Press Releases

January 22, 2019

CRANFORD – In November 2018, Mary M. Zimmermann, Vice Chair of the Union County College Board of Trustees, was elected as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC). Mrs. Zimmermann, a resident of Summit, describes herself as a “professional ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended a Teen Health Seminar at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. The overall goal of this very important program is to educate the students about health issues and hospital career choices.   The first ...

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Award ceremony precedes theatrical performance of Ain’t Misbehavin’ On Saturday, February 9, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will recognize lifelong Linden resident Monty Brooks with the seventh annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award during the County’s Black History Month ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison continued their service learning initiative by performing for senior citizens at The Highlands long-term care facility in Edison. Student performers included Abigail Ibironke of Piscataway, Hannah Yin of Scotch ...

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Whether you are making a list of target companies or preparing for interviews, you must do your homework.  Go beyond Google to set yourself up for success.  On Monday, February 11 at 6:30pm, join the Career Networking Group at the Scotch Plains Public Library to find out how to use library ...

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Low-middle income families and individuals are entering into a deeply challenging housing market. The path to homeownership has never seemed so daunting and financially complicated! It is no surprise, then, that many families choose to rent rather than slog their way through the mortgage process ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 a.m.

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CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering Uniform Construction Code courses this semester for individuals interested in construction and licensure. These programs have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Building Inspector ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of photographic mandalas by Danielle Wilkinson of Clark in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of Ms. Wilkinson’s work ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Students, parents, alumni, faculty and friends at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate winter athletics at the annual Winter Games, sponsored by the Booster Club. The W+H basketball and swim teams hosted contests in Laidlaw Gym, Plumeri Gym ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Join us for The Wardlaw+Hartridge School Baseball Clinic featuring former MLB player Milt Thompson. The clinic, which is being held Saturday, Feb. 9 at W+H, will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The session will be open to students in grades 5-12 and will be held in Laidlaw Gym at The ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College’s Academic Specialist for Practical Nursing Nancy Friedrich, MSN, RN, IBCLC was one of 12 individuals who received the Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at their 2018 Gala: Celebration HO’OHANA. The gala was an evening of ...

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Got Football? The “empty” weeks between Championship Sunday and the Super Bowl can present a challenge to football fans. With these folks in mind, Scotch Plains Public Library has planned a Football Weekend to help fans and loved ones get through the break. It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free teacher training workshop for teachers K-8 on Thursday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The “Eagle Cam in the Classroom” program offers a unique opportunity for formal and non-formal grade school teachers to learn how a ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Friends of Vermeule Mansion, Inc, (FOVM) will present their popular Music at the Mansion concert series on Sunday, Feb 10th, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Vermeule Mansion at the corner of 614 Greenbrook Road and Clinton Avenue, in North Plainfield.  Come hear a wonderful ...

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Immunizations are available to eligible children ages 2 months to 18 years of age without medical insurance at the Union County Immunization center, through the federal Vaccines for Children program. “The Immunization Center was established by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1996 ...

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(TRENTON) – Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) will attend the Scotch Plains Council meeting, making this his third stop during the month of January to take action against hunger. Speaker Coughlin will partner with Mayor Al Smith to raise awareness about health and wellness in our state.

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CRANFORD – Union County College Associate Professor of Biology and Head Golf Coach William Dunscombe received the Augie Eosso Award on Oct. 4 from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Augie Eosso Award is the highest honor given to a coach and is awarded to an individual ...

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Homeownership used to be a source of pride and stability for many families – a resource laid by for the next generation.  The price to secure sustainable homeownership these days goes way beyond the means of the average working family. It is not surprising that there’s a housing problem in New ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker joined a group of 29 of their Democratic colleagues in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. The bill will ban the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – New Jersey high school students have an opportunity to prove their brain power by competing in the 2019 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee.  Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition in which students are quizzed about the ...

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EDISON, NJ --  Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held their annual Teacher-for-a-Day program. After enjoying community-building grade-level breakfasts, students took over the Middle School and taught lessons to their peers. Adult teachers were present with each ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Teen Arts Festival is looking for volunteers who enjoy working with middle and high school students in and an exciting and dynamic setting. “The Teen Arts Festival is a high-energy event that showcases the creativity of thousands of our local students. We ...

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NJ Human Services Details February SNAP Plans Amid Continued Federal Shutdown; Urges Federal Action to End the Shutdown and Restore Certainty to SNAP Beneficiaries  (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was elected to serve as Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for a one year term starting in January 2019. Middle States is the regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education ...

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REACHING OUT TO FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS, YOUTH AND VETERANS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS; FREEHOLDER CHAIR KOWALSKI ASKS COUNTY AGENCIES TO ASSESS IMPACT AND RESPONSE TO PROLONGED CLOSURE When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (Exact times will vary by county) Where:  Across New Jersey’s twenty-one ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — As she begins her third term in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) has been nominated by the Democratic Steering Committee to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in the House, responsible for setting ...

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An ambitious group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers spent several hours clearing away a logjam in the Rahway River at Nomahegan Park in Cranford last Saturday afternoon. Helped by a passer-by who loaned two kayaks to the effort, they bagged and removed trash and recyclables from the river ...

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CRANFORD – Union County residents who are interested in attending the College tuition-free for the spring 2019 semester should fill out the free application to Union County College and apply for financial aid as soon as possible. In September, at Union’s Cranford campus, Governor Murphy announced ...

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A Middlesex County man has admitted to striking and killing a female pedestrian in Linden in 2017, then fleeing the scene of the crime and attempting to cover it up, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Tuesday. Michael Nicholson, 52, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, ...

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