It’s prom season at Community Access Unlimited

It’s prom season at Community Access Unlimited

ELIZABETH, NJ — It’s prom season, and members of Community Access Unlimited came out to enjoy a special evening of music, dancing and friendship Friday, June 10, at Elizabeth’s Peterstown Community Center. Hosted by Helping Hands self-advocacy group, CAU’s 11th annual prom offered members the opportunity to experience an iconic coming-of-age celebration. The dance was open […]

UHS alumni honor coach through scholarship fund

UNION, NJ — Every once in awhile that special teacher or coach enters the life of a student and changes it forever. And it seems that coach Robert O’Dell is that special someone. The Union High School Track and Field Alumni Association started the Robert O’Dell Scholarship fund 14 years ago to honor coach and mentor […]

Council reinstates Panarese just days after suspension

HILLSIDE, NJ — In an ironic twist of events, former Hillside Chief of Police Louis Panarese has been reinstated by the town council at their June 14 meeting — just days after Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson handed down a 10-day, unpaid suspension to Panarese for alleged insubordination. Panarese — whom Garretson demoted several months ago […]

Roselle presents first Boys II Men fishing trip

ROSELLE, NJ — It will be a day of fishing, mentoring, and guy time. Roselle’s Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Roselle Borough Council and the Department of Recreation will be heading out for a day of fishing June 12 for the first Boys II Men Fishing Trip, for boys ages 10 to 16. The boys will head […]

Adjunct professor status at NJ colleges debated

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Responding to a growing trend among colleges and universities to rely more heavily on the use of adjunct professors rather than employing regular, full-time professors, Sen. Richard Codey reached out to ten New Jersey higher education institutions last year to examine the scale of the issue. Of the eight institutions that responded […]

Hillside’s seniors treated to a night of glitz and glamour

Hillside’s seniors treated to a night of glitz and glamour

HILLSIDE, NJ — Glamorous ladies and their handsome escorts filled the Hillside High School cafeteria Friday May 27, as Hillside’s senior citizens gathered to enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing at the first Senior Citizen’s Prom. Going along with its doo-wop theme, the room was decorated with a large, hand-painted jukebox banner and balloons, and […]

Flood mitigation funding passes senate

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A bill appropriating $10,954,000 in funding to protect New Jersey communities threatened by repeated flooding passed in the senate last week. Included in the FY2017 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Act appropriations bill is funding for the Green Brook Sub Basin, Rahway River Basin, and Jersey Shore back bays. The […]

At DARE commencement, graduates take the pledge

UNION, NJ — Union’s D.A.R.E./L.E.A.D. graduation for Central Five Jefferson Elementary School students was held last week at Union High School. More than 500 students at Jefferson, located in Vauxhall, went through the drug and alcohol abuse program, with each of the classes meeting weekly for 20 weeks. This was the 23rd annual D.A.R.E. graduation program […]

Faculty and administration clash at UCC

UNION COUNTY, NJ — An atmosphere of fear, low morale and declining academic standards are just some of the issues cited in a recent survey conducted among the faculty at Union County College. The survey was crafted and conducted by a group of concerned faculty and posted on Survey Monkey. Almost all full-time faculty members participated […]

New Elizabeth BOE position questioned

ELIZABETH, NJ — The recent decision of the Elizabeth Board of Education to contract with public relations consultant Pat Politano — at a capped salary of $50,000 annually — has some in an uproar. Politano, of Strategic Message Management, will now handle the school district’s public relations affairs and will be called in on an as-needed […]

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