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Free Lavy House Presentation on Volunteering and Jobs for 55+

An informational program on “Job and Volunteer Opportunities for People 55+”  will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 11:30 a.m. at  The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The presentation by Sheri Brown, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) Career Specialist and Nathalie Garcia, JFS RSVP Project Coordinator (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Union County, NJ) is part of a series of programs that are free and open to the entire community at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House. A light lunch will be served. Dietary Laws Observed.

Brown said,  “According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20 percent of Americans 55 years and older will be working by 2017 and nearly 70 percent of workers who have not yet retired plan to work well into the traditional retirement years. "

Brown, a career coach who focuses on job search skills and strategies, uses her unique knowledge of recruitment and human resources to help job seekers navigate the current job market.

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The event will also feature a presentation about volunteer opportunities available in and around the Union County community through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) through JFSCNJ.  According to Ms. Garcia, RSVP Project Coordinator,  Many 55-plusers want a productive outlet for their spare time even if they are semi-retired or working part time. The RSVP program offers flexible volunteer opportunities in various placement areas such as: Food Pantries, Tutoring , Visiting the Elderly, Serving Meals at Congregate Nutrition Sites and opportunities to recruit and manage other volunteers.

The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House is a joint venture between The Westfield United Fund and Temple Emanu-El of Westfield.  Through a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ provides programming and the services of Social Worker Naomi Kreutzer, LCSW, each Tuesday.  Programs are free of charge and open to the entire community.

Registration is recommended if you plan to attend. Contact 908-352-8375, or,

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Roselle/Roselle Park

Roselle Chamber of Commerce to Host Women’s History Month Event

March 19, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - It will be an evening of honoring the trailblazing women leaders in business at the Roselle Chamber of Commerce event honor of Women’s History Month.

Joetta Clark Diggs, New Jersey’s four-time Olympian, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Businesswoman will be the featured guest speaker.

The event is free and will be held on Thursday, March 22 at the ...

Free Citizenship Workshop to be Held This Saturday in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A free Citizenship Workshop will be held this Saturday, March 24, at the Santa Isabel Lutheran Church from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. located at 908 East Jersey Street in Elizabeth.

The Citizenship Drive is an annual event that assists eligible residents to apply for naturalization. Immigration attorneys will be present to screen eligibility and trained volunteers will assist in the ...

Wastewater Sewerage Authority Looking for Treatment Plant Operator

LINDEN/ROSELLE, NJ - The Linden/Roselle Sewerage Authority is seeking to fill a position for a Wastewater Sewerage Treatment Plant Operator.  

This is a full-time position that entails shift work, 7 days a week. Candidate must have a High School diploma or obtained equivalency; possession of a valid S-1 New Jersey Wastewater Operators License is preferred but not ...

Teacher Training at Trailside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ  - Teacher Training programs at Trailside will be offered this spring for teachers of students in Kindergarten through grade twelve starting March 15.

Project WET, a teacher training program for teachers K – 12 will be offered on Thurs. March 15 from 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m.  This workshop will provide the necessary tools, resources, and lessons for teachers ...

Daylight Savings Time Begins this Weekend - Remember to Turn Your Clocks Forward

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The winter months are about to come to an end. You know spring is definitely around the corner when Daylight Savings Time begins. A reminder to everyone to turn your clocks forward one hour tonight when you go to bed. Daylight Savings time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. 

While many will dread losing that hour of sleep, that extra hour of daylight ...

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

Freeholders Endorse Armed Security in all Somerset County Schools

March 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the Parkland, Fla school shooting last month in which 17 students and staff were killed, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire Thursday announced that the freeholder board will fund a second armed school resource officer at the county Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater, and urged every school ...

Union County Celebrates Arbor Day 2018 with Free Trees for Schools

March 20, 2018

In recognition of Arbor Day 2018, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is once again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to sponsor the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Program, which provides free trees for participating schools.

“The Arbor Day tree planting program is a Union County tradition that provides students with important hands-on lessons about the ...

Queen Mary and the Cruiser

Queen Mary and the Cruiser by David A. Thomas and Patrick Holmes (Naval Institute Press, 1997)

“Had the forenoon watch and after eating went out onto the fo'c'sle. Just arrived at the top of the ladder by the PO's heads when the wave hit me---waist high---and knocked me over. Looking astern---through the bulkhead door which was open, saw the stern of a ship sticking up out of ...

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Random House, 1965)


In Cold Blood is, quite simply, the grand-daddy of true crime writing, dubbed by Capote, himself, as the first non-fiction novel (although Norman Mailer argued the point when he published The Executioner's Song in 1979.) The conditions under which I read In Cold Blood for the first time were pretty weird, which was another ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...