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Union County Announces 2018 Library Grants Awards

August 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.

“Our community is stronger when we all work together to provide every child with ...

Board of Education Slate Set for November Election

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The filing deadline for School Board Election Candidates was on Monday at 4 p.m.  The candidate list for the November School Board Election is as follows.

There are three seats up this year for the three-year term in Roselle and six residents have filed for those three seats. 

Roselle Member of Board of Education 3 year term candidates are as ...

Newark Needs to Be 'Invited to the Table' in Marijuana Industry, Mayor Says

August 1, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when.

For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been victimized by drug laws, get to profit from that industry. He was part of an eight-member panel yesterday ...

Gas Line Break in Roselle Park Causes Evacuations

August 8, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police and Fire units were called to Roselle Parks Casano Community Center on Wednesday morning after workers hit a gas main causing an evacuation of the area.

According to Mayor Carl Hokanson, workers at the project to upgrade and replace lines at the Casano Community Center, hit a main gas line causing a major break in the line. Police and Fire Units were at the scene ...

Roselle Man Dies in Motor Vehicle Accident in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A motor vehicle accident in Linden claimed the life of a Roselle man late Sunday evening.

At approximately 11:56 p.m. Linden Police units responded to the scene of a serious auto-pedestrian crash on the 400 block of Raritan Rd.

Initial reports indicate that a 2003 Chrysler Minivan was traveling east when it fatally collided with a man in the roadway.

Eric Mathis, 56, ...

Union County Awards 63 “HEART” Grants

August 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced 63 artists, historians, and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. 

“The recipients of HEART Grants are a wonderful mix of creative individuals – composers and writers, historians, visual ...

Warinanco Pet Parade Garners Enthusiastic 'Appaws'

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - People and pups alike gathered at Warinanco Sports Center this past  Saturday for the first-ever Warinanco Pet Parade, where canine talent from across Union County competed in multiple contests and enjoyed the admiration of dozens of dog lovers.

From “Waggiest Walk” to “Prettiest Puppy” and “Smallest Dog,” owners and their furry ...

Board of Education Slate Set for November Election

August 1, 2018

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The filing deadline for School Board Election Candidates was on Monday at 4 p.m.  The candidate list for the November School Board Election is as follows.

There are three seats up this year for the three-year term in Roselle and six residents have filed for those three seats. 

Roselle Member of Board of Education 3 year term candidates are as ...

Roselle Park Launches Reusable Bag Campaign

August 2, 2018

ROSELLE PARK NJ - Roselle Park Sustainable Jersey and Clean Communities are partnering to kick off a reusable bag campaign with the screening of the award-winning documentary Bag It on Tuesday, August 7, from 7-8 p.m. at the Casano Community Center located at 314 Chestnut Street.  Local residents and businesses will have the opportunity to take a pledge to forgo disposable bags, as ...

Union County Awards 63 “HEART” Grants

August 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced 63 artists, historians, and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. 

“The recipients of HEART Grants are a wonderful mix of creative individuals – composers and writers, historians, visual ...

Union County Announces 2018 Library Grants Awards

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.

“Our community is stronger when we all work together to provide every child with ...

People with Disabilities are Celebrated for their Achievements

ELIZABETH, NJ – The achievements of ten people with disabilities were celebrated last week at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth during the agency's annual Performance Recognition Night. Each of the individuals, all CAU members, were recognized by their fellow members, staff and family for their accomplishments in a variety of areas, from independent living to employment and ...

Trinitas Staff Celebrates First Public Health Innovator Award

August 13, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Employee Health and Infection Control staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center are celebrating their status as the first to receive the NJ Department of Health's Public Health Innovator Award.  

The award recognizes Trinitas for vaccinating 97 percent of its employees against the flu in an attempt to prevent the spread of the flu among employees, ...

Insurance Report Shows August is Deadliest Month for Driving

COLUMBUS, OH - A report from Nationwide Insurance shows that August is the deadliest month for driving. The report is based on data from the company's customers and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

According to the report, Nationwide members reported more accidents in August 2016 (60,976) than any other month over the last four years. 15,914 people ...

Manage Water Where It Falls for a Healthier Landscape and Environment

August 2, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource.

Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plantings improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff.  The plants ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

August 11, 2018

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

 First-Ever “Gospel Explosion” Coming To Roselle on August 18

August 12, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ – Roselle will be hosting the community’s first-ever “Gospel Explosion” on Saturday, August 18.

The event presented by Third Ward Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson and the Borough of Roselle will be held in the Borough Hall parking lot located at 210 Chestnut St., from 5 to 9 p.m.

“This is our first ‘Gospel Explosion’ in Roselle,” ...

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Thu, August 16, 6:30 PM

Elizabeth Public Library, Elizabeth

The World Changed, So Did the Music

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 First-Ever “Gospel Explosion” Coming To Roselle on August 18

August 12, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ – Roselle will be hosting the community’s first-ever “Gospel Explosion” on Saturday, August 18.

The event presented by Third Ward Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson and the Borough of Roselle will be held in the Borough Hall parking lot located at 210 Chestnut St., from 5 to 9 p.m.

“This is our first ‘Gospel Explosion’ in Roselle,” ...

Roselle to Host 35th Annual National Night Out on August 7

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau and Council Members invite the community to come out for the borough’s 35th Annual National Night Out Against Crime.

The event will be held on Tuesday, August 7, at the Pine Street Playground, West 2nd Avenue, and Pine Street, starting at 5 p.m.

The event is hosted by the Roselle Police Department, in collaboration with Roselle Everett ...

Free Resume and Interview Workshop for Union County Job Seekers

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents looking for a new job or a career change can sharpen their skills at a free Community Job Readiness Workshop on Thursday, August 9 at the Kellogg Building at the Elizabeth campus of Union County College, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The three-hour workshop will be hosted by the Union County Workforce Innovation Business Center, a program of the Union ...

Borough of Roselle Park to Hold 18th National Night Out Event

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will present their 18th “National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park, Chestnut Street.

National Night Out is a community-building event that aims to include everyone in Roselle Park. The event is sponsored by the Roselle Park Police Department's Neighborhood Watch program, ...

Free Resume and Interview Workshop for Union County Job Seekers

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents looking for a new job or a career change can sharpen their skills at a free Community Job Readiness Workshop on Thursday, August 9 at the Kellogg Building at the Elizabeth campus of Union County College, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The three-hour workshop will be hosted by the Union County Workforce Innovation Business Center, a program of the Union ...

Union County Narcotics Investigation Yields Seizure of Two Kilos of Heroin

August 6, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is ...

Kidnapping: Somerville Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged

August 11, 2018

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

Union County Residents Advised on Mosquito Control

August 11, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and visitors to continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population.

“It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent mosquito bites,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “This will contribute to a ...