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 […]

Students ‘mask up’ for a fresh twist on Halloween

Students ‘mask up’ for a fresh twist on Halloween

KENILWORTH, NJ — This year, for Halloween, St. Theresa School in Kenilworth did something different. Instead of the usual costume parade and carnival activities, the children wore Halloween-colored clothes, and the school held a mask-decorating contest. Pictured are some of the second-graders and kindergartners posing with their masks on.

Book vending machine is promoted in Kenilworth

Book vending machine is promoted in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH — On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Kenilworth Board of Education recognized four Harding Elementary School students at a Board of Education meeting for their performance in a video promoting an art contest. The engaging performance by Devin Singleton and Carl, Olivia and Adriana Rivera was shared on social media to solicit participation in the […]

Kenilworth schools welcome students for in-person learning

Kenilworth schools welcome students for in-person learning

KENILWORTH, NJ — Timing was everything as students from pre-K to grade 12 headed back to Kenilworth Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Students at Harding Elementary School, who are attending school on a modified five-days-a-week schedule, were dropped off at slightly staggered times to allow for greater social distancing. Separate pickup times were established […]

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 […]

UCPO to implement body-worn camera performance review pilot

UCPO to implement body-worn camera performance review pilot

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In collaboration with local law enforcement executives, and in her continued efforts to implement progressive policing policy to improve officer safety, promote transparency in policing and address specific training needs of officers in the field, acting Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo is introducing the Union County Body Worn Camera Performance Review Pilot Program. […]

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