Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month is an Ongoing Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Month In the Market from KueProductions on Vimeo. by Lillie Morales-Torres Elizabeth residents gathered at Union Square Plaza, also known as “The Market,” to enjoy a free concert and shop at the farmerʼs market. In honor of its 10th annual Hispanic Heritage Month, Teatro Si, a non-profit theater organization, has partnered with the…

Dart Medical y Cafeteros traen salud para todos

Dart Medical LAB, Alina Álvarez Democratic Committee Women 4th Ward y Linden Cafeteros Lions Club organizaron su feria de salud gratuita, para conmemorar y celebrar el mes de la Hispanidad. La feria se llevó a cabo el sábado 8 de Octubre en el laboratorio Dart. Dart Medical LAB no sólo aportó su personal médico e…

“Four Histories in a Weekend” to Debut on October 15

by Lillie Morales-Torres Union County will host its annual public history event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History,” running from Saturday, Oct. 12 between 10a.m. to 5p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 from noon to 5p.m. Events are free of charge and open to the public, taking place at 24 different…

Union County launches Campus Crime Stoppers

Union County Crime Stoppers officially launched its Campus Crime Stoppers program in all Union County middle and high schools right with the beginning of the 2011-12 school season. This is the first formal and comprehensive school tips program in New Jersey, enlisting the assistance and support of students in the fifth- 12th grades to keep…

Recycling Electronics and Shredding Personal Documents in Elizabeth

The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment and unwanted paper documents on Saturday, Oct. 22, so Union County residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment, and shred old personal documents in a secure and environmentally proper manner. The special recycling event will take place from…

Union County Two Vo-Tech Schools, Among Best in the Nation

by Lillie Morales-Torres The Academy for Information Technology (AIT) and Magnet High School came out to be titled the “Best High Schools for Math and Science,” according to a survey from magazine U.S. News & World Report. Both are Union County Vocational Schools. Analyzing only the top 208 schools in the U.S., the surveys rankings…

Vote By Mail in Union County

by Lillie Morales-Torres Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi displays a “Vote By Mail” ballot application. Eligible voters may apply for a Vote By Mail ballot in person at the Clerk’s offices in Westfield or Elizabeth, receive their ballot and cast the ballot at the same time. The Westfield Annex at 300 North Avenue East, Westfield,…

Union County Gets Rid of Household Hazardous Waste

Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, October 29, so Union County residents can get rid of outdated or unwanted household chemicals, mercury thermostats, propane tanks, and automobile tires in an environmentally safe manner. The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at…