Cranford High School student unveils first novel

Cranford High School student unveils first novel

CRANFORD, NJ — “You don’t have to wait until you’re an adult to be someone. You can do something with your words now.” Cranford High School sophomore Sophia Marie Joseph is practicing what she’s preaching. On Friday, March 13, the 16-year-old’s first novel, “Madeira,” will be released on Amazon Kindle. “The sound of the gunshot […]

Confirm events are still happening before you get in the car

Confirm events are still happening before you get in the car

UNION COUNTY, NJ — UnionNewsDaily and its affiliated newspapers print notices and calendars telling readers about upcoming events, programs, lectures and more. Due to COVID-19, a lot of municipalities and organizations are canceling or postponing events. Some of these cancellations may occur after publication, or simply not be communicated to us in time to prevent […]

Coronavirus arrives in Union County

Coronavirus arrives in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first case of coronavirus in Union County was found on March 9, as Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency. As of March 10, 15 people in New Jersey have tested positive for the coronavirus, including a 48-year-old man in Berkeley Heights currently staying at Overlook Medical Center in […]

Delaware man found with firearm outside of Westfield elementary school sentenced to five years in state prison

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Delaware man who was found to be in possession of a handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition and a folding knife outside of a Westfield elementary school last year has been sentenced to five years in state prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro jointly […]

Cranford Township Committee votes on 750 Walnut Ave.

CRANFORD, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Cranford Township Committee voted on a resolution requesting that the Planning Board determine whether 750 Walnut Ave. should be designated as a condemnation area in need of redevelopment. Commissioners Jean-Albert Maisonneuve and Mary O’Connor voted to move the resolution. Mayor Patrick Giblin, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty, […]

LHS retires jersey number of Tamecka Dixon

LHS retires jersey number of Tamecka Dixon

LINDEN, NJ — Linden High School retired legendary girls basketball star Tamecka Dixon’s jersey, No. 33, at an emotional ceremony in the school’s gym on Feb. 24. A line of student athletes applauded as Dixon entered the gym where she had dominated opponents as a star for the Lady Tigers in the early 1990s. Dixon, […]

Benedictine Academy closing in June

Benedictine Academy closing in June

ELIZABETH, NJ — This June, the city of Elizabeth will bid farewell to an institution that has been a pillar of the community for more than a century. Benedictine Academy is permanently closing its doors. The academy, an all-girl’s Catholic high school founded in 1915, made the announcement on Feb. 24 in a letter posted […]

Regional and national health organizations mobilize resources to combat growing coronavirus outbreak

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County health officials are preparing to combat the spread of coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a grave warning to communities across the nation on Feb. 25. Communities, schools and businesses in New Jersey and elsewhere should begin preparing now for “the expectation […]

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