Local ‘Wiz’ kid takes yellow brick road

Rahway High School 2015 graduate to play Dorothy in upcoming NBC live event

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway’s Shanice Williams only has high school productions on her theater resume — “West Side Story,” “Seussical” and a handful of other shows, both extracurricular and curricular. But the 18-year-old New Jersey native, just one year removed from graduating from Rahway High School, is set to star in a national TV program that […]

Plainfield is fourth to take part in ‘Art Outside the Box’

Artists interested in submitting artwork for Plainfield location have until Aug. 24

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces Plainfield as the fourth municipality to participate in the County’s first Art Outside The Box public art project. Art Outside The Box is a new countywide project created to support Union County visual artists by offering a nontraditional exhibition opportunity that broadens and […]

Warinanco Park blossoms with wildflowers

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nearly 10 years ago, Union County workers and volunteers began planting native wildflowers around the lake at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Today, the lawn has become a colorful wildflower meadow and a thriving nature habitat that provides nectar, seeds and fruits that nourish birds, butterflies, moths, bees and other valuable pollinators. […]

Happy Fourth of July

RAHWAY, NJ  — Rahway resident Farah and her patriotic pal Buster couldn’t wait to join in the holiday festivities that were happening all across Union County last weekend.

The Eagle has landed

CLARK, NJ  — The Clark Recreation Director congratulates Kyle Dedinsky on completing his Eagle Scout project and reaching the rank of Eagle. Dedinsky, from the St John the Apostle Scout Troop No. 330, approached the director, Ralph Bernardo, back in March and asked if his Eagle Project could be the beautification of the recreation marquee with […]

Visiting City Hall

LINDEN, NJ  — Linden School No. 6 third-graders recently took a class trip to Linden City Hall. The entire third grade met with Mayor Derek Armstead to learn about municipal government. The mayor took the time to answer many questions. The students also had an opportunity to learn about the Linden Police Department from Officer Birch […]

A new graduate

SPRINGFIELD, NJ  — A student walks away from the podium after receiving his diploma during the Commencement Exercises at Jonathan Dayton High School on Monday, June 22.

Last call for Elizabeth Police Dept.

Multiple officers allege detectives, superiors drink regularly while on duty

ELIZABETH, NJ – A year ago, while corruption allegations were swirling through the Elizabeth police department, officers felt they had nowhere to turn for help. Now, there is strong evidence alcohol consumption is part of the regular weekly routine in the main detective bureau and detectives continue to feel they have no hope of fixing […]

SID makes plans on bringing more shoppers to Union Center

UNION, NJ  – The Union Center Special Improvement District is putting in place plans to not only bring more shoppers to the center, but also to provide an incentive that could save taxpayers money. Last week the SID board held the second in a series of evening meetings geared specifically toward providing a forum for […]

UHSPAC nominated for 16 Rising Star awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For over twenty years, the Paper Mill Playhouse has been honoring excellence in high school theater throughout the state of New Jersey. The Union High School Performing Arts Company has remained at the top of the list as one of the best musical theater training programs for high school students in […]

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