Hillside student gives farewell address to first class of graduates in the Girls Prep Division at St. Benedict’s Prep

Hillside student gives farewell address to first class of graduates in the Girls Prep Division at St. Benedict’s Prep

NEWARK, NJ — Agnes Aghanwa, senior group leader of the Girls Prep Division at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, gave the farewell address to the first class of Benedict’s women on Saturday, June 5. A resident of Hillside, Aghanwa is the first to lead the Girls Prep Division, an all-female division she and several […]

Mondella to challenge Vertreese to become mayor of Hillside

Mondella to challenge Vertreese to become mayor of Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — Councilwoman at large Nancy Mondella announced her candidacy for mayor on Thursday, June 10. Mondella, who previously served on the Hillside Board of Education, said the current executive branch isn’t putting residents first, something she promised to do. “We need to set goals and achieve results for Hillside. Effort is no longer […]

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end in this area

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On April 19, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan–Millstone and Canal Road water treatment plants. These plants serve NJAW customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-January, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for its water […]

New Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy is open

New Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy is open

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners cut the ribbon on Wednesday, Feb. 3, for the new Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy. The new facility provides classroom space for both professional and volunteer firefighters in training, as well as continuing education for firefighters and EMTs who are currently serving. Forty-four firefighters […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

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