Clark students provide rainbows of hope during crisis

Clark students provide rainbows of hope during crisis

CLARK, NJ — Students in the Clark Public School District show that a small act can shed positivity in a time of uncertainty. Students are creating rainbow posters and displaying them in their windows with the phrase “andra tutto bene,” an Italian phrase meaning “everything will be OK.” Arthur L. Johnson High School Italian teacher […]

Coronavirus spreads in Union County

Coronavirus spreads in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County confirmed at least 15 cases of coronavirus as Gov. Phil Murphy activated the National Guard, shut down nonessential businesses and strongly discouraged travel after 8 p.m across the state. As of March 17, New Jersey had 267 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The state’s death toll has risen to three. […]

Local youth celebrate heritage during National African American Read-In

Local youth celebrate heritage during National African American Read-In

ELIZABETH, NJ — A National African American Read-In was recently hosted by Community Access Unlimited, a Union County–based nonprofit that aims to integrate people with disabilities and at-risk youth into the general community. About 20 young attendees performed songs written or recorded by black artists. “National Read-In is about helping our youth members celebrate Black […]

Cranford High School student unveils first novel

Cranford High School student unveils first novel

CRANFORD, NJ — “You don’t have to wait until you’re an adult to be someone. You can do something with your words now.” Cranford High School sophomore Sophia Marie Joseph is practicing what she’s preaching. On Friday, March 13, the 16-year-old’s first novel, “Madeira,” will be released on Amazon Kindle. “The sound of the gunshot […]

Coronavirus arrives in Union County

Coronavirus arrives in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first case of coronavirus in Union County was found on March 9, as Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency. As of March 10, 15 people in New Jersey have tested positive for the coronavirus, including a 48-year-old man in Berkeley Heights currently staying at Overlook Medical Center in […]