Despite medical challenges, Linden woman’s artwork inspires

Despite medical challenges, Linden woman’s artwork inspires

LINDEN, NJ — Jane Koza, a 63-year-old paraplegic amputee, is living an inspirational life of struggle and success. Born and raised in Linden, Koza graduated from Kean University in 1980, the same year she was voted the college’s best female athlete, and later became a certified physical education teacher. She retired after becoming a paraplegic […]

CEII promotes uniting the entire Cranford community

CEII promotes uniting the entire Cranford community

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Equity and Inclusivity Initiative, comprising the Cranford Township Committee, the Cranford Police Department, the Cranford Board of Education, the local branch of the NAACP, the Cranford Clergy Council and additional citizens, recently sought feedback from the community regarding its mission, values, vision and goal statements. As the majority of community […]

NAACP forms a branch in Hillside

NAACP forms a branch in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — A new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been formed in Hillside. The township of Hillside has never previously had an NAACP branch. Nicole Graves-Watson is the founder and president of the Hillside branch of the NAACP. “Black people in this country continue to be systematically […]

Rahway Council addresses water rate increase

Rahway Council addresses water rate increase

RAHWAY, NJ — At Rahway’s City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 8, Councilman at large James Baker expressed his concern regarding an ordinance that would increase the average price for water. “It was four years ago that the City Council approved of rate increases for the water, or water rate increases, and I’m just a […]

Three Linden High School students awarded scholarships to study Chinese

Three Linden High School students awarded scholarships to study Chinese

LINDEN, NJ — Three Linden High School freshmen have been awarded scholarships to receive additional teaching in Mandarin throughout this school year. Abigail Armstead, Ashley Agbottah Grubbs and Trinity Ellis will take part in virtual classes, in which they will learn about language and culture, on Sundays through the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. “I am […]

Clark Rec. Department hosts Special Olympics athletes

Clark Rec. Department hosts Special Olympics athletes

CLARK, NJ — The Clark Recreation Department has been hosting Special Olympics athletes every Sunday morning. This fall, approximately 15 participants are on premises practicing and playing volleyball. Starting in January, interested players will switch to basketball. Photos Courtesy of Elizabeth Clee

Roselle Park cuts ribbon on newly renovated youth center

Roselle Park cuts ribbon on newly renovated youth center

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Mayor Joseph Signorello III was joined by members of the Roselle Park Borough Council, Union County Board of County Commissioners Chairperson Alexander Mirabella, members of the borough administration and the Signorello family on Saturday, Oct. 23, to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated and rededicated Anthony Signorello Youth Center. “It’s […]

Hispanic Heritage Night in Kenilworth schools creates unity through celebration of culture

Hispanic Heritage Night in Kenilworth schools creates unity through celebration of culture

KENILWORTH, NJ — Kenilworth Public Schools’ Hispanic Heritage Night on Thursday, Oct. 14, was a vibrant cultural celebration for the students — the district’s enrollment is 35 percent Hispanic — and for the community. “We have students from Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador and many more Hispanic countries and territories around […]

Housing Authority of Plainfield celebrates opening of $19.3 million apartments

Housing Authority of Plainfield celebrates opening of $19.3 million apartments

PLAINFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Housing Authority of Plainfield was joined by community leaders for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Elmwood Square Apartments. The celebration took place in partnership with Plainfield, the Premier Community Development Corporation, Union County, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Alpert Group. Elmwood Square Apartments […]

Roselle elementary schoolers pumped to be Girls on the Run once more

Roselle elementary schoolers pumped to be Girls on the Run once more

ROSELLE, NJ — Washington Elementary School has announced that it is once again participating in Girls on the Run. This program gives girls a safe space to learn about themselves and grow as individuals. “Our third- and fourth-grade girls are making new friends and getting some great movement opportunities at GOTR,” said Principal Marianne Tankard.