Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

RAHWAY / LINDEN, NJ — The Linden and Rahway communities were heartbroken to learn on April 3 that Rahway resident Brian Gooney, a paraprofessional at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School in Linden, was found dead on the bank of the Rahway River near Essex Street in Rahway. The teacher had been missing since March 9, […]

Rahway police search for missing Linden school teacher

Rahway police search for missing Linden school teacher

RAHWAY / LINDEN, NJ — Rahway police are searching for Brian Gooney, a Linden Public Schools educator, who has been missing since March 9. Anyone who has seen Gooney or has any information on his whereabouts is urged to call the Rahway police tips line at 732-827-2200. Gooney, a Rahway resident, is a paraprofessional at […]

Linden teacher of many talents selected as NJ exemplary educator

Linden teacher of many talents selected as NJ exemplary educator

LINDEN — Versatile Linden teacher Walter Schweikardt has been selected as an exemplary educator by the New Jersey Department of Education. He is one of just 93 teachers across the state who are being honored for 2020. He joins Linden School No. 1 fifth-grade teacher Amy Maloney in being honored. “Congratulations to Mr. Schweikardt for […]

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 […]

DEP launches project to help towns, including Linden, stop illegal dumping

DEP launches project to help towns, including Linden, stop illegal dumping

LINDEN, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has launched a new initiative to support municipalities in combating illegal dumping, acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced Feb. 8. Spurred by community feedback from listening sessions hosted in environmental justice communities, DEP Assistant Commissioner Elizabeth Dragon spearheaded the development of the Collaboration and Deterrence Project […]

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 […]

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