Press Releases

August 5, 2018

The Connection is preparing for a busy Fall with classes running for children from September 4th through November 11th. Registration begins August 14, class schedules are now available. The fall schedule features both returning favorites and new specialty, gym, swim and dance classes. Children ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Mark your calendar for Saturday and Sunday Sept. 22 and 23 so you remember to attend the New Providence Memorial Library Open House. Space is limited so make sure to register for these free events: Rock Painting Saturday, September 22, at 1 and 2 p.m. there will be a ...

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The Union County Board of Elections is actively seeking bilingual poll workers who are interested in helping eligible voters in the community exercise their right to vote. Poll workers are paid $200 to work from 5:15 a.m. to 8:15 .pm. on Election Day and must be available to work both the June ...

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Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators have a new home in Union County’s Watchung Reservation, where an open field was recently replanted with native wildflowers and transformed into a flourishing habitat. The new pollinator meadow is located along a paved access road that runs between ...

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Please note that the library is closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend   PROGRAMS AND EVENTS This biggest event of the week is a science program for children.  Presented by Super Science for Kids, led by science teacher Dan Weissman, this program promises to be an exciting ...

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Union County residents who are looking for a new job or a career change can sharpen their skills at a free Community Job Readiness Workshop on Thursday, August 9 at the Kellogg Building at the Elizabeth campus of Union County College, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The three-hour workshop will be ...

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Youngsters ages 4 to 12 years old are invited to participate in “Paint by the Pond.” This will be the third year this interactive art project has been sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The event will take place on Sunday, August 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the pond in ...

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The United Methodist Church of Summit is a spiritual home to many people in the community. Our open-door policy has fostered different groups and organizations using our church building, including a great number of people who gather here daily for Alcoholics Anonymous’ meetings.  We realized ...

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Chris and Jack Stoddard are glad they didn’t wait to move to a senior living community. They were one of the first couples to move to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living community in New Providence, New Jersey, when it opened in 2016. They had not been looking for a retirement community. The couple ...

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The lights were low and the music loud, colored balloons floated in the air and people dressed to the nines filled the dance floor Friday evening at a very special prom. Rather than high school teenagers these prom goers were people with disabilities of all ages. In place of high school ...

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Union County residents seeking information about services for senior adults age 60 and older can visit the Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) program at four locations in August to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging. The ASK schedule in August includes ...

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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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Local business owners, managers and entrepreneurs may register for the 2018 Union County Means Business Expo that will be held at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. “The Business Expo is designed to help local businesses and entrepreneurs build ...

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Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ is seeking individuals with traumatic brain injury aged 20-60 to participate in an ongoing research study. Help us understand the effect of a novel performance-based adaptive training of bi-manual coordination on recovery of hand movement, coordination, and ...

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Students throughout Union County can toss their recyclables into new recycling bins this fall, thanks to a free distribution program administered by Union County and funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In all, 56 schools in nine municipalities received the ...

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The next mobile paper shredding program for personal and confidential documents will be held on Saturday, August 11 at Kean University in Union. All Union County residents are eligible to use this free paper shredding service. There is a limit of four bags or boxes per person. The August 11 ...

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  Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has been honored with the 2018 iGO Innovator Award by the International Association of Government Officials, a professional organization that seeks to improve public services by providing training and leadership development for county recorders, election ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the Workforce Innovation Business Center will host a hiring event for the company Traffic Plan. The company has openings for 50 traffic-flaggers to be stationed at various locations. “The WIB Center is designed to ...

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Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend   PROGRAMS AND EVENTS This week we are starting the first of two series of coding classes for kids.  Children will also enjoy an animal show presented by Eyes of the Wild – always entertaining and ...

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All residents are urged to continue to participate in countywide scrap metal recycling initiatives that will be held throughout the rest of the summer. Scrap metal recycling continues to run on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month from April through November. There are two ...

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New Providence, NJ - The New Providence Pioneers 8U softball team completed the summer softball season with a second place finish in the D2 Parkway League playoff tournament. After finishing the regular season in a three-way tie for first place, the Pioneers earned the top overall seed for the ...

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Ammunition and fireworks accepted – August event only “Mercury Bounty”$5.00 gift card for residents turning in mercury thermostats Union County residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other designated household items, from old mercury thermostats to automobile tires, ...

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“Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease, the nation’s No.1 Killer” according to the American Heart Association. The Summit Area YMCA will begin its next session of the Healthy Hearts Cardio Maintenance Program in early Fall. Healthy Hearts is free and open to the public ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A day of dance -- for all ages -- is on tap as The Connection celebrates 'National Dance Day' on Saturday, July 28 with all activities free and open to the public. Launched in 2010 by "So You Think You Can Dance" co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation president Nigel Lythgoe, 'National ...

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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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This Fall, cancer survivors can join others to restore their mind, body and spirit through a free 12-week program at the Summit Area YMCA. Cancer takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected with it. Life after cancer can bring on new and unexpected challenges and can be very ...

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Put on a Happy Face! The Summit Playhouse will present the classic American musical "Bye Bye Birdie" with performances July 27, 28, August 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and matinees July 29 and August 5 at 2:00 p.m. It's the 1960s, Army-bound rock star Conrad Birdie is the talk of the town, and ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host a focus group for LGBT adults 55 years and older, presented by Garden State Equality as part of their ‘Pledge and Protect’ initiative. Presented in collaboration with Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Services, Garden State Equality – New ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the Union County Workforce Innovation Business Center will host a hiring event for 30 sales positions at Victoria’s Secret, for its location at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. “Since its inception in 2015, the WIB Center has worked ...

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Union County residents who are looking for a unique way to give back to the community can apply to volunteer with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. Volunteers at the Rape Crisis Center provide judgement-free guidance for victims of sexual violence through a phone hotline. They may also accompany ...

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