Hillside school board suspends super

Hillside school board suspends super

HILLSIDE, NJ — School board members voted 6-2 to suspend Superintendent Antoine Gayles with pay at their Jan. 24 regular meeting. A contract extending Gayles’ employment by three years with salary increases was passed by the previous board during its lame-duck session, and is being contested by the current board. The motion was introduced by […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Jeremy Ruka, varsity basketball player “Jeremy is one of our seniors we are really relying on this year. He works hard every day and really wants to win. He will do anything he can to help the team win and that is a great quality for an athlete, putting the team above yourself.” — Coach […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Lauren Williamson, varsity basketball player “Lauren is a very hardworking leader and has a very strong presence, both offensively and defensively. When the ball is in her hands, she controls the tempo of the game and great things happen.” — Coach Jackie Dyer What is your favorite part of girls basketball? “The camaraderie and teamwork […]

Summit mulls impact of possible full-day kindergarten

Summit mulls impact of possible full-day kindergarten

SUMMIT, NJ — School administrators discussed the estimated budget impact of expanding school district’s universal half-day kindergarten into a free full-day program next year at their Jan. 17 meeting, drawing mixed reactions from residents. Talk of adding full-day kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year began last year and, according to Superintendent June Chang, the January […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Krizia Aponte, senior, girls basketball “Krizia has been a member of the Union girls’ basketball program since her freshman year. She has steadily improved her points and rebounding totals and is currently one of our leaders in both categories. Her hard work over the past summer has resulted in a noticeable improvement with her skills […]

PSE&G work, Union road program to remove numerous trees

PSE&G work, Union road program to remove numerous trees

UNION, NJ — Township residents will soon see a significant number of trees removed from along sidewalks and roads under PSE&G’s electrical upgrade program and the municipality’s 2019 road program. PSE&G has proposed routes for connecting the three electrical substations in the township using aboveground and buried 69 kilovolt power lines; the initial phase involves […]

Survey results jolt Union schools officials

Survey results jolt Union schools officials

UNION, NJ — Cleanliness, quality of extracurricular activities and student behavior all need improvement, according to the results of a districtwide survey of students, parents and staff in the township’s schools. The Culture and Climate survey was distributed to four groups — school staff, elementary students, middle-high school students and parents — at the end […]

RVSA budget socks Kenilworth again

RVSA budget socks Kenilworth again

KENILWORTH, NJ — The borough is about to receive a seven-figure bill for treatment of its waste water, and its commissioner to the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority is concerned the town is being overcharged. The $1.05 million bill will represent about 4.1 percent of the RVSA’s budget during its metering year, which ran from October […]

Armstead-led Linden council ousts Scutari as prosecutor

Armstead-led Linden council ousts Scutari as prosecutor

LINDEN, NJ — State Sen. Nick Scutari, who served as city prosecutor for about 16 years, was removed from the position by a vote of the City Council at its Jan. 15 meeting. The council, the majority aligned with Scutari’s political rival, Mayor Derek Armstead, voted to replace him with Scotch Plains-based attorney Deirdre Mason. […]