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, […]

Elizabeth Housing Authority hosts a successful job fair

Elizabeth Housing Authority hosts a successful job fair

ELIZABETH, NJ — Across the state and country, employers have expressed difficulty with filling positions in their workforce even as COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. The Elizabeth Housing Authority’s Journey to Jobs Plus event, presented to Mravlag Manor residents on Thursday, June 17, successfully aided job seekers in securing employment while revitalizing employers’ talent searches. […]

CAU Walkathon celebrates a year of perseverance

CAU Walkathon celebrates a year of perseverance

ELIZABETH, NJ — An annual tradition returned to Union County on Saturday, June 27, with the Community Access Unlimited Ira Geller Walkathon. The event raises funds every year to support CAU services for people with disabilities and youth at risk in New Jersey. Members of the agency, staff and supporters gathered at Warinanco Park in […]

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

TRENTON, NJ — As Pride Month drew to a close, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal took steps to recognize an ugly moment in the history of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: the systematic targeting of gay bars by the Office’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control between 1933 and 1967, according to a June 29 […]

Elizabeth Rotary names Fireman and EMT of the Year

Elizabeth Rotary names Fireman and EMT of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Rotary Club of Elizabeth named Elizabeth Fire Department Capt. Sean Wasacz its 2021 Fireman of the Year and Elizabeth EMT supervisor Jason Hamilton its EMT of the Year during a recent meeting at the Garden Restaurant in Union. Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage said, “Our city’s emergency services are recognized throughout […]

Junior League of Elizabeth–Plainfield names first black president

Junior League of Elizabeth–Plainfield names first black president

CRANFORD, NJ — The Junior League of Elizabeth–Plainfield welcomes its first black president, Kalshelia Lloyd. Lloyd, along with the rest of the 2021-2022 board of directors, will lead the charitable educational organization in its 99th anniversary year. Founded in 1923, the JLEP has a rich tradition of community service in the surrounding Union County area. […]

Prosecutor’s office brings Operation Helping Hand resources to an impacted neighborhood

Prosecutor’s office brings Operation Helping Hand resources to an impacted neighborhood

ELIZABETH, NJ — On Friday, May 7, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Elizabeth Police Department and Prevention Links hosted a pop-up Operation Helping Hand 24/7/365 event on Third Street in downtown Elizabeth. The event aimed to connect area residents struggling with substance use disorder with recovery resources. The event followed the announcement on Thursday, May […]

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