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Grover Cleveland School with local artists to reimagine Holday Shop




RAHWAY, NJ - This holiday shopping season will be a bit more unique for the students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in Rahway. The school's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is proud to sponsor their annual Holiday Shop for students, so they can purchase gifts for their loved ones.

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This year, the PTA was motivated to support the local community by offering an expanded selection of hand-made, high-quality gift selections by local artisans and small businesses from across the Garden State (including Rahway).

The benefit of this new approach is not only to entice shoppers with more unique gift choices, but to help stimulate the local economy. An assorted variety of these quality items will enhance the shopping experience and will be priced at just $5 or less.

The Holiday Shop will be available for students from December 20-22, but will also be open to the public.  The community is welcome to visit the Holiday Shop on Tuesday, December 20 from 6-8pm.

Other upcoming Grover Cleveland events include:

Scholastic Book Fair - February 14-162017
Bowl-A-Rama with Your Mama- April 2, 2017

About Grover Cleveland Elementary School
The Grover Cleveland Elementary School's mission is to ensure teachers and support staff offer students every opportunity to achieve the academic, technological, social, physical, and emotional skills necessary to reach their greatest potential. As a Professional Development School in partnership with Kean University, Grover Cleveland will provide teachers and student intern opportunities to advance their teaching skills. The school supports about 600 mostly African-American and Latino students and is one of the Top 10 performing African-American Elementary Schools in NJ.

Contact: Kristine De Jesus-Farrar
Telephone: (908) 472-8546

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Will Meet on Tues, Feb. 20, at LaGrande Park Building

February 17, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ - Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the LaGrande Park Building  in Fanwood.

"Every life cut short by gun violence -- that somehow becomes a statistic -- is tucked away in our hearts, never to be lost," wrote Patti ...

Wall St. Journal Features Fanwood Mayor Mahr Among Women Reshaping NJ Politics

February 6, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- In an online version of a Wall Street Journal story that will appear in print on Wednesday, reporter Kate King examined the rise of women in New Jersey politics and highlighted Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr's campaign for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair. against two male candidates.

To get more women elected to state government, they need to tackle a ...

Sixteen At-risk Youth Celebrate One Year of Stability and New Beginning

February 16, 2018

Young people living within New Jersey's child welfare system face daunting odds – often moving from foster family to group home to support program yet never finding their place, sometimes traveling with their belongings in a plastic garbage bag.

"The analogy is not lost on them," said Tanya Johnson, senior assistant executive director, youth services, at the nonprofit ...

Passport Fees Set to Increase this Spring: Plan Ahead to Avoid Paying More

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County residents that the US Department of State is raising the Passport Execution Fee from $25.00 to $35.00 on April 2. The fee is mandated by the Department of State. It applies to passport applications that are submitted to an authorized agent, including a US Post Office, County Clerk or other government office.

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Upcoming Events

Sun, February 18, 2:00 PM

Union County Performing Arts Center Hamilton Stage, Rahway

Kicking & Swearing 4

Arts & Entertainment

Mon, February 19, 7:00 PM

Villagers Theatre, Somerset

Hairspray Auditions

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Thu, February 22, 6:00 PM

UCEDC, Cranford

Next Level Business Planning

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Keep Our Local Governments as Clean as Possible

February 14, 2018

I read with interest in a local newspaper regarding the Union county democrat party political infighting for their “county chair” selection. There were 2 letters juxtaposed, each one listing supporters of either Senator Scutari or Fanwood Mayor Mahr, who are the two main people vying for the “boss” position.


Although I am a Democrat I am not a committee ...