Pen pal program begins between SAGE Eldercare and Lincoln-Hubbard School in Summit

Pen pal program begins between SAGE Eldercare and Lincoln-Hubbard School in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — In an effort to combat the loneliness and isolation older adults are experiencing during COVID-19 and the cold weather months, SAGE Eldercare partnered with fifth-grade students at Lincoln-Hubbard School to start a pen pal program with Meals on Wheels clients called Cold Weather Buddies. In the past, the school’s fifth-graders visited SAGE […]

Blue and Gold Club at Franklin School in Rahway ‘Believe’ in making change

Blue and Gold Club at Franklin School in Rahway ‘Believe’ in making change

RAHWAY, NJ — Students in the Blue and Gold Club at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway made 45 cards and dropped them off at Macy’s to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through the Macy’s Believe campaign, Macy’s donates $1 to the charity for every letter received. The Franklin students were thrilled to be able to help […]

Linden Board of Education welcomes three new members

Linden Board of Education welcomes three new members

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden Board of Education swore in three new members at its annual organization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7. Samuel De La Cruz Jr., Jennifer Flemming and Malaysia Thomas were sworn in to three-year terms. All were elected on Nov. 2. The new board chose Doris Johnson as its president. Carlos Rivas […]

Police officer is appointed to the Detective Bureau

Police officer is appointed to the Detective Bureau

SUMMIT — The Summit Police Department announced the appointment of Police Officer Henry Ludena to its Detective Bureau on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Ludena is a nine-year veteran of the Summit Police Department, where he actively served in the Patrol Bureau, participating in many community and school events. “Detective Ludena is a respected member of the […]

New certified COVID-19 testing lab opens at Kean University

New certified COVID-19 testing lab opens at Kean University

UNION, NJ — A new federally certified campus lab that will process COVID-19 tests opened at Kean University on Tuesday, Jan. 5, building on the university’s unprecedented partnership with Union County in diagnostic testing and critical public health research during the pandemic. The lab will deliver test results in 24 to 48 hours. With the […]

Cranford Township Committee begins new year

Cranford Township Committee begins new year

CRANFORD — The Township Committee met virtually on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and elected Kathleen Miller Prunty to serve as mayor and Brian Andrews as deputy mayor. Commissioners Jason Gareis, Public Safety; Thomas Hannen, Public Works and Engineering; and Mary O’Connor, Finance, were also present. The committee voted to name residents to various official boards, committees […]

Three-sport standout from Mountainside commits for lacrosse at Connecticut College

Three-sport standout from Mountainside commits for lacrosse at Connecticut College

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Mountainside resident Danny D’Angelo is a throwback — he plays three sports for his high school, which is becoming increasingly rare as athletes specialize earlier and earlier. The Montclair Kimberley Academy senior recently completed an outstanding fall season as a defender for the Cougars’ fine boys soccer side, 8-5-1, and is now […]

Environmental activities in Union County continue this winter

Environmental activities in Union County continue this winter

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are interested in environmental activities and STEM topics can find online programs for all ages to explore this winter, including original videos produced by Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, a series of online classes leading environmental steward certification and the 4-H Mars Base Camp STEM […]

Union County vaccinates first resident against COVID-19

Union County vaccinates first resident against COVID-19

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first Union County resident to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was Carolyn Smith of Union, a nurse practitioner at Kean University, marking the start of Phase 1A vaccinations, the Board of County Commissioners announced on Thursday, Jan. 7. The vaccination occurred at the county’s facility at Kean University at approximately 3 […]

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