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Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center Holds Open House Dec. 12

November 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the hospital.

Attendees wil learn more about one of New ...

Linden High School Volleyball Players Team Up Against Breast Cancer

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden High School girls volleyball team showed the power of pink on Wednesday, Oct. 24, by raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer at its fifth annual “Pink Out” match.

The girls sold T-shirts and baked goods, and accepted donations throughout October, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

They collected $1,400 that will be donated to the Rutgers ...

Get Outside with the Freewalkers on 'Take A Hike Day'

November 13, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

Department of Justice to Monitor Polling Places in Union County

November 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in  Union county on Tuesday.

The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice Department press release.   

“Voting rights are ...

Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

November 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

Department of Justice to Monitor Polling Places in Union County

November 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in  Union county on Tuesday.

The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice Department press release.   

“Voting rights are ...

Marie Russell, owned Russell Photography, Bridal Gowns and Tuxedos in Linden, Turns 101

November 18, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Marie Russell, a longtime resident of Linden, turned 101 years old on Friday, Nov. 9. Family and friends celebrated her birthday with a catered luncheon at Manor Care on Route 22 West in Mountainside, where she is a resident.

Marie and her late husband, Alex, opened Russell Photography, Bridal Gowns and Tuxedos, in Linden, in 1955. And, while she stopped working there full ...

Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth.

Brian Dillagard, an 8-year-old New Jersey resident, is one of many local patients searching for a ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

Get Outside with the Freewalkers on 'Take A Hike Day'

November 13, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

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Giving Back, Giving Strength

November 18, 2018

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 confidential advocates for victims of sexual violence.

The Rape Crisis Center began in 1984 as a ...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of ...