Union native is named Sailor of the Year while serving in Naples, Italy

Union native is named Sailor of the Year while serving in Naples, Italy

UNION, NJ — Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Martinez, a native of Union serving with Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Naples, Italy, was named Sailor of the Year. Sailor of the Year is one of several awards that recognize high-performing sailors who stand out from others in similar pay grades. Martinez is an information […]

Linden teacher earns distinction of New Jersey Exemplary Educator

Linden teacher earns distinction of New Jersey Exemplary Educator

LINDEN, NJ — Amy Maloney, a fifth-grade teacher at School No. 1 in Linden, has been chosen as an Exemplary Educator by the New Jersey Department of Education. She is one of just 93 teachers across the state who are being honored for 2020. “Congratulations to Ms. Maloney on this amazing honor,” said Superintendent Marnie […]

Area football players named to Super 100 team

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Football Coaches Association announced its selections for the Super 100 All State Football Team, honoring the state’s top seniors for the 2020 season. The players were nominated by their coaches and voted on during a sectional selection meeting, which was open to all coaches in the area. Among […]

Union County to begin Phase 1A COVID-19 vaccinations

Union County to begin Phase 1A COVID-19 vaccinations

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County announced Monday, Jan. 4, that it will begin to offer Phase 1A COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Thursday, Jan. 7, in accordance with state guidelines. Health care personnel, as defined by the New Jersey Department of Health and who are eligible to receive the vaccine in the first phase, must make […]

Overlook Medical Center begins vaccinating team members for COVID-19

Overlook Medical Center begins vaccinating team members for COVID-19

SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, on Thursday, Dec. 17, distributed its first shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to eligible team members and physicians, taking a major step forward in the fight against COVID-19. “The arrival and distribution of the vaccine is an emotional moment for all of us […]

Theater Project in Union looks back on a year like no other

Theater Project in Union looks back on a year like no other

UNION, NJ — This year brought seemingly endless challenges to the theater community, from Broadway to grassroots theaters all around the world. Since the COVID-19 shutdowns in March, independent theater companies, including The Theater Project in Union, have had to play by a whole new set of rules. The Theater Project adapted to the new […]

Annual House Decorating Contest winners announced in Clark

Annual House Decorating Contest winners announced in Clark

CLARK, NJ — After much discussion and deliberation, the Clark Recreation Department’s House Decorating Contest judges made their selections. The homes this year outdid themselves, according to Recreation Department Director Ralph Bernardo. Thirty homes were registered to be judged in the friendly competition. Winners were presented with lawn signs, gift cards to Ace Hardware and, […]

Operation Santa continues in Salena Lesniak’s memory

Operation Santa continues in Salena Lesniak’s memory

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On July 3, 2019, people said goodbye to Salena Lesniak, the founder and president of Operation Santa, and Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak’s wife and partner for more than 20 years. Lesniak loved hard and fought hard for everything she was passionate about. Every December, Lesniak was the lead planner for Operation […]