New principal named for Cranford’s Livingston Avenue School

New principal named for Cranford’s Livingston Avenue School

CRANFORD, N.J. — An assistant principal from Edison will take over as principal of Livingston Avenue School, the latest move in administration caused by the retirement of the Hillside Avenue School principal. Cari Lopez, who has been the assistant principal at Martin Luther King and Washington elementary schools in Edison since January, will replace former […]

Union residents claim rats are increasing, spreading

Union residents claim rats are increasing, spreading

UNION, N.J. — Residents renewed and increased their calls for action at the Union Township Committee’s Aug. 27 meeting regarding what they called a worsening rat problem despite the contention from municipal officials that the situation was little changed from a year ago. Township resident Jeffrey Monge told the committee members he has been hearing […]

Watchung Reservation trails on the comeback path

Watchung Reservation trails on the comeback path

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — It took years for neglect to eventually take its toll on the trails through the Watchung Reservation. With few staff able to conduct inspections and maintenance, extreme weather eroded the trails and sullied streams, turning a park that was “loved to death” into one that was hostile to hikers and equestrians. But […]

Kean computer science program awarded $1.68 million federal grant

UNION, N.J. — The National Science Foundation has awarded Kean University nearly $1.7 million in research funding to develop a model designed to increase the number of students studying computer science and information technology. According to a recent press release from Kean, Professor Patricia Morreale, executive director of Kean’s School of Computer Science, said the […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Riley Haggerty, girls soccer, senior “Riley Haggerty is one of our captains and is expected to lead our team this season. Riley has played varsity since her freshman year and has been a starter for the past two years. She has the commitment, dedication and leadership to help Union soccer excel to the next level. […]

Union BOE reverses decision, strikes deal to keep paras

Union BOE reverses decision, strikes deal to keep paras

UNION, N.J. — Nearly four months of lobbying, showing up at meetings and pleading has paid off for the public schools’ paraprofessionals. The Board of Education reversed its previous decision, voting unanimously at its meeting on Aug. 20 to keep 95 paraprofessionals, aides who assist students with special needs, as district employees. That abandoned its […]