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Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Welcomes Brenda Williams-Butts to Board of Directors

UNION, NJ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Williams-Butts to their Board of Directors.

Brenda’s experience and skills will be instrumental in assisting Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County as we continue to increase awareness of our organization and seek new supporters. “I am delighted to welcome Brenda to our Board of Directors. Her expertise and resources will greatly benefit our organization and impact our members,” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “Brenda’s knowledge and dedication to youth will add value to our clubs and enhance our mission of bringing great programs to the youth of Union County.”

Ms. Williams-Butts is Vice President, Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion at New York Public Radio and has been with NYPR since 1996. In her various roles at NYPR, Ms. Williams-Butts has been responsible for outreach, community engagement and audience development. She also spearheaded WNYC’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event at the Apollo, which will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in January 2016. In 2009, Williams-Butts was named one of The Network Journal’s “25 Influential Black Women.”

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“I’m thrilled to join the BGCUC Board of Directors and recognize the value of the Club and its vital importance to the community. I believe passionately in its mission and it is indeed my privilege to serve and help to make a significant difference in the communities we serve.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County offers youth programs in 5 communities in Union County: Plainfield, Elizabeth, Union, Hillside and Roselle. Teen leadership programs for ages 14-18 are available in Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. Members participate in character, leadership, career preparation and community service activities throughout the year. Aquatics instruction is available at our Union Club. Summer Camp Registration is open.

For information on our clubs and programs, please visit our website www.bgcuc.org or contact us 908-687-2697. Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide.

Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach. 

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The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

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The Week Ahead in Union

December 11, 2017

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 12/11

•Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library

•Adult Prize BINGO, 1:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

•Snowman Slime, 4:00 p.m., Union Public Library

•Township Committee Conference, 6:00 p.m., Town Hall

•Bite Club, 7:00 p.m., Union Public Library

Tuesday, 12/12

•Pre-K Story and Craft: ...

T.Y.L.E.R.'s Project Collecting Blankets for Blessing Bags

UNION, NJ - Union resident Marilyn Feliciano and her son Tyler, as part of their organization T.Y.L.E.R.'s Project, is running a Blessing Bag campaign this holiday season.

The Township of Union will be collecting blankets for the blessing bags in Town Hall until Dec. 13.

Union High School Prospective Student Orientation for 7th & 8th Graders

UNION, NJ - Important information regarding the course of study, honors classes, requirements for graduation, resources, school activities and general information will be presented at Union High School's Prospective Student Orientation event.

Information provided will include:

21 AP classes
24 honors courses
Nationally recognized visual and performing arts programs
21 varsity ...

Union High School's November Male Athlete of the Month: Andrew Sanborn

December 7, 2017

UNION, NJ - Andrew Sanborn has been chosen Union High School’s November Male Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals. 

Sanborn, a sophomore, is Union football team’s starting quarterback.  He recorded 2,014 yards passing, a first in Union football history.

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Mon, December 11, 1:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Adult Prize BINGO

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Mon, December 11, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Snowman Slime

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Mon, December 11, 7:00 PM

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Bite Club’s Holiday Cookie Swap at Union Public ...

Union's Amanda Ferrigno Performs in Coastal Carolina University's International Poetry Slam

December 7, 2017

CONWAY, SC - Amanda Ferrigno, a hospitality, resort, and tourism management major from Union performed in Coastal Carolina University's International Poetry Slam on Nov. 16 at James J. Johnson Auditorium.

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Vauxhall's Eddie Freeman to Celebrate His 100th Birthday

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Senior Center will be hosting a 100th birthday celebration for Julian Edward Freeman on Friday, Dec. 22.

Freeman, affectionately known as “Eddie and Duke”, was born on December 22, 1917 in Newark.  Freeman was the third of fifteen children.

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued as First Snowfall of the Season Arrives on Saturday

December 8, 2017

UNION, NJ - The first snowfall of the season will be arriving on Saturday morning according to the National Weather Service(NWS) in New York. 

A “Winter Weather Advisory” is in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday morning until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

According to the NWS advisory, Union County can expect snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with the possibility of snow-covered ...

Elizabeth Woman Victim in Overnight Shooting in the City

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While Elizabeth Police were sitting in an unmarked car around 11:47 p.m. in the area of Westminster Avenue and Parker Road, when they heard nine to 10 gunshots coming from the area, Police Captain Andrew King said.

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Scotch Plains Native Missing for Four Days; Friends Seek Help to Find Him

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Friends of Billy Hannam, a 2008 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, have taken to social media in efforts to find him. 

According to a Facebook post by Janet Dillon of Plainfield, Hannam has been missing for four days. Ms. Dillon, who described him as her "son-of-the-heart" in her post, commented that he has been living with her in ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

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Club Metro's Five-Year Anniversary Special

December 11, 2017

Can you believe it’s been 5 years since we opened Club Metro USA in Union? We strive each and every day to provide our community with a safe, resort-style fitness facility, and we’re so appreciative of the support from all of our members. What better way to say thank you and celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary than with some savings?!

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Volunteers “Step Up” For Unique Geology in Union County Parks

The last Saturday Trail Work Day of 2017 was a success as 26 volunteers stepped out into the cold to install steps in three newly re-routed sections of the Orange Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation.

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Dr. Mohamad Cherry of Atlantic Health System to Lead Meeting Session of Multiple Studies at Top International Blood Cancer Conference

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'An Act of God' takes a leap of faith at George Street

‘An Act of God’ takes leap of faith at George Street Playhouse

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If anyone can portray God, it must be Kathleen Turner. Local theatre goers are fortunate indeed, to have the throaty, stage smart Turner in our midst.

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Unclaimed Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Sold at Service Area on NJ Turnpike

December 1, 2017

MILLTOWN, NJ - Who wouldn't want to find out they were holding a million dollar lottery ticket? Well, someone is. An unclaimed Cash4Life second-tier lottery ticket worth one million dollars will expire on December 8, 2017, if it is not claimed. The ticket was purchased at the Joyce Kilmer Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike in Milltown.

The rest stop is located at the 78.7 mile post ...

Butters is at the Union Animal Shelter

December 5, 2017

UNION, NJ - Meet Butters!

Butters was found as a stray. She’s about five-six months old and extremely sweet, according to the Union Animal Shelter.   She will be the perfect lap cat for any family.

The Union Animal Shelter is located at 980 Jefferson Ave.  Hours are Monday - Saturday, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Contact them at 908-851-5230.

 

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