Franklin School hosts Family Literacy Night

Franklin School hosts Family Literacy Night

RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Franklin Elementary School hosted its first Family Literacy Night of the school year. The focus was to celebrate Hispanic heritage while engaging families in literacy activities. Families rotated through four stations: creating bookmarks, going on a scavenger hunt while shopping at a book fair, playing Kahoot! and listening […]

School board candidates square off in upcoming election

UNION COUNTY — In addition to state, county and local municipal elections, Tuesday, Nov. 8, will also see Board of Education candidates square off and seek votes. Although many of the candidates have catchy slogans, in much the same manner as their cohorts on municipal councils and committees, the key element missing for BOE candidates […]

Election season roars to life in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With Election Day less than a week away, the entire state is looking toward the midterm election. In Union County, it is the county clerk’s office that is involved in much of the preparatory work, and a key element is security. “We do coordinate with the municipal clerks who are responsible […]

Josh Turner to perform at UCPAC

Josh Turner to perform at UCPAC

RAHWAY, NJ — American country and gospel singer and songwriter Josh Turner, known for his deep bass voice, is performing on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Turner has sold more than 6 million records, has reached 4.4 billion global streams, and has become […]

Union County to have annual Hispanic-heritage flag raising on Sept. 15

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to attend the free annual Union County Hispanic-heritage flag-raising ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m., on the steps of the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad St., Elizabeth. “We are proud to once again raise the Hispanic-heritage flag at the county […]

Rahway resident celebrates 100th birthday with mayor and relatives

Rahway resident celebrates 100th birthday with mayor and relatives

RAHWAY, NJ — Celebrating her 100th birthday among family, friends and staff members at the Adroit Care Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1777 Lawrence St., a member facility of the Excelsior Care Group, Zulmira Goncaleves Lopes received a proclamation from the city of Rahway’s mayor, Raymond Giacobbe, on behalf of the city council and the citizens […]

AG, NJDEP announce seven new environmental enforcement actions

AG, NJDEP announce seven new environmental enforcement actions

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced Aug. 24 the filing of seven new environmental enforcement actions across the state. Six of the environmental justice lawsuits center on a broad array of chemical pollutants that have tainted separate, unrelated sites in Newark, Linden, […]

$1 million settlement for senior attacked by neighbor’s dog

$1 million settlement for senior attacked by neighbor’s dog

RAHWAY, NJ — On Feb. 28, 2020, Rahway resident Jane Martin was attacked by a neighbor’s dog. The dog, a large rottweiler, escaped his owner’s yard when a part of the fence separating the two properties collapsed. Martin was on her front porch. The dog bit and held her arm, dragging her down the steps […]

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