Press Releases

August 19, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic’s Nicholas Schuster had an unforgettable experience last month. The rising senior at Union Catholic attended the Advanced Space Academy Summer Camp, (July 15-20 in Huntsville, Alabama) on a full scholarship from the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children ...

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​The Scotch Plains Public Library is the place to be on Monday afternoons in August! On Monday, Aug. 20 at 3:00 p.m., the library will host its own version of “Cupcake Wars” with cookies. Each player will receive a cookie and a theme, and the person to best decorate their cookie to the theme ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Drive for Autism Foundation has announced that its annual golf event, Drive for Autism XVII will be held at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, NJ on September 17, 2018. The Drive for Autism Golf Outing, which has been held since 2002, has raised and distributed over ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ  – The Ryan McGurl Team of Prominent Properties, Sotheby’s International Realty in Westfield, has launched a new partnership with Home for Good Dog Rescue. “When a buyer or seller mentions Home for Good Dog Rescue, the Ryan McGurl Team will donate 5-percent of their commission back ...

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Twenty public, municipal libraries have received 2018 Union County Library Grant awards from the Union County Freeholders. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. The 2018 Library Grants are funded by non-tax ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Scotch Plains residents Kelly Lawrence and Olivia Tobey, rising seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, are participating in the prestigious year-long 2018 Waksman Student Scholars Program (WSSP).  Joined by their W+H teacher Dr. Susan Zusman, the girls began the program by ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Brendan Ryan of Scotch Plains, Nicole Serkin of Cranford, and Marcello Matos of Kenilworth were among 30 students who graduated on June 14 from ECLC of New Jersey’s school for students with special needs in Chatham. The young adults received high school diplomas conferred by their ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison capped a stellar and productive year of service activities by presenting a check for $3,065.50 with funds raised through business ventures conducted by eighth graders. The funds will be directed to the MicroDreams ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- Union County residents who are looking for a new job or a career change can sharpen their skills at a free Community Job Readiness Workshop on Thursday, August 9 at the Kellogg Building at the Elizabeth campus of Union County College (UCC), from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The three-hour ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Monika Wlodarski became the first girl from Union Catholic in recent history to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Jersey Girls State, which was held at Georgian Court University in Lakewood. Wlodarski, a rising senior at Union Catholic, was chosen for the week-long camp ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Several faculty members at Union Catholic gained valuable information and insights into various teaching methods while attending AP Conferences this summer, which will be implemented to enhance the learning environment for the students at UC. Union Catholic’s Advanced ...

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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. These prom-goers were not high school teenagers, rather, they were people with disabilities of all ages. In place of high ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- As the Parish Community of St. Helen’s continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, 50 parishioners made up of youth and adults from Westfield and Scotch Plains, spent a week in Roanoke, Virginia, helping those in need. The group’s theme this year was “ECHO.” The team was called to ...

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Plainfield, NJ – The Historical Society of Plainfield will host a lecture entitled, “What Is Jazz and Why Does It Matter” on Sunday, August 5, 2018, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Drake House Museum. The lecture will given by Michael Conklin, Jazz Historian. Branford Marsalis once said, “What is ...

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) each introduced legislation to ensure that every jobless worker in the country is given the opportunity to earn a living. Despite the low official unemployment rate, 8 million Americans who want work cannot find jobs.

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The Union County Torah Center will present The Jewish View on Life, Death, and Resurrection to take place at the center, 111 Laurel Place, Westfield on Thursday, August 16, at 8:00 PM. Come join us for an evening of deep Jewish discussion and insight! Among the topics to be discussed: The ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County residents are encouraged to participate in countywide scrap metal recycling initiatives that will be held throughout the rest of the summer. Now is a particularly convenient time to recycle old household items as residents clean out before heading on vacation and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ -- The Union Catholic volleyball team showed that it is poised for another great season by defeating archrival Westfield to capture the Impact VBC Summer League title on July 18 at the Rahway Recreation Center. The Vikings, coached by Mrs. Nancy Saggio, avenged its loss to Westfield ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Do you have some free summer evenings for family fun?  Families are invited to attend any of four Family Adventure Nights at Camp Wheeler or Watchung Day Camp at no cost. Program consists of archery shooting, STEM activities, BB shooting, aquatics, campfire, and S’mores ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with ...

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The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, July 25, with the Vinny’s & Katfish Lucy taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. The free concert series is presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County residents who are seeking a meaningful, high-impact way to volunteer in their community can sign up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties. The organization is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its best-known program, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is asking families to cast their lines and reel in some quality time this summer as part of the fourth annual Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament. The competition will be held from July 27 to August 5 as ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- Join us as we help feed families in need. We are making sandwiches for St. Joseph's Social Services Center in Elizabeth. We’ll be gathering at 11:30 am on Sunday, July 15 in the Education Building of the Cranford United Methodist Church.   Join us and bring your children ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Cameren Dawkins, a rising senior golf star at Union Catholic, received a great honor on Wednesday when he was chosen to participate in the very prestigious PURE Insurance Championship at the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. PGA TOUR Champions ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Children ages 3 and up are invited to stop by the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday, July 19, at 3:00 p.m. for an interactive show science show featuring the Sciencetellers. The show will feature an adventure story about the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders is presenting a new exhibit of award winning artworks by local artists age 60 and up, now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through August 29. Each of the 13 works received first place honors in the countywide Senior Art Exhibit held earlier this ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Jim Weyand, a 2012 graduate of Union Catholic, was named the Head Athletic Trainer at his alma mater on Wednesday.       Weyand, who graduated from Binghampton University with a B.A. in Physics and a Minor in Health and Wellness Studies and received a Master of Science in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The August Symphony Orchestra (TASO) announced its annual free concert will be held on Sunday, July 29, at 3:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, under the baton of conductor, Michael Avagliano. The program features the passionate energy of Brahms’ First Symphony, ...

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