Giving Back

September 17, 2018

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Keyanna Jones has quite an impressive resume, from being a member of the National Head Start Association to her talent as a Linguist. Among her many positions, she has become the first African-American Woman President of the Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park is a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Roselle is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court-appointed special advocates (CASAs), by the addition of resident Sherise Winston-Pollard.  Superior Court Judge James Hely administered oaths to Winston-Pollard and others from Cranford, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. “This is a wonderful ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Despite possessing work habits that make them excellent candidates, people with disabilities experience increased rates of discrimination and difficulty finding employment, according to local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU). CAU, which supports people with ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park ’s first annual “Celebration of Colors and Pride Month that was postponed last month due to incessant weather has been rescheduled to this Saturday, September 1, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Roselle Park High School’s Herm Shaw Field. The event ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Nearly one thousand attendees were thrilled with a very special production of "Annie, Jr." staged by the CAU Community Players, a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities performed at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts June 29-July 1. Formed ...

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ELIZABETH, N J - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will host its annual Independent City life experience training event for youth Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Elizabeth headquarters at 80 West Grand Street. The event is open to youth aged 13 and older at no cost. Independent City ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - During the last Wednesdays Council meeting, Council members recognized five local men for their contributions to the community be presenting them with the Phenomenal Man Award.  “We have recognized the women in the past and we have many men in our community that do really great ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Roselle’s Kevin Byron is among the latest community volunteers to complete child advocacy training and take an oath from Superior Court Judge James Hely to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County. After being sworn in, Byron said, “CASA is a terrific agency ...

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ROSELLE, NJ -  “Well, I survived field day,” said Wimbush after he just donated bicycles to four students at the Washington Elementary School in Roselle.  “We put all of the names of this year's honor roll students into a hat a drew names,” says Wimbush.  According to Wimbush, his goal is to ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics. Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In celebration of Pride Month, Roselle Park held a Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday morning at the Veterans Memorial Library.  Roselle Park resident Michael Peterson Spoke to the group and raised the traditional rainbow-colored flag in celebration of  LGBTQ Pride ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center where presented with handmade hats for their newborn infants as well as patients at the Cancer Center last week by the 4C’s, a club from St. Helens Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Alesia Porter, program director of the 4C’s, along ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Members of the Haitian community and many others came out to celebrate Roselle’s Haitian Flag Day Ceremony last week. Roselle Board of Education member Archange Antoine led the event along with members from the Haitian American Committee and guest speakers as they spoke of the rich ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday both communities will be holding services in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Roselle: Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Roselle Borough Council and the Department of Recreation will hold the Annual ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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