Press Releases

May 14, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic will be hosting several Summer Camps and Workshops this summer. Here's a look at what's being offered, and how to get additional details, and registration information.  The summer programs being offered are a Speech & Debate Program, Theatre Master ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Staff Appreciation Week at Coles Elementary School was busy!  The week started off with handwritten notes for teachers and staff from students.  These notes went in balloon bouquets that were made by CZ Balloons, a business owned by a Coles Moms. On Tuesday, the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway opened its newly renovated 3E with a host of patient-focused amenities that include a family lounge and nourishment station for visitors, flat screen TVs in each room, large bathrooms and in-room work stations for the clinical staff to ...

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Flea Market & Collectibles Saturday & Sunday May 15 & 16, 2021 Welcome to JC’s newest flea market location This is a new venue for JC’s flea market.  We had our first event at duCret in April.  Although the vendor turn out was low because of the poor weather forecast, it turned out ...

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On Friday mornings in May at 10 a.m., join the Scotch Plains Public Library via Zoom for a different approach to exercise! Older adults in particular are encouraged to join these classes, which are designed to address the loss of balance and strength that can occur with age. Yasmin Ofek's ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- So many people with diabetes tell us that they don't know what to eat. Or that they restrict foods like fruit or vegetables from their diets. Or they are tired of making different meals for the family.  We think we can help. Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator Diane ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- At Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, we support people during the toughest times in their lives. And right now, we’re all facing a tough time together. Over 3,500 children and adults depend on us annually for support and education, and hundreds more look forward to Greta’s ...

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On Saturday, May 22 at 2 pm, join the Scotch Plains Public Library for a special program with Dr. Dawnn Karen, author of Dress Your Best Life: How Take Your Look–and Your Life–to the Next Level. Dawnn Karen brings much more than simple wardrobe make-over tips.  Her work draws on her expertise in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that sample ballots for the June 8 Primary Election can be viewed and downloaded on the County Clerk’s elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices. This year ...

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PLAINFIELD NJ — Clemente Cimmino, owner of the popular food truck Big C’s Italian Grill located at 200 Terrill Road in Plainfield, has been passionate about food since he was a little kid. He went to culinary school in Rome, Italy, and he is a personal chef and caterer. Big C’s food truck is ...

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PLAINFIELD NJ — Clemente Cimmino, owner of the popular food truck Big C’s Italian Grill located at 200 Terrill Road in Plainfield, has been passionate about food since he was a little kid. He went to culinary school in Rome, Italy, and he is a personal chef and caterer. Big C’s food truck is ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that the Motown tribute band Shadows of the 60’s will headline a free, live drive-in concert at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. The event is free, but registration is required online in advance ...

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Linda’s Pumpkin Patch earns perfect score on license renewal! All child care center’s operating in New Jersey must be licensed by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Child care centers must comply with a manual that contains over 700 regulations with an additional 200 COVID ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL is encouraging players and cheerleaders to register for the upcoming 2021 Football, Cheerleading and Flag Football season. Registration closes on June 15, 2021, at 11:59 PM and equipment distribution will begin on the same date. Summer ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply; event is open to all Union County residents. The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next mobile paper shredding event of 2021 will be held in New Providence on Saturday, May 15 for free, secure shredding of personal and confidential ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic continued its longstanding tradition with the May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary during a ceremony in the main foyer of the school on Wednesday morning. The ceremony, attended by UC's Class of 2021 and several faculty members, was conducted by senior ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- 2021 marks the tenth year that Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, has been providing support to grieving children, teenagers, and families. This year will also mark an important transition in the organization. Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, Mary Robinson, has ...

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Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition.  Visit njio.org for more details!   

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 pm, the Scotch Plains Public Library’s ever-growing Cookbook Club will meet virtually to explore make-ahead meals, big batch and freeze cooking, and other meal prep methods that make it easier to prepare home-cooked meals on a regular basis.  Take ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Garden Club held its first Seed & Perennial Swap on Saturday, May 1, at the Alan Augustine Green next to the Municipal Building in downtown Scotch Plains. Laura Melendez and Janis Roden organized the event and were assisted at the event by members ...

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TRENTON -- The Murphy Administration aims to expand access to in-demand psychiatric services by increasing the supply of trained professionals in the field. The Governor’s proposed FY2022 budget calls for $4 million to fund 10 four-year psychiatric residencies. In exchange, the residency ...

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How did Jewish settlers come to inhabit—and change—the New World? Jews in Colonial America and the young United States, while only a tiny fraction of the population, significantly negotiated the freedoms offered by the new nation and contributed to the flowering of American culture. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ --  The Union Catholic bats, led by CJ Tomalavage, Mike Mulkeen, and Braden Ramirez, and Andrew Benvenuto's strong pitching sparked the Vikings to a 12-1 victory over Oratory on Thursday.   Benvenuto, a sophomore, made a very impressive varsity debut for UC on the mound. He struck out ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – April 29, 2021 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog ...

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NORTH HALEDON, NJ -- Kyle McKenna erupted for nine goals to spark the combined Union Catholic/Wardlaw-Hartridge boys lacrosse team to 15-12 victory over Eastern Christian on Wednesday. In addition to McKenna's offensive outburst, Thomas Galbraith scored one goal and had three assists, Dominick ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic was rewarded for its outstanding gymnastics season when four members of the team were named to the All-Union County Team, which was chosen by the Union County coaches.      Freshmen Alexis Roth, freshmen Gabriella Prati, junior Hope Fenyohazi, and senior ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- New Jersey Festival Orchestra is back! Stars from the Broadway stage, international opera houses and Dance Theatre of Harlem join NJFO to present New Beginnings, a musical message of hope, rebirth and enrichment. Featuring renowned tenor fare, dazzling dance classics and ...

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More truth? The majority of latex used is a blend of synthetic and natural that still has chemical flame retardants, among other unnatural materials. Companies even classify latex as “natural” even when it contains as little as 30% natural materials — and that's allowed. If the environmental ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Earth Day committee at JA Coles School was busy this April! They planned two Earth Day projects to promote recycling for both students and parents. First, the Superhero Recycled Project asked students to create superheroes using recycled materials like paper ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- From the IRS phone scam to lottery and sweepstakes schemes to the so-called grandparent scam, it appears that imposter frauds and other criminal scams are more active than ever — and are preying on potential victims in New Jersey through phone calls, emails, and other ...

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