Giving Back

November 11, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The cold weather didn’t stop residents from coming out to Borough Hall on Saturday afternoon to make a donation, or for others, to get a warm coat. Third Ward Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson, in conjunction with Abraham Clark High School’s Sigma Beta Club and National Honor Society, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Women from all over New Jersey came to Agape House of Worship in Roselle this past Saturday, as the non-profit organization Abounding Women hosted a Women’s Empowerment and Awards event. Roselle 1st Ward Councilwomen Denise Wilkerson and her organization Abounding Women featured ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Twelve pairs of shoes lined the stage at the Union County Youth Services Networking Conference, several once belonging to teenagers who took their own lives. Tricia Baker, whose son, Kenny, died by suicide in 2010, told the youth services professionals in the room that the young ...

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GARWOOD, NJ - Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) was honored Thursday with the Humanitarian of the Year award at the Annual Gala Dinner Dance of the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited, held at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. Also honored were Senate Majority Leader ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – #Everyoneknowssomeone was the theme of this year's Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk in Nomahegan Park. The walk coordinated and hosted by Prevention Links and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders was held this past Saturday with people coming from all ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle fire department were once again showing off their cooking skills as they served brunch on Saturday morning at  St. Joeseph’s Cafeteria to the many Roselle Seniors in the community.  This is the 21st. year the fire department has hosted the event and by the turnout and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives. Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On October 10, the Roselle Park Police Department hosted Diane Grossman of Mallory's Army to speak about bullying to 8th-grade students at the Roselle Park Middle School, located on W Grant Avenue in Roselle Park. Grossman told the students about her 12-year-old daughter ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - As the opioid epidemic ravages New Jersey and the greater United States, reducing overdoses, drug-related crime and overall harm caused by opioids starts with small communities, where the impact of addiction hits hardest. The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition’s (REHPC) ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking everyone for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period.  One of the worst things a person can hear is the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The fourth annual McNany Charitable Foundation corporate fundraiser -- supporting the Foundation's charitable initiatives -- will be held October 18, from 6 - 9 p.m., at Spirit Eatery & Social Drinks in Springfield. The McNany Charitable Foundation provides support ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Brenda Peguero, manager of Wendy's restaurant in Hillside, hired Robert Capello as a greeter. It was not long before his work ethic and reliability convinced her to increase his responsibilities, she said. Working three hours a day, three days a week, Capello cleans tables, sweeps ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - For the twenty-third year in a row, hundreds of motorcycles crowded Warinanco Park on Sunday morning before the ride down to the Veteran's Memorial in Holmdel, NJ. The 30-minute ride down St. George's Avenue to the Veteran Memorial in Holmdel, attracts residents from ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised ...

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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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