CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need. No special skills or experience needed.

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

This Information Session will be held via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, please contact CASA recruiter Abby Gallego at or 908-293-8139, who will send you the Zoom link.

Contact Information
  1. Abby Gallego
  2. 908-8139
Wed, December 02
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Have a passion to help the youth in our community? Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need. No special skills or experience needed.

Sessions run about an hour, and provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important work, and how volunteer advocacy makes a difference in the lives of children who ...

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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soccer Coaching Legend Tom Breznitsky Dies

January 21, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Longtime Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School boys soccer coach Tom Breznitsky died on Thursday morning.

Breznitsky put Scotch Plains-Fanwood soccer on the map in the 1980s, and the Raiders' dominance continued through the ensuing years. In more than four decades as varsity high school coach, “Brez” built one of the more successful high ...

Letter: Lifelong Westfield Reflects on Accomplishments in 2020

January 20, 2021

Dear Editor:

We wanted to provide an update on the 2020 accomplishments of Lifelong Westfield, one of the Mayor's advisory councils started in 2018 whose mission is to help Westfield residents age in place and build a stronger community for Westfield’s seniors.

Despite COVID, Lifelong Westfield — under the leadership of co-chairs Brad Chananie and Deirdre Gelinne and Council ...

February Festivities at Trailside: Magnificent Raptors, Magic & Maple Sugaring

January 21, 2021

Families looking for fun outdoor activities during the Presidents’ Day weekend are invited to visit Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside for a series of special outdoor programs.

The programs are recommended for families with children ages four and older, and COVID-19 prevention guidelines apply.

“The February Festivities series at Trailside ...

A 4th Grade Virtual MLK Celebration in Westfield

On Friday, Jan. 15, 4th-grade teachers and students at Franklin School continued their tradition of celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each fourth-grade teacher provided a Google Meet link as students “traveled” between the six fourth-grade classrooms to learn about Dr. King and to complete related activities. The stations included activities such as writing a poem ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Young Alumni Speak with Parents’ Association

EDISON-- Five Wardlaw+Hartridge graduates from the Class of 2020 participated in a virtual panel discussion on Zoom in last Friday’s W+H Parents’ Association meeting. Twenty parents, representing all three divisions, attended the session, which was moderated by Chris Teare, Director of College Counseling, and Sarah Honan, Associate Director of College Counseling.

The panel ...

Helping Our Children Feel Safe in Stressful Times

Stress is a common part of everyone’s life including our children. Children worry about exams and being accepted by friends, and since March 2019, our children have been affected socially, emotionally and academically by the current pandemic. A certain amount of stress is normal; however, too much stress can be unhealthy.  Disturbing events in the news or in the home can ...

Saint Joseph High School Students Participate in Model UN

METUCHEN, NJ -- Although the Model United Nations Conference looked different this year, Saint Joseph High School students participated at home on Zoom rather than in Hershey, PA. The Falcons soared! Below is a list of the awards our students achieved this year:

Outstanding Delegation - Saint Joseph High School
Officers -Abel Stephen - General Assembly A Head Chair (reelected for the ...

SBA Issues Updated PPP Guidance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, recently released additional PPP guidance and resources:  

How to Calculate Maximum Loan Amounts for First Draw PPP Loans and What Documentation to Provide – By Business Type (Released Jan. 17, 2021)
Procedural Notice: PPP Borrower Resubmissions of Loan Forgiveness Applications ...

Senior Nutrition: Why Our Diets Should Change as We Age

It’s common for eating habits to change as we get older. Lifestyle changes may mean that we prepare fewer of our own meals, while health conditions or medications can reduce our appetites or impair our ability to taste or smell food. For all of these reasons and others, seniors may have to adapt their eating habits to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition to meet their evolving needs ...

STEM Flies First Class at Holy Trinity School

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Mrs. Maloney’s sixth grade science classes used the scientific method, deductive reasoning, critical thinking, and a whole lot of fun in this week’s experiment. Students worked together to create good old-fashioned paper airplanes from a variety of different weighted types of paper.

“We tried to fly them inside the building to measure how far each type would ...

15 Homes Sold Jan. 10 - Jan. 17 in Mountainside, Cranford, Garwood, Fanwood, Westfield & Scotch Plains

Fifteen homes sold Jan. 10 through Jan. 17, 202, in Mountainside, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield, according to the Garden State MLS:*

Cranford 1008  RARITAN RD                CapeCod           ...

Register Now for Westfield Area YMCA 2021-2022 Full Day Child Care, Half and Full Day Preschool and Full Day Kindergarten

The Westfield Area YMCA understands the balancing act facing today’s working families. For over 30 years, children have become independent engaged learners and creative confident thinkers in Westfield Area Y Early Learning Programs. 

The Y continues to adapt to changing needs while strictly adhering to all CDC and Board of Health safety protocols. Registration is going ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Sign Theft, Car Theft, Identity Theft & More

January 19, 2021

1/12/2021 at 6:20 a.m. — Theft

A resident reported that a sign on the front of their property in the 100 block of Madison Avenue was stolen. The theft occurred around 6:20 a.m. The value of the sign is estimated at $10. This is an ongoing investigation.

1/12/2021 at 7:13 a.m. — Motor Vehicle Burglary, Theft

A resident of the 500 block of Hillcrest reported that their vehicle ...

FBI Arrests NJ Woman Who Bragged on Facebook About Participating in Capitol Riot

January 20, 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After boasting about her alleged participation in the riot on Facebook, a Fairfield woman has been arrested and charged with taking part in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, court records show.

Rasha N. Abual-Ragheb was arrested Tuesday and charged with unlawful entry and violent behavior in the Capitol, authorities said. The FBI alleges that ...


Jun 9, 1967 - Dec 12, 2020
Laurie Ellen (Lipson) Wagner, age 53, of Westfield, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 ...
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