Kenilworth students collect cereal for St. Theresa Food Pantry

Kenilworth students collect cereal for St. Theresa Food Pantry

KENILWORTH, NJ — St. Theresa School in Kenilworth collected more than 100 boxes of cereal for almsgiving during the season of Lent. The boxes will be donated to St. Theresa Food Pantry, but not before Sister Rachel Lauritsen, Christian Lomuntad and Ezekiel Qersdyn created a huge domino train of cereal in the gym. Photos Courtesy […]

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 […]

Nonprofit organization encourages all interested in giving back to get involved

Nonprofit organization encourages all interested in giving back to get involved

KENILWORTH, NJ — The Louis DeMondo Civic Association, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting the children, senior citizens and special needs services within the borough of Kenilworth, announced its launch on Monday, Feb. 1. The organization was founded by Kenilworth resident Louis DeMondo to help support the Kenilworth community through community engagement, fundraising and volunteerism. […]

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 […]

Gold Award Girl Scout creates Women in Leadership and Service club

Gold Award Girl Scout creates Women in Leadership and Service club

KENILWORTH, NJ — As the saying goes, when women support one another, incredible things happen. At Union County Magnet High School, girls have a new, weekly opportunity to reaffirm their power, thanks to Gold Award Girl Scout Sarah Kossor. In an effort to create a safe and supportive environment for girls to gain confidence and […]

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Efforts to abate flooding from the East Branch of the Rahway River are back on, following a Dec. 8 vote from Congress that approved funding for a renewal of the Rahway River flood abatement study. The bill, S1811, also called the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020,” contains provisions for several […]

Students launch nonprofit clothing company with positive message

Students launch nonprofit clothing company with positive message

KENILWORTH, NJ — It’s been a cruel year, but a group of Kenilworth art students has blended fashion and compassion to offer a little comfort. Students in the Practical Arts course at David Brearley Middle–Senior High School recently launched Be Nice Co. clothing, with its own accompanying website. Their mission is to spread a positive […]

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the state Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 […]

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