Union County Dispatch Center adds Clark EMS calls

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the Union County Regional Dispatch Center has begun handling emergency medical service calls for Clark. “The Regional Dispatch Center is an outstanding example of shared county-local services, which provide our municipalities with improved resources while keeping costs under control,” said Freeholder Chairman […]

Clark educators honored at Superintendent’s Convocation

Four staff members who recently received state-wide recognition were honored at the Clark School District’s Superintendent’s Convocation earlier this week. The convocation, a district-wide gathering of the entire staffs of all five Clark Schools, is used as a forum for celebrating district successes, among other agenda items. Superintendent Kenneth Knops called up each honoree, highlighted […]

In Memoriam — Wayne Alan Russo

In Memoriam Wayne Alan Russo September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Your compassion, humility, sense of humor, and beautiful spirit have left a mark on this world and on our hearts. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. We […]

Goldenrod: Big family gets little respect

By: Elisabeth Ginsberg Florists call the tall, golden-topped stems “solidago” when they include them in expensive bouquets. I suspect that more than one person has glanced at one of those solidago-laden arrangements and said, “It looks just like goldenrod to me.” And that person would be right. Solidago is simply goldenrod in fancy dress. Just […]

Union County week of August 29th

OBITUARIES: • ASTALOS – John A., of Linden; Aug. 12. GM retiree, father, great-grandfather. • BOJACK – Joan, of Rahway, formerly of Elizabeth; Aug. 16. Wife, mother, 93. • BOYD – Clara, of Linden; Aug. 19. Mother, sister, great-grandmother of 10, 84. • BRENNAN – Susan Elaine, of Union; Aug. 17. Schering-Plough employee, 57. • […]

Slippin’ and slidin’

CLARK – The Clark Recreation Department’s summer camp program is winding down, but plenty of fun has been raging through the program, like tug of wars that involve hoses, opposite page, and slip n’ slides. The program ran most of the summer long and saw more than 1,000 registered campers enjoy outdoor activities like water […]

Union County week of August 22nd

OBITUARIES: • ADAMS – Johnny, of Elizabeth; Aug. 8. Elizabeth Board of Education employee. • ALAYETO – George I., of Westfield; Aug. 10. President and CEO, husband, dad. • ARVELO – Idelgo F., formerly of Elizabeth; Aug. 11. Great-grandfather of 13, 93. • BACEK – Edward T., of Rahway; Aug. 14. Plumbing supply manager, grandfather. […]

Landing zone

ROSELLE PARK— At the Roselle Park Summer Camp, young residents were treated with a visit from State Troopers who arrived in style by landing a helicopter on the field in town. Campers were able to learn about State Troopers and tour the helicopter.

Union County week of August 15th

OBITUARIES: • BARRETT – Helen P., nee Hedigan, of Union; Aug. 4. Wife, grandmother, 83. • BEST – William, of Elizabeth; Aug. 4. Father of eight, great-great-grandfather. • BURNER – Robert Avery, formerly of Scotch Plains; Aug. 2. Master gardener. • BUTTITTA – Lorraine, of Berkeley Heights; Aug. 5. Wife, mother, grandmother. • CILIA – […]

Union County week of August 8th

OBITUARIES: o ABATE – Paul T., formerly of Springfield; July 26. Loving husband, grandfather. o AKER – William J. Sr., of Elizabeth; July 27. WWII vet, father of 10, husband. o ARLEN – Susan, formerly of Linden; July 27. Medical director, death educator. o BATDORF – Lillian M., of Fanwood; July 30. Wife and great-grandmother, […]