Repollet named new president of Kean University

Repollet named new president of Kean University

UNION, NJ — Lamont Repollet, the New Jersey commissioner of education and a Kean alumnus, will become the 18th leader of Kean University. The school’s board of trustees announced the appointment May 11, following a unanimous vote in support of Repollet. “Dr. Repollet will step into the presidency with confidence and experience, and with the […]

Union County superintendents react to school closures in New Jersey

Union County superintendents react to school closures in New Jersey

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced May 4 that all New Jersey schools will remain closed throughout the remainder of the school year in an effort to stamp out the coronavirus outbreak and further flatten the curve. As a result, LocalSource spoke with several superintendents in Union County, who provided some insight on […]

UHS seniors are recognized as scholar-athletes

UHS seniors are recognized as scholar-athletes

UNION, NJ — Though high school athletics are canceled for the rest of the season, three Union High School athletes have been honored for their prowess on the field, as well as for their excellence in academics. UHS senior Brian Kwarteng has been selected to receive a 2020 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar […]

Friend helps friend cope with coronavirus outbreak

Friend helps friend cope with coronavirus outbreak

UNION, NJ — The friendship between two young women is proving to have a big impact during this time of need and service. Front-line workers who have had to work during the coronavirus outbreak, especially doctors and nurses who work in hospitals, are receiving enormous amounts of love and support from their communities. But what […]

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in UC

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in UC

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The statewide lockdown continues, all in the effort of flattening the curve of COVID-19. While statistics are showing progress on this front, the number of cases is still continuing to rise nationally, statewide and in Union County. As of April 21, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has 92,387 […]

As pandemic shuts down places of worship, faith communities build new connections

As pandemic shuts down places of worship, faith communities build new connections

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On March 13, as New Jersey confirmed 50 cases of coronavirus and universities canceled their in-person classes, Masjid Darul Islam, a mosque in Elizabeth, kept its doors open for the weekly Friday prayer. Roughly 700 congregants attended. A week later, on March 20 — after the state’s confirmed cases had risen […]

Premiere Stages unveils ‘The Power of the Pen’ playwriting competition

Premiere Stages unveils ‘The Power of the Pen’ playwriting competition

UNION, NJ — It’s time for writers to get creative, turning frustrations with the unfortunate circumstances of COVID-19 into something beautiful. Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, has unveiled a new initiative for writers who are willing to think outside the box. The Premiere Senior Endeavor Awards, a new playwriting […]

Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey continues its statewide lockdown to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus, the state continues to see more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths. As of April 14, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has had 68,824 confirmed cases and 2,805 deaths. All in […]

Remote learning becomes new normal for Union County students

County teachers adapt to ensure school continues

Remote learning becomes new normal for Union County students

UNION COUNTY — With COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continuing to rise and the effects of the coronavirus sweeping the nation, the pandemic has altered all lives in recent weeks. To prevent the spread of disease, schools across the nation have closed their doors until further notice, forcing students of all ages, as well as […]

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