Hillside mulls reconfiguring schools by grade

Hillside mulls reconfiguring schools by grade

HILLSIDE, NJ — The school district is looking to reconfigure the Hurden Looker, Calvin Coolidge and George Washington schools so that each includes grades two through six in the fall. The Grade Reconfiguration Committee proposed the change to the local Board of Education at its March 21 meeting, saying it would benefit students, teachers and […]

Roselle Park seeks business district ‘visioning’

Roselle Park seeks business district ‘visioning’

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Borough officials are looking to transform the area around the train station and the commercial corridor along Chestnut Street into a “transit village” — adding streetscaping and open public spaces, and improving mobility. The “visioning” project will improve the aesthetics of downtown Roselle Park, according to William Kurzenberger, the borough’s development […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Cielo Tumbokon, varsity track hurdler “Only a sophomore, Cielo has already won both conference and county titles. She specializes in the jumps and hurdles. Cielo leads by example and is a great role model for her teammates.” — Coach John Schiano What is your favorite part of girls track? “The friendly environment.” In what way […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Michael Conrad, varsity discus thrower, shot putter What is your favorite part of boys track? “The practices, because I’m always getting better and competing with my teammates.” In what way has the sport benefited you? “In the aspect that it gave me something to do and taught me discipline and that, to achieve your goal, […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Joy Enaohwo — track, sophomore Which do you prefer more, individual events or relays? Why? I prefer relay events more because it’s less pressure than running individually. It gives me a chance to work with my teammates, getting the baton around the track. Especially when we go to meets like Penn Relays, running with my […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Bayyan Dallas — junior, track How exciting was it to compete at the Penn Relays? Penn Relays was very exciting it gave me the opportunity to go against the best of the best and I was able to show what I could bring to the table. Coach Stewart commends your leadership. How much more responsibility […]

Demonstrators call for resignation of Linden fire chief

Demonstrators call for resignation of Linden fire chief

LINDEN, NJ — About 75 people who attended a rally in front of City Hall called for fire Chief Joseph Dooley to step down amid accusations that he has fostered “a racist culture” inside the department, including using derogatory terms for African-Americans. Gusting winds and chilly conditions did little to temper the concerns of those […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

AJ Bencivenga, varsity wrestler “AJ has been a four-year starter. In his early years on the team, he sacrificed a lot, most of the time giving up a lot of weight to help us fill the line up with our best wrestlers. In doing so, AJ put the team goals ahead of his own. All […]

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