Giving Back

December 13, 2018

Union County, NJ – Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November.  The officers raised $5,070 for the New Jersey Veterans Network and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No Shave ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and their dogs were on hand as the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially cut the ribbon and opened the Warinanco Dog Park in Roselle this past Saturday. The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As families gather for Thanksgiving this week and celebrate all they have, one 20-year-old in Elizabeth is grateful for something most people take for granted – her car. Nicole Jenkins has not had an easy life, she was living within the state child welfare system and looking for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Robert Marbut Jr., a pioneer in the field of homelessness and homeless transformation, has joined the Family Promise National Board of Trustees. Marbut is the embodiment of Family Promises' assertion that family homelessness is a bipartisan issue, having both served as a White ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – On Thursday, November 1, Cub Scouts from Pack 118 chartered to Bernice’s Place at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless to learn basic fire building skills while demonstrating various character traits exemplified in the Boy Scout Law. Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Twelve pairs of shoes lined the stage at the Union County Youth Services Networking Conference, several once belonging to teenagers who took their own lives. Tricia Baker, whose son, Kenny, died by suicide in 2010, told the youth services professionals in the room that the young ...

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GARWOOD, NJ - Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) was honored Thursday with the Humanitarian of the Year award at the Annual Gala Dinner Dance of the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited, held at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. Also honored were Senate Majority Leader ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Dozens of survivors and community members gathered together to “Walk for a Cause” on Saturday, Oct 20, in the town’s 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.   The event sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Trinitas Hospital, and Union County Public Health, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised ...

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ELIZABETH/CRANFORD, NJ - The 1st Annual Charlie’s Angel Prostate Cancer Walk honoring the memory of Charlie Robert Bathelus, will be held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The new non-profit foundation and its work, are in honor of the late Charlie ...

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ElLIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court-appointed special advocates (CASAs), thanks to Nathalie Hernandez and Alexandria Infante.  Superior Court Judge James Hely administered oaths to the Elizabeth residents as well as ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Mental Health Association invites community members of all ages to their Union County Open House on Saturday, September 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Field across from the YMCA Sierra Gardens Building, 144 Madison Ave., Elizabeth.  Residents can enjoy refreshments ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Despite possessing work habits that make them excellent candidates, people with disabilities experience increased rates of discrimination and difficulty finding employment, according to local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU). CAU, which supports people with ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will hold its Annual Ira Geller Memorial Walk-a-Thon Saturday, September 15, at Oak Ridge Park in Clark to raise funds for programs and services that support people with disabilities and at-risk youth. Community Access Unlimited, a Union ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Michael Williams, Jr. stood before a room filled with youth living within New Jersey's child services system and struggled to begin his story. Williams, a community organizer, behaviorist and licensed social worker at the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU), is proud of what ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced 63 artists, historians, and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program.  “The recipients of HEART Grants are a ...

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