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Annual “Taste of Elizabeth’ Attracts Hundreds, Nets $13,000

October 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives.

Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and beverage vendors that came together for a smorgasbord of cultures and cuisines. With more ...

After Years of Adversity, Elizabeth Man Overcomes Road Bumps to Achieve Career Goals

ELIZABETH, NJ - For Stephen Soares, two things have remained constant throughout his 30 years: a love of cars, and a dream to drive a truck. 

“All my life, I wanted to be a truck driver,” he said. “I wanted to do something that was going to make a good living and earn enough money to make things better in my life.”

Soares is a person with a developmental ...

Transportation Industry Drives Home Need for Children’s Program

ELIZABETH, NJ – Linda Flores-Tober, executive director of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, began her address to the business executives in front of her with a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, “‘First start by doing what is necessary, then do the possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.’”

“That’s where you come ...

Bloomfield College Announces Gov Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy as Honorary 150th Gala Chairs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ultimate fundraiser for college student scholarships" by the ...

The Fabric of Our Lives: Donated Quilts Warm Family Promise Families

ELIZABETH, NJ - 'Garden State Quilters' (GSQ) has been in existence for nearly 40 years, meeting monthly to make quilts. At the beginning of the year, members receive a starter kit that contains one square of fabric from which to begin a quilt of their own design which, according to the head of GSQ's philanthropic arm -- 'The Sunshine Group' -- will wind up in ...

Backup Has Arrived! Says Roselle Park Officers to One of their Own Who Received a DoubleCancer Diagnosis

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking everyone for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period. 

One of the worst things a person can hear is the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a second cancer is unthinkable, unbearable and one could say heartbreaking.

Local People with Disabilities Show Value of Employing Workers with Disabilities

ELIZABETH, NJ - Brenda Peguero, manager of Wendy's restaurant in Hillside, hired Robert Capello as a greeter. It was not long before his work ethic and reliability convinced her to increase his responsibilities, she said. Working three hours a day, three days a week, Capello cleans tables, sweeps floors and refills utensils and the ice dispenser.

Capello is an adult with a disability, one ...

Video: Gloria Gaynor Performs at Trinitas Regional Medical Centers Opening of 3.4 Million High Tech Breast Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, regardless of financial status.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women ...

Many Come Out for Program to Re-Integrate Residents Back into the Community After Incarceration

ELIZABETH, NJ - Dignitaries from all levels of New Jersey Government came out to show support for the 3-day event to help those who have been incarcerated to reintegrate back into the community. 

The Elizabeth Public Library and the NJ REENTRY Corporation in collaboration with Union County and the City of Elizabeth representatives, coordinated the events and services focused on people ...

Many Come Out for 23rd Annual Rolling Thunder Event

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - For the twenty-third year in a row, hundreds of motorcycles crowded Warinanco Park on Sunday morning before the ride down to the Veteran's Memorial in Holmdel, NJ.

The 30-minute ride down St. George's Avenue to the Veteran Memorial in Holmdel, attracts residents from surrounding towns of Elizabeth, Roselle, and Linden to name a few. Elizabeth resident, ...

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