Clark Public Schools’ Colleen Nemeth is recognized as Union County’s Educational Support Person of the Year

Clark Public Schools’ Colleen Nemeth is recognized as Union County’s Educational Support Person of the Year

CLARK, NJ — Colleen Nemeth, secretary for the Office of Special Education at Clark Public Schools, was recently named Union County’s Educational Support Person of the Year for school year 2019-2020 and honored at a Board of Education meeting. Nemeth has been working in the district for 18 years. An active member of the Clark […]

Lesniak Institute anti-Semitism forum held at Kean University

Lesniak Institute anti-Semitism forum held at Kean University

  UNION, NJ — In response to the rise of anti-Semitic violence and hate crime incidents, the Lesniak Institute for American Leadership hosted an anti-Semitism forum with the Kean University Holocaust Resource Center at Kean’s Green Lane Academic Building on Jan. 30. With 561 anti-Semitic hate crimes reported in New Jersey last year, 2019 marks […]

Westfield health department recommends health guidelines to help protect against coronavirus

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department — which provides public health and environmental services to Westfield, Summit, Chatham Borough, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence and Roselle Park — recently circulated an email informing residents about the coronavirus. While “coronavirus” is a general term referring to a certain type of respiratory illnesses, a new […]

Union High School lockdown causes scare, controversy

Union High School lockdown causes scare, controversy

UNION, NJ — Union High School was placed on lockdown twice for a total of roughly eight hours on Friday, Jan. 31, causing confusion and panic for parents and students alike. Wild rumors circulated throughout the day. Fearful students texted farewell messages to their parents, many of whom raced to the school only to find […]

Local students to prowl stage in ‘Cats’

Local students to prowl stage in ‘Cats’

UNION, NJ — Fifteen weeks of twice-a-week rehearsals have come down to three days for 55 students, including four from Union, who will prowl the stage Jan 31-Feb. 2 at the Dolan Performance Hall at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown in a production of “Cats.” The 49-member cast ranges in age from 6 […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Markeith Hinnant senior, boys basketball “Markeith is one of three seniors on this year’s team. He is an undersized guard but is the heartbeat of the team. He plays with tremendous effort and always puts the team first, ahead of personal accomplishments. Markeith is an honor-roll student in school. His stats include averaging six points, […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Joy Enaohwo junior, girls indoor track “Joy has exhibited great leadership qualities to go along with her excellent performances on the track. Joy has set personal records in the 55 meters, 200 meters, as well as the 400 meters. She has a great attitude, she believes in herself, and she trusts me as her coach […]

Linden council shortens time for public comments

LINDEN, NJ — At the Linden City Council meeting on Jan. 21, council members voted to reduce the length of council meetings’ public comments portion from five to three minutes. In addition, members of the public will no longer be permitted to speak on resolutions prior to the vote or on ordinances for introduction. According […]

Summit residents rally for more restrictive gun laws

Summit residents rally for more restrictive gun laws

SUMMIT, NJ  — Residents from Essex and Union counties gathered Jan. 13 at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit to hold a vigil in honor of the victims of gun violence, before turning the program into an introduction to ways to prevent gun violence. The event was held halfway between the anniversaries of the Dec. […]

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