Press Releases

December 12, 2018

The Friends of the Union Public Library and BCB Bank are sponsoring a series of three lectures that will discuss the history of movie musicals.  The first of the three lectures will take place on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 2 p.m., and will focus on movie musicals that were created during World ...

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Help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a Food Drive being sponsored by the Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC). Until this coming Sunday, December 16, the Westfield Memorial Library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey ...

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Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which​​​​ is scheduled for Saturday, March 16.  Sister Percylee has been the Principal of Union Catholic since 1980 and has been the catalyst for every major ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that plans are moving forward for a group of three intersection safety improvement projects on East Front Street (County Road 620) and 7th Avenue (County Road 601) in the City of Plainfield. The work will include new traffic ...

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Chilly but bright and dry weather is expected to draw many visitors to Union County parks this weekend. As always there is something for everyone to enjoy, highlighted by the celebratory opening of Union County’s new Warinanco Dog Park. “We are constantly looking for new opportunities for our ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that the free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available. The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and deadlines for the 2019 election cycle, along with full page illustrations highlighting ...

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Linda Yianolatos, Author of eight children’s books is teaching children valuable life lessons in her “Crystal City” children’s books series. In her new book, “The Fairy Trail Room”, four cousins are taken by Red Carpet to another Crystal City building.  There they meet the beautiful lady in the ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the launch of the new UC Night at the Theatre grant program for high schools. As part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s Moving Union County Forward initiative, the new program aims to help cover the costs of high school ...

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Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can visit one-on-one with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, at five convenient locations in December as part of the ASK – Aging Services Kiosk program. “The ASK program ...

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Imagine announced today a $50,000 Grief Reach grant from the New York Life Foundation to support “Imagine Newark,” a new children’s grief support center opening in the South Ward of Newark.  “We are grateful for the New York Life Foundation’s investment in this program, which will help us ...

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In many cases here in America, the zip code you're born into may have the ability to determine your future. Sometimes these divisions exist mere miles from each other, in zip codes that are just one number apart. However, The Gateway Family YMCA believes everyone deserves the same opportunities, no ...

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Looking for some kid-friendly holiday fun this weekend? On Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, visit the Holiday Sound and Light Show, an extravaganza of HO scale model trains with easy viewing for all ages. Shows are running on all three days. The event takes ...

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Don't forget this Sunday, December 2nd, from 2pm till 6pm, Santa is flying to Yo Addiction. FREE pictures, so make sure you come sit on Santa's lap, bring your lists and cameras. 

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It’s back!  Beginning December 6th, the Union Public Library will be offering Meditation classes again every Thursday morning from 11:30-12:30.  Instructor Bindu Bhatt has practiced meditation for over 3 decades and looks forward to sharing her insight with you. The program is free and open to ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their first Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on November 7th. The event was led by Pink Champagne Lunch Committee members Sonia Best, Fine Lines Salon; Dorothy Goldberg, CWI Design; Sally Glick, Sobel & Co, LLC; Catherine ...

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The public is invited to join with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to honor the memory of the 26 children and adults who were murdered in a single act of gun violence at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in ...

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This #GivingTuesday, The Gateway Family YMCA will celebrate giving by hosting celebrations at branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ highlighting donors who have provided support in 2018.  #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, ...

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Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center as we welcome Garden Historian Lesley Parness for a very special presentation, “Josephine—The Empress Gardened.”  Ms. Parness will discuss how French Empress Josephine’s fine taste informed ...

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Fill your shelves this holiday season!  Throughout the month of December, Friends of the Union Public Library-sponsored canvas bags will be available to purchase for $10 at both the Main Library and Vauxhall Branch.  These bags can be filled with as many books, CDS, and DVDs as can fit inside the ...

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Kick off the season’s festivities with a visit to the annual Holiday Sound & Light Show beginning this Friday, November 23 at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center. The three-week series showcases the Railroad Center’s gigantic HO scale layout along with additional model train displays, ...

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For nearly 25 years, YMCAs have celebrated Military Family Month, providing Americans the opportunity to recognize the dedication, sacrifice, and service of military personnel and their families. Throughout the year, and especially this November, The Gateway Family YMCA supports military families ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free peregrine falcon presentation on Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 pm for families with children ages 7 and older at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. Stephanie D’Alessio, Director of Education for ...

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Fill your shelves this holiday season!  Throughout the month of December, Friends of the Union Public Library-sponsored canvas bags will be available to purchase for $10 at both the Main Library and Vauxhall Branch.  These bags can be filled with as many books, CDS, and DVDs as can fit inside the ...

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Career & Technical Education Students to be Eligible for SNAP Food Assistance Benefits Nov. 19, 2018 (EDISON) – The Murphy Administration was joined Monday by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials to announce it is expanding food assistance to career and technical education ...

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November is National Family Caregivers Month and The Gateway Family YMCA is reminding caregivers that they need to take care of themselves as well as those they love. “Caregivers spend so much time and energy taking care of their loved one’s that it is so easy to put their own needs last. However, ...

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2018 Christmas Concert at Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel  Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel, 763 Mountain Avenue, Berkeley Heights, cordially invites your family to enjoy a free Christmas Concert this Friday, December 7, at 7:30 pm.  This will be a live concert under the direction of youth leader Andy ...

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For more than 30 years, Union County residents have gained personal growth through community service as volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. New volunteers are welcome to join now and receive a free training course that qualifies them to serve with the Rape Crisis Center as ...

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New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy ...

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The three final programs for the month of November at the Westfield Memorial Library are an adult Christmas craft, a historical program on Morristown during the Revolutionary War and the secret of winter wonder foods. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street. Librarian Marge Barkan will ...

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Imagine is pleased to announce Elisa Jacobson has been elected to its Board of Trustees.  Elisa Jacobson is the Chief Compliance Officer at Cooperative Counseling Services (CCS) in Mountainside, N.J. CCS is a Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health organization with a unique emphasis on families ...

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