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What is a Good Tenant? The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Hosts Another Tenant Workshop

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is hosting a Free Tenant Certification Training on March 21st at their Center located at 118 Division Street in Elizabeth.  The workshop benefits participants by empowering them with knowledge and tools to become good tenants. Between 9:30 am - 3:00 pm speakers will lead sessions on topics such as tenant’s rights, budgeting, how to find an apartment, how to interview with a landlord, advocating for yourself, and additional community services.

Participants will be awarded certificates upon completion of the workshop. Impress your landlord with your certification. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Interested participants should R.S.V.P. by calling (908) 355-2060 ext. 205, or by emailing anunez@theelizabethcoalition.org.

Below, Luis Franco Esq., a Staff Attorney of the Central Jersey Legal Services presented at our last Tenant Training and provided an informative  

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workshop on legal rights.

About the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is a nonprofit established 35 years ago to serve the needs of the homeless and the near homeless in the community. The agency works to give their clients the tools to transition to safe, affordable housing so they can live healthy, productive lives and where they are accepted as members of the community. The Coalition teaches people to self-advocate and to empower themselves to become self-sufficient. The agency seeks to build a community of support and compassion in partnership with St. Joseph Social Service Center, the community-at-large, volunteers, and other agencies committed to advancing the interests of homeless and near homeless people.

 

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Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

April 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

Food Truck Festival and Car Show at Saint Joseph High School on April 28

April 9, 2018

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

 

Food Trucks will include:

Boardwalk Freddy
Bro-Rito
Cousins Maine Lobster
Empanada Monster
Falafull Gourmet
Jerkin' Chicken
Oink and ...

An Evening of Shining Stars Set for Friday May 4th

April 21, 2018

One of the area’s most anticipated events — “An Evening of Shining Stars” — featuring members of the special needs community from Cranford and around Union County, will take place on Friday May 4th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Founded by Cranford resident Sally Curci, the 7th annual showcase will feature “Music From the Decades” — with the cast set to ...

How to Report Potholes in Union County

With the winter weather finally winding down, potholes are a frequent issue for drivers. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like you to know there are resources you can use to report them to the proper agency.

"We certainly encourage drivers and commuters to report any pothole they encounter on roads throughout Union County to the responsible authority," said ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 22, 9:00 AM

Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Rummage Sale

Green Home & Garden

Sun, April 22, 10:00 AM

Rahway Recreation Center, Rahway

Live Well Expo

Health & Wellness

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...