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29 min ago | The Alternative Press

Freeholder Board Recognized by Faith in New Jersey

Faith in New Jersey joined with other civil rights advocates to recognize the Freeholder Board for supporting a recent change to Union County Department of Corrections procedures relating to detainer requests from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ

4 hrs ago | NJ.com

Message from Plainfield anti-violence march: 'Enough is enough'

Relatives of Dearn Marcano, the 20-year-old Plainfield man killed Saturday, wore t-shirts with his photo on them during an anti-violence march in the city Thursday.

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Related Topix: Plainfield, NJ

Thu Aug 21, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Master Gardeners Host Community Access Unlimited for Fun and Edification

Pride of accomplishment through horticultural therapy was first and foremost the goal on Saturday, August 16, when the Master Gardeners of Union County hosted members and staff from Community Access Unlimited in their Demonstration Gardens.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, Berkeley Heights, NJ, New Providence, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Volunteers needed for Master Tree Steward program in Union County

One tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. Trees also trap dust particles and other pollutants, and they help keep neighborhoods cool in the summer.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

Can the Park Theater Come Alive Again?

The Park Theater located at 23 W. Westfield Ave. in Roselle Park was in operation since the mid 1920s and was the place where parents and kids alike spent their weekend afternoons and evenings.

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Related Topix: Roselle Park, NJ, Family, Kids

The Jersey Journal

New Providence, Magnet School, Academy for IT make NJ Monthly's top high schools

Three Union County schools made the list in New Jersey Monthly's Top High Schools 2014 survey: New Providence High School ranked in the top 20 at number 6 , and the Union County Magnet school and the Academy for Information Technology made the magazine's list of Top Vocational High Schools.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Bergen County, NJ, Morris County, NJ, Best of 2007, Ringwood, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County celebrates inaugural golf outing

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County hosted a golf outing to benefit our after-school programs on August 18 at Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth, NJ, Plainfield, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Man vs. rodent: 'Rat Slayer of Hillside, N.J.' documentary revisits local tale

Frank Balun towered over the trap, his eyes fixed on the animal inside. Spying a furry head poking out of the enclosure, something inside him cracked.

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Related Topix: Hillside, NJ, New Brunswick, NJ, Newark, NJ, Entertainment

TheAlternativePress.com

Berkeley Heights Urgent Care Office Undergoing Major Renovation to Better Serve Its Patients

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ eMedical Urgent Care, announced that their office located at 369 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights will undergo a renovation project.

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Related Topix: Berkeley Heights, NJ, Nursing, Middletown, NJ

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Freeholders congratulate graduates of UCC's College for Teens program

Pictured are the graduates of the 2014 College for Teens summer program with Union County Freeholders Sergio Granados and Vernell Wright .

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Cranford, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

Roselle Mayor Takes Ice Bucket Challenge.

"I've accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge. Thank you to my brother Jesse, Congressman Payne, Assemblyman Troy Singleton, Mayor Vauss of Irvington, Mayor Mahr of Fanwood and Firefighter Benkovich for the challenge.

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Related Topix: Roselle, NJ, Fanwood, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Community groups praise Union County on immigration policy shift

Carlos Rojas, right, a community organizer, lauds Union County's change of policy to no longer honor federal requests to hold immigrants without a warrant.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Freehold, NJ, Prison, Newark, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Crime Stoppers of Union County to host golf outing fundraiser in September

Crime Stoppers of Union County Inc. is hosting a golf outing fundraiser on Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth, NJ

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Newark Star-Ledger

Cops: Roselle man was passing $100 counterfeit bills in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY - A Roselle man was arrested last week on charges he passed counterfeit $100 bills in the borough, police said.

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Related Topix: Roselle, NJ, Princeton North, NJ

The Alternative Press

Three Westfield Organizations to Receive Union County HEART Grants

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Westfield Neighborhood Council and Musical Club of Westfield, Scotch Plains will receive funding through the 2014 Union County HEART Grant Program.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Scotch Plains, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Brother and sister from Roselle Parked charged in connection with street fight

ROSELLE PARK - A brother and sister from Roselle Park were charged on Aug. 16 by police in connection with a fight in the roadway on the 600 block of Sherman Avenue.

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Related Topix: Roselle Park, NJ, Roselle, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

Drive for Autism Foundation to Hold Thirteenth Annual Drive for Autism Golf Event

The Drive for Autism Foundation's annual golf event, Drive for Autism XIII, will be held at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, New Jersey on September 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Hillsborough, NJ, New Providence, NJ, Westfield, NJ, Paramus, NJ, Verona, NJ

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Jersey Journal

State Sen. Tom Kean accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

State Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean recently completed the ALS ice bucket challenge with the help of his daughters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Ferguson, Chris Christie, US Governors

Courier News

Plainfield man tied to drug sales in two countiesPlainfield man tied...

Plainfield man tied to drug sales in two counties Rafiq Grundy pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and possession of a firearm Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1oKR7Jj A 35-year-old Plainfield man, with apparent ties to drug sales in Middlesex and Union counties, is facing 11 years in state prison after pleading guilty ... (more)

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

The Jersey Journal

The Nerds close out summer arts fest at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series concludes its 54th season of music on Wednesday evening, Aug. 27, with a performance by The Nerds.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Clark, NJ, Freehold, NJ

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