Accomplishments of Summit Downtown Inc. are celebrated at council meeting

Accomplishments of Summit Downtown Inc. are celebrated at council meeting

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit Downtown Inc. Executive Director Nancy Adams highlighted the organization’s accomplishments for 2020 in a presentation at the Summit Common Council meeting on Tuesday, April 6. SDI manages the downtown district by creating events that foster a hometown feel, although Adams said the COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges to hurdle last year. […]

25,000th COVID-19 vaccination is given at Summit Community Center

25,000th COVID-19 vaccination is given at Summit Community Center

SUMMIT, NJ — Atlantic Health System and Summit administered the 25,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, April 9, marking tremendous progress in vaccinating members of the community and working to end the pandemic. The milestone shot was given at the Summit Community Center, which opened on Monday, Feb. 8, to New Jersey residents who […]

Roselle Park hosts drive-up mask giveaway

Roselle Park hosts drive-up mask giveaway

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — On Saturday, March 27, Mayor Joe Signorello and the Borough Council hosted a drive-up mask giveaway at the Youth Baseball Complex. More than 400 cars dropped by, and approximately 2,500 free masks were distributed to Roselle Park residents. Earlier this month, the borough of Roselle Park acquired nearly 23,000 masks through […]

Meet Frida and Mango on Union County’s Falcon Cam

Meet Frida and Mango on Union County’s Falcon Cam

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the county’s Falcon Cam, which provides a livestream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the Union County Courthouse. “Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered […]

Union County virtual town hall tackles vaccinations in the black community

Union County virtual town hall tackles vaccinations in the black community

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In an effort to get past misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, the Union County Board of County Commissioners hosted a virtual, interactive town hall Zoom meeting on Monday, March 29, aimed at exploring why communities of color are often apprehensive about taking the COVID-19 vaccine and helping to increase the vaccination […]

Roselle BOE retreat highlights ways members can better themselves as educators

Roselle BOE retreat highlights ways members can better themselves as educators

ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Board of Education had a virtual retreat on Saturday, April 3. Also in attendance were Superintendent of Schools Nathan L. Fisher, Assistant Superintendent Lissette Gonzalez-Perez, school business administrator and board secretary Anthony Juskiewicz and board governance consultant Deborah L. Keys Write. The superintendent said that the skills he had learned […]

Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

RAHWAY / LINDEN, NJ — The Linden and Rahway communities were heartbroken to learn on April 3 that Rahway resident Brian Gooney, a paraprofessional at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School in Linden, was found dead on the bank of the Rahway River near Essex Street in Rahway. The teacher had been missing since March 9, […]

Globally ranked teenage fencing champ to compete in world championships in Egypt

Globally ranked teenage fencing champ to compete in world championships in Egypt

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Lola Possick, a 15-year-old Garwood Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy student-athlete and USA Fencing All-Academic and All-American First Team fencer who currently ranks No. 1 in the world for U17 fencing, was recently selected for the U17 U.S. national team for women’s saber. Along with her coach, AFFA founder Aleks Ochocki, […]

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