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Local People with Disabilities Measure Success and Shortcomings of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Local people with disabilities this month are lauding progress made since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 28 years ago, but also point to the remaining distance between where they stand today and equal access to all sectors of the community.

Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern New Jersey until 11 p.m. July 10

NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone.

The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until ...

Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center's Medical Director Honored by Union County Fatherhood Coalition

Elizabeth, NJ - The Union County Fatherhood Initiative Coalition (UCFIC) recently honored Dr. Barry Levinson, Medical Director of the Trinitas Comprehensive Care Center, at their Sixth Annual Union County Fatherhood Breakfast Conference recently to raise awareness of the far-reaching impact of fatherhood on the quality of life in the community.  The theme of the event was "Healthy ...

76 New Nurses Graduate the Trinitas School of Nursing

ELIZABETH, NJ - Seventy-six students received their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing's 160th Convocation Ceremony held recently at St. Michael's Church in Cranford. 

Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, sixty-eight women and eight men proudly accepted their pins and became eligible to sit for the registered ...

Planned Parenthood Opens New Health Center in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey held a grand opening for their new, state-of-the-art health center in Elizabeth, NJ. 

The new health center that is conveniently located in downtown Elizabeth will serve the reproductive health needs of the local community. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and ...

Reminder: Eligible Seniors Can Receive $25 in Free Vouchers for Farmer’s Markets, Starting June 25

ELIZABETH, NJ - Income-eligible senior residents age 60 and over can apply for a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce. The vouchers may be used only at Farmer’s Markets in Union County that display a yellow and black WIC sign.

“Farmer’s Markets are a feature of community life throughout Union County in the summertime,” said Freeholder Chairman ...

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