Festive residents light up Union

Christmas light display in Union is 20 years in the making

UNION, NJ — Ask him about any one of the hundreds of Christmas decorations carefully placed on his lawn, located on Braun Terrace in Union, and Royce Duran has a story for how it got there. Duran and his wife, Naomi, bought that reindeer more than 20 years ago, he says, back when they lived […]

Class dismissed: LHS evacuated after 19 cafeteria workers become sick

LINDEN, NJ — More than 1,700 students at Linden High School were unexpectedly sent home before lunch on Thursday, Dec. 17, and the 11 a.m. dismissal wasn’t an early Christmas gift from the district. Nineteen cafeteria employees reported feeling ill at around 10 a.m., which school officials later said was probably caused by pepper spray […]

A happy day at the courthouse

Union County celebrates ‘Adoption Day’ at courthouse rotunda

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The happiest day of the year at Union County Courthouse may have been on Friday, Nov. 20, as newly adopted children and their families kicked off a new era in their lives during Union County’s 8th annual Adoption Day celebration. “Every year, the goals of our event are to finalize multiple adoptions, […]

Super ribbon-cutting

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella joined Union County Vocational-Technical School Superintendent Peter A. Capodice, representatives from the Wakefern Food Corporation and Union County Vocational-Technical High School faculty and students at the ribbon cutting for reopening the training supermarket at UCTECH in Scotch Plains. The market is part of the supermarket technology program […]

Republicans side with Rahway Coalition

RAHWAY, NJ — In a public rally at Rahway River Park on Saturday, Oct. 24, “Column A” Republican Freeholders met with leaders of the popular Coalition to Save Rahway Park, who encouraged their fellow members and supporters to vote “Column A” in the upcoming county election on Thursday, Nov. 3. “We want people to consider that […]

Residents continue to unite against proposed park upgrades

RAHWAY, NJ — Members of the Coalition to Save Rahway River Park, spearheaded by residents in Clark and Rahway, are now distributing hundreds of yard signs reading “stop the stadium” at Rahway River Park, where grassroots opposition to the Union County proposal is gaining steam. More people are getting involved in the movement than ever before, […]

Arboretum welcomes back goats for annual Celebrate Fall festival

SUMMIT, NJ — Throughout the past year, from when the leaves first started falling until long after they’d grown back, staff members at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum were bombarded with the same, recurring question: Are the goats coming back? The short is answer is yes. A herd of highly popular eco-goats, now at 20 strong, will […]

Art project is a continuous work in progress

Union County Teacher of the Year looks to share grant project

KENILWORTH, NJ — Resting at one end of David Brearley Middle-High School, where there used to be patches of dead grass, is a serene pond and garden, built in the memory of a former student. Elsewhere on school grounds there’s a freshly finished greenhouse, which doubles as an outdoor classroom for science teachers. It’s a […]

Body cameras coming to Union County

Prosecutor says 550 police officers in eight towns will have body cameras by late October

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Citing public transparency, community relations and increased accountability in a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced that it has partnered with eight local municipalities to kickstart the Body Camera Pilot Program. One third of all uniformed police officers in the county, or 550 officers from those […]

Linden super has ‘Eye of the Tiger’

Superintendent dances with students in flash mob to kick off 2015-16 school year

LINDEN, NJ  — For the first time ever, all staff members of the Linden Public School system gathered in the same building on Friday, Sept. 4, to celebrate the beginning of the school year and the district’s vision for the future. Teachers, aides, secretaries, custodians, administrators and others crowded into the bleachers of the Linden […]

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