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Union Scouts Collect Over 500 Items for Food Pantry

November 13, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union Boy Scout Troop 68 collected and donated over 500 food items to help replenish the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church’s food pantry as they prepare for Thanksgiving.

According to Assistant Scoutmaster Lazara Rovira, during a troop meeting in October, scouts distributed ‘Food Bags’ to homes in the Fairway Drive neighborhood and to homes on streets ...

Ehrhart Gardens Veterans Day Ceremony Dedicated to John Finnigan

UNION, NJ – John “Jack” Finnigan was a special honoree among the veterans honored at Ehrhart Gardens Senior Housing Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday.

“Throughout this Nation’s history, America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guards men have bravely answered the call to defend our freedom, to aid our friends and allies, and to turn back ...

Union Woman Forges New Friendships and Values Experience at Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey Competition

UNION, NJ – A Union woman was one of four competitors vying for the title of Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2019 on Sunday in Monroe.

Caitlin Goerlich said she was a little nervous at the beginning of the competition, but “after talking with the other three ladies and figuring that we were all nervous, my nerves slowed down.”

Goerlich said the competition consisted of ...

Salem Roadhouse Cafe Presents Rock Festival for 'Santa in Blue' Holiday Toy Drive

UNION, NJ - The Salem Roadhouse Cafe will be hosting a rock festival to help the Union Police Department collect toys for needy children.

The event, set for December 1, will include performances by Melinda Davis, Rich Kubicz, Jake Thistle, Robert and Paulina Hill, Ray Powers & Friends, Mike Zuko & Friends, and more.  Admission is a new, unwrapped toy with a value of $20.00 (or ...

Breast Cancer Awareness is Focus of Battle Hill School's Recent Philanthropic Efforts

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School continues their mission to help those in need. 

The school began their philanthropic endeavors this school year during the month of October, by recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  The fundraising efforts began with a t-shirt sale offered to the Battle Hill ...

The Deron School Participates in Autism Speaks Event

UNION, NJ – The Deron School of NJ, Inc. joined with Autism Speaks last week to participate in the organization’s annual Union and Morris County walk.  The walk, held at Nomehegan Park in Cranford, raised funds and awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorder and connected resource providers, families, schools, and other community members to support Autism Speaks.

Autism ...

Townley Presbyterian Church to Hold Rummage Sale

UNION, NJ - It’s that time of year again!  For the month of October, Townley Presbyterian Church is concentrating their efforts on hosting Townley’s most successful rummage sale yet.  They have been collecting items since their last sale in the Spring.  They have closets stocked with items in the chapel’s basement.  But ...

With Fundraiser, Westfield Community Rallies Around Family of Mom, 46, Taken By Cancer

WESTFIELD, NJ – With four children and a husband who coaches youth athletics, Jeannie Dillon cheered on local youth sports teams religiously on weekend mornings, her older sister said.

As can happen in youth sports, parents would sometimes become overly engaged, but Dillon had a way to quell the crowd, the sister, Anne Dillon, said on Tuesday.

“In the middle of some of ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Battle Hill School Students and Parents Accept Rachel's Challenge

UNION, NJ – Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. 

Last week, Battle Hill School students heard from her uncle, Larry Scott, about kindness and about making a difference to help make school a better place.  The Columbine tragedy was not mentioned to the elementary school students, but Rachel’s message of ...


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Caring Contact to Offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

November 14, 2018

Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mountainside on Dec. 1 and 2.  ASIST is an internationally acclaimed two-day interactive training program in suicide first-aid designed to provide trainees with the hands-on skills to intervene in the case of suicide. ASIST ...