Elizabeth student has a leadership role in building the very first IRO

Elizabeth student has a leadership role in building the very first IRO

ELIZABETH, NJ — Rabonika Islam is a 16-year-old student at Elizabeth High School’s Frank J. Cicarell Academy. She’s working with Rishad Jain, an undergraduate researcher at Harvard University, who was also named as one of TIME’s 25 Most Influential Teens and America’s Top Young Scientist, to build the very first International Research Olympiad in 2024. […]

Housing Authority showcases recipients of revitalized scholarship program

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Housing Authority of the city of Elizabeth has unveiled the recipients of its newly revitalized scholarship program. Three scholarships have been made possible through the success of HACE’s first Scholarship Gala, which is aimed at empowering individuals within the community. The HACE scholarship recipients have been selected from among residents and […]

Gateway Family YMCA named top non-profit for 2023

Gateway Family YMCA named top non-profit for 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Gateway Family YMCA was named as a top NJ non-profit organization in the NJBIZ Business of the Year 2023 category for Non-Profit Business of the Year, 101+ Employees. The Business of the Year awards recognize the state’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders for outstanding accomplishments in helping the state’s […]

Elizabeth varsity girls track and field coach named 2022-2023 NJ Coach of the Year

Elizabeth varsity girls track and field coach named 2022-2023 NJ Coach of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth High School at Frank J. Cicarell Academy varsity girls track and field coach Michael Penta will be presented with the National Federation of State High School Associations 2022-2023 New Jersey Coach of the Year Award at a ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 14, at The Pines Manor in Edison. The 2022-2023 Elizabeth […]

Elizabeth man has successful kidney transplant thanks to his mother

Elizabeth man has successful kidney transplant thanks to his mother

ELIZABETH, NJ — Carlos Vasquez, 38, of Elizabeth, has a hopeful future, thanks to his mother. On Wednesday, March 1, he had a successful kidney transplant surgery performed at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. His donor was his mother, Daisy Vasquez, 59, of Elizabeth. From childhood, Carlos had a great relationship with his mother. […]

16th annual Peterstown Cultural Festival is a success

16th annual Peterstown Cultural Festival is a success

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Peterstown Cultural Festival, a four-day annual event that ran this year, Thursday, July 27, through Sunday, July 30, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at 800 Fourth Ave. at High Street, was a joyful occasion celebrating Italian American culture and other ethnicities that takes place in the Peterstown neighborhood of Elizabeth. Founded […]

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Housing Authority revitalizes scholarship program, launches Scholarship Gala

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Housing Authority has revitalized its scholarship program and is inviting all community members and partners, local leaders, and supporters of education to its Scholarship Gala on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Kean University STEM Building in Union Township. The EHA is fundraising in order to sponsor five […]

Plan announced to provide more housing units to the homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless announced on Monday, March 27, the launch of its 50/50 campaign to develop 50 housing units for homeless citizens in Union County in the next five years. “Homelessness and the social disorder it causes fray at the fabric of our society,” said Jeffrey Crum, president […]