Kean University partners with College Steps on new program for students with disabilities

UNION, NJ  — Kean University is launching a new program in fall 2020 to help students with significant learning and social challenges attend the university. Through a partnership with College Steps, Kean will provide comprehensive specialized support — including peer mentoring, group seminars and individualized learning plans — to students with learning disabilities, autism and […]

Coronavirus spreads in Union County

Coronavirus spreads in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County confirmed at least 15 cases of coronavirus as Gov. Phil Murphy activated the National Guard, shut down nonessential businesses and strongly discouraged travel after 8 p.m across the state. As of March 17, New Jersey had 267 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The state’s death toll has risen to three. […]

Local youth celebrate heritage during National African American Read-In

Local youth celebrate heritage during National African American Read-In

ELIZABETH, NJ — A National African American Read-In was recently hosted by Community Access Unlimited, a Union County–based nonprofit that aims to integrate people with disabilities and at-risk youth into the general community. About 20 young attendees performed songs written or recorded by black artists. “National Read-In is about helping our youth members celebrate Black […]

Cranford High School student unveils first novel

Cranford High School student unveils first novel

CRANFORD, NJ — “You don’t have to wait until you’re an adult to be someone. You can do something with your words now.” Cranford High School sophomore Sophia Marie Joseph is practicing what she’s preaching. On Friday, March 13, the 16-year-old’s first novel, “Madeira,” will be released on Amazon Kindle. “The sound of the gunshot […]

Coronavirus arrives in Union County

Coronavirus arrives in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first case of coronavirus in Union County was found on March 9, as Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency. As of March 10, 15 people in New Jersey have tested positive for the coronavirus, including a 48-year-old man in Berkeley Heights currently staying at Overlook Medical Center in […]

Delaware man found with firearm outside of Westfield elementary school sentenced to five years in state prison

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Delaware man who was found to be in possession of a handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition and a folding knife outside of a Westfield elementary school last year has been sentenced to five years in state prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro jointly […]

Cranford Township Committee votes on 750 Walnut Ave.

CRANFORD, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Cranford Township Committee voted on a resolution requesting that the Planning Board determine whether 750 Walnut Ave. should be designated as a condemnation area in need of redevelopment. Commissioners Jean-Albert Maisonneuve and Mary O’Connor voted to move the resolution. Mayor Patrick Giblin, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty, […]

LHS retires jersey number of Tamecka Dixon

LHS retires jersey number of Tamecka Dixon

LINDEN, NJ — Linden High School retired legendary girls basketball star Tamecka Dixon’s jersey, No. 33, at an emotional ceremony in the school’s gym on Feb. 24. A line of student athletes applauded as Dixon entered the gym where she had dominated opponents as a star for the Lady Tigers in the early 1990s. Dixon, […]

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