Press Releases

November 15, 2018

New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy ...

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The three final programs for the month of November at the Westfield Memorial Library are an adult Christmas craft, a historical program on Morristown during the Revolutionary War and the secret of winter wonder foods. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street. Librarian Marge Barkan will ...

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The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business ...

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The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and families on Tuesday, December 12th from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Come learn more about NJ’s most innovative job skills training program for transition-age youth with disabilities. The program's ...

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The Odessa Klezmer Band brings the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to mainstream America. The band has been in existence playing Klezmer music since 1984 celebrating the great variety and wealth of music heritage of Eastern Europe, Ladino, and Middle Eastern music, ...

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Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mountainside on Dec. 1 and 2.  ASIST is an internationally acclaimed two-day interactive training program in suicide first-aid designed to provide ...

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Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mountainside on December 1st and 2nd.  ASIST is an internationally acclaimed two-day interactive training program in suicide first-aid designed to ...

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Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics, named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned over 30 years.  Leno, Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig ...

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Two counties – Gloucester and Camden – have opened the doors to their new free-standing Child Advocacy Center facilities, giving child abuse victims in these counties access to a child-friendly place where communities can respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and ...

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Union County residents and visitors are invited to explore the concept of untold histories and participate in a discussion hosted by Dr. Mary Rizzo of Rutgers University on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in ...

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Though the rain came down in sheets on Sat, Oct 27th due to incoming Tropical Storm Oscar, that did not dampen the spirits of the patrons of the 4th annual Taste of Operation Warm Heart, a fundraiser to benefit the emergency winter sheltering program for the homeless, run by the Elizabeth Coalition ...

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The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford (11 Springfield Ave, Cranford) is looking for excited volunteers to assist with their fifth year hosting Operation Warm Heart. Operation Warm Heart is an emergency sheltering program administered by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. The ...

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Organizations in Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth/Ocean to Help Enroll People in Health Coverage   (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services is providing $375,000 in funding and support to five community organizations that will help enroll New Jersey residents in health ...

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The Union County Educational Services Foundation (UCESF) is running a Holiday Fundraiser through November.  Help support the Union County Educational Services Foundation as all proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to provide innovative educational programs at the Union County Educational ...

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The Gateway Family YMCA joins YMCA throughout New Jersey in celebrating the annual Healthy U Fall kickoff in its youth programs on October 25th.  The Healthy U program is the result of a collaboration between The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. The ...

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A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club. The centerpiece of this festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located in ...

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Union County residents who wish to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot in time for the November 6 General Election may apply for one in person at the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield on Friday, November 3, Saturday, November 4, and Monday, November 5. Voters may also use the County Clerk’s ...

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Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Mental Health First Aid Training in Westfield on Nov. 7t and 14. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental ...

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The Gateway Family YMCA honored Ayonna Chambers, a dedicated YMCA Volunteer, as 2018 Youth Volunteer of the Year, at the 2018 New Jersey YMCA State Alliance 18th Annual Recognition Celebration on October 15th at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ.    “Volunteers are at the heart of the YMCA, ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents that the County Clerks’ Elections Office in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for special hours on Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone wishing to obtain an application for a Vote-By-Mail ballot in person.

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Alberto Goncalves, principal of GonSosa Development, was honored by the Hispanic Law Enforcement Association of Union County at the 27th Annual HLEAUC Gala, October 27, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course. Goncalves, a real estate developer, has devoted his career spanning 18 years to developing ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artworks from the 2018 Union County Teen Arts Touring Exhibit, on display at the Freeholders Gallery from November 1, 2018 through January 3, 2019. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration ...

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The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Rahway and surrounding areas. CoCoRaHS is a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Bahamas, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic seniors Meilin An and Terry Lin achieved perfect scores on a portion of the SAT, and senior Bridget McDermott earned perfect scores on two sections of the ACT. Lin, who lives in Berkeley Heights, and An, who lives in Rahway, both achieved perfect scores on the ...

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Union Catholic seniors Meilin An and Terry Lin achieved perfect scores on a portion of the SAT, and senior Bridget McDermott earned perfect scores on two sections of the ACT. Lin, who lives in Berkeley Heights, and An, who lives in Rahway, both achieved perfect scores on the math section of the ...

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The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) continues its 40th Anniversary season with a concert featuring the NJYS Youth Orchestra, Fortissimo Flutes, and Clarinet Ensemble on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway.

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NEW PROVIDENCE—The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) continues its 40th Anniversary season with a concert featuring the NJYS Youth Orchestra, Fortissimo Flutes, and Clarinet Ensemble on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center located at 1601 Irving Street in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE—The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) continues its 40th Anniversary season with a concert featuring the NJYS Youth Orchestra, Fortissimo Flutes, and Clarinet Ensemble on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center located at 1601 Irving Street in ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to join the Adopt-a-Trail volunteer program and help with trail conservation and preservation projects in Union County parks. “Our Adopt-a-Trail Stewards enable visitors to enjoy miles of rustic trails in our County parks,” said ...

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