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Trinitas and Elizabeth Fire Department Receives Award from American Heart and Stroke Association

January 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Mobile Intensive Care Unit and the Elizabeth Fire Department were recently honored by the American Heart and Stroke Association with the 2016 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Gold Award. It was presented in recognition of speed and coordination in transporting chest pain patients to the hospital for emergency cardiac ...

Free Public Wi-Fi in Union County Parks and Facilities in Plainfield Area

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Okay, Plainfield, you already know some of the benefits of getting off the couch and stepping away from that television.  Now there is one more reason to head outside, and strive for those 10K steps per day. 

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the additional park areas that will have free public Wi-Fi, so you can map out your route and post ...

City Council to Recognize Lee Starks of Plainfield Boxing Academy

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, Jan. 17th, the Municipal Council of the City of Plainfield will hold its Agenda Fixing Session and Regular Meeting in Municipal Court.

One of the agenda items is a Councilmanic Resolution to congratulate Alhim “Lee” Starks, a lifelong Plainfield resident, for his accomplishments as an avid athlete and successful owner of the Plainfield Boxing Academy ...

Governor Signs Anti-Drug 'Night of Conversation' Bill

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie on Jan. 9 signed legislation that would designate one night in November of each year as a "Night of Conversation" about drug and alcohol addiction

The joint resolution, SJR-29/AJR-58 (Weinberg/Vainieri Huttle, Jasey, Jones, McKnight, Phoebus, Wimberly), encourages conversation and public discourse about the state’s ...

Trinitas Welcomes First 2017 Baby in Union County!

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The first baby to be born at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in 2017, which happens to be in Union County! At 5 lbs. 8oz., Bria Aliyah Mannings of Elizabeth, just missed being New Jersey’s first baby born in 2017 when she arrived at 34 minutes past midnight on New Year’s Day. Both Mother Christina Jones and baby are doing well. 

 

Plainfield YMCA Suggests Tips for Keeping Those Resolutions

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The calendar changed from December to January less than a week ago, so how are you doing on those New Year's resolutions?  The Plainfield YMCA, like you, knows there is a thrill in the promise of a new year that's full of potential, that provides a chance to start fresh.  It's also a perfect opportunity to resolve to strengthen one’s spirit, mind and ...

Plainfield, Enjoy A First Day Hike

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Often, New Year's Eve gets all of the attention.  But Plainfield, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day? 

Every Jan. 1st, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's a perfect way to introduce individuals and families to the outdoors, and to a healthy lifestyle.  ...

Plainfield Area YMCA Hosts 50 Mile Club Swimming Challenge

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Area YMCA will host a 50 Mile Club swimming challenge to increase cardiovascular strength and improve overall health with a Jan. 2nd start date.

Swimming, an all-over body workout, is a perfect way to ring in the New Year for those who are making resolutions to lose weight and be healthy.

The Plainfield Area YMCA is a charitable, non-profit service ...

Local Residents Launch Online Directory of Holistic Practitioners, Raise Money for Charity

FANWOOD, NJ – In late November, Fanwood resident Catherine Glastal, Reiki Master, owner of Create and Blossom of Westfield, came up with an idea to help local holistic practitioners get the word out on their services while helping a good cause at the same time.

Glastal partnered with Scotch Plains resident Jennifer Stern, whom she met via her local alternative health Facebook group, ...

Youth Ages 16-24 Invited to Apply for New Job Training Program

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Second Chance, a program of the Plainfield Area YMCA is now accepting applications from out-of-school youths and young adults ages 16-24.

Second Chance is a free program designed to help young people gain life skills and training that leads to gainful employment and career advancement.

“Second Chance will help ...

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Community Options to Host 9th Annual 5K Run to Support People with Disabilities

January 19, 2017

On Saturday morning, February 11, 2017, people across 32 cities in 9 states will participate in the ninth annual Cupid’s Chase 5K run, presented by Community Options, Inc to support the special needs community.  New Brunswick's race will be help at Buccleuch Park, 321 Easton Avenue starting at 9am - registration opens at 8am!

Community Options is a national nonprofit ...

Community Options to Host 9th Annual 5K Run to Support People with Disabilities

January 19, 2017

On Saturday morning, February 11, 2017, people across 32 cities in 9 states will participate in the ninth annual Cupid’s Chase 5K run, presented by Community Options, Inc to support the special needs community.  New Brunswick's race will be help at Buccleuch Park, 321 Easton Avenue starting at 9am - registration opens at 8am!

Community Options is a national nonprofit ...