Benedictine Academy closing in June

Benedictine Academy closing in June

ELIZABETH, NJ — This June, the city of Elizabeth will bid farewell to an institution that has been a pillar of the community for more than a century. Benedictine Academy is permanently closing its doors. The academy, an all-girl’s Catholic high school founded in 1915, made the announcement on Feb. 24 in a letter posted […]

Regional and national health organizations mobilize resources to combat growing coronavirus outbreak

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County health officials are preparing to combat the spread of coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a grave warning to communities across the nation on Feb. 25. Communities, schools and businesses in New Jersey and elsewhere should begin preparing now for “the expectation […]

Hillside council members negotiate budget with employee representatives at special meeting

HILLSIDE, NJ — If the Hillside Township Council’s special meeting on Feb. 18 proved anything, it was that issues swept under the rug never stay there for long. Throughout the night, council members and employee representatives worked through their frustrations to find common ground on the subject of the emergency temporary appropriation budget. Chief Financial […]

Bus catches fire on Union highway

Bus catches fire on Union highway

UNION, NJ — Early in morning on Thursday, Feb. 20, the passengers of a charter bus on I–78 escaped just moments before the bus suddenly burst into flames. The fire broke out just before 7 a.m. on the eastbound express lanes of the highway, in the vicinity of Exit 50 near Springfield Avenue. Video footage […]

Fire ravages historic church

Fire ravages historic church

ELIZABETH, NJ — An early-morning fire ravaged a historic church on Sunday, Feb. 16, leaving the 141-year-old structure a shadow of itself. The inferno, which was reported to police just after 3 a.m., broke out at the Shiloh Baptist Church at 95 Murray St. Firefighters arrived within minutes and found the church engulfed in flames. […]