Benedictine Academy students inspired by motivational speaker

ELIZABETH — Students returning to classes at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth on Sept. 5 heard a message that was energizing and optimistic, yet challenging, during a school assembly held to initiate the academic year at the all-female Catholic college prep high school. Guest speaker Julienne Brazinski Simpson, an alumna of the Academy’s Class of 1970, […]

5K Run/Walk set for Saturday, Oct. 5, in Clark’s Oak Ridge Park

Miracles for Myeloma, a 5K Run/Walk, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, in Oak Ridge Park, Clark. The course, staged entirely within the park on paved paths, is USATF-certified and people of all ages are encouraged to participate in this community-wide fundraiser. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells which attacks and destroys bone. […]

Quijano spearheads homeless month-long food drive

As a lead up to September’s Hunger Action Month, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, helped spearhead a month-long drive to help feed the homeless in the Elizabeth area. Dubbing it “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation,” Quijano partnered with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and the St. Joseph Service Center to help procure more than […]

JCSS celebrates Sukkot with picnic

A pot-luck picnic and craft-making highlight the celebration of Sukkot by the Jewish Cultural School & Society on Sunday, Sept. 22. Families from Essex, Union, Passaic, Bergen and Morris counties are invited to the 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. event in the Tulip Springs North grove, off Pleasant Valley Way, of South Mountain Reservation in […]

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 […]