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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 ...

People with Disabilities Dance the Night Away at Very Special Prom

ELIZABETH, NJ - The lights were low and the music loud, colored balloons floated in the air and people dressed to the nines filled the dance floor Friday evening at a very special prom. Rather than high school teenagers, these prom goers were people with disabilities of all ages.

In place of high school students, those well-dressed people were adult members of Community Access Unlimited (CAU), ...

Local Youth Learn Challenges and Rewards of independence at Nonprofit Training Event

ELIZABETH, NJ - More than seventy local youth learned about the challenges and rewards of independence at the annual Independent City training event held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth on July 21.

Independent City is a mock-community set up in CAU's auditorium consisting of simulated banks, apartment buildings, grocery stores, utilities and institutions and amenities that ...

Video: Families Come Out for Community Unity Peace Tour Festival in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents came out on Saturday afternoon to say No to Drugs and Violence as part of the Community Unity Peace Tour Festival.

The event sponsored by Roselle Mayor and Borough Council, National United Youth Council and the the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition, and other organizations  others, brought the community to gather to learn more about how they can all ...

17-Year-Old Academy for Information Technology Student from Roselle Dies; GoFundMe Page Established to Help Family

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Seventeen -year-old Fenov Pierre-Louis, a Roselle resident and student at Union County's Academy for Information Technology, lost his battle with stage 4 Nueroblastoma cancer last week.

Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help his family. 

Diagnosed when he was a second grader, Fenov fought the disease for about half of his ...

Sparky Lyle Pitches In to Help Operation Shoebox New Jersey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets.

A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will be sold during Bodnar’s auction at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday, July 29 following the ...

Roselle Park to Host Annual Senior Citizens Indoor Summer Picnic  

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Mayor Carl Hokanson and the Borough Council invites senior citizens to the annual Senior Citizens Indoor Summer Picnic on Saturday, July 21, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park NJ 07204

The annual event hosted by the Borough of Roselle Park features a 50/50 raffle, refreshments, and Extreme Bingo. Extreme bingo ...

“Teens for Teens” Donate Funds for Residents of the Adolescent Psychiatry Specialty Program at Trinitas

ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of Teens for Teens of Union County recently donated $26,000 to provide new furnishings for patient rooms for the teens that live at New Point Specialty, the adolescent psychiatry program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. 

The donation was presented in the form of a check at Trinitas' 12th annual Academic Awards Program in June. The New Point Specialty is a ...

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