Press Releases

October 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for Union County, hosted by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, engages people 55+ to volunteer their services to meet critical community needs and provides a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic volleyball team continued its hot streak when the Vikings defeated Millburn for its ninth straight victory on Monday. UC, ranked No 4 in the state, defeated a very strong Millburn squad, 25-19 and 25-13. Millburn, now 12-3, came into the match as the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic held a special Legacy Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 12, for alumni parents and their children who are currently attending Union Catholic.   The Legacy Breakfast was held under the direction of Nancy Foulks, Union Catholic’s Director of Alumni Relations and a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- J.A Coles Elementary School students and staff in Scotch Plains, NJ, started October off by celebrating Week of Respect and Wellness Week!  Focusing on health and wellness for Coles students, the ultimate message of the week was anti-bullying.    The week started ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Many titles on The Great American Read list have had multiple covers over the years, and we are often captivated by illustrations inside our favorite books. On Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m., illustrators Stephen Gardner and Dennis Dittrich, of New Jersey City University, will ...

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Many titles on The Great American Read list have had multiple covers over the years, and we are often captivated by illustrations inside our favorite books. On Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m., illustrators Stephen Gardner and Dennis Dittrich, of New Jersey City University, will discuss the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic's Victoria Pastore was recognized at the school on Thursday for being named "Artist of the Week'' for a piece of artwork that was published to Union Catholic's Artsonia homepage, an on-line art gallery. Pastore, a senior from Union, received 832 votes from ...

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​On Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:00 p.m., join Dana for the library’s ever-popular cooking class. Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to learn how to make creative and adventurous grilled cheese sandwiches. Registration is required and space is limited; please note any food allergies on the registration ...

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​SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Public Library's Evening Book Club will discuss Manhattan Beach​ by Jennifer Egan on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:00 p.m. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required for this event. Summary: Years after accompanying her father to a meeting with ...

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WESTFIELD, N.J. -- The Union Catholic volleyball team clashed with Westfield at the 10th annual "Pink Out"  in a highly anticipated rematch between state powers on Saturday afternoon. A fundraiser benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the match is held every October, National Breast Cancer ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, October 16 to register in time for the upcoming General Election and School Board Election on November 6. “Voters who would like to request a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 ends on December 7. On Saturday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m., SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Providers) representatives from SAGE Eldercare will present an overview of upcoming changes at the Scotch Plains Public Library. Advanced ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison hosted a one-day conference on Mission Skills attended by over 20 independent schools across the country and Canada on Wednesday, Oct. 3. This select group of schools forms the Steering Committee for the Enrollment Management Association’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Sisters Ann Sullivan, Alice Yohe, and Elaine McAteer, who all have a very strong presence at Union Catholic, were honored for their many years of service to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) during a special ceremony at Union Catholic on Wednesday ...

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​On Monday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m., crafters of all skill levels are welcome to join Perthea Brown for a simple beading project.  This month, we will be making ‘infinity bracelets.’ Participants should bring 20 gauge copper wire (locations for purchasing include Michael's); 6mm crystal beads ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains/Fanwood UNICO will be sponsoring an Open House and Italian Heritage Reception on Saturday, October 20, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Cafeteria (2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains).  Come and join your neighbors and friends of Italian ...

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NEW YORK, NY -- Four teachers from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools attended the 2018 Educator Conference presented at The Metropolitan Opera  on October 3.  In its mission to promote opera education across America, the Met brings teachers from around the country for three days to NYC studying ...

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(October 11, 2018) – The Westfield Memorial Library will host “The Persuasive Role of Music in Television Commercials” and “The Spanish Tragedy.” The library is located at 550 East Broad Street. “The Persuasive Role of Music in Television Commercials” will be presented by Dr. Paul Christiansen, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic held a special ceremony on Wednesday to recognize Jim Reagan Sr., Sister Ann Sullivan, SSJ, John Cerimele, and Meg Nuwer, who were recently honored by RCAN (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark) for their dedicated years of service at Union Catholic. Union ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Noah Apter of Springfield, a sophomore at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, continues to acquire and master more classical knowledge than your average high school student. Noah has been inspired by his participation in a classics program called the Paideia Institute, a ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- All are welcome to a candle-lighting for world peace at the Dhammakaya Meditation Center at 257 Midway Ave. in Fanwood at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.   After racist and anti-semitic graffiti at the SPF high school, now is the time to gather on a beautiful lawn in order to proclaim ...

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Another year of numerous and diverse learning experiences for adults began in October at First Congregational Church of Westfield. Throughout the year, FCC will once again present a wide range of opportunities for spiritual growth to meet as many different interests and learning styles as possible, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Hope Handlin, Isabella Gray and Hope Fenyohazi all had strong performances to lead the Union Catholic gymnastics team to victory over Johnson on Saturday. Union Catholic is now 3-3 on the season. ​​​​​​​Handlin had a sensational meet for the Vikings in its 97.4-92.225 ...

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SUMMIT, N.J. --  Union Catholic, ranked No. 7 in the state, continued its recent surge by defeating Oak Knoll for its seventh straight victory on Tuesday. The Vikings improved to 14-2 with its 25-4, 25-18 victory to continue its winning streak, which includes victories over No. 17 Pascack Hills ...

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HOLMDEL, N.J. --  The Union Catholic boys and girls cross-country teams turned in very impressive performances at the Shore Coaches Invitational on Saturday. In the girls competition, senior Jerika Lufrano finished first in 18:54 to lead Union Catholic to victory in the E Division race.  Led ...

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LINDEN, N.J. -- Union Catholic, coming off a victory in the opening round of the Union County Tournament, continued its recent hot streak by exploding for seven goals in a victory over Linden on Tuesday. Coral Briber, who has been a goal scoring machine, recorded at hat trick to give her 14 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Olivia Szyszkiewicz's greatest strength as a volleyball player is that she has no weakness and has a knack for delivering in the clutch.  Szyszkiewicz, a junior at Union Catholic, can play any position on the floor, always rises to the occasion when her team needs her ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Grand Opening celebration of Arbor Terrace Mountainside not only met expectations, it exceeded most people's. It drew hundreds of people – including Mayor Paul Mirabelli, members of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Arbor Terrace “home office” executives, and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Is There an Elephant in your Shoe? shares the story of a little girl struggling to put her sneaker on by herself. As she continues to try to fit her foot into the shoe, her grandparents wonder what could be in the sneaker that stops her from slipping it on. Could it be an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Join the Scotch Plains Library staff on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2:00 p.m. when Stephen Macknik returns to the library to discuss his award-winning book Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions.  This book offers a glimpse into the ...

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