-H program traveled to New Brunswick last Saturday to participate in the annual statewide 4-H Public Speaking Contest at Rutgers University.

Each student spoke at length on a topic of their choice and were recognized with “Very Good,” “Excellent” and “Best in Room” awards.

Pictured from (left-right): James ...

Detective Joseph Gramiak Named Policeman of the Year by Elizabeth Rotary

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police Detective Joseph Gramiak was named as the Rotary Club of Elizabeth’s Policeman of the Year for 2017. The presentation was made during a meeting of the Rotary Club at The Garden Restaurant in Union where Gramiak, a 24-year Elizabeth police veteran was lauded for his loyalty to his community and co-workers, and for going above and beyond in everything he ...

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