Elizabeth Housing Authority launches new Jobs Plus program

Elizabeth Housing Authority launches new Jobs Plus program

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Housing Authority has launched a new Jobs Plus program, thanks to a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “I am so excited to bring this innovative and life-changing program to the residents of Mravlag Manor,” said LaChelle Thompson, Jobs Plus program director. “There is […]

Roselle Public Library expansion progresses through a new county partnership

Roselle Public Library expansion progresses through a new county partnership

ROSELLE, NJ — The $11 million renovation and expansion of the local public library has taken huge steps forward through a recent partnership between Roselle and the Union County Improvement Authority. In November 2020, Roselle was awarded a $5.5 million New Jersey Library Construction Bond Grant to transform the public library into a modern community […]

Teachers recognized as NJ Department of Education exemplary educators

Teachers recognized as NJ Department of Education exemplary educators

CLARK, NJ — Nina Conner, special education teacher at Frank K. Hehnly School, and Cecilia Petela, second-grade teacher at Valley Road School, were recently recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education as Exemplary Educators of the Year. According to the New Jersey Department of Education Website, “Each year, the New Jersey Department of Education […]

New Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy is open

New Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy is open

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners cut the ribbon on Wednesday, Feb. 3, for the new Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy. The new facility provides classroom space for both professional and volunteer firefighters in training, as well as continuing education for firefighters and EMTs who are currently serving. Forty-four firefighters […]

Summit Community Center will serve as vaccination site

Summit Community Center will serve as vaccination site

SUMMIT, NJ — As part of ongoing efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Summit, in partnership with Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, has established the Summit Community Center on 100 Morris Ave. as a location to administer COVID-19 vaccines. As of Monday, Feb. 8, individuals in Phases 1a and 1b may […]

Limited inventory, higher prices fuel Roselle real estate

ROSELLE, NJ — Local real estate agents in Roselle say that housing sales are stronger than ever, attributable to the steady flight of New York City residents who are eager to live in the suburbs during this pandemic. Darryl Barnes, a real estate agent with Keller Williams, said he has shown houses to a number […]

DEP launches project to help towns, including Linden, stop illegal dumping

DEP launches project to help towns, including Linden, stop illegal dumping

LINDEN, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has launched a new initiative to support municipalities in combating illegal dumping, acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced Feb. 8. Spurred by community feedback from listening sessions hosted in environmental justice communities, DEP Assistant Commissioner Elizabeth Dragon spearheaded the development of the Collaboration and Deterrence Project […]

Roselle Park girls hoops defeats Irvington HS 26-20

Roselle Park girls hoops defeats Irvington HS 26-20

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington High School girls varsity basketball team lost 26-20 to Roselle Park in a home game on Feb. 6. For Roselle Park, Miranda Taveras was the top scorer, with 15 points — three two-pointers, two three-pointers and three free throws. Angela Amaya scored four points with two two-pointers. Reina Jeronimo and […]

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