Springfield Library’s Palmer Museum presents new exhibit, ‘Fan-tastic: A Collection of Hand Fans From Around the World’

Springfield Library’s Palmer Museum presents new exhibit, ‘Fan-tastic: A Collection of Hand Fans From Around the World’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — “Fan-tastic: A Collection of Hand Fans From Around the World,” is the title of a new exhibit currently on display in the Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library. Curated by Alexsandra Gizzi, an alumna of the graduate program in the museum professions of Seton Hall University, this exhibit […]

Summit Board of Education welcomes director of Student Personnel Services

Summit Board of Education welcomes director of Student Personnel Services

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Board of Education welcomed Crystal Marr as the director of Student Personnel Services for Summit Public Schools at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, July 22. After several rounds of rigorous interviews, Marr was the unanimous choice for the new position by the district’s interview committee, consisting of central […]

Linden Recreation wins gold at its Olympics opening ceremony

Linden Recreation wins gold at its Olympics opening ceremony

LINDEN, NJ — In the spirit of the Olympics, Linden Department of Parks & Recreation had its own Olympics opening ceremony on Tuesday, July 20, at Tiger Stadium. Both Summer Day Camp and playground programs participated. Participants at each site selected a country to represent in the opening ceremony and created a banner to carry […]

Roselle students enjoy summer through Title I activities

Roselle students enjoy summer through Title I activities

ROSELLE, NJ — Title I students ended the Roselle Public Schools summer program with fun-filled activities, including a backpack giveaway and their very own Olympic Games. Each student received a free Roselle Public Schools backpack and three books of their choosing on Wednesday, July 28. The books were donated by Book Smiles, a volunteer community […]

Union County College Foundation’s annual Close the Gap reception raises more than $50,000

Union County College Foundation’s annual Close the Gap reception raises more than $50,000

CRANFORD, NJ — The Union County College Foundation raised more than $50,000 at its sixth annual Close the Gap reception on Wednesday, July 14. Taking place in a virtual environment this year due to the ongoing pandemic, this event is a strategic initiative to increase graduation rates among black students. This year, the foundation honored […]

Students get ‘Back 2 Basics’ during Summer Enrichment Program

Students get ‘Back 2 Basics’ during Summer Enrichment Program

KENILWORTH, NJ — Brearley Middle School’s “Back 2 Basics” summer enrichment program can best be described as summer camp meets school. But the free program offered through Kenilworth Public Schools is more than that: The educational activities are designed to address learning loss as well as students’ social and emotional needs. Back 2 Basics also […]

Record number of cadets graduate from Linden Police Department Youth Academy

Record number of cadets graduate from Linden Police Department Youth Academy

LINDEN, NJ — Thirty-eight cadets were celebrated by family, friends and city officials as they graduated from the Linden Police Youth Academy on Friday, July 16. The academy is a free program offered annually to Linden residents entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade. The program includes presentations and hands-on demonstrations from Police Department personnel and […]