Pastor recognized by township for accomplishments

Pastor recognized by township for accomplishments

UNION, NJ — The Rev. Russell Charles Block, a 90-year-old resident of Union County, was recognized on Thursday, Nov. 12, with a township of Union proclamation recognizing his contributions to the community’s social progress during the civil rights era. That social progress earned the township the National Civic League’s All-America City award in 1977. “I […]

Linden provides Thanksgiving goods to needy families

Linden provides Thanksgiving goods to needy families

LINDEN, NJ — The city of Linden was looking to give back to the community by providing turkeys and Thanksgiving necessities to families in need on Monday, Nov. 23, after our press deadline. The event was set to take place at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center. The city’s goal was to make this Thanksgiving […]

Freeholder board designates parking for veterans

Freeholder board designates parking for veterans

UNION COUNTY — In honor of Veterans Day, the Union County freeholder board announced that nine county facilities will now offer designated parking spaces for military veterans. The parking spaces will feature signage noting their veteran designation and may be used by any veteran with a car displaying a special placard provided by the Office […]

Kean University students are Ballot Bowl champs

Kean University students are Ballot Bowl champs

UNION, NJ — Kean University student voter registration efforts were among the most successful in the state this year. The university won top honors in the New Jersey secretary of state’s 2020 Ballot Bowl. Kean took first place in Conference Two of the annual statewide, nonpartisan voter-registration competition, led by students and for students, registering […]

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 […]

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