Former Dem. consultant owes $87K in back taxes

Political parties usually try to keep bad press at bay during campaign season, but county Democrats received a blow last week when one of their own former political election consultants admitted in court he failed to file income tax returns for several years. According to court documents, Hiver Ambroise, 36, an Elizabeth resident, failed to […]

Kean University likely to keep accreditation

President's contract extended; Faculty cautiously optimistic

In the wake of news last week that Middle States Commission on Higher Education found Kean University in compliance with the four standards violated, Monday night the Kean Board of Trustees unanimously approved extending university president Dawood Farahi’s contract for five years. Farahi, 63, who earns $293,550 annually, is still eligible for a $200,000 retention […]

Many speak in favor of Kean president at board meeting

Monday at the Kean Board of Trustees meeting, many members of the administration as well as former students, undergraduates and even the president of nearby Union County College, came to speak in support of President Dawood Farahi and the advances made during his decade long tenure. Dr. Margaret McMenamin, president of Union County College, explained […]

County has ‘100 percent’ increase in West Nile virus

At least 111 out of 300 pools test positive, but no cases have been reported in Union County’s human population

By Paul Greulich, Staff Writer A higher-than-normal presence ofWest Nilevirus kept county and local health officials busy this summer, and residents are not quite out of mosquito country yet. While no confirmed cases of the virus in humans or birds have been identified inUnionCounty, there were a record number of pools that were found to contain […]

Kean in compliance with Middle States standards, sources say

Friday morning, Sept. 14, a visiting team from Middle States Commission on Higher Education said Kean University complied with the four standards they violated. However, there still are problems to be worked out and the university is still on probation. At a meeting held Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the new multi-million […]

County plans to approve study on privatizing Runnells Hospital

Although two years ago the county was completely against privatizing, leasing or selling Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County, things have changed significantly. The county, which owns and operates the 100-year-old, 300-bed, long-term facility and 44 in-patient psychiatric facility in Berkeley Heights, recently laid off 80 employees in order to cut costs. But it barely […]

Moments in the life of an employee at Kean

Moments in the life of an employee at Kean

Former employee: They are not going to keep me quiet By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer Mary Roman believes silence means acceptance and there is no way she is keeping quiet about howKeanUniversityofficials treat their employees. Especially when the employee knows too much. Roman began her career at Kean in 2001 as a secretary in the University […]

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