Lieutenant governor calls the Institute of Music for Children the ‘best-kept secret in New Jersey’ at ribbon-cutting event

Lieutenant governor calls the Institute of Music for Children the ‘best-kept secret in New Jersey’ at ribbon-cutting event

ELIZABETH, NJ — Imagine 2025 was a magical night under the stars in support of the nonprofit organization the Institute of Music for Children, with performances from the school’s students, speeches from state and local dignitaries, and a reception catered by the organization’s culinary program. The institute provides 1,000 underserved children with high-quality classes and […]

New behavioral health residence unveiled as Trinitas in Elizabeth meets CCBHC criteria

New behavioral health residence unveiled as Trinitas in Elizabeth meets CCBHC criteria

ELIZABETH, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center recently unveiled New Day Residential, a home for at-risk teen girls. Located on the third floor of the Trinitas Plaza Building in Elizabeth, which also houses New Point Specialty Adolescent Program, New Day is a 15-bed teen residential program with five private rooms, a kitchen and living/group rooms. […]

Rios indicted for murder of Rahway woman, kidnap of their son

Rios indicted for murder of Rahway woman, kidnap of their son

ELIZABETH, NJ — On Sept. 29, a Union County grand jury returned a six-count indictment against a man charged with killing his former girlfriend and kidnapping their 2-year-old son, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Sept. 30. Tyler Rios, 27, of East Orange, is charged with one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, […]

HACE celebrates six months of Jobs Plus Program in New Jersey

HACE celebrates six months of Jobs Plus Program in New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth’s Jobs Plus Program is marking six months of operation in Mravlag Manor. Since its inception in February 2021, the Jobs Plus Program has assessed more than 60 residents, providing customized case management to each individual to help them reach their goals in employment, education, […]

Teens volunteer at church for new Archdiocese of Newark service program

Teens volunteer at church for new Archdiocese of Newark service program

ELIZABETH, NJ — A group of young Archdiocese of Newark parishioners volunteered to assist with maintenance projects at Immaculate Conception Church in Elizabeth on Saturday, July 31. Their efforts were part of Days in the Diocese, a new summer program presented by the archdiocese’s Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry that offers one-day service […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the arts council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation […]

Soup Kitchen 411 partners with state PBA, local police depts. to serve free meals

Soup Kitchen 411 partners with state PBA, local police depts. to serve free meals

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Soup kitchens, food pantries, houses of worship, local nonprofits, community outreach groups and municipal health departments have all accepted meals in large quantities from Soup Kitchen 411 to distribute to the community, and now the nonprofit has another distribution partner: the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association. “Community policing is a […]

Local students are among those earning scholarships

Local students are among those earning scholarships

LINDEN, NJ — The Bayway Community Advisory Panel, an organization of local community members and industry representatives, including Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, Infineum USA LP, Linden Cogeneration Plant, Veolia North America LLC, Solutia Inc., Linden VFT LLC, PSEG and NuStar Energy LP, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 local students in the municipalities of Linden, […]

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