Students make book recommendations for fellow students

In Miss Kelly Williamson’s fifth-grade class at Valley Road School in Clark, the students wrote book recommendations for some of their favorite books and their summer reading books. The book recommendations were placed on a bulletin board for the students to use as a reference. Throughout the year, students can visit the bulletin board and […]

A few new faces at prosecutor’s office show changes made

COUNTY NEWS – Although Acting Prosecutor Grace Park came aboard more than two months ago, little information has been forthcoming from this branch of government, nor has Park consented to interviews with the press. However, there have been changes. In May when Republican Gov. Chris Christie quietly replaced former prosecutor Ted Romankow, 70, who spent 11 […]

ATS strongly defends red light camera timing

UNION COUNTY – The company that provides red light cameras to 18 of the 25 towns in the state’s pilot program, including Union, Linden and Rahway, blasted the latest claim by a legislator that yellow light timing is less than the state-mandated minimum. American Traffic Solutions, which has more than 3,200 red light cameras installed throughout […]

Students perform at King Commemoration at NJ State Museum

ELIZABETH — When the state of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission, celebrated the 50th anniversary of King’s inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Trenton, Benedictine Academy students were there, on stage. Eight young women from the all-female Catholic college prep high school in Elizabeth […]

Culture Crawl, an evening explosion of arts, music, performance, sound and culture, is Friday, Oct. 4

RAHWAY — Rahway’s second annual Culture Crawl takes place on Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m., in a single evening explosion of visual art, music, performance, delicious food, various cultural experiences and family-friendly activities. Culture Crawl is free to the public. Culture Crawl traverses Irving, Main, Milton and Cherry streets in Rahway’s town […]

Westfield Fencing Club begins new session

The Westfield Fencing Club, a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, is currently registering students for the new session of classes and bouting for beginning, intermediate and advanced fencers in sabre, foil and epée, using electronic scoring equipment. “Fencing is a rapidly growing sport that helps all participants enhance their mental abilities […]

Union County Dispatch Center adds Clark EMS calls

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the Union County Regional Dispatch Center has begun handling emergency medical service calls for Clark. “The Regional Dispatch Center is an outstanding example of shared county-local services, which provide our municipalities with improved resources while keeping costs under control,” said Freeholder Chairman […]

Union looks to save on electric bills

UNION — The township recently took the first step towards buying electricity collectively as a community, something that is supported by legislation and being considered by other municipalities. Although some towns in South Jersey are already established with this relatively new concept of community energy “aggregation,” many municipalities in this part of the state are just learning they can […]

Cranford administrator abruptly resigns

CRANFORD — Four months after being appointed permanently as township administrator, Joe Harnett abruptly resigned last week, leaving both elected officials and employees alike stunned. Late last week Democrat Mayor Tom Hannen, who strongly supported Hartnett taking the position permanently, was closed mouthed about what transpired to elicit such a move by the administrator. He […]

Clark educators honored at Superintendent’s Convocation

Four staff members who recently received state-wide recognition were honored at the Clark School District’s Superintendent’s Convocation earlier this week. The convocation, a district-wide gathering of the entire staffs of all five Clark Schools, is used as a forum for celebrating district successes, among other agenda items. Superintendent Kenneth Knops called up each honoree, highlighted […]