Hats off!

LINDEN — School No. 5 in Linden celebrates ‘Read Across America’ with crazy hat day. Back row, from left: Teachers Jayme Perezluha, Nanci Koblaryz and Katiusca Schoenfelder, Librarian Janice Harvey, and Acting Principal Michelle Rodriguez. Front row: Students Christina DaVilme, Samantha Roman, Samantha Vasquez, Kiara Jorge, and Nazir Mack.

Hell Holes

Hell Holes

UNION COUNTY— The roads are pock-marked and ravaged all over Union County with devastating potholes. Some towns started temporarily filling the holes, but all will need to address the situation more long-term once the weather warms up. To report major potholes on county roads, visit www.ucnj.org or call 908-789-3660.

New program at the Trailside Nature and Science Center

The ground may currently be covered in snow, but it’s not too early to plan ahead for the great thaw that is sure to come. The county is now offering a program at the Trailside Nature and Science Center to help communities build gardens for schools and youth groups. It will be held Feb. 22.

Scary Monsters

UNION — Many towns in Union County saw more than eight inches of snow fall on Monday, and even more overnight into the early morning hours of Wednesday. Forecasters are calling for more snow, with the threat of a possible blizzard on the horizon for this weekend.

Having a very ice day

Having a very ice day

CLARK — Clark Recreation held its annual Family Skate Night at Warinanco Park Skating Rink on Saturday, Jan. 18. Over 300 residents took to the ice for the annual event. The ALJ hockey team was on hand to help out with the amateur skaters. Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo was pleased with the event and stated […]

It all adds up

RAHWAY — Brian Alicea, Saiorse O’Hara, Kevin Quain, Domonic Innocent, Judy Nguyen, Marlynn Dorielan, and Nicole Moncada recently demonstrated their fine multiplication math skills in Mrs. Prakapas’s fourth grade class at Roosevelt School in Rahway.

Wearing their hearts on their sleeves

LINDEN — The Linden Public School No. 10 PTA is selling T-shirts as a fundraiser to assist Kim Marie Kefalas, a third-grade teacher, who is battling breast cancer. If anyone is interested in purchasing a T-shirt, they can contact Maureen Majewski at mmajewski@linden.k12.nj.us or call School No. 10 at 908-486-2043.

Mathletes

CLARK — Matthew L. and Nick P., students in Christine Cemelli’s third grade class at Frank K. Hehnly in Clark, play Everyday Math Games.  Students practice their multiplication facts by playing Baseball Multiplication during math class. ‘The class was able to play games and practice their math fact in a fun and relaxed way,’ said […]

Summit helipad battle rages on

Overlook Hospital asks New Jersey Dept. of Transportation to ‘fast track’

SUMMIT – Although many thought Overlook Hospital’s quest for a rooftop helipad at their facility in Summit was a dead issue, it has apparently taken flight once again. The helipad would be designed for hospital-to-hospital transport of patients requiring advanced neurological care, according to an Overlook hospital spokesperson. The helipad is needed to reduce transportation […]

Epic Battle continues in Rahway

RAHWAY — The Snow Miser and the Heat Miser have certainly been at odds lately. Just when residents thought they might have a white Christmas, the Heat Miser jumped in as temperatures reached record highs in some areas across the county. The snow is nearly all but gone, and despite the best efforts of the […]