Entering its 16th year at Linden middle school, after-school program sees renewal from state

LINDEN — After-school programs allow students to continue learning, build larger social circles, attain help through tutoring and enjoy extracurricular activities. After-school programs add an extra component to the school day, enabling students to have fun while adopting alternative learning strategies. Recently, the New Jersey Department of Education renewed its grant for a successful after-school […]

Hillside Fire Department makes child’s day

Hillside Fire Department makes child’s day

HILLSIDE, NJ — When Hillside Councilman George Cook heard that Nicholas Vicidomini and his family were asked to leave Christ the King Church in town because Nicholas, who has autism, was playing and making noise in the church, he recognized the last name as that of someone he worked with. He discovered that his co-worker […]

Hillside denied funds for drug and alcohol program

HILLSIDE, NJ — When Hillside Finance Chairperson Nancy Mondella found out that Union County had pulled the plug on funding for the Municipal Alliance Program for Hillside, she was quick to express her displeasure in a letter to the Hillside administration. “It is so disconcerting that the township will be forced to end a program […]

How to fight against the spotted lanternfly in Union County

How to fight against the spotted lanternfly in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are looking for ways to help the environment are advised to be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that can destroy native trees such as the black walnut, red maple, silver maple and river birch. The spotted lanternfly is also notorious for damaging […]

Union County teachers recognized in awards program

Union County teachers recognized in awards program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Though parents are their children’s first educators, schoolteachers step in, guiding children from early childhood straight into early adulthood. A little gratitude and recognition can go a long way toward showing appreciation for their dedication and skill. Mathspace has found a way to honor hardworking teachers. According to a media release, […]

Two women strive for menstrual equality during pandemic

Two women strive for menstrual equality during pandemic

WESTFIELD / SUMMIT, NJ — During the coronavirus pandemic, multiple community groups have been working to ensure residents have access to such essentials as food, cleaning supplies, toiletries and personal protective equipment. For some reason, though, menstrual pads and tampons have often been left off the list of vital necessities. At this time, when so […]

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Union County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: • Lee Adler, 48, of Springfield • Andrew […]

Accreditation assessment team for UCPD invites public comment

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will visit the Union County Division of Police in the Department of Public Safety on Monday, Sept. 21, for a final on-site assessment of all aspects of police division policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, […]

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