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Freddie Stevenson Performs at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center - Saturday, May 4th


Up and coming artist Freddie Stevenson will perform at The Loft at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on Saturday, May 4th at 8 p.m.  Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased at  The concert is part of the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in a uniquely intimate setting.

Stevenson, long a fan favorite at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, is a British/American singer-songwriter from Edinburgh, currently living and working in Manhattan. A natural born storyteller, he trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His songs and live solo performances are an hypnotic mix of poetry, humor and eerily beautiful tunes that leave the listener’s imagination soaring.

Stevenson has recorded three studio albums, the most recent being 2011's The City Is King. Coining the phrase 'Blongs' meaning a ''blog of a song,'' he's recorded over one-hundred bedroom recordings, many of which have been recently collected in The 50 Song Book, a beautiful hardcover book filled with original written lyrics. Fans can look forward to the release of Blongs 51-100 in the near future.

Freddie has been joined onstage by some of the finest musicians worldwide - from London, Stockholm, Nashville, New York, Ireland and Scotland - namely, Mike Scott and Steve Wickham of the Waterboys, James Maddock, Brady Blade, Chris Donoghue, David Luther, John Perry, Phil Madeira, and Teddy Kumpel, to name a few.  Mr. Kumpel will join Freddie on 6-string banjo for the May 4th performance.

Upcoming Split Level Concerts include:
James Maddock – June 7 at the UCPAC Hamilton Stage

Livingston Taylor – June 15 at the UCPAC Hamilton Stage

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Summer Life Guard Job Opportunity in Union County

April 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air all summer long while sharpening valuable life skills including leadership, ...

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This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

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April 8, 2018

Dear Editor:

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices. 

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Greta's Run Online Registration Ends 4/20 (video)

April 19, 2018

Greta's Run is more than just a race. Join us and see why! Online Registration ends 4/20 at 11:59 p.m. Register and donate today at

Run, walk, roll and volunteer with us this Sunday, April 22. The start and finish are at Roosevelt Intermediate School, 301 Clark Street in Westfield, NJ. All proceeds benefit people with special & adaptive needs in ...

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