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Two Local Non-Profits Seek Support for People with Disabilities and Others Left Homeless by Fire

February 9, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – Two local non-profit organizations are working together to find housing and other needs for many residents that were left homeless when a fire ripped through their apartment building on 3rd Avenue in Roselle. 

The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Feb. 3 on the third floor of the apartment complex and quickly spread throughout the building.

24th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Basketball Classic Raises Much Needed Funds for Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ – The 24th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness was another night of exciting basketball when six local teams paired off to compete to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition’s programs, in particular, its Operation Warm Heart Program, a winter shelter program for the chronically homeless.

The event took place Feb. 3 at the Dunn Sports Center on Pearl Street. Two teams of Union ...

Roselle Establishes Relief Fund for Displaced Fire Victims

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau, and other Borough officials have established the Roselle Fire Relief Action Committee to address the needs of those displaced by Saturday morning’s three-alarm fire on East Third Ave. The blaze was effectively managed by the Roselle Fire Department and resulted in no reported injuries.  

The Roselle Fire Relief Action Committee gathered ...

Performers with Disabilities to Host Cabaret-style Show to Raise Money for Programs

ELIZABETH, NJ - Musicians and singers with and without disabilities will perform in a very special cabaret-style show to help raise funds to support the programs and services of Community Access Unlimited (CAU). 

Performers from CAU's Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) enrolled in the Music Appreciation or Theater and Performance programs, members of the CAU Rocks band ...

Going Gold for Matteo - The Roselle Park Community Comes Together to Help a Local Child in His Fight with Cancer

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On any given day a child could be diagnosed with cancer. It's a fear that most parents hope they never have to experience. There is nothing you can say or do to stop it, not even love can halt it from happening. However, the residents of Roselle Park are showing their love for a child in their own community who has cancer by helping raise money for the family and ...

Roselle Park Woman Named as One of Union County Women of Excellence Awardees

Union County, NJ - The Union County Commission on the Status of Women has announced the recipients of the 2018 Women of Excellence Awards that includes Marguerite Modero from Roselle Park.

The Women of Excellence Awards honor women who have distinguished themselves in the fields of arts and humanities, business/entrepreneurial, community service, education, government, law, law ...

New Jersey Re-entry Corporation Opens Doors in Elizabeth to Help Court-Involved Individuals Get a New Start

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Re-entry Corporation opened their doors last week to officials and the public to get a good look at their newest location and what they have to offer to people living in Union County that have a criminal record and may need extra help to get a job, housing and more.

Located at 214-A Commerce Place in Elizabeth, is the newest branch of the New Jersey Re-entry ...

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s Celebrates Annual “Three Kings Day” at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ – For the eighth consecutive year, the Annual Three Kings Day Celebration was held at Trinitas Regional Medical Center to support the children of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs.

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s background inspired her to bring the Three Kings Day tradition to Trinitas eight years ago. Typically celebrated on Jan. 6, but delayed this ...

Roselle Celebrates the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday With Ceremony and Community March

ROSELLE, NJ - The community came together on Monday morning to celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Residents first joined together at the Abraham Clark High School’s cafeteria for a breakfast prepared by Chef Murel and the Culinary Arts Department. Afterward, everyone moved to the school's auditorium to ...

Roselle Borough Holds Food Drive in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ROSELLE, N.J. - A food drive in the honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of giving back to the community is being held by Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Borough of Roselle. 

Residents are asked to support the local food pantries located in Roselle and Elizabeth by donating to St Joseph and Heard A.M.E. food pantries. This will help them continue to provide food items to ...

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Sixteen at-risk youth celebrate one year of stability and new beginning

February 16, 2018

Young people living within New Jersey's child welfare system face daunting odds – often moving from foster family to group home to support program yet never finding their place, sometimes traveling with their belongings in a plastic garbage bag.

"The analogy is not lost on them," said Tanya Johnson, senior assistant executive director, youth services, at the nonprofit ...