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Press Releases

May 6, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County College is proud to announce that four of its students are semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The semifinalists are Mark Farag, of Elizabeth; Sophia Morales, of Linden; Luana Rampelotti, of Hillside; and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Elections reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7. "We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote.

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CRANFORD, NJ -- In a time when equity is paramount, Union County College and Montclair State University have announced a partnership to provide access to a high-quality and convenient four-year education to students. Beginning in Fall 2022, students may pursue their baccalaureate degree with ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Elections informs voters that early in-person voting in New Jersey will begin June 3 for the 2022 Primary Elections. Early Voting will take place June 3-5 for the Primary Election. Voting Hours for the Primary Election are Friday and Saturday from 10:00 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents to enjoy a sensory friendly production of the beloved ballet Cinderella, performed by the New Jersey Ballet at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Union County Performing Arts Center, located at 1601 Irving Street in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The latest classes of community members to step up and train as advocates for Union County foster youth have officially taken their oath before Union County Superior Court Judge Lara DiFabrizio and become the newest volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Elections reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7. "We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote.

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ELIZABETH, NJ — In honor of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County hosted Flags 4 Foster Youth, a campaign to bring visibility to the nearly 1,500 local victims of abuse and neglect involved in the child welfare system in need of consistent ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Earlier this week, Union County Commissioner chair Rebecca Williams, Commissioners Sergio Granados and Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded, kicked off the 2022 season of the Fresh Start Program at The Salvation Army in Elizabeth (1005 East Jersey Street). This program provides shower, ...

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Give your child an unforgettable music education this summer at the NJ Workshop for the Arts - Summer Arts Workshop!  Now in its 50th year the NJWA’s Summer Arts Workshop (AKA Westfield Summer Workshop) offers quality engaging summer workshops (music camps) for ages 4-18.  For 4-6 year old’s ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Senior Citizens’ Art Exhibit, featuring 108 original works in various media, is now on display at the Trailside Nature & Science Center, located in Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road, in Mountainside. Trailside is open daily from 10:00 a.m.

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CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation recently launched a new student success initiative, the Women 100 Project, which helps to raise funds to support Union’s female students. The mission of the project is to empower the next generation of women leaders – a critical endeavor for the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Union County College as one of 25 semifinalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million Aspen Prize is the nation’s signature recognition of community colleges that are achieving high, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County voters are advised that the ballots for Democratic voters who have applied for Vote-by-Mail ballots for the June 7, 2022 Primary Election are being mailed beginning today. Due to the large volume of ballots, the mailing will be conducted over the next several days ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- The Union County College Women’s Basketball Team is taking five – five regional championships that is. On Feb. 26, the women’s team won their fifth National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIX Division II Championship in a row under the leadership of Coach ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- This summer, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood 12U "Blue Crew" travel baseball team heads to Cooperstown, NY, for a week-long tournament at the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In advance of their memory-making trip, the Blue Crew plans to hit a home run for local ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ 00 Union County’s popular Wild Earth Fest and Touch-a-Truck events are returning to the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside for the first time in two years. Both events will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. “Wild Earth Fest is a unique ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The surging Union Catholic baseball team won its fourth straight game on Tuesday when the Vikings defeated Summit, 8-6, in Scotch Plains. Senior Mike Wansaw pulled off a rare feat when by earning the victory in the mound and also recording the save. Wansaw, who allowed just ...

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Union County has full time job openings for certified Emergency Medical Technicians. The full time benefits package includes free career development through the Union County Fire/EMS academy. All applicants must be residents of Union County. “We are very proud of our EMTs, who work to meet the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Temple Sholom's biggest fundraiser & social event of the year takes place this Saturday, April 30, 2022.  Your favorite casino games, food, drinks, & fabulous themed prize baskets! Tickets $36/person (21+) for admission & $100 of gaming chips. Entry $40 at the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County residents who are looking for a summer job outdoors can apply now to become a lifeguard at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park, in Rahway. Any Union County resident age 16 and up can apply for a lifeguard ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of County Commissioners will be holding a Walk-Up COVID-19 Emergency Food Distribution event on Saturday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m. in the Elizabeth Board of Education Parking Lot, located at 600 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. “With residents still in need of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the next free paper shredding event of 2022, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The events will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Senior captains Olivia Patikowski and Olivia Maglicano combined for to drive in 11 runs when the Union Catholic softball team split its two games at Saturday's Kearny Tournament. In its game vs. Kearny, Patikowski had two hits, including two doubles, and knocked in four ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Union Catholic track and field teams produced several very strong performances at Saturday's Blue Devil Classic at Gary Kehler Stadium in Westfield. On the girls side, the Vikings captured six field events, won the shuttle hurdles in 1:02.79, the No. 1 time in the state this ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Junior lefty Andrew Benvenuto hurled a complete-game one-hitter with nine strikeouts to power Union Catholic past Johnson, 3-0 on Saturday in Scotch Plains. The red hot Vikings have now won three straight games and four of their five to improve to 7-3 on the ...

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