CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 500 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important work that we do and how volunteer advocacy really makes a difference in the lives of children who need a consistent, caring adult presence to help their voices be heard. 

Contact Information
  1. Courtney Green
  2. 908-293-8136
  3. cgreen@casaofunioncounty.org
Fri, March 20
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 500 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important ...

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CASA of Union County Office

1143 East Jersey St
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

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Garry Pastore of Scotch Plains Wins Best Supporting Actor at Hell’s Kitchen Film Fest

January 21, 2020

NEW YORK, NY — “Shooting Heroin,” starring Scotch Plains-based actor Garry Pastore, took home three of the top awards at the Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival this past weekend: Best Supporting Actor (Pastore), Best Director (Spencer T. Folmar) and Best Picture. 

Set in western Pennsylvania, “Shooting Heroin,” is the story of a small town ...

Letter: Westfield Health Board Updates on 2019 Babies, E-Cigarette Use, Influenza

January 20, 2020

To the Editor:

The Westfield Board of Health met on Jan. 13 for its annual reorganization meeting. Two new members, Brendan Bertsch and Daniel Halevy, MD, and one new alternate member, Zoe McKelvey, Esq, were appointed by the Mayor with approval of Town Council. Bill Diamantopoulos, MD, Sharon Dorry, RN, Steven Gorelick, Ph.D., Andrea Fleisch Marcus, PhD, and Elizabeth Talmont, APN, ...

Feb. 3: Center for Hope’s Auxiliary to Host Open House for Prospective Members

January 21, 2020

The Auxiliary of Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care will host an open house and meeting on Monday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Center’s administrative offices at 1900 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Prospective members will have the opportunity to learn more about the Center and the Auxiliary, meet current members and find out about the fundraising ...

The Risks of Reaching for Yield in a Low Rate Environment

Many of us may remember the opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark when Dr. Jones, played by Harrison Ford, makes it through a maze of booby traps in search for the Golden Idol.  He dodges arrows and rocks and ultimately makes it to his glimmering prize. Carefully, he reaches out for the Golden Idol, switching it with a sand-weighted bag as a look of relief comes ...

18 Homes Sold Jan. 12 - Jan. 18 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Garwood, Fanwood & Cranford

Eighteen homes sold Jan. 12 through Jan. 19, 2020, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Garwood, Cranford and Mountainside.*

TOWN                  ADDRESS             ...

Success is Not Possible Without Support

What does “support” mean to you? The dictionary defines it as: to give aid or courage, or to strengthen.

When was the last time you needed to draw on your courage or strength? Did you ask for help or did you go it alone? Perhaps you did not take action because you didn’t feel courageous or prepared enough to get started. Or maybe you refused help and tried to go about your ...

Vision for Newark Archdiocese: Pastoral Planning

There is a quote, popularly attributed to Henry Kissinger, that states: “If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.”

This powerful statement speaks to the importance of having a plan and vision for the future. Too often, people and organizations drift with no end to their journey in mind, and then wonder why are aren’t getting ...

Should Stepparents Discipline Their Stepchildren?

Parenting is never easy, having a blended family with biological children and stepchildren makes parenting even more challenging. As families are blended new challenges arise and the family has to define new roles and responsibilities. Finding the right balance can be extremely difficult.

When you first bring everyone together, kids are trying to figure out their place… where they ...

Morristown Medical Center Raises the Roof on Cardiac Care, Completing Two-Story Expansion of New Jersey’s Leading Heart Hospital

Funded in Part by Generous Community Members, Expansion Will Help Meet Demand for Expert Heart Care

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, nationally recognized for heart care, today opened the second of two new 36-bed units for patients with heart disease, completing a two-story expansion of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute.

The unit opened today will serve cardiac ...

Boneparth: Dealing with Data

The internet gods handed me a lovely birthday gift last week as I went full viral for a tweet about Google’s acquisition of Fitbit. 

Apparently, people are very sensitive about their data. And can you blame them? Here’s a list of notable data breaches this year alone:



Adobe Inc.
7,500,000
Poor Security


Amazon Japan ...

Humidifiers – Keeping Your Family in Good Spirits This Winter

Wintertime often brings dry air, which can adversely affect the comfort and health of your family, as well as impact your home furnishings. A humidifier can go a long way to keeping your family healthy and comfortable all season long. Here are some reasons to invest in a humidifier for your HVAC system.

Improve Health and Comfort

The most important feature of a humidifier is the impact on ...

It’s Tax Time! What You Need to Know

On your marks, get ready, get set… The IRS announced the opening of Tax Season on Monday, January 27, 2020. This means they will begin accepting paper and electronic tax returns on that day.

For most taxpayers, the traditional due date of April 15 holds this year for your 2019 federal income tax returns. The IRS has expressed their determination to provide help and support, ...

Tax-Smart Giving with Qualified Charitable Distributions

Thinking about making a large financial gift to charity? Looking for ways to reduce your taxes? If you’re retired and have IRA assets, the qualified charitable donation (QCD) tax rule might work in your favor. The QCD rule allows IRA owners or those who have inherited an IRA to exempt their required minimum distributions (RMDs) from taxation through direct charitable giving. It’s ...

Advice: Using Behavioral Activation to Motivate Yourself

January 17, 2020

Chris Varano is 2016 graduate of Westfield High School and senior at the University of Maryland where he is studying neurobiology.

It’s easy to wake up one day and want to be great. It’s easy to wake up one day and want to achieve your goals. It’s easy to wake up one day and get things done. What’s difficult is doing all of this day after day, week in and week ...

Milestones

Where are they now? Kenilworth's David Brearley High School Graduates

January 17, 2020

We all miss the kids who move away after high school. Let's find out how they are doing... 

Name: Sean Spillane

Year graduated from David Brearley High School: 2013

Favorite memory of high school: 

Getting to spend class, lunch, and practices with my friends every day. You don’t realize how much you’ll cherish that time you had until it’s ...

Rutgers Officially Hires Holloway as First Black President

January 21, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Jonathan Holloway, who has blazed an uncharted trail across the highest ranks of academia, was hired Tuesday as Rutgers University's first black president.

Holloway, who was approved Tuesday in a joint meeting of the university's board of governors and trustees, served as Yale's first African-American dean.

He was most recently served as ...

Obituaries

May 23, 1944 - Jan 8, 2020
Nancy Anne Otchy, born May 23, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY, died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2020 in her ...
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