Union seeks ways to restore kindergarten aides

UNION, NJ – The Board of Education is looking at ways to restore aides to kindergarten classrooms who were cut from the budget in 2017, including parent volunteers, substitutes and Kean University clinical faculty and interns. Under state guidelines, there can be a maximum of 25 children in a single kindergarten class before the school […]

With holidays approaching, model railroaders get spotlight

With holidays approaching, model railroaders get spotlight

UNION, NJ — It was a particularly busy morning for Tim McCollum as he had to make room in his freight yard for about 100 cars that would be arriving soon. “The track is busy this morning now, isn’t it?” train dispatcher Bob Nalbone said to McCollum. McCollum finished moving several cars and he finally […]

Union athletic director sues school district, principal

UNION, NJ  – The public school district’s athletic director claims she was pressured to fire the high school’s white football and basketball coaches by the black principal in a race and sex discrimination lawsuit against the principal, several district officials and the school board. Linda Ionta, a white Union school district employee for 29 years, […]

Krispy Kreme coming to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Mornings in Springfield are about to get a little sweeter as a Krispy Kreme is set to open on U.S. Route 22. The famed North Carolina-based doughnut chain will be opening a 5,000-square-foot factory store that will be the anchor portion of a new food plaza. It will feature a view of […]

Teachers union asks Roselle BOE to resume negotiations

ROSELLE, NJ — The president of the union representing 400 teachers and support staff, such as security guards, custodians and nurses, has asked the local Board of Education to return to the negotiating table. Claudia Jo, president of the Roselle Education Association, addressed the Oct. 29 board meeting, saying that although a stalemate has been […]

Springfield scores new field for soccer, football lacrosse

Springfield scores new field for soccer, football lacrosse

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The boys’ soccer practice usually starts with stretching and other warm-up exercises, not a full sprint in game uniforms. Yet the Jonathan Dayton High School JV team began their afternoon practice a little differently Monday, Oct. 22, running through a dedication banner to mark the official opening of a new multi-use artificial […]

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