Press Releases

December 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Warinaco Park has a New Dog Park.  The New Dog Park had its official ribbon cutting on  Saturday, December 8, 2018.    The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, in Roselle. Union County also has another dog park at Echo Lake ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - 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 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that the free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available. Please contact the Union County Clerk office to receive a free copy.  The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and ...

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Nearby News - The Boy Scout wants support at the Clark Boy Scout Troop Tree Lot.  They have beautiful trees ranging in price from $55-$65 for 6-8 foot trees.  They also have two beautiful 10 ft. trees, tabletop trees $20-$35,  grave covers $25-$45 and wreaths at $25-$35.  They are located under the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - 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 ...

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Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation, along with Robert Vivo, SVP/Regional Manager and Paula Palermo, VP/Market Manager of Provident Bank, presented The Provident Bank Foundation's Major Grant of $10,000 to Caring Contact on November 14, 2018. The Provident Bank ...

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Kessler Foundation is seeking pediatric volunteers to participate in a collaborative study with Children's Specialized Hospital. We are looking for boys aged 5-8, who have not been diagnosed with a neurological condition (i.e., concussion, seizures, ADHD), a mental health disorder (i.e., ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Three years ago, Sydney Salomon was sitting in her freshman religion class listening to student companions share their personal stories as part of the Imagine Grief Education Program at Union Catholic. “I remember hearing Devon Mahoney tell her story when she was a senior ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Three years ago, Sydney Salomon was sitting in her freshman religion class listening to student companions share their personal stories as part of the Imagine Grief Education Program at Union Catholic. “I remember hearing Devon Mahoney tell her story when she was a senior ...

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After distributing over 5,500 backpacks to veterans in need, the team at Backpacks For Life realized that there wasn’t a backpack designed specifically to meet the needs of the homeless and  at-risk veteran community that Backpacks For Life serves…so they designed one. Former Marine Corps ...

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Westfield, NJ – November 30, 2018:  Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation, along with Robert Vivo, SVP/Regional Manager and Paula Palermo, VP/Market Manager of Provident Bank, presented The Provident Bank Foundation's Major Grant of $10,000 to Caring Contact on November ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their first Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orangeon December 8th. 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 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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Career & Technical Education Students to be Eligible for SNAP Food Assistance Benefits (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 students at ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County 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 ...

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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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TRENTON – 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 Odessa Klezmer Band brings the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to mainstream America. The band has been in existence playing Klezmer music since 1984 celebrating the great variety and wealth of music heritage of Eastern Europe, Ladino, and Middle Eastern music, ...

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NEARBY NEWS - The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for ...

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Union County residents and visitors are invited to explore the concept of untold histories and participate in a discussion hosted by Dr. Mary Rizzo of Rutgers University on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in ...

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Begin your holiday family fun with Seussical at CDC Theatre!  A fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza by Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime)  lovingly brings to life all our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. These beloved ...

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Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Mental Health First Aid Training in Westfield on Nov. 7 and 14. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental ...

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The Union County Educational Services Foundation (UCESF) is running a Holiday Fundraiser through November.  Help support the Union County Educational Services Foundation as all proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to provide innovative educational programs at the Union County Educational ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents who wish to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot in time for the November 6 General Election may apply for one in person at the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield on Friday, November 3, Saturday, November 4, and Monday, November 5. Voters may also use ...

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OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A joint resolution, brought forth by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey, to designate the Monday before Thanksgiving as "A Day in the Life - Type 1 Diabetes Day" was approved Monday, October 29. JDRF is honored to announce that starting this year, the Monday ...

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Organizations in Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth/Ocean to Help Enroll People in Health Coverage   TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services is providing $375,000 in funding and support to five community organizations that will help enroll New Jersey residents in health ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford (11 Springfield Ave, Cranford) is looking for excited volunteers to assist with their fifth year hosting Operation Warm Heart. Operation Warm Heart is an emergency sheltering program administered by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Gateway Family YMCA joins YMCA throughout New Jersey in celebrating the annual Healthy U Fall kickoff in its youth programs on October 25th.  The Healthy U program is the result of a collaboration between The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club. The centerpiece of this festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents that the County Clerks’ Elections Office in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for special hours on Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone wishing to obtain an application for a Vote-By-Mail ...

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