Community Group Brings Easter Baskets to children in Protective Custody

April 17, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Hispanos Unidos, an Elizabeth-based community group, made sure children in protective custody were remembered at Easter.

They delivered gift baskets to these young victims of sexual and domestic violence.  

Mother Seton High School Sponsors Carnival for the Cure

CLARK, NJ – Mother Seton High School recently hosted a “Carnival for the Cure” to support the school’s Relay for Life team.  The team, named “Setters for Survival,” and the student council welcomed over 90 students and guests to a night of sports, games of chance, dance and fun.

Among the activities were classes in Zumba, yoga and tap dancing. Getting ...

It’s 100 Years of ‘Service Above Self’ for the Rotary Club of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ – One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was president and America was entering World War I, and the Elizabeth Rotary Club was beginning its work.

Friday, April 21, the Rotary Club of Elizabeth will celebrate its century of service at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel.  Founded on April 1, 1917, the Elizabeth Club is part of Rotary International, ...

Elizabeth resident Becomes Foster Child Advocate

ELIZABETH, NJ — Quetzali Sevillano of Elizabeth was one of 16 CASA volunteers, who act as extra eyes and ears for Family Court judges on cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or abandoned children now placed in foster care,  to be sworn in by Union County Superior Court Judge James Hely.

Sevillano and her fellow child advocates completed 30 hours in a new, flexible ...

Hundreds Walk to Promote Autism Awarness

ELIZABETH, NJ – Approximately 250 walkers took a stroll along waterfront this afternoon as participants in the Annual Autism Walk to bring awareness to this developmental disorder.

“I am a mother with children with autism,” said Iliana Chevres, who organized the Walk as founder of the Elizabeth Parent Support Group. “That made me more involved with the community and ...

Help Discover Wildlife in the “Central Park” of Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Volunteer scientists and knowledgeable experts are needed for the Union County Bio-Blitz, an annual ‘round the clock survey of flora and fauna in County parks, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced.

The 2017 Union County Bio-Blitz will be conducted in two sessions over a two-day period in Warinanco Park, also known as the “Central Park ...

Union County Celebrates Arbor Day 2017 with Tree Giveaway for Schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ – One hundred trees will be given away to schools on request in recognition of Arbor Day 2017, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to sponsor the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Program for schools.

“Union County is proud to support Arbor Day, a great American tradition that celebrates ...

NANBPWC, Inc. to Present Community Service and Scholarships Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. will highlight community trailblazers to receive community service awards at its 45th Annual Founders’ Day Awards Luncheon.

The 2017 recipients are:  

Man of the Year will be presented to Ravenell Williams, IV, President/CEO of the Plainfield Area ...

Ribbon Cutting at the New Jersey Veterans Network New Facility

UNION, NJ – A ribbon cutting took place Monday evening to launch the opening of the New Jersey Veterans Network (NJVN) office inside the Union American Legion.  The mission of the NJVN is to help New Jersey veterans and their families enjoy a sustainable quality of life by creating a network of community veteran liaisons to connect veterans with resources and programs designed to meet ...

Scholarships Are Available for Nursing Students

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County high school students interested in attending nursing programs ( AD/ Diploma or BSN programs) in the Fall of 2017 are elible to apply for a scholarship from the Union County School Nurse Association (UCSNA).  Interested persons should speak with their guidance counselors to obtain an application.  Information has been sent to all Union County ...

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Help people with disabilities and play golf at Suburban Golf Club

April 18, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will hold its annual golf outing Monday, May 15, at Suburban Golf Club in Union. In keeping with CAU's mission of community inclusion, the outing is open to any member of the public.

The outing includes breakfast, the round of golf and a cocktail reception with live and silent auction. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at ...