School board candidates square off in upcoming election

UNION COUNTY — In addition to state, county and local municipal elections, Tuesday, Nov. 8, will also see Board of Education candidates square off and seek votes. Although many of the candidates have catchy slogans, in much the same manner as their cohorts on municipal councils and committees, the key element missing for BOE candidates […]

Election season roars to life in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With Election Day less than a week away, the entire state is looking toward the midterm election. In Union County, it is the county clerk’s office that is involved in much of the preparatory work, and a key element is security. “We do coordinate with the municipal clerks who are responsible […]

Local teen named to American Battlefield Trust’s 2022-2023 Youth Leadership Team

Local teen named to American Battlefield Trust’s 2022-2023 Youth Leadership Team

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — School is back in session, but for local student Sriya Tallapragada, a sophomore at the Pingry School, the learning started early, as she underwent a two-day orientation as a member of the American Battlefield Trust’s Youth Leadership Team. Along with nine other passionate young people from across the nation, she will […]

Local resident claims victory at North American Bridge Championship

Local resident claims victory at North American Bridge Championship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Competitions are the driving force behind the popularity of the card game bridge. Notably standing out among competitors is New Providence native Lawrence Lerner, who claimed a victory this summer at the North American Bridge Championship, hosted by the American Contract Bridge League. Lerner won the Bruce LM–6000 Pairs event with his […]

Union County players join the ranks for All Star Football Classic

Union County players join the ranks for All Star Football Classic

UNION COUNTY, NJ — After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey’s premier all-star football event is back. The media day for the 42nd annual Phil Simms NJ North/South All Star Football Classic will take place on Sunday, March 27, at Piscataway High School, with the players and their parents in attendance […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

Union County announces 2021 children’s recreation grant awards for municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that grants have been awarded to 20 municipalities for improvements to recreation resources for children, through the Kids Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, 19 municipalities were awarded matching grants for planting new trees through the Greening Union County program. Both grant programs are […]

NJYS announces inaugural artist-in-residence program with award-winning jazz musician Dennis Mackrel

NJYS announces inaugural artist-in-residence program with award-winning jazz musician Dennis Mackrel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Dennis Mackrel, assistant chairperson and professor of jazz studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, will teach a series of free in-person clinics at the New Jersey Youth Symphony. The program will run from October to April 2022. The NJYS artist-in-residence program is part of the organization’s […]

New Providence student competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

New Providence student competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The answer is: This undergraduate student and EMT from New Providence competed on ‘Jeopardy!’ on Sept. 23. The question: Who is Guhan Venkatesan? Pictured above, Venkatesan talks to show host Mayim Bialik. Though Venkatesan got final jeopardy correct and ended with a total of $22,993, he ultimately came in second place […]

NJ Sharing Network’s 5K Celebration of Life unites thousands

NJ Sharing Network’s 5K Celebration of Life unites thousands

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Sunday, Sept. 12, thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers participated in NJ Sharing Network’s 5K Celebration of Life Walk and USATF Certified Race at the organization’s headquarters in New Providence. The 5K event, which was presented by Hackensack Meridian Health and Pfizer and supported by dozens of other sponsors, honored […]

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