Press Releases

August 15, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding ...

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Imagine peer support groups are available for New Jersey children and families coping with loss due to death or illness. Support groups are facilitated by trained adult volunteers who attend a  four-day training and ongoing continuing education programs.  Volunteers come from all walks of life and ...

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An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county. The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the ...

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The time  has finally come! Monday is Date Night! Grab a bottle of wine and come on over to Emma's Brick Oven and relax... If Mondays are for the parents then Tuesdays are for the kids Meet your favorite Mermaid at Emma's TOMORROW! Are you as excited as us? We can't wait to see you there!

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Union County residents and visitors should continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population. “It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent mosquito bites,” said Freeholder ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises County residents to be aware that they can access certain types of property information free of charge through the County Clerk’s website on a 24/7 basis, or by calling or visiting the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield during regular ...

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ELIZABETH – On Aug. 2, 2018, Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage joined Union County College’s Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Union President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated ...

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ELIZABETH – On Aug. 2, 2018, Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage joined Union County College’s Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Union President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated ...

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  Elizabeth, NJ (August 1, 2018) —Mountainside’s Ron Silver has taken the reins of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County’s board of trustees. Not only has the retired dentist served on the nonprofit’s board several years, he also trained as a child advocate and spent six years ...

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The Westfield NJ area is known for its many beautiful homes which the curious often long to see from the inside. The Hearth and Home Kitchen Tour, back this year for the eighth year, gives the public that chance. The 2018 tour features a new, diverse group of homes. Attendees will be able to ...

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CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College has expanded its course offerings for youth ages 11-18. Classes are taught by NJ-certified teachers and subject matter experts that specialize in delivering high-quality youth programs. Classes began the week of June 25 and run ...

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  The Strollers, Maplewood's premiere community theater, announces AUDITIONS for "The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays," the first production of our 2018-2019 season!  Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Script sides will be provided. Sides may be viewed in advance on ...

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Events Will Include STEM, Shooting Sports, Games and More! Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of the Family Adventure Nights at Camp Wheeler or Watchung ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ—In light of the dangerous, offensive, and disgusting behavior that was allegedly permitted to take place for years within the Mountainside Police Department, candidates for Borough Council Anjali Mehrotra and Ileana Montes have called for a thorough independent investigation. This ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College will be offering the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE Certification (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) from Monday, July 23 through August 22. If you are an executive assistant, office manager, paralegal, program analyst, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Head over to Memorial Park each Wednesday to enjoy the Free Summer Concerts series, held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring the whole family and don’t forget the blankets and lawn chairs—the corner of Park and Plainfield avenues will be the place to be this summer. The BH Special ...

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Dr. Carlos Barrezueta is the new Dean of Social Sciences/Business/History for Union County College. Dr. Barrezueta joined Union in the spring of 2013, originally serving as the College’s Ombudsman and Affirmative Action Officer. In the summer of 2015, he was named the Assistant Dean for Social ...

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Keith Hertell has joined the Imagine Leadership Council, comprised of local and national business and community leaders who are willing to serve as passionate advocates on behalf of grieving children and teens. “As the Founding Board Chair of Imagine we are thrilled to welcome Keith to the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Ever wondered about Amelia Earhart? What she was like? Why she took up flying? Pilot and historian Susan Loricchio will entertain and enthrall everyone with her spellbinding presentation on Earhart and the “golden age” of aviation. Loricchio will share the fascinating details ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on July 11, returning to its normal Wednesday evening schedule, with Black Dog taking the stage at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Union County Education Association. The free concert series, presented by the Union ...

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Imagine Adult Volunteer Facilitators and Teen Volunteer Facilitators were the recipients this year of the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award in the Adult Volunteer Group Award category and the Youth Volunteer Group Award category. Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, offers free ...

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CRANFORD – Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo has been appointed to serve as the Dean of Elizabeth Campus effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Rapalo joined Union County College’s administration in 2015 as Dean of the Social Sciences/Business/History Division. As Dean of Elizabeth Campus, Dr. Rapalo oversees 12 ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – It’s July, which means it’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun at Mt. Carmel Field. The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 13 through Monday, ...

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   Susan G. Komen North Jersey will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, an increase in total program funding at 15% year-over-year. Overlook Medical Center's program, Breast Cancer Continuum of Care for ...

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Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, was recently a special guest at Summit Medical Group Foundation's (SMGF) 5th Annual Gala & Auction where a record-breaking $1.35 million was raised.  SMGF’s Annual Gala & Auction raises critical funds to ensure the Foundation can ...

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CRANFORD – This summer the Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is expanding its course offerings for youth ages 11-18. Classes are taught by NJ-certified teachers and subject matter experts that specialize in delivering high-quality youth programs. Classes begin the week of June ...

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New Providence Recreation is accepting registrations for adult evening and daytime programs that run June 25th – August 31st.  Most of the eight to nine-week sessions are under $65; several programs are free for NP residents!  All levels of fitness and those returning to exercise are ...

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Support Covenant House by making dinner a selfless act and support a fundraiser that supports Covenant House. Come in to Chipotle at 1260 Springfield Ave. in New Providence on Monday June 18 between 4 and 8 p.m. Click here to print flyer, or show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Registration is open for PAL Field Hockey for girls in grades 2 through 8. Program is open to Berkeley Heights, Mountainside and New Providence girls.  Go to www.BHPAL.org and click on Register (page down to see registration options/details) OPTIONS: Fall Travel: ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- On Saturday, June 8, the professionals at accounting/consulting firm Deloitte traded debits and credits for hammers and saws throughout New Jersey and the nation for its Impact Day. Impact Day is Deloitte’s national day of community service in which employees go out into ...

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