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Franklin School Students Write Letters For Make-A-Wish Foundation

December 15, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Students at Rahway's Franklin Elementary School wrote their way to a $438 donation to the Make A Wish Foundation, courtesy of Macy's BELIEVE campaign.

After a student in the school received his wish from the Make-a-Wish foundation, he wanted to find a way to help other kids experience their wish. According to a press release from the district, the student asked his peers ...

Phillips 66 Donates a New Ambulance to Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program

December 13, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, new ambulance for the Trinitas Emergency Services ...

Tails of Hope Foundation Donates K-9 First Aid Kits to Union County Sheriff's Office

UNION COUNTY, NJ – K-9 dogs part of the Union County Sheriff’s Office will be much safer as they work their patrol thanks to several donations from a local charity.

Toni Giordano Picerno and Rich Picerno, ownders of Picerno Giordano Construction in Kenilworth, donated Canine Counterterrorism Operational First Aid Kits to the Union County Sheriff’s Offce K-9 Search and Rescue ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The ...

Phillips 66 Donates a New Ambulance to Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program

December 13, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, new ambulance for the Trinitas Emergency Services ...

Judge: Grillo to Spend 55 Years in Prison for Rahway Murder

December 10, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Essex County man convicted of killing a Rahway women in 2015 will spend the majority of his remaining life behind bars.

Roberto Grillo, 39, of Bloomfield, received a 55-year sentence from Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch on Friday, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

According to the terms of the sentencing, Grillo will serve a minimum ...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide Year-End Campaign

December 16, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ — Law enforcement officials from the Rahway Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of the year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.

The crackdown began December 7, and continues through January 1, 2019, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and ...

Rahway Fire and EMS Join Union County Dispatch Center

RAHWAY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the Union County Regional Dispatch Center will now handle fire and emergency medical service calls for the City of Rahway.

“The Union County Dispatch Center is a shared services success story. It enables county and local governments to come together and manage their resources more efficiently, for the ...

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NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Superintendent Peter Capodice Retires from the Union County Vocational-Technical School

December 14, 2018

UNION, NJ – Family, friends, public officials and colleagues came together at a retirement celebration for long time Union resident, former Union mayor and Superintendent of the Union County Vocational-Technical School, Peter Capodice.

Capodice, 67, joined the Union County Vocational-Technical School District in September 1999 as the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.

Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, Named Grand Marshal of County's St. Patrick's Day Parade

December 12, 2018

Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which​​​​ is scheduled for Saturday, March 16. 

Sister Percylee has been the Principal of Union Catholic since 1980 and has been the catalyst for every major advance that the school has made in the past 38 years. Her progressive ...

Union County Plans Major Upgrade for Plainfield Intersections

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that plans are moving forward for a group of three intersection safety improvement projects on East Front Street (County Road 620) and 7th Avenue (County Road 601) in the City of Plainfield. The work will include new traffic signals with audible pedestrian signals and push buttons.

The federally funded upgrades are designed to ...

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Leaving our Nations Warriors out in the Cold…

Source: The United States of America, rich in the abundance of opportunity, resources, and freedoms, defended by men and women in uniform. Unfortunately, some of them find themselves left with nowhere else to go but on the streets. How do we tackle Veteran Homelessness? And why are there so many Vets left out in the cold after serving our great nation? Samuel K. Burlum reports...

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