Giving Back

September 2, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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UNION, NJ – The Golden Rule Lodge #24, along with Atlantic Health System and the Vauxhall Civic Association hosted a community event, “A Boardwalk to Better Health” on Saturday afternoon in Rabkin Park. “Service to others is the rent you pay here on earth,” said Chris Bruton, Golden Rule Lodge ...

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UNION, NJ – A Friday night “School Daze” event was held at the Golden Rule Lodge by Golden Rule Chapter #50, where members and friends helped raise funds for backpacks and school supplies for community children. Worthy Matron Sharon Day said last year the lodge filled and donated 200 backpacks.  ...

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UNION, NJ - While parents and children are in the final weeks of summer break, school teachers are preparing lesson plans and classrooms for the upcoming school year. TAPinto Union is publishing a mini-series spotlighting Union teachers who need a little extra help in making their classroom the ...

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UNION, NJ - While parents and children are in the final weeks of summer break, school teachers are preparing lesson plans and classrooms for the upcoming school year. TAPinto Union is publishing a mini-series spotlighting Union teachers who need a little extra help in making their classroom the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception on Tuesday for sponsors and supporters of the upcoming Mayor’s Day 5k event to be held on Sunday, Sept. 23. “This is one of the best events in Union,” said event co-chair David Arminio, “because it’s a collaboration between the Chamber ...

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UNION, NJ - While parents and children are in the final weeks of summer break, school teachers are preparing lesson plans and classrooms for the upcoming school year. TAPinto Union is publishing a mini-series spotlighting Union teachers who need a little extra help in making their classroom the ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Rotary Club, in conjunction with Hillmann Consulting, put together and delivered twenty fully stocked backpacks to the YWCA of Elizabeth earlier this week. The backpacks were filled with donated school supplies and were delivered to Shannon Myre, a representative of the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union resident and Union County Sheriff's Investigator Christopher Zamanski was named "Big of the Year" by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties. Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Alexander ...

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UNION, NJ – Twelve-year old Jack Chacon has already been working for years on his fundraising and advocacy for Hereditary Angio Edema (HAE).  Team Jack has raised over $25,000 for the HAE Association (HAEA) from various events hosted in the past few years.  Chacon continues to actively serve ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of Teens for Teens of Union County recently donated $26,000 to provide new furnishings for patient rooms for the teens that live at New Point Specialty, the adolescent psychiatry program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.  The donation was presented in the form of a ...

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UNION, NJ - The Concerned Citizens of Vauxhall Association in partnership with the First Baptist Church hosted a community cookout on Saturday, bringing community together.    Kim Eason President of the Concerned Citizens of Vauxhall Association said, “this is an opportunity for folks to come ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union police officer, a fireman, an EMT, teachers, and a senior citizen were honored recently at the Annual Shield Award ceremony at the Union Knights of Columbus. The Shield Awards ceremony honors Union service personnel and recognizes Council members who display steadfast ...

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PARKLAND, FLA. - It all started with the 9/11 tragedy and the response has grown through events such as Hurricane Katrina, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Superstorm Sandy, and now the Feb. 14 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. The Where Angels Play Foundation ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity is invited to join Union County Has Heart, a volunteer group sponsored by the Union County Freeholder Board, on June 22 for an evening of giving back to the community through the care of a local MicroFarm with Groundwork ...

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UNION, NJ - Three Union High School students, finalists in the Marvin Orella Speech Contest, were honored at the Union Rotary’s Annual Eloquence Soiree last week. The Rotary Club of Union honored Union High School's winners of the Marvin Orella Speech Contest, celebrating its 21st year.  The ...

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UNION, NJ – On Friday morning, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Union leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics. Members of the Union Police, the Team Red, White and Blue Racing Team, and Union High School cross country team gathered in front of the ...

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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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