Giving Back

June 4, 2018

UNION, NJ – Families, friends, schoolmates and cancer survivors joined in for the 3rd  Annual Relay for Life of Union Saturday at the Union High School football field. “As Mayor, it gives me such a great sense of pride to know that Union is so dedicated to eradicating a disease that in some way, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center where presented with handmade hats for their newborn infants as well as patients at the Cancer Center last week by the 4C’s, a club from St. Helens Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Alesia Porter, program director of the 4C’s, along ...

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UNION, NJ – Family and friends of U.S. Marine Sgt. Nilton R. Cacoilo march every year in Union's Veterans Alliance Memorial Day Parade to honor their fallen loved one.  After this years’ parade and ceremony, members of the Knights of Columbus presented Cacoilo’s family with an Honor and Remember ...

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UNION, NJ - The UTCAO Foundation, Inc. has announced the availability of the Oliver E. Young, Jr. Scholarship Fund to all graduates of Union High School and the class of 2018. The Foundation, an independent subsidiary of the Union Township Community Action Organization, Inc. awards scholarships ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club. With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the ...

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UNION, NJ – Dance, exercise and give back.  That’s what Union’s Rotary Club did recently when they hosted a ‘Zumba for Food’ event last week benefiting the Union Food Pantry. "I’m so proud to be part of this club,” said event chairperson Claudia Schiavone.  “The Zumba event couldn’t have been ...

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UNION, NJ - The Relay For Life is a family-oriented event, where participants can walk or run on the track relay-style for 12 hours.  Relay for Life of Union will take place at Union High School on Saturday, June 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Participant’s set up stations around the track, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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UNION, NJ  - When the weather starts to break, the Township of Union holds its annual “Operation Clean Sweep” program.  Held on Saturday, the event is dedicated to beautifying and maintaining the cleanliness of the town.      Lou Ulrich Superintendent of Public works said “we had junior high ...

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UNION, NJ – A fundraiser to benefit cancer patient Mary Pat Colicchio will be held at the Union Elks Lodge on Sunday, May 20. In August 2017, Colicchio suffered severe pain in her stomach after a colonoscopy.  A visit to the emergency room confirmed a growth on her pancreas.  Later that month ...

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UNION, NJ – When “Sock Problems” sent out a nationwide call for designs to help raise awareness of the gun violence issue, Union High School history teacher Nicholas Ferroni brought the idea to one of his students. Out of hundreds of designs submitted, Union High sophomore Paulina Markowski’s ...

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UNION, NJ  - A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Vauxhall Community Garden took place on Saturday morning. With a financial donation from Atlantic Health System and the land donated by the Township of Union, members of Golden Rule Lodge No. 24 and Golden Rule Chapter No. 50 celebrated the new ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders officially recognized Thursday, April 26, 2018, as “Lesbian Visibility Day.”  Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented resolutions to TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Trinitas Health Foundation will host its annual Gala with the theme “Peace of Mind” on Thursday, May 10.  The Healthcare Foundation of NJ will be honored with this year's “Humanitarian Award” and proceeds will benefit Behavioral Health patients. The Gala will be held at the ...

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UNION, NJ – Twenty students from the Union High School Interact Club volunteered their time recently at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The students worked in the ‘clean room’ repackaging bulk food into family serving bags.  The students learned that they aided in packaging and boxing ...

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UNION, NJ  The Township of Union hosted its Second Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday with a day-long series of events to “keep Union clean.”  “We had over 50 volunteers for the waterway cleanup,” said Department of Public Works Director Lou Ulrich.  “We also had "Touch-A-Truck” tours, a ...

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UNION, NJ – For over 10 years, the Rotary Club of Union has given a new dictionary to every third grader in Union schools. Union Rotary member Norman Wooley said they have given out over 600 dictionaries this year, “and we’re not done yet.” According to the Rotary, the mission of the Rotary ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union Rotary meet and greet, an opportunity for prospective new members to take a look at what the Union Rotary is all about, took place last week at BCB Community Bank. “The purpose of this evening is to learn about Rotary,” said Rotary member Norman Wooley, “where impact starts ...

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UNION, NJ - A fundraiser for A Taste of Union will be held Monday, April 9 at Tiff's Burger & Ale House. Ten percent of all proceeds will go directly to the 2018 Taste of Union recipient, nine-year old Elyse Cosico, who has Apert's Syndrome. Tiff's is located at 1637 Vauxhall Road.  ...

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UNION, NJ – The Rotary Club of Union will be hosting ‘Zumba for Food’, an event to benefit the Union Food Pantry. The Union Food Pantry serves over 400 families in Union.  The Pantry has been run for 20 years through the Clerk’s Office.  Some families depend on the Pantry on a regular basis.  ...

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UNION, NJ -   Kids just want to be kids, and they had the chance on Saturday as the Golden Rule Lodge #24 and Golden Rule Lodge Chapter #50 hosted their free Easter egg hunt and magic show for the Vauxhall community. Over 200 kids showed up at the event, said co-organizater Kevin Woodridge.  ...

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UNION, NJ – The Second Annual Jazz’d Up for Autism fundraiser is planned for Monday, April 23. The Township has announced the celebration during Autism Awareness Month.  The Jazz’d Up for Autism event combines awareness with food, music and community.  The fundraiser will be held from 6:00 – ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union resident, business owner, Chamber director and police officer were among the honorees at Friday night’s Boy Scouts of America 2018 Springfield-Union Good Scout Awards Dinner. Honorees were Union resident and Board of Education member David Arminio, Union police officer ...

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UNION, NJ - Forget the tolls and traffic...RUN the Lincoln Tunnel!   Join Committeewoman Michele Delisfort and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Committee as they raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics by participating in the Lincoln Tunnel 5K Challenge. This unique 5k takes ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Rotary will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, April 3, open to the public at which interested individuals can learn about the Rotary, “where impact starts with our members.” The meeting, at BCB Community Bank, 2000 Morris Avenue, will include drinks and appetizers and help, ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union family, whose young daughter faces multiple hospitalizations and surgeries, will be the recipient of this year’s “Taste of Union” event to be held on Thursday, April 19.  The “Taste of Union” annually showcases local restaurants and food vendors to benefit an individual or ...

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UNION, NJ – Franklin Elementary School students helped spread the word about the importance of keeping a healthy heart recently when they participated in the Jump Rope For Heart event. Organized by Franklin Elementary physical education teachers, Jump Rope For Heart is a national education and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield High School volunteer baseball coach Mike Cappiello is in desperate need of a kidney donor. The 28-year-old former WHS baseball player hit 46 doubles playing college ball for Plymouth State University in New Hampshire — the most in the school's history. One day in ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union Board of Education member, a township business owner, a Union police officer and the Director of the Union Chamber will be honored by The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, at the upcoming Springfield-Union Good Scout Award Dinner. This year’s honorees include ...

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