NJYS announces inaugural artist-in-residence program with award-winning jazz musician Dennis Mackrel

NJYS announces inaugural artist-in-residence program with award-winning jazz musician Dennis Mackrel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Dennis Mackrel, assistant chairperson and professor of jazz studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, will teach a series of free in-person clinics at the New Jersey Youth Symphony. The program will run from October to April 2022. The NJYS artist-in-residence program is part of the organization’s […]

New Providence student competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

New Providence student competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The answer is: This undergraduate student and EMT from New Providence competed on ‘Jeopardy!’ on Sept. 23. The question: Who is Guhan Venkatesan? Pictured above, Venkatesan talks to show host Mayim Bialik. Though Venkatesan got final jeopardy correct and ended with a total of $22,993, he ultimately came in second place […]

NJ Sharing Network’s 5K Celebration of Life unites thousands

NJ Sharing Network’s 5K Celebration of Life unites thousands

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Sunday, Sept. 12, thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers participated in NJ Sharing Network’s 5K Celebration of Life Walk and USATF Certified Race at the organization’s headquarters in New Providence. The 5K event, which was presented by Hackensack Meridian Health and Pfizer and supported by dozens of other sponsors, honored […]

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 […]

Teenager awarded scholarship from the NJ Sharing Network Foundation

Teenager awarded scholarship from the NJ Sharing Network Foundation

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The NJ Sharing Network Foundation’s Hearts for Emma Partner Fund has awarded a scholarship to Gabriella Giolli of Hillsborough for her passion and dedication to raising awareness of organ and tissue donation. Giolli was presented with her scholarship award at the NJ Sharing Network’s headquarters in New Providence during a private […]

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end in this area

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On April 19, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan–Millstone and Canal Road water treatment plants. These plants serve NJAW customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-January, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for its water […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

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