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Giving Back

June 28, 2022

UNION, NJ – Union police, fire, rescue squad responders, catholic school teachers and others were recognized on Monday at the annual Shield Awards presented by the Knights of Columbus, Council #4504. “I want to congratulate all the recipients tonight,” said Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo.  “It’s ...

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UNION, NJ – The township's Community Garden now includes two insect hotels to attract various types of bees, beetles, ladybugs, and other insects thanks to the work of a Union boy scout from Troop 68 for his Eagle Scout's project. An Eagle Court of Honor was held for Matthew Rodriguez on Sunday ...

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UNION, NJ – A team of 10 from Union High School raised over $1,500 last weekend participating in the Summit Challenge for Summit Health Cares an organization that offers multiple resources, providing comfort and easing stress and anxiety - all in an effort to increase quality of life and chances of ...

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UNION, NJ – Two Sheroes of the Vauxhall Community were recognized Wednesday evening at the Concerned Citizens of Vauxhall and Vicinity Association meeting.  Jean Rogers Cross and Peggy Harrison were honored by the organization  “This is a time for us to salute our Sheroes,” said Dr. Nichole ...

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UNION, NJ – Hannah Caldwell Elementary School students raised over $1,500 in a “Raise Hats for Ukraine!” fundraiser. Organized by the Student Council Committee of Hannah Caldwell, families, students, faculty, and staff donated to the cause.  With the funds, Hannah Caldwell Elementary School was ...

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UNION, NJ – Union resident and Union High School Student Assistance Counselor Jill Hall was awarded the 2022 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year award at the Union County LACADA Volunteer Recognition Dinner earlier this week. “I think that volunteer work remains a critical part ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union business owner is collecting new children’s clothing and new teddy bears forUkrainian refugees in Poland. Sam Casternovia and his family are hoping to fill up a container and ship the items by boat to a church in Poland for distribution to Ukrainian children. "My first ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Community Access Unlimited (CAU) is preparing for its third annual virtual fundraiser, called Banding Together. It will be held nightly at 7:00 from March 28 to April 2 on CAU's facebook page. One of the musicians participating is South Plainfield native Cory Singer. He shares ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has uprooted families, injured citizens, and left thousands of Ukrainian refugees without access to basic necessities. Over 2.5 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, many leaving behind necessary supplies. To support individuals in need, the ...

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UNION, NJ – Surpassing expectations, almost 1,100 pairs of new socks were collected by Union High School students by the school’s Interact Rotary Club. Advisor to the Club, Dr. Edward Boffa, said the Club collected 600 pairs of socks in last year’s sock drive.  This year, the students set a goal ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Sharing Network, a statewide nonprofit organization responsible for aiding in donated organ and tissue donations, is reflecting on some of their organ donor heroes that have gone on to save lives throughout the Garden State for Black History Month. The organization shared the ...

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UNION, NJ - Members of the Union Rotary Club worked together to grant sweet dreams to needy children and adults in the area. Each month the Rotarians conduct a drive to assist residents in the area. For the month of December, the members donated new pajamas and collected a total of 15 sets, two ...

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UNION, NJ – The family of the young woman stabbed on Chestnut Street last week accepted a donation from representatives of the Union Police Department PBA and the Union Fire Department FMBA Monday morning. Several Union firefighters, including fire chief Mike Scanio and New Jersey FMBA President ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — As part of a community outreach initiative and in an effort to expand services to the approximately 15,000 military veterans in the county, the Union County American Legion will be conducting a membership drive and information session this week in town. Those representing the ...

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UNION, NJ – Young patients at Children’s Specialized Hospital Union Outpatient Center may get a special treat at future visits the facility after the Union Police Department dropped off toys and games left over from the Santa in Blue program on Thursday morning. Thousands of toys were donated ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - From festive gifts to holiday meals, Community Access Unlimited is doing everything possible to make the season bright.  CAU provides comprehensive services for people with disabilities and youth at risk in New Jersey with the goal of assisting them to become as independent as ...

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UNION, NJ – It's the season of giving, and Union firefighters were in the holiday spirit Tuesday evening as they prepared to donate Christmas trees to residents in need. In addition to the live Christmas trees, Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio said a Union resident bought and dropped off several ...

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UNION, NJ – Thousands of toys and games were sorted, wrapped and grouped on Sunday morning at Union’s Santa In Blue sorting event. Students, girl scouts, Union police officers, firefighters and personnel, Police Explorers, kids and adults came out toy drive sorting and wrapping event in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - Union County residents will recognize the harsh impacts of homelessness at the Union County Homeless Persons Memorial Vigil on December 21. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield and is an annual tradition sponsored by the Union County Interfaith ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Following months of virtual rehearsals and preparation, Elf the Musical Jr. is returning to the stage in December. The shows, on December 10, 11 and 12, will stream virtually at 7 p.m. The Musical stars performers from the CAU Community Players, an inclusive group of talented ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — In a time of year when many people are giving thanks, Community Access Unlimited (CAU) says its members are doing the same, following a challenging time. The challenges of the pandemic for people with disabilities have sometimes been more complicated: dealing with changes to ...

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UNION, NJ - A Franklin Elementary School teacher and her class is sponsoring a pajama drive for the holidays. Kayla Gunther's Franklin School third-grade class is hosting the Great Bed Time Story Pajama Drive through Scholastic.  Students are encouraged to donate a new pair of pajamas ranging in ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Police Department is once again hosting their Santa in Blue Toy Drive to benefit families in need this holiday season. This yearly event has collected thousands of toys throughout the years, police say. Organizers are asking for new, unwrapped toys for children newborn to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Community Access Unlimited's mission is to help others succeed.  The Elizabeth-based organization, known as CAU, has been around for 42 years.  It supports people with special needs in achieving real lives in the community. CAU helps with housing, money management life skills and ...

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UNION, NJ - Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40731 is collecting medical supplies for those in need in Haiti. The Girl Scouts will be collection donations from Nov. 1 through Dec. 10.  There are two drop-off locations: Vauxhall Branch of the Public Library 123 Hilton Ave., Vauxhall (during ...

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UNION, NJ – A Holiday Hot Chocolate Fundraiser is set for Nov. 13. The Ehrhardt family is hosting the fundraiser at 288 Forest Drive beginning at 9 a.m.   All proceeds from the day will benefit the Union Police Department’s Santa in Blue Program and the New Jersey Veterans Network.  Bins will ...

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UNION, NJ – Students at the Deron School received very special visitors on Wednesday when Union police officers (aka superheroes) stopped by the school. The superheroes made their way around the school hallways, saying hello to and shaking the hands of excited students.  “This is great that ...

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UNION, NJ – Four Union residents (and one former resident) were the recipients of the Patriot’s Path Council Boy Scouts of America 2021 Springfield-Union Good Scout Award, presented Tuesday night at the Galloping Hill Inn. Union Mayor Michele Delisfort, residents Laura Bretzger, Claudia ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Services for people with disabilities and youth at risk in New Jersey received a contribution last week at the annual Community Access Unlimited Golf Classic on Monday. Ninety-six golfers and supporters attended the event at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston, New Jersey. CAU ...

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UNION, NJ – It was a gorgeous autumn morning for runners, walkers, and spectators for the kick-off of Union’s 10th Annual Mayor’s Day 5k Race at Union High School Sunday morning. “This is our 10th year, and we have surpassed 300 runners this morning,” said Township of Union Chamber of Commerce ...

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