Hundreds of Riders Enjoyed the City’s Sights and Sounds During Tour de Elizabeth

May 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – The weather gods smiled on Elizabeth May 21, when approximately 700 cyclists took in the Sights and Sounds of the city during the 14thAnnual Tour de Elizabeth, beginning and ending at City Hall.

This year’s theme was the “Sounds of our City.” As riders pedaled 15 miles through the diverse neighborhoods and business districts, they heard local musicians ...

Elizabeth Police To Host Ice Cream Party

ELIZABETH, NJ – The temperature is rising, hinting of the summer to come. It’s definitely ice cream-eating time, and the Elizabeth Police Department is hosting their first “Soft Serve With Officers” tomorrow, May 19, from 5 to 6 p.m., at Magic Fountain, 300 Williamson Street.  

The officers will be giving out free, kiddie size, and a chance for residents to get to ...

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Honors Four Community Leaders at Annual Reception

SUMMIT, NJ – There’s No Place Like Home may have seemed like an odd theme for a reception benefiting the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, but executive director Linda Tober-Flores made the point succinctly and poignantly.

“When I listen to them when they come into my office, the word that comes to my mind is resilience. The people we serve are resilient. The people ...

Community Coordinated Child Care Honors the Other Mother, the Child Care Provider

RAHWAY, NJ – Paulina Galấn Olguin, the coordinator for Grow New Jersey Kids and a Family Child Care specialist, recited The Ode to Day Care, “Little children come to me for hugs and books and such. I care for all their simple needs and I also fix them lunch. I pick up toys, I mop their spills and often dry their tears. I change their diapers, settle fights, and kiss away their tears.

Elizabeth Man With Heart Failure, Family Asks for Help with Medical Expenses

KENILWORTH, NJ – On April 30, Brian Belles, an Elizabeth resident, was driving when his heart stopped, sending him crashing into the woods until he was found by a Merck security guard, according to his daughter, Jennifer Belles.

The security guard who found Belles called the Kenilworth Police, who used their defibrillator twice while waiting for the paramedics, his daughter said. Once ...

14th Annual Tour De Elizabeth Registration Now Open

ELIZABETH, NJ – Calling all cyclists to get their bicycles out of storage an dusted off for the 14th Annual Tour de Elizabeth, set for Sunday, May 21, 2017, rain or shine, beginning and ending at City Hall, located at 50 Winfield Scott Plaza.

Registration for the event, which is supported by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Departments within the City of Elizabeth and is managed by ...

Union County Freeholder Board Awards “UC Means Green” Community Garden Grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Seven Elizabeth locations were chosen to receive a 2017 Union County Means Green Community Garden Grant, awarded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The gardens will provide donations of fresh produce to those in need as well as education, recreation, civic service and social opportunities for gardeners and their communities.

The new round of funding follows ...

Group Brings Easter Cheer for Children and the Homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ - Children and the homeless were remembered at Easter, thanks to Councilman Frank Mazza, President of the Elizabeth Kiwanis Club, John C. Gibardi President/CEO of the Entertainment Industries Federal Credit Union presented to Sister Jacinta from Saint Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth, Easter Baskets for the children and survival bags for the homeless. The Credit ...

Success of Layups 4 Life Basketball Tournament Might Warrant New Venue

ROXBURY, NJ – The annual Layups 4 Life charity basketball tournament might have outgrown Roxbury High School, said founder Dan Exter.

Exter, a Roxbury High School alumnus who formed the 3-on-3 tournament in 2015, said this year’s event was so successful he might need a bigger venue for 2018. “We had an all-time high of 43 teams participating in this year’s ...

Golfers May Win Free Pizza for One Year at the EAP’s Fifth Annual Golf Outing at Galloping Hill

ELIZABETH, NJ – Golfers can enjoy a day of their favorite sport and maybe win a year of free pizza from Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza, named the best pizzeria in New Jersey, at the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership's 5th Annual Golf Outing, Thursday, May 4, at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.

 In order to win, all golfers would have to do is sink a hole in one from ...

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Community Access Unlimited community partners help raise $55,000 at annual golf outing

May 19, 2017

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $56,000 for programs serving people with disabilities and at-risk youth this week at its 2017 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club. More than 150 attendees supported the agency and its members.

Community Access Unlimited is a statewide nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as youth ...