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Press Releases

October 6, 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The allied health field is experiencing remarkable growth, with an increasing demand for healthcare professionals in various specialized roles. This surge is largely attributed to the aging population, advancements in medical technology, and the ongoing need for comprehensive ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Union College of Union County, NJ was notified by the US Department of Education that funding in the amount of $3,000,000 has been awarded in response to its application for a Title V, Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) grant. The multifaceted project entitled, Preparing ...

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CLARK, NJ – Bring the entire family for a fun walk with refreshments, pumpkin decorating, face painting and a Harvest Trunk or Treat to The Arc of Union County’s Step Up For The Arc: Family Fun Harvest Walk, Sunday, Oct. 29 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.   Sign up today at www.arcunion.org. Rain ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Union College of Union County, NJ is proud to announce that Dr. Maris Lown, who serves as the College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, has been promoted to Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. In her role as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Lown manages all ...

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The Jersey Garbage Can Cleaners Team never backs down from a challenge, especially one that involves dirty garbage cans. That's why we're taking a moment and looking back at the month of September's dirtiest cans. Spoiler: They're now clean!    

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Mark E. Manigan, President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas Health, today announced the appointment of two new executive leaders to the system’s management team.  George Helmy joins the system as Executive Vice President, Chief External Affairs and Policy Officer, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its acclaimed music director Charles Prince, invites you to experience the October 14, 2023 season-opening concert, “Spanish Fiesta.” The richness of several iconic Mexican and Spanish composers and their works will be ...

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CRANFORD — Union College of Union County, New Jersey, a leading provider of professional development and business training solutions, is proud to announce grant-funded training programs through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development designed to enhance the skills and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Union College of Union County, New Jersey continues to expand its training programs for students interested in future-focused industries. Today, the College announced the addition of three non-credit cannabis certificate programs designed to provide job skills training for those ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Union County College Foundation is excited to welcome five members to its board. The newly elected trustees are: Adam Bell, of Short Hills, is President of The Rotuba Extruders, Inc. and Pen Company of America which is based in Linden. Azariah Clifton, of Bloomfield, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -  In response to the steady increase in respiratory illness and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state, RWJBarnabas Health announces it will implement masking protocols at all RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and facilities starting October 2, 2023.   To reduce the risk of ...

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Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the lucrative world of real estate sales in the Garden State? Union College of Union County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce two comprehensive programs designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a licensed real estate agent or ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Camila Taddeo and Maryann Ossai are two Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) scholars from Union College of Union County, NJ who were selected as 2023 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars and will each receive a $1000 scholarship. Taddeo, of Union Township, is the President of ...

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Surrounding counties for both Scotch Plains and Woodbridge, [10/8/23] - Evangel Church, a beacon of hope in both Scotch Plains and Woodbridge, is set to redefine community service this year as it embarks on its sixth bi-annual Service for Service initiative on Sunday, October 8th. This ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The GWACC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced the hiring of Lewis P. Kimble as executive director of the chamber. He will start in this position on Oct. 15, 2023. Jim Mooney, GWACC board president said: “The GWACC Board of Directors is excited to ...

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Sid Blanchard, an icon of the New Jersey people with disabilities movement for more than four decades, is coming out of retirement to offer his services at no charge to nonprofits in the disabilities, real estate and housing, and health care sectors. Blanchard was the founder and 40-year ...

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Bridges Outreach, Inc., which has served people experiencing homelessness for nearly 35 years, has been awarded a grant of $312,500 from the NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) – Office of Homelessness Prevention – to provide Street Outreach and Diversion throughout Union County, NJ. The terms ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) recently hosted a “First Serve to Our First Responders” Dinner on Wednesday, September 13, at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located at Tropicana Atlantic City, to kick off 2023 Atlantic City Restaurant ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto's local news and digital marketing platforms have undergone a major town homepage redesign, with key new features to make the experience faster and better for readers. "TAPinto's redesign reflects that the way news is presented is evolving and more visual," TAPinto ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Lightcast, a firm that provides labor market analytics, has released a study on the annual economic impact of Union College of Union County, NJ on the County. The results revealed a positive impact on the regional economy in large part through the College’s ability to enhance ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The New Jersey Storytelling Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - featuring more than 50 storytellers in six locations in the Flemington Arts & Cultural District. The Festival is free, and will feature a Legacy Storytelling workshop for ...

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Cranford, NJ – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has announced that Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, President of Union College of Union County, New Jersey, has been selected for the inaugural class of the Aspen Presidents Fellowship. This program, made possible with support from JPMorgan ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Union College of Union County, New Jersey continues to expand its training programs for students interested in future-focused industries. Today, the College announced the addition of three non-credit cannabis certificate programs designed to provide job skills training for those ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Union College of Union County, New Jersey, has partnered with Google and Coursera through an agreement with the New Jersey Council of County Colleges to launch the Grow with Google Career Certificates. These Certificates are designed to help students develop skills needed to launch ...

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Jersey Garbage Can Cleaners recently received great feedback on cleanings completed over the past couple of weeks. The reviews highlighted customers' pleasant surprise at both the quality and the utility of the service. In addition to that, an adorable toddler was entertained while watching from ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The New Jersey Storytelling Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., featuring more than 50 storytellers in six locations in the Flemington Arts & Cultural District. The Festival is free, and will feature a Legacy Storytelling workshop for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The GWACC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced the retirement of Gene Jannotti, CEO of the chamber, at the Sept. 13 board meeting. Jannotti will leave office when the board hires his replacement. The board is expected to announce the new GWACC Chamber Executive Director ...

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The Union County Torah Center is inviting anyone who is looking for a place to pray on the High Holidays to join them for services. Services will be held at the Union County Torah Center - Chabad at 111 Laurel Place, Westfield.   The service and prayer books will be in Hebrew and English. All ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In June 1873, All Saints' Episcopal Church held its first worship service as a mission church--before they even had their own building! Over the next ten years, with the generosity of prominent local residents Augustus Frentz, Dr. Christopher Bell, Elizabeth and John Kyte, and ...

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The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains begins its 91st year of community service and fundraising with three fundraising activities that can benefit participants and help the College Club to continue its mission of empowering young women through education by awarding scholarships annually. This ...

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