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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 ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

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, ...

Drag Queen Story Hour Coming to Rahway

August 16, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza.

The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote self-acceptance and build empathy. It features a drag queen known as "Harmonica ...

Roselle Park to Host First Annual Celebration of Colors and Pride Month

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will be hosting the community’s first annual “Celebration of Colors and Pride Month on Saturday, August 18, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Roselle Park High School’s Herm Shaw Field.

The event includes guest speaker Jane Clementi (the mother of Tyler Clemente), performances, entertainment, giveaways, games by the recreation committee, ...

Union County Awards 63 “HEART” Grants

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 ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

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 ...

Heat Advisory in Effect for North Eastern New Jersey Through Thursday August 16

August 15, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16. 

The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period. 

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or ...

Trinitas Staff Celebrates First Public Health Innovator Award

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, ...

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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Mon, August 20, 12:30 PM

Linden Public Library, Linden

Linden Community Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Sat, August 25, 1:00 PM

Dancers Pointe RP, Roselle Park

2018 Dancers Pointe Open House!

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, September 6, 6:00 PM

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Union

41st Annual Greek Festival

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Roselle Park to Host First Annual Celebration of Colors and Pride Month

August 16, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will be hosting the community’s first annual “Celebration of Colors and Pride Month on Saturday, August 18, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Roselle Park High School’s Herm Shaw Field.

The event includes guest speaker Jane Clementi (the mother of Tyler Clemente), performances, entertainment, giveaways, games by the recreation committee, ...

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

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, ...

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 College’s Yamel Abreu Participated in the NJCAA/WBCA All-Star Showcase

August 16, 2018

Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu, of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation who were chosen for the showcase. 

Throughout the weekend, the student-athletes improved their ...