Press Releases

November 10, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--The cadavers of military veterans are being used to prepare medics to treat the devastating injuries they will encounter when deployed, through a unique collaboration between Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the United States National Guard. Many of the cadavers ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic's Shaun Keating sure had a memorable day on Thursday. Her day started when she was honored at the school for receiving a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Then just a few minutes later, Keating wrote an opening prayer ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering a special Fall Family & Friends Introductory English-style horseback ride on Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. Registration is in progress ...

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HOPES Community Action Partnership, Incorporated (HOPES CAP, Inc.) is opening the doors of its newest location the Early Childhood & Family Center Annex (formerly the Plainfield Armory garage) on Monday, November 12, 2018. HOPES staff are preparing to teach 180 preschool students in 11 Head ...

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Free, Safe Medicine Disposal Locations Available Throughout the State MILLBURN — On November 10, communities across the state will participate in the 10th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge – New Jersey (AMCC-NJ) Day of Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse and Safe Disposal, a public ...

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EDISON, NJ -- On Sunday, Nov. 4, students, faculty, parents and friends from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison joined to help support Interfaith RISE's annual walk-a-thon.  Upper School students helped direct participants, worked the registration table, and held signs during the ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison recently observed Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23-31. This positive campaign to promote healthy lifestyles was a huge success. The Red Ribbon Team comprised of juniors who attended the Young Women’s Conference last May led many of the activities ...

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Plainfield Community Outreach (PCO) is holding a Shoe Drive to raise money for Grace’s Kitchen soup kitchen and the PCO afterschool and English language learning programs.  If PCO can collect 2,500 pairs of new or gently used shoes of all types, it will earn a donation of $1,000. Funds2Orgs ...

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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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First Time Candidate Built Powerful Movement for Change Victory Brought Together Voters From Both Parties in Historically Republican District “Now is the time for our country to come together.”   Parsippany, NJ -- Speaking in front of a packed house of more than 2,000 supporters, Navy ...

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Though the rain came down in sheets on Sat, Oct 27th due to incoming Tropical Storm Oscar, that did not dampen the spirits of the patrons of the 4th annual Taste of Operation Warm Heart, a fundraiser to benefit the emergency winter sheltering program for the homeless, run by the Elizabeth Coalition ...

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EWING, NJ  – Today, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06), Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10), Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ-09), Albio Sires (NJ-08), and  Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released a new report from the House Oversight and Government ...

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“Medicare Changes for 2019 - What You Need To Know ” to be Addressed at The Elizabeth Public Library on Tuesday, November 13, at 11:30 AM An informational program on “Medicare Changes for 2019: What You Need to Know” presented by Elyse Drucker, Union County SHIP Coordinator,  will take ...

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The public is invited to attend a free concert given by The Musical Club of Westfield on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30pm. This is the second in year-long series of events sponsored by the Musical Club and held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Young Democrats, partnered with the Middlesex County Democratic Organization, hosted its 2nd Annual Get Out the Vote Rally on Sunday at the County Vocational-Technical School in East Brunswick. “Far too often, the youth vote is discounted in critical ...

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada join Kenilworth VFW 2230 Commander Robert Jeans and dozens of volunteers in placing American flags on veterans' graves in Graceland Cemetery in Kenilworth in honor of Veterans Day. The Union County Board of Chosen ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present “New Jersey’s Magnificent Raptors,” sponsored by Conserve Wildlife Foundation, on Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Trailside Nature and Science Center.  This free program is offered to families with children ...

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Two county-based Child Advocacy Centers open the doors to their new facilities, boosting progress towards the goal of access to a Child Advocacy Center for all child abuse victims in each of the 21 NJ counties. Iselin, NJ, Nov 2, 2018   Two counties – Gloucester and Camden – have opened the ...

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Alberto Goncalves, principal of GonSosa Development, was honored by the Hispanic Law Enforcement Association of Union County at the 27th Annual HLEAUC Gala, October 27, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course. Goncalves, a real estate developer, has devoted his career spanning 18 years to developing ...

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Organizations in Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth/Ocean to Help Enroll People in Health Coverage   (TRENTON) – 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 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 the County Clerk’s ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Bronwyn Russell of East Windsor, an eighth-grader at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, saved two of her best races for the end of her Middle School career.  In her final home meet on Oct. 23, Bronwyn broke her own girls’ mark and also eclipsed the boys’ course record with a ...

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For Immediate Release Contact: Mary Claire Givelber, Director of Community Engagement 908.301.1899 / Maryclaire.givelber@caringcontact.org Mental Health First Aid Training being offered in Westfield November 7th and 14th Westfield, NJ – November 1, 2018 – Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Peter Van Buskirk, a 35-year veteran of the selective college admission process, made an informative, dynamic and interactive presentation at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison on Oct. 30.  Van Buskirk addressed primarily sophomores, juniors and their parents about the ...

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(TRENTON) – Discovering ways to improve and expand New Jersey Transit, legislation sponsored by Assembly Members Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson and Patricia Egan Jones requiring the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJT) to establish an office of real estate economic development and transit-oriented ...

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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 Center, located in ...

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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 Homeless. The ...

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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 ballot in person.

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CRANFORD – At the September 25, 2018 Joint Meeting of the Union County College Boards of Trustees and Governors, two new members were sworn in. Miguel A. Merino, of Elizabeth, will serve as a new Trustee. Edward J. Chrystal, Jr., of Scotch Plains, will serve as a new Governor. Union County College ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artworks from the 2018 Union County Teen Arts Touring Exhibit, on display at the Freeholders Gallery from November 1, 2018 through January 3, 2019. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration ...

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