Clark English instructor named Teacher of Year

Clark English instructor named Teacher of Year

CLARK, NJ — Technology and English are not two subjects often thought of together; perhaps this is why Victoria Sasso, a sixth grade teacher from Clark’s Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, is so effective and was chosen as Union County’s Teacher of the Year. Sasso, a language arts instructor, received the award Tuesday, Sept. 12, from […]

Seniors camp out for hours, overnight for chance at Cranford senior housing complex

Seniors camp out for hours, overnight for chance at Cranford senior housing complex

CRANFORD, NJ — They occupied the walkway with lawn chairs and blankets, wearing jackets, coats and backpacks. They weren’t parents lining up for Black Friday sales, or teenagers hoping to get ticket to a concert. Instead they were seniors, staked outside the Edward K. Gill Apartment Building on Meeker Avenue in Cranford with hopes of obtaining […]

Park resigns, replaced by Isenhour as acting Union County prosecutor

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Tom Isenhour has been installed as acting Union County prosecutor, ascending from his position as first assistant prosecutor to replace Grace Park, who announced her resignation Friday, Sept. 8. Isenhour, who was often seen appearing before the Board of Chosen Freeholders at its weekly meetings to update the legislators on the […]

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 […]

Kenilworth Girl Scout troop helps child abuse victims transition back to school with supplies

Kenilworth Girl Scout troop helps child abuse victims transition back to school with supplies

KENILWORTH, NJ — For children dealing with the trauma of abuse, the reality of “back-to-school” can be daunting. In order to help lessen anxiety, Girl Scout Troop 42867 of Kenilworth used their July service effort to equip victims of child abuse with school supplies. Over 25 backpacks loaded with pencils, pencil cases, folders, binders, notebooks and […]

Flooding help for Rahway River could be years away

Flooding help for Rahway River could be years away

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With images of Hurricane Irma striking Florida dominating news coverage only two weeks after similar pictures from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, local memories are being refreshed of Irene and Sandy — and the damage it wreaked. While local officials are pushing for action along the Rahway River and its tributaries, Union, […]

State agency tells Union County Improvement Authority to review $50 million Roselle school-recreation project

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state agency that regulates fiscal operations for municipalities and counties asked the Union County Improvement Authority to review concerns raised by a Roselle resident regarding the town’s proposed $50 million Mind and Body Complex. Local Finance Board Chair Timothy Cunningham sent a letter Aug. 24 to the UCIA, which has been […]

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