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

June 16, 2017

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 ...

(Updated) Law Enforcement Officers Pass the Torch for Special Olympics New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ – Law Enforcement Officers, including a team from Elizabeth Police, Union County Corrections, and Wakefern volunteers kicked off the weekend of the annual Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) Summer Games with a fundraising Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The Elizabeth officers joined their colleagues in the Port Authority and US Customs and Border Protection ...

Five Seniors Graduate Boys & Girls Program

ELIZABETH, NJ - Spring is a time of new beginnings, never more so than for high school seniors. The Boys & Girls Club of Elizabeth celebrated both and an ending and a beginning when five seniors graduated the program June 8.

For the five young women, it was a bittersweet moment, excited to start college, but sad to leave the club. As they start their college life, they will take with them ...

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano Comes to See How the St. Genevieve’s Garden Grows

ELIZABETH, NJ - Assemblywoman Annette Quijano marveled at the site before her, row upon row of tomato, eggplant, and pepper plants growing in wooden planters under a bright, spring sun that makes up the St. Genevieve’s Parish Community Garden on Princeton Road.

“Fresh produce tastes so much better than processed,” she remarked. Community gardens are a favorite project for ...

Memorial Day, A Time to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

ELIZABETH, NJ - As we head to a barbecue or down the shore for the official start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country.  Let’s remember, too, their families who also sacrificed and who have had to learn to live with a chair at the table that is forever empty.

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

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.

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Fatherhood Breakfast Conference

June 8, 2017

From:           THE UNION COUNTY FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE COALITION

Contact:        Darryl Jeffries | DLJ Communications Group

973-449-4836/darryl.jeffries4@gmail.com

Shakira Johnson| Johnson PR & Events

732-713-1167/shakira@jprandevents.com

 

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