New principals at Linden schools celebrate homecoming

LINDEN, N.J. — Students and parents at McManus Middle School and School No. 2 returned to school to find new faces in their principal’s office. But that doesn’t mean the new principals are in unfamiliar territory. Atiya Perkins is the new principal at McManus, after serving for three years as principal at School No. 2; […]

Cranford takes next step in ‘reimagining’ schools

CRANFORD, N.J. — The public school district’s administrative officials are forming the new Referendum Exploration Steering Committee to prepare a ballot initiative to determine possible financing for a series of proposed upgrades, from door replacements to full-day kindergarten, according to an announcement posted on the district’s website. Superintendent Scott Rubin posted a call for volunteers […]

County sprays Berkeley Heights after virus found in mosquitoes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — A mosquito pool in the area around Emerson Lane near the Warren border has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, a virus that causes an inflammation of the brain, prompting Union County officials to spray insecticide in several areas of the township. The announcement was made on the Berkeley Heights township’s […]

Route 22 westbound project begins in Union

UNION, N.J. — A safety improvement project that will add an auxiliary lane and sidewalks on U.S. Route 22 westbound near Vauxhall Road has begun and is expected to last until next summer, the state Department of Transportation announced in a recent press release. This work originally was scheduled to start the weekend of Sept. […]

Not a vacation

Not a vacation

WESTFIELD, N.J. — Twenty-eight youth and adult representatives from the First Congregational Church of Westfield experienced a different side of Miami during its week-long Summer Mission Trip in July. The volunteers served with Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection, a faith-based organization that stresses local immersion while working with inner-city communities. Under the guidance of […]

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