William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble Donates $1,000 to Union High School Student

October 2, 2017

UNION, NJ – Jazz Thursdays at the Union Farmers Market attracted some of the most talented Jazz artists in New Jersey.

The season concluded last Thursday with the William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble entertaining market-goers and a special check presentation to a Union High School student.

The William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble donated $1,000, a portion of their ...

Color Run at Battle Hill School Raises Over $2,000 for Team Campbell Foundation

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill students had a colorful day at school at Thursday and managed to raise $2,587 to help fight cancer in the process.

The ‘Color Run for Campbell’, organized by the Battle Hill Student Council, helped raise money for The Team Campbell Foundation, formed in late 2014 in memory of Campbell Hoyt.

“This butterfly was actually drawn by a little girl ...

26 Annual Women of Excellence Awards-Recognizing Women Who Are Making a Difference in Union County

Union County, NJ –Do you know a woman who has made a significant difference in the lives of Union County residents? Consider nominating her for the Annual Women of Excellence Awards.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 26 Annual Women of Excellence awards. The program honors women from all walks of life who make outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Union ...

Collection for Hurricane Maria Victims

UNION, NJ - Mayor Suzette Cavadas and the Township Committee are sponsoring a collection drive for victims of Hurricane Maria.

Emergency supplies needed include:  bottled water; baby wipes; hand sanitizer; diapers; canned foods; dry foods; baby formula; garbage bags; towels; canned milk; canned and dry pet food; blankets; pillows; baby and adult pain relief medicine; mosquito repellant; ...

Boys & GIrls Clubs of Union County to Honor BCB Bank President Tom Coughlin

UNION, NJ – Thomas Coughlin, President & CEO of BCB Community Bank is this year’s honoree at the 4th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County’s golf outing, set for Monday, Oct. 2 at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield.

“We are proud to honor Thomas Coughlin this year,” said Michele Spinowitz, Golf Committee Chair.  “Tom is dedicated to ...

First Annual Salute to Veterans 5K Race and Fun Run in Springfield Sunday Morning

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Veterans Network is hosting its first "Salute to the Troops" 5k and fun run on October 1 in Springfield, New Jersey.  Check-in for the race and race day registration starts at 8:00 a.m. in front of Jonathan Dayton High School.  The 5K race starts at 9:00 a.m. and the Fun Run starts at 9:45 a.m.  


As of 7:00 p.m. Monday, ...

Washington School Sends a Message About Fighting Cancer

UNION, NJ – Washington Elementary School’s first Youth in Philanthropy program of the year took place outside on Friday afternoon.

“We are here because we want to send a message,” said Washington School Principal Thomas Matthews.  “The message is that children and adults from all over the world can come together to beat this horrible disease – ...

'Partners in Caring' Day At ShopRite of Union

UNION, NJ – At ShopRite’s Hunger Awareness event on Wednesday, Union officials, firefighters and volunteers helped bag groceries at the ShopRite of Union as part of the grocery store chain’s ‘Help Bag Hunger Day’. 

Store Manager Heba Ghannoum, said “’Partners in Caring’” is a fundraiser we have here every year.  We raise funds to ...

Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at Union County Performing Arts Center

RAHWAY, NJ-The Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert will be held at the Union County Performing Arts Center, featuring award-winning musical artists, on Saturday October 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the City of Rahway is sponsoring the show which features platinum-winning artists Pamela Long from Total and Aly-Us, gold-winning artists Ny’a and ...

Atlantic Health Hosts 'Camp Clover', Providing Hope and Healing for Bereaved Children

WARREN, NJ – Paige Snyder was 11 when her mother, Roseann, passed away from cancer at the young age of 48. When Paige heard about Camp Clover Bereavement Camp, she was hesitant but eager to find some healing after such sadness. The camp turned out to be a more inspiring and uplifting experience than she ever imagined.

The sharing circles and activities helped develop the coping skills ...

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Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalksi to be honored by Community Access Unlimited Nov. 2

October 16, 2017

ELIZABETH--Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will be honoring Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski and Kevin Casey, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, at its Annual Gala Dinner Dance, being held Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott.

CAU is a statewide Elizabeth-based nonprofit providing support programs and ...