Springfield Board of Health Approves $1,278.09 in Expenditures, Discusses Tweaking of Proposed Grease Trap Ordinance

November 9, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—After reviewing and approving a number of reports by health department staff, the township health department on Wednesday approved a total of $1,278.09 from invoices and additional expenditures.

The invoices included $600 for FRA (Fluorescent Rabies Antibody) treatment in animals and $285.81 for the health department’s expenses in connection with the Rutgers ...

Caring Contact Trains Teens at St. Bart's to Help Other Teens in Crisis

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Perhaps no one understands what a teenager in crisis is experiencing better than another teenager. That is why crisis listening line Caring Contact has introduced new training – Teens Helping Teens: Building Confidence and Awareness.

Caring Contact introduced the new training recently to a group of high school teens at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch ...

Story of Personal Comeback Keys 2017 Union County Youth Services Networking Conference

Elizabeth, NJ.--Marion Simmons spent 19 years in foster care, experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse at every stop until coming to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at age 16. In time Simmons went to college, worked within New Jersey's child welfare system and recently started a business teaching at-risk youth the skills they need to be successful in life.

Simmons served as the ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Letter of Support for Adult Daycare at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Pastor David Knecht requested and received a “Letter of Support” from the Township Committee to participate in a national program called PACE that provides adult daycare to seniors on Medicare and Medicaid. The Church has 20,000 square feet of available space and is expected to provide daycare to 100 seniors on a daily basis with 60 employees. Holy Cross Lutheran ...

New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

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Scotch Plains Resident with Autism Thankful for Support from Community Access Unlimited

November 21, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Tyler O'Neill and his family are thankful for so much this Thanksgiving, including the support he receives from the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU).

O'Neill, 25 and a resident of Scotch Plains, is a person on the autism spectrum who attends CAU's Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) twice a week.

"I learn to act in theater class," he ...