Saving Earth today for a better Earth tomorrow

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Fifth-grade gifted and talented students from Rahway, Roselle, Kenilworth and Berkeley Heights participated in an environmental convocation called, “Kids Saving Earth Today for a Better Earth Tomorrow,” on Wednesday, March 23. The goal of the event was to promote environmental awareness in the surrounding community by setting positive examples and providing fun […]

Summit author’s new book on social justice

SUMMIT, NJ — In her new book, “Black Women’s Christian Activism,” Betty Livingston Adams, a resident of Summit, explores issues of social justice such as race, religion and gender. It is a nonfiction piece that explores the lives and contributions of ordinary, working-class black women, which helped create a better life for future generations. It focuses […]

Trailside hosts presentation exploring the space station

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — It may be dark in outer space, but thanks to NASA Solar System Ambassador Paul Cirillo, patrons at the Trailside Nature and Science Center attended an enlightening presentation describing the experience of living and working in the International Space Station. The presentation took place Saturday, March 26, at Trailside Nature and Science Center […]

Union County supports executive action

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, March 10, Union County joined several other local advocates and officials to sign onto the amicus briefs filed in U.S. v. Texas, the Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The decision to unfreeze programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

Union County passport photos

Free photos to be taken April 9 at Westfield Office

UNION COUNTY, — Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi invites Union County residents to participate in Passport Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 9. Participants are encouraged to apply for a passport or renew their existing passport during extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All county residents will receive a free passport photo on that day. […]

Merck demolishes two empty warehouses in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ — A few years ago, Merck, located in Kenilworth, announced it would no longer utilize the manufacturing unit at the Kenilworth campus that had once belonged to Schering-Plough. Manufacturing at the site was halted after the two companies merged. The only remnants of the former production facility left standing were two warehouses, which have […]

Kenilworth resident publishes first novel

KENILWORTH, NJ — Brandyn Kory Pantano of Kenilworth will be making an appearance at Kenilworth Public Library on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel, “Forever Roman.” Teens and adults are welcome to attend the event and register by calling 908-276-2451. Kenilworth residents can begin registering on April 12, and residents from […]

Strategy for UC economic development is approved

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The U.S. Economic Development Authority has approved an economic development strategy that will support economic development and job creation in 19 municipalities throughout seven counties in northern central New Jersey, including Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Roselle in Union County. The Watson Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State University coordinated the plan, […]

Blackwell controversy at Kean heats up

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Friday, March 4, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and state Sen. Sandra Cunningham, D-Hudson, the Senate majority whip from Hudson, suggested that Kean University remove a minister whom the school has hired for an internal investigation and replace him with an outside investigator. The controversy has continued since November, when Sweeney […]

Summit Church donates to RAIN Foundation

SUMMIT, NJ — In just one month alone, The Unitarian Church in Summit raised more than $6,900 for RAIN, Reaching Adolescence in Need, the first and only North Jersey homeless shelter for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. The money was raised over the course of four services in two Sundays through their plate collections […]