Scotch Plains–Fanwood Regional School District celebrates newly tenured teachers/staff

Scotch Plains–Fanwood Regional School District celebrates newly tenured teachers/staff

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains–Fanwood Board of Education recognized 21 newly tenured teachers and support staff during a celebration at Scotch Plains–Fanwood High School auditorium before the board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14. “We are very proud of all the teachers and staff receiving tenure,” said Joan Mast, superintendent of Scotch Plains–Fanwood Public […]

Scotch Plains middle school renamed in honor of Tuskegee Airman Malcolm E. Nettingham

Scotch Plains middle school renamed in honor of Tuskegee Airman Malcolm E. Nettingham

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Scotch Plains–Fanwood Public Schools recently announced that Park Middle School will be renamed Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School, in honor of a local hero who was a member of World War II’s celebrated Tuskegee Airmen and a 1936 graduate of the district’s high school. The Board of Education renamed the middle […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the arts council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation […]

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end in this area

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On April 19, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan–Millstone and Canal Road water treatment plants. These plants serve NJAW customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-January, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for its water […]

Area students win Young Playwrights Awards from The Theater Project

Area students win Young Playwrights Awards from The Theater Project

UNION, NJ — Nutley resident Brennan Columbia-Walsh, a 16-year-old junior from Montclair Kimberley Academy, and Alejandro Espinal, a 17-year-old senior at the Academy for Performing Arts in Scotch Plains, have been selected to share first prize in The Theater Project’s prestigious annual Young Playwrights Competition. Ryan Rosenthal, a 16-year-old junior at Cranford High School, and […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the state Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 […]

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Union County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: • Lee Adler, 48, of Springfield • Andrew […]

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