New statewide restrictions in effect to combat COVID-19

New statewide restrictions in effect to combat COVID-19

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With the surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed Executive Order No. 194, which includes new mitigation measures that place restrictions on seating and hours for restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges and a prohibition on interstate indoor K-12 and youth sports. These measures went into effect on Thursday, Nov. […]

Summit students sign National Letters of Intent

Summit students sign National Letters of Intent

SUMMIT, NJ — Eleven members of the Class of 2021 from Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child continued their commitment to athletic competition at the collegiate level by signing National Letters of Intent, or in the case of the Ivy League institutions, committed to the admissions process on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Athletics Director Kelly […]

Union salutes veterans in ceremony

Union salutes veterans in ceremony

UNION, NJ — While the pandemic has nixed many annual events in the township, the country and the world, Union officials knew how important it was to still hold a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Gathering in Thomas Mahoney Military Park on Chestnut Street, elected officials, veterans and community members thanked our nation’s past […]

Initiatives seek to keep Thanksgiving alive in Summit

Initiatives seek to keep Thanksgiving alive in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit is gearing up for Thanksgiving under different-from-normal circumstances, thanks to the increase in COVID-19 cases. It will host the Other Fellow First Foundation’s 13th annual frozen turkey drive on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Summit Diner, 1 Union Place. The event will help families have a […]

Roselle community moves ahead with plans for giving

Roselle community moves ahead with plans for giving

ROSELLE — As all of New Jersey braces for the possible lockdown that may accompany a second wave of COVID-19, the office of Mayor Reginald Atkins and Roselle councilmembers plan a “Give Thanks by Giving” initiative for the upcoming holiday. For this initiative, Atkins is asking those who can to donate $25 food gift cards […]

Students ‘mask up’ for a fresh twist on Halloween

Students ‘mask up’ for a fresh twist on Halloween

KENILWORTH, NJ — This year, for Halloween, St. Theresa School in Kenilworth did something different. Instead of the usual costume parade and carnival activities, the children wore Halloween-colored clothes, and the school held a mask-decorating contest. Pictured are some of the second-graders and kindergartners posing with their masks on.

Warinanco Park receives TLC from Kean students

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A group of students from the Center for Leadership and Service at Kean University participated in Union County’s Adopt-a-Park program and spent hours last week removing invasive plants, pruning vegetation and picking up trash in and around the Warinanco shoreline restoration project at the lake in Warinanco Park. The students wore […]

Longtime Superior Court judge retires

Longtime Superior Court judge retires

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The coronavirus has affected everything, including jury trials, and Katherine Dupuis, a former presiding judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Union County, reflected on its impact. “The pandemic affected this an enormous amount,” Dupuis said on Monday, Oct. 26. “The court system shut down, originally. Even now, they […]