Pen pal program begins between SAGE Eldercare and Lincoln-Hubbard School in Summit

Pen pal program begins between SAGE Eldercare and Lincoln-Hubbard School in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — In an effort to combat the loneliness and isolation older adults are experiencing during COVID-19 and the cold weather months, SAGE Eldercare partnered with fifth-grade students at Lincoln-Hubbard School to start a pen pal program with Meals on Wheels clients called Cold Weather Buddies. In the past, the school’s fifth-graders visited SAGE […]

Linden Board of Education welcomes three new members

Linden Board of Education welcomes three new members

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden Board of Education swore in three new members at its annual organization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7. Samuel De La Cruz Jr., Jennifer Flemming and Malaysia Thomas were sworn in to three-year terms. All were elected on Nov. 2. The new board chose Doris Johnson as its president. Carlos Rivas […]

New certified COVID-19 testing lab opens at Kean University

New certified COVID-19 testing lab opens at Kean University

UNION, NJ — A new federally certified campus lab that will process COVID-19 tests opened at Kean University on Tuesday, Jan. 5, building on the university’s unprecedented partnership with Union County in diagnostic testing and critical public health research during the pandemic. The lab will deliver test results in 24 to 48 hours. With the […]

Cranford Township Committee begins new year

Cranford Township Committee begins new year

CRANFORD — The Township Committee met virtually on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and elected Kathleen Miller Prunty to serve as mayor and Brian Andrews as deputy mayor. Commissioners Jason Gareis, Public Safety; Thomas Hannen, Public Works and Engineering; and Mary O’Connor, Finance, were also present. The committee voted to name residents to various official boards, committees […]

Roselle hosts a virtual reorganization meeting

Roselle hosts a virtual reorganization meeting

ROSELLE, NJ — At Roselle’s annual reorganization meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 6, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Assemblyman Jamel Holley administered the oath of office to 3rd Ward Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson and 1st Ward Councilman Richard Villeda, both for three-year terms. According to newjerseyglobe.com, although Villeda defeated 1st Ward Councilwoman Isabel Sousa in […]

Union County vaccinates first resident against COVID-19

Union County vaccinates first resident against COVID-19

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first Union County resident to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was Carolyn Smith of Union, a nurse practitioner at Kean University, marking the start of Phase 1A vaccinations, the Board of County Commissioners announced on Thursday, Jan. 7. The vaccination occurred at the county’s facility at Kean University at approximately 3 […]

Union native is named Sailor of the Year while serving in Naples, Italy

Union native is named Sailor of the Year while serving in Naples, Italy

UNION, NJ — Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Martinez, a native of Union serving with Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Naples, Italy, was named Sailor of the Year. Sailor of the Year is one of several awards that recognize high-performing sailors who stand out from others in similar pay grades. Martinez is an information […]

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