Foreign delegation

LINDEN — Elroy Delgado, center, a teacher at Linden High School, is teaching on Kean University’s China campus in the Elite English Program. This program is designed to immerse and help improve the English skills of the students in a short amount of time. The students learn vocabulary in context, create authentic conversations based on […]

Honoring our heroes

UNION  — Towns throughout Union County held parades and ceremonies during Memorial Day weekend to honor veterans of all wars, including a service and parade in downtown Union where young residents showed their patriotism and appreciation to all the veterans in town. Families lined the streets and dozens of local organizations marched to show support, including […]

Elizabeth BOE passes $495 million budget

ELIZABETH – Elizabeth taxpayers will not see an increase in the school portion of their tax bill for 2014 because the school board was able to slash $5 million from the budget. The 2014-2015 $495.4 million Elizabeth School District spending plan is $5.3 million less than last year when the budget came in at $500.8 […]

Gateway Chamber names Union County’s mayor of the year

ELIZABETH – Last week the Gateway Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors Dinner not only naming the 25th mayor of the year but also doling out a host of awards to the brightest stars in a nonpartisanship atmosphere attended by more than 350 local officials and business owners. Roselle Park Mayor Joseph Accardi took […]

Happy hunting

LINDEN — On Saturday April 12, the Linden Crisis Intervention Team hosted its third annual Easter Egg Hunt for developmentally disabled children in pre-K through fourth grade, held at Tiger Stadium. The event was attended by 40 children from Linden Schools and their parents. The children were treated to pictures with the Easter Bunny, popcorn, pictures […]

Waiting for the fun to start

UNION COUNTY — A group of young girls donning festive garb sit on a hill and wait for the start of the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade featured many organizations, including bagpipers, marching bands and much more.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

UNION COUNTY — The 18th annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Saturday, March 15, to the beats of many different drums and the tunes of many different bagpipes. Robert E. Jeans Sr. of Kenilworth, a decorated Vietnam veteran and retired Kenilworth Police Department lieutenant served as the 2014 grand marshal.

County St. Pat’s Day Parade steps off on March 15

UNION COUNTY — Seventeen years after the first Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Morris Avenue the tradition continues on Saturday, March 15, at 1 p.m. sharp with thousands of marchers and spectators gathering to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. This year’s Grand Marshal, Robert E. Jeans Sr. of Kenilworth, will […]

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 or call 908-789-3660.