Roselle teachers picket board meeting, demand contract

Roselle teachers picket board meeting, demand contract

ROSELLE, NJ — About 75 teachers, frustrated to be working without a contract for more than 15 months, picketed outside Abraham Clark High School before the Sept. 24 school board meeting. One group of teachers at the corner of East 7th Avenue and Chestnut Street brandished signs that read “We want a contract,” “No contract, […]

Roselle superintendent clashes with board members

ROSELLE, NJ – The interim superintendent of schools grew visibly agitated, but refused to relent when a Board of Education member sought to have several agenda items tabled to until the next meeting. Interim super James Baker also repeatedly clashed with Board President Patricia Fabrizio over several issues throughout the Monday, Sept. 24 meeting. Baker, […]

Springfield eyes housing, commercial mix for Saks site

Springfield eyes housing, commercial mix for Saks site

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The township has taken another step toward redeveloping the former Saks Fifth Avenue site on Millburn Avenue that has been vacant since the upscale department store moved out more than 20 years ago. The Springfield Township Committee voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25 to authorize the Planning Board to conduct […]

Roselle high school celebrates new year being off ‘watch list’

ROSELLE — Abraham Clark High School Principal Rashon Mickens was resplendent in his red college cap and gown, the marching band and color guard put on a show and the school mascot greeted everyone with high-fives. The first day of classes at Abraham Clark High School was a cause for celebration. This was the first […]

Union-based mechanic has sights set on Indy cars

Union-based mechanic has sights set on Indy cars

By Megan K. Scott, Correspondent UNION, NJ — Growing up, Thomas Harrigan was never into cars. He didn’t spend his Saturdays fiddling under the hood or watching his dad work on the family car. And he couldn’t tell you the difference between a carburetor and a fuel injector. In high school, he had no real career […]

Linden BOE devises alternatives after primary vote rebuff

Linden BOE devises alternatives after primary vote rebuff

LINDEN, NJ — The local Board of Education, which was recently denied a request to have June primary voting removed from its schools, has been notified that the Ward 5 polling station will be reassigned to one of the city’s schools. BOE President Raymond Topoleski announced at the board’s meeting Thursday, Sept. 20, that the […]

Skies to get noisier, more crowded over county

WESTFIELD, NJ — The skies over Union County will become noisier and more crowded, according to Union County’s Air Traffic and Noise Advisory Board. The board spent most of the meeting Monday, Sept. 17, analyzing sections of a recent Port Authority study about air traffic noise in and around Newark International Airport. The study projects […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

“I chose Olivia because she is just getting into tennis. She played some matches and attended a camp over the summer. As a freshman, Olivia is able to see the open court. She is building her confidence with each match and I’m excited to have her on the team for the next four years.” — […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Drew Patterson, varsity soccer player “Drew Patterson currently leads the team in both goals and assists, racking up stats in almost every game so far this season. He scored two and assisted on the third goal in a 3-0 win over division rivals Summit. He then added another goal and two assists in a 5-0 […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Phylicia Menendez, senior — girls tennis “Phylicia has a positive strong work ethic and is always willing to help others as well as improve on her own skills. She never gives up and she fights till the end. Phylicia was and still is the captain of our girls varsity tennis team, providing the needed leadership […]

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