Roselle Public Schools celebrate the return to the classroom

Roselle Public Schools celebrate the return to the classroom

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Public Schools welcomed back masked students for the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 7. After students spent as long as 15 months out of the classroom because of the pandemic, schools throughout the district featured balloons, lively music and photo stations. Washington Elementary School went all out, with a […]

Girl Scouts of Cranford honors Silver Award recipients

Girl Scouts of Cranford honors Silver Award recipients

CRANFORD, NJ — The Girl Scouts of Cranford Service Unit 48 has announced that 24 of its members recently earned the Silver Award, which is the highest honor a Cadette Girl Scout can receive. To achieve the honor, Cadettes identify an issue they care about, research it and take action. Cadettes, who are in sixth, […]

Union County commissioners remember Sept. 11 at anniversary ceremony

Union County commissioners remember Sept. 11 at anniversary ceremony

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — To commemorate that fateful day 20 years earlier when terrorists hijacked four airliners, resulting in the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, damage to the Pentagon and the deaths of almost 3,000 innocent civilians, on Saturday, Sept. 11, the Union County Board of County Commissioners hosted a Union County 9/11 […]

‘Year One’ deftly explores one family’s relationships in 1933 Germany

‘Year One’ deftly explores one family’s relationships in 1933 Germany

By Daniel Jackovino, Staff Writer UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional acting company in residence at Kean University, has resumed production after a two-year, pandemic-induced hiatus with the staging of “Year One,” a 90-minute one-act play by Erik Gernand. The play was directed by Glen Ridge resident John Wooten. “Year One” is about the […]

Union BOE president found in violation of school ethics

Union BOE president found in violation of school ethics

UNION, NJ — When the New Jersey School Ethics Commission found Union Board of Education President Ronnie McDowell in violation of school ethics, McDowell said his violation was human error. “I agree with the SEC’s final decision,” McDowell said on Saturday, Sept. 4. “Yes, I violated the School Ethics Act. Ethically, per the act, I […]

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Union County

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Aug. 30 that the New Jersey Department of Agriculture has added five counties to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Union. They join the previously announced quarantine counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, […]

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