Press Releases

August 8, 2018

A Body in motion, stays in motion. Engaging in an active lifestyle for both the mind and body is important, especially as we age. The Summit Area YMCA offers a wide selection of engaging activities, programs and trips designed for active older adults. Our classes, from Duplicate Bridge to Self ...

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On June 14, 2018, the Summit Area YMCA (SAY) received a Resolution of Recognition from The Summit Board of Education in recognition for our work in providing special needs students with customized education plans to transition into their home communities. The Summit Area YMCA works with the Summit ...

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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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New Providence, NJ – The life-saving anti-texting program entitled “Sack the Phone”is coming to the New Providence National Night Out Event being held on Tuesday Aug 7 from 6-9PM. TWD– (Texting While Driving) has become the new DUI, and is a rapidly- growing epidemic on our roadways. Distracted ...

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Join your friends at the Summit Area YMCA for a fun-filled day of exploration, friends, and lunch!  Our trip is all-inclusive with round-trip bus transportation from Summit. TRIP HIGHLIGHTS • Stroll through the outdoor sculpture garden and enjoy a private tour of the “True Colors” exhibit at ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation will celebrate National Night Out this year with “Family Fun & Flix, the free summer entertainment and film series, and a display of police and emergency vehicles. The event will take place on Tuesday, ...

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Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will participate in the National Night Out event in Morristown next Tuesday, August 7, to help support local law enforcement efforts and promote the benefits of outdoor lighting in fighting crime. As part of the event at Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East ...

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Hikers along the Red Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation will find the going a little easier, thanks to a group of hardworking Adopt-a-Park volunteers. Organized through Jersey Cares and the UC SHOUT (Union County Students Helping OUT) youth initiative, the 20-strong group helped to ...

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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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