Union BOE ends Burnet behavioral program

UNION, NJ — The Union Board of Education voted at its Sept. 19 meeting to eliminate the behavioral disabilities program at Burnet Middle School since there are no students in need of the structured classes this year. The program provided a structured setting for students with social or emotional growth issues. Once students have shown growth […]

Two weeks after taking job, Irvington mayor resigns from Hillside DPW

HILLSIDE, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss has resigned from his job as a supervisor in the Hillside Department of Public Works only two weeks after being appointed by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson. Vauss was hired in early September and Garretson already appointed Danny Pinto to the position in the wake of Vauss’ resignation. “Although improving […]

Third Family Justice Center in N.J. opens in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — A new center in Elizabeth will streamline services for domestic violence victims throughout the county, helping them to navigate prosecution of their attackers or remove them from an abusive situation. The Family Justice Center, located in the newly constructed Union County Courthouse Cherry Street Annex, which opened Wednesday, Sept. 13, centralizes counseling, legal […]

Union school board discusses cash in schools

UNION, NJ — Union Board of Education members are considering new policies to reduce the amount of cash from student activities that is stored inside school buildings following a midnight burglary at the high school during the summer. During a Sept. 12 school board work session, members discussed the June 29 theft of $26,000 from a […]

County agency dismisses finance concerns in $50M Roselle school-rec complex

ROSELLE, NJ — The Union County Improvement Authority characterized as a “myriad of misstatements” concerns about Roselle’s proposed $50 million Mind and Body Complex by a former school board member, in response to a state agency’s query about the project. The UCIA, which would issue bonds for the project if approved by the freeholders, addressed criticisms […]

Garretson appoints Irvington mayor to Hillside public works department

HILLSIDE, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss has been appointed to a supervisory position in the Hillside Public Works Department and Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren has resigned from his position as Hillside’s Urban Enterprize Zone coordinator. The move is the latest in a series of developments within Hillside and particularly in the DPW, which settled a […]

Annual environmental fair offers science, learning along with music, food and fun

Annual environmental fair offers science, learning along with music, food and fun

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Hundreds enjoyed free food, music and sunny skies, all while learning a little more about their environmental footprint during the 18th annual Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority Environmental Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9. “Today’s just a day to give back to the community and bring the community together,” PMUA Executive Director Daniel Mejias […]