Girl Scouts host FUNdraiser for local foster youths

Girl Scouts host FUNdraiser for local foster youths

ELIZABETH, NJ — May began with good news for foster youths in the Union County child welfare system: they have the support of their peers. Four Girl Scouts from Cranford and Elizabeth partnered with local businesses to create a fundraising event in which all proceeds were directed to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County. […]

More than 200 attendees celebrate Earth Day at Phil Rizzuto Park

More than 200 attendees celebrate Earth Day at Phil Rizzuto Park

ELIZABETH, NJ — On Friday, April 22, Groundwork Elizabeth, a local nonprofit organization, collaborated with local governments, businesses and the community at a “Boots Not Suits” Earth Day event in Union County’s Phil Rizzuto Park in Elizabeth. Since 1970, Earth Day has been observed annually around the world, in recognition of the value of a […]

Elizabethtown Gas supports expansion with $10,000 donation

Elizabethtown Gas supports expansion with $10,000 donation

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabethtown Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, is donating $10,000 to help the Trinitas Foundation expand Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Unit. Trinitas is the only hospital in New Jersey that provides inpatient psychiatric care for children and adults who suffer from both intellectual/developmental disabilities and a severe mental […]

One man arrested, one remains at large in Elizabeth home invasion

One man arrested, one remains at large in Elizabeth home invasion

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Rahway man was arrested on Thursday, March 24, and a co-conspirator remains at large after they were criminally charged with an armed home invasion robbery in Elizabeth on Wednesday, March 2, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced […]

NJ Sharing Network honors the memory of all organ donor heroes

NJ Sharing Network honors the memory of all organ donor heroes

ELIZABETH, NJ — Dr. Samuel L. Kountz, a black kidney transplantation surgeon, is honored and remembered during Black History Month and throughout the year for his pioneering work, research, discoveries and inventions in renal science. In 1961, Kountz performed the first successful transplant between humans who were not identical twins. He and a team of […]

Elizabeth filmmaker chosen as U.S. recipient of global creative grant

Elizabeth filmmaker chosen as U.S. recipient of global creative grant

ELIZABETH, NJ — IStock, in partnership with Black Women Photographers, a global community and database of black female and nonbinary photographers, recently announced that Elizabeth-based filmmaker Malaika Muindi is one of four artists, and the only one in the United States, chosen to receive its global inaugural Inclusion Grant. The $20,000 grant, awarded to four […]

Elizabeth native writes memoir highlighting rich history of city

Elizabeth native writes memoir highlighting rich history of city

ELIZABETH, NJ — A native of Elizabeth, Kevin P. Brady has written a memoir dedicated to the city called “North End Boy: Innocence and Experience Amid the Seven Wonders of Elizabeth, New Jersey.” A fast-paced story about seven friends coming of age in Elizabeth in the 1970s, the book features Elizabeth’s “seven wonders” and the […]

Groundwork USA Receives a $6 million investment from the Bezos Earth Fund

Groundwork USA Receives a $6 million investment from the Bezos Earth Fund

ELIZABETH — Groundwork USA is a network of affiliated nonprofits, called Groundwork Trusts, working to improve the environment in cities across the nation. Groundwork Elizabeth, the only New Jersey–based Groundwork Trust, was founded in 2003 as a way to build a more sustainable and equitable community. For more than two decades, Groundwork USA–affiliated trusts have […]

Volunteers train, take oath as advocates for local foster youth

Volunteers train, take oath as advocates for local foster youth

ELIZABETH, NJ — The latest class of community members to step up and train as advocates for Union County foster youths has taken its oath before a Union County Superior Court judge and is now ready to be matched to cases as the newest volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County. The nonprofit, […]

Foundation grants $250,000 to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth

Foundation grants $250,000 to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation raised more than $500,000 at its annual Embrace Hope event in October. The foundation has announced a $250,000 grant to the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center for a second 3D mammogram machine. The new, state-of-the-art 3D mammography machine reduces the need for […]

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