Press Releases

September 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – With changes slated for the PARCC test as part of the plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment, the Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the commissioner of education about the proposed changes ...

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SUCCESS WITHOUT STRESS: Free Lecture series in NJ  Where: Trayes Hall at Rutgers University, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ When: September 28 to 30, 2018, 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm.  Free Admission. All are welcome. More information and RSVP: www.vedantausa.org This is to announce a ...

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If Enacted, New Jersey Would Have the Strongest Law in the Nation (TRENTON) – No Ghost Guns. No 3-D Firearms. And no purchasing any component used in making either of these weapons. Legislation banning the manufacturing of any untraceable or covert firearm was approved by the Assembly Judiciary ...

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Ilene B. Price is pleased to announce the release of her first book, “The ABC’s of Non-Consent.” Whether you are a parent, an educator, or counselor, this approachable 40-page, short illustrated poem is intended to be used as a tool to help prompt discussion about what is, and what is not consent, ...

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Willow Grove Presbyterian Church invites everyone from the community to come to the Annual Fall Worship in a New Key and Picnic in the Park on Sunday, September 23. It will take place at the La Grande Park Pavilion. This informal contemporary church service begins at 11 am. Following service will ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle. “Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term ...

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PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Time To Ride, the equine industry initiative created to encourage and champion the growth of the U.S. horse industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. Designed for smart phone, tablet and desktop use, TimeToRide.com features an approachable, ...

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​September is Emergency Preparedness Month! On Sunday, September 30​ at 1 pm, Devin Kerins, FEMA Preparedness Officer, and Dennis VanNatta, Coordinator of the Scotch Plains Office of Emergency Management, are teaming up to provide you with essential information to better prepare yourselves, your ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the first graduating class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with the goal ...

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Judge swears in 13 CASA volunteers ELIZABETH, NJ — Plainfield is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court appointed special advocates (CASAs), thanks to resident Sharina Briggs, who says, “I became a CASA to be a voice for a child in need and to make a ...

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Seniors at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth celebrated the delivery of a new waist-high “senior” garden bed earlier this week, with the help of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados, Groundwork Elizabeth Executive Director Jonathan Phillips and ...

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M.PoWeR Arts and Danielle Tucker Productions continue to commit to producing stellar theatre in the great Queen City with its production of the award-winning controversial play, George C. Wolfe’s “The Colored Museum”. Using humor and satire, the play tackles many aspects of the African American ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is please to present artwork from the “Art from the HEART” fine arts program, now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through September 28. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- St. Bonaventure University’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to rescind an honorary degree awarded to former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop emeritus of Washington. In an announcement July 28 from the Vatican, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority joined with Federal, State and local officials, including Governor Phil Murphy in officially dedicating the former Park Madison government complex as the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza in ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to partner with the Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) to host a free community forum, “HIV Prevention: U=U, PrEP and PEP-Knowing the Facts," on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all residents and visitors to attend the commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth on Friday, September 14. The ceremony will start promptly at 11:15 a.m. “This annual ...

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​On Monday, September 24 at 10 am, join ScotLib staff members and other book lovers for an informal chat about books you’ve recently enjoyed. Staff will clue you in to new and upcoming releases. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required​​ for this program. For more information, ...

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​Grab the kiddos and join the library staff for a special apple celebration on Saturday, September 22 from 2 pm – 4 pm. Artist and author Leeza Hernandez and her 11-year-old daughter Liv share their favorite pieces from what began as a simple mother-daughter activity that quickly turned into a ...

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Dreamhouse Theater presents Intimate Apparel, by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Lynn Nottage.   Dreamhouse Theater brings to the stage this wonderfully crafted, compelling story of a woman named Esther, and her quest for love, friendship and identity.  This story challenges the way we ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to support LGBTQ and ally business owners at next week’s “Out For Business” Breakfast presented by the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce in partnership with PSEG on September 12, 2018 at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield from 8:00 AM until ...

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Union County, NJ – September is National Preparedness month, and with the season’s first coastal storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents to prepare now in case of extreme weather. “Now is the time to take stock of your home or ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a free yoga program for women on Friday evening, September 21, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle beginning at 6:00 p.m. and concluding at approximately 9:00 p.m. The event is open to women age 16 and older. The program is part of a ...

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Plainfield, NJ – September 6, 2018 - The Varsity Baseball Team, the Varsity Softball Team and the Men’s Tennis Team all won their respective Union County Divisional Championships earlier this year! The Trophies were accepted by Plainfield Athletics Director John Quinn on behalf of Tennis Coach ...

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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 invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, September 22nd, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. “This is a wonderful way to ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who perished in the World Trade Center attack of 2001 by visiting the Union County September 11th Memorial on Tuesday, September 11 at Echo Lake Park in ...

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The Jumble Store, located at 110 Walnut Avenue in Cranford, is open for the 2018-2019 season. We have received some wonderful donations this summer, so shop early for the best selections! The Jumble Store is open Wednesday and Friday 11am-5pm; Thursday 11am-8pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; and closed ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to the 2018 Union County World War I Film Festival at the Linden Public Library from September 7 to November 2. Admission is free of charge. “Remembering our past is the best way to ensure that we make progress in the ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Harness the Power of Google” on Thursday, September 20th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed Building, located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union Township. “Non-profit organizations have a constant ...

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