FKH and Valley Road elementary school teachers recognized as NJDOE exemplary educators

FKH and Valley Road elementary school teachers recognized as NJDOE exemplary educators

CLARK, NJ — Emilia DiFrancesco-Citsay, a kindergarten teacher at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School, and Jackie Kozlowski, a third-grade teacher at Valley Road Elementary School, were recently recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education as Exemplary Educators of the Year through the 2022 New Jersey Exemplary Educator Program. Superintendent Edward Grande said, “Mrs. DiFrancesco-Citsay […]

State awards funds through its Natural Climate Solutions Grant program, including to Berkeley Heights and Linden

State awards funds through its Natural Climate Solutions Grant program, including to Berkeley Heights and Linden

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced Jan. 18 the award of $24.3 million in Natural Climate Solutions Grant program grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations to create, restore and enhance New Jersey’s green spaces and tree canopies in urban areas, salt marshes and forests. “With Gov. […]

Bicycle helmet safety tips from the Summit Police Department

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Police Department is sharing bicycle helmet safety tips and information for riders of all ages. According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, head injury is the most serious injury type and the most common cause of death among bicyclists. The National Injury Prevention Foundation reports that nearly […]

Grants awarded to Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Grants awarded to Reeves-Reed Arboretum

SUMMIT, NJ — Reeves-Reed Arboretum was awarded more than $200,000 in grants during the 2022 year. The nonprofit public garden, a 13.5-acre estate located in Summit, is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. It is open 365 days a year, free of charge, and welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually. […]

Union College celebrates reopening of Kellogg Building following Tropical Storm Ida damage

Union College celebrates reopening of Kellogg Building following Tropical Storm Ida damage

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Elizabeth I. Kellogg Building, one of the buildings on Union College’s Elizabeth campus, reopened for the fall semester. The Kellogg Building sustained significant water damage after the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded the lower level of the building with more than 4 feet of water. Damages were repaired throughout the […]

Roosevelt Intermediate School’s Sharps and Flats serenade Westfield Rotary

Roosevelt Intermediate School’s Sharps and Flats serenade Westfield Rotary

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Sharps and Flats singing group from Roosevelt Intermediate School attended the Rotary Club of Westfield meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, and serenaded the club members with its annual holiday performance. The Sharps and Flats is the school’s high-level vocal ensemble. Auditions are required for admittance, and only a limited number […]

A world of wonder awaits at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s ‘Imaginature’ art exhibit

A world of wonder awaits at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s ‘Imaginature’ art exhibit

SUMMIT, NJ — Escape the winter cold and enter into a world of wonder at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s first art exhibition of 2023, “Imaginature: Children’s Book Art.” This exhibition features illustrations, paintings and wood block prints by artists Margaret Peot and Giselle Potter. The show runs from Tuesday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, May 14, and comprises […]

Kean University receives $4.5M grant for mental health program in Belleville schools

Kean University receives $4.5M grant for mental health program in Belleville schools

BELLEVILLE / UNION, NJ — A $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund a Kean University program designed to increase diversity among school psychologists while proactively addressing student mental health in the Belleville School District. The Kean Department of Advanced Psychology, which offers graduate degrees in school and clinical psychology, is […]

NJ has joined nationwide settlements totaling $20.1B related to opioid crisis

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Jan. 11 that New Jersey has joined nationwide settlement agreements with pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, and drugmakers Teva Pharmaceuticals and Allergan, to resolve claims involving their alleged roles in fomenting the country’s opioid crisis. In settlement agreements finalized over the past several weeks, the […]