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Union County Announces 2018 Library Grants Awards

August 12, 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 ...

Rotary Students of the Month

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary club recognized Beatriz Limon of Roselle Park High School and Jennifer Hailotl of Abraham Clark High School as their June Students of the Month. 

Rotarian Julie Pinho coordinates the program which honors high school seniors for their community service. www.roselle-roselleparkrotary.org

 

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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, ...

Roselle Park Arts Festival Committee Announces Citizen Sane from NYC will be Playing at this Years Event

August 20, 2018

ROSELLE, PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Arts Festival 2018 committee has announced that Citizen Sane from NYC will be playing at this year's event is set for September 29.

Since the 1980’s, Citizen Sane has attracted a growing audience of music lovers who want to hear a soaring groove delivered with honesty and grit. 

“We didn’t have a plan about what the music would ...

Drag Queen Story Hour Coming to Rahway

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, ...

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 ...

Elizabeth Man Sentenced to 148 Years for "Reign of Terror"

August 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man was sentenced to a total of 148 years in state prison after being convicted for 60 crimes, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Thursday.

Rasheed Powell, 43, was sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch on who described Powell’s crimes as collectively constituting an “incomprehensible ...

Local nonprofit to hold walk-a-thon to raise funds for people with disabilities and at-risk youth

August 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will hold its Annual Ira Geller Memorial Walk-a-Thon Saturday, September 15, at Oak Ridge Park in Clark to raise funds for programs and services that support people with disabilities and at-risk youth.

Community Access Unlimited, a Union County-based statewide nonprofit that strives to integrate people with disabilities and at-risk youth into ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Fall River, MA: Battleships and Submarines

August 19, 2018

FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts. 

Bicentennial Park

Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names inscribed on bricks near the monument. 

Then walk along the paved path that runs ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

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,” ...

Union County Narcotics Investigation Yields Seizure of Two Kilos of Heroin

August 7, 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 ...

State Police: Boat Has ‘Close Encounter’ with Whale off Jersey Shore in Deal

August 20, 2018

DEAL, NJ — A whale flipped a small fishing boat about one mile off of Deal yesterday morning, tossing its two occupants overboard but not before they could issue a mayday from their radio, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Luckily for them, the emergency call was heard by a nearby boater, retired Trenton firefighter Gary Szabo, who has had his share of rescues, but none on the ...

Union County College Partners with Warren County Community College to Train Students as Physical Therapist Assistants

August 20, 2018

PLAINFIELD – Union County College and Warren County Community College have established an agreement to provide students at Warren with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from Union. Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined by Warren’s President Dr. William Austin to sign a Memorandum of Collaboration at the ...

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner’s, 2018)

He’s the Boogeyman who hides under your bed or in your closet when you are a child. Sometimes he lurks in the dark attic of your home, so it’s a place that you avoid at night. He is Big Foot who skulks the woods in Alaska, or he is Grendl, brought to his demise by Beowulf. He is the Golum, a monster in Jewish lore. He is the ...