County school one of nine NJ schools named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

County school one of nine NJ schools named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Friday, Sept. 16, recognized 297 schools, including nine schools in New Jersey, as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Cardona made the announcement during his […]

Union Catholic boys run fastest time in state history, place fourth at RunningLane Championships

Union Catholic boys run fastest time in state history, place fourth at RunningLane Championships

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Union Catholic cross-country boys capped a magical season by becoming the fastest team in New Jersey history and placing fourth in a race loaded with national powerhouses, and Jimmy Wischusen and Kaleigh Gunsiorowski smashed records at the Garmin RunningLane Championships at John Hunt Park in Huntsville, Ala., on Saturday, Dec. […]

Revamped athletic complex coming to Scotch Plains

Revamped athletic complex coming to Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — With the growing demand for athletic fields in Scotch Plains, Union County officials are launching a plan to build new turf fields at the Union County Vocational–Technical High School campus on Raritan Road. Design and engineering is expected to begin in the next few weeks, as the county is focused on […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

Union County announces 2021 children’s recreation grant awards for municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that grants have been awarded to 20 municipalities for improvements to recreation resources for children, through the Kids Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, 19 municipalities were awarded matching grants for planting new trees through the Greening Union County program. Both grant programs are […]

Union County announces 2021 ‘Preserve Union County’ Historic Preservation Grant awardees

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that 10 historic preservation projects in eight different municipalities will receive grant money in 2021 as part of the Preserve Union County program, administered by the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. “Funding from Preserve Union County helps our […]

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 […]

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