Hehnly fourth-graders complete New Jersey projects

Hehnly fourth-graders complete New Jersey projects

CLARK, NJ — Students in Amanda Luna’s fourth-grade class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark recently finished a unit on New Jersey and, as a culminating assignment, completed a poster about the Garden State. Throughout the unit, students learned facts about New Jersey. They were then asked to show what they had learned […]

Cranford promotes employees within DPW and CPD

Cranford promotes employees within DPW and CPD

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford employees are congratulated for their recent promotions. Erik Hastrup was recently promoted to superintendent of Public Works. Detective Sgt. Matthew Nazzaro was promoted to the rank of detective lieutenant and Detective Spencer Durkin was promoted to the rank of detective sergeant. Nazzaro will command the newly formed Training and Community Outreach […]

Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

ELIZABETH, NJ — Gathering on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth on Friday, Oct. 9, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and UNICO hosted the 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising in recognition of the holiday and in celebration of the local Italian American community. “Union County, along with UNICO National N.J. […]

Annual Cranford event draws large crowds and sees huge success

Annual Cranford event draws large crowds and sees huge success

CRANFORD, NJ — Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many aspects of people’s lives, it didn’t stop the Cranford Community Connection from hosting its annual Cranford Porchfest on Saturday, Oct. 10. Even with face coverings and social distancing, the afternoon event, which comprised 30 bands playing on 10 different porches, was a thrill for […]

Technology Department keeps Linden students and teachers connected

Technology Department keeps Linden students and teachers connected

LINDEN, NJ — Since remote learning took hold in Linden public schools in March, no area has been put to the test more than the district’s technology. When students are at home, their ability to learn hinges greatly on their ability to connect seamlessly with their teachers, access their lessons and get the virtual support […]

Hehnly first-graders learn about community

Hehnly first-graders learn about community

CLARK, NJ — The first-grade students at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in the classes of teachers Sarah Kasko, Lisa Cepeda, Jessica Massa and Linda Hayes learned about community helpers. A school custodian was one of the many occupations that students learned about. To show appreciation for their hard work, the students decorated the hallway […]

Union County sheriff thanks Connor’s Crew for donation of K-9 Lightning

Union County sheriff thanks Connor’s Crew for donation of K-9 Lightning

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli thanked Don Szymanski and Connor’s Crew for their donation of the Sheriff’s Office’s newest K-9-in-training, Lightning. Lightning was purchased on Friday, Sept. 11, for training and assignment as an explosive-detection canine for his partner, Officer Sarah Green. “Many thanks to Don Szymanski and Connor’s Crew for […]

Union County women veterans honored with ‘SHERO’ award

Union County women veterans honored with ‘SHERO’ award

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chairperson Alexander Mirabella and Freeholders Angela Garretson and Andrea Staten congratulated retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Debbie Skeete-Bernard of Union Township; retired U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Delia Ware-Tibbs of Roselle; Union County Assistant Prosecutor and U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Theresa Hilton of Elizabeth; NJ […]

Getting out the vote through theater

Getting out the vote through theater

UNION, NJ — Like the rest of everyday life, theater productions ground to a halt when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world in March. Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, was no exception. But the company is back now, on an outdoor stage, with “Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak […]

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