Union County teachers recognized in awards program

Union County teachers recognized in awards program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Though parents are their children’s first educators, schoolteachers step in, guiding children from early childhood straight into early adulthood. A little gratitude and recognition can go a long way toward showing appreciation for their dedication and skill. Mathspace has found a way to honor hardworking teachers. According to a media release, […]

Two women strive for menstrual equality during pandemic

Two women strive for menstrual equality during pandemic

WESTFIELD / SUMMIT, NJ — During the coronavirus pandemic, multiple community groups have been working to ensure residents have access to such essentials as food, cleaning supplies, toiletries and personal protective equipment. For some reason, though, menstrual pads and tampons have often been left off the list of vital necessities. At this time, when so […]

Paranormal TV personality headed to Rahway

Paranormal TV personality headed to Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Not everyone believes in the paranormal world. Some of those who do may fear it. But for Brian J. Cano, his experience with what may scare others the most is where he finds the most comfort. Cano is a featured analyst for Travel Channel’s “Paranormal Caught on Camera,” a recent guest on […]

Cranford residents rally to save the U.S. Postal Service

Cranford residents rally to save the U.S. Postal Service

CRANFORD, NJ — In an effort to stand ground across the nation, thousands of people gathered on Aug. 25 at numerous post office locations to rally together and save the U.S. Postal Service. Joining this initiative, Cranford residents raised awareness about the Postal Service’s dire position. Residents chanted in unison and lifted signs into the […]

Ricciardi vindicated of wrongdoing by UCPO

Ricciardi vindicated of wrongdoing by UCPO

HILLSIDE, NJ — Not only did Hillside Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi Jr. win reinstatement to his position from a judge, but the Professional Standards Unit of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office has released the findings of its investigation, stating that it cannot prove any wrongdoing on Ricciardi’s part. Back in June, Hillside Mayor Dahlia Vertreese […]

Union BOE hears report about new virtual features

Union BOE hears report about new virtual features

UNION, NJ — In a detailed presentation, the Union Public Schools superintendent outlined the district’s plans for reopening in September at an Aug. 18 Board of Education meeting held via Zoom. Union Schools Superintendent Gregory Tatum discussed recent assessments surrounding a safe reopening of schools. “Since our last meeting, a number of questions have arisen […]

Hillside Clean Team program a hit with teenagers

Hillside Clean Team program a hit with teenagers

HILLSIDE — A clean community is a more attractive community. It often takes the next generation to remind residents of that fact. Spearheading a program in which high school teenagers are paid to clean up the township of Hillside, Mayor Dahlia Vertreese takes advantage of the opportunity to connect with the town’s youth. Funded through […]