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  • Union County College celebrates the Class of 2022 at spring commencement
    by editor on Wed, Aug 10th, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Union County College hosted its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022, more than 500 graduates, on Wednesday, May 25, at the college’s Cranford campus. Two ceremonies, both led by UCC President Margaret M. McMenamin, honored the graduates. This was the first in-person graduation since January 2020 and the first on-campus graduation

  • Former state senator advocates for Ukrainian orphans
    by editor on Tue, Aug 9th, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Former state Sen. Raymond Lesniak united with female entrepreneurs at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster to shed light on the plight facing Ukrainian orphans in Poland and to form a Ukrainian orphan advocacy group. “The orphans of Ukraine, many who are now living as refugees in Poland, need America’s compassion to

  • Union County students attain top leadership posts at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark
    by editor on Mon, Aug 8th, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    NEWARK, NJ — Sarah Flores, of Elizabeth, and William Register, of Hillside, have been named senior group leaders of their respective single-sex high school divisions at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark. Senior group leader is the top leadership post a student can attain at the Catholic school, which places leadership, as well as the

  • Kean University OT faculty, students receive grant to create ‘walkability trail’
    by editor on Mon, Aug 8th, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    UNION, NJ — The Kean University Department of Occupational Therapy, the Housing Authority of Elizabeth and the Kean University Foundation have received a grant from AARP to create a “walkability trail,” featuring murals inspired by city residents. The Walk, Thrive, Share project is the creation of associate professor Claire Mulry, chairperson of the Kean Department

  • New chief of police is officially sworn in for Summit
    by editor on Sun, Aug 7th, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    SUMMIT, NJ — On Thursday, July 28, acting police Chief Steven Zagorski was officially sworn in as Summit’s new chief of police. Zagorski assumed the role of acting chief in December 2021, following the retirement of Andrew Bartolotti. “Over the past seven months, Steven Zagorski has led the Summit Police Department with integrity, understanding and

  • ‘The Blood Is on Your Hands,’ Cook charges in poetry collection
    by Yael Katzwer on Sat, Aug 6th, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    HILLSIDE, NJ — Born of tragedy and outrage, a new book of poetry has been published by former Hillside Board of Education member and Councilman George L. Cook III. “The Blood Is on Your Hands: Poems Against Gun Violence” was rushed to press in response to the massacres in a Buffalo, N.Y., market on May

  • Family Night celebrated with the Somerset Patriots
    by editor on Sat, Aug 6th, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    CLARK, NJ — Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo was happy to gather the community for Clark’s annual Family Night with the Somerset Patriots on Friday, June 10, after a two-year break from the tradition. “We’ve been doing this for years. So many people bring their kids to these games. It’s an affordable night out, and it

  • Union County soccer teams prepare for kickoff to upcoming season
    by JR Parachini on Fri, Aug 5th, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    UNION / CRANFORD, NJ — The boys soccer season begins in the sweltering heat of August, when players are dreaming of a cold front during the first few days of practice. Then, in November, if teams are lucky enough to play deep into their sectional state tournaments, they are sometimes found wishing for a bit

  • Jonathan Dayton’s new head football coach has already worked with team for two years
    by JR Parachini on Thu, Aug 4th, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Nick Iannacone paid attention the past two seasons. Now the Bulldogs will be paying attention to him. So far the first-year head football coach at Jonathan Dayton High School, who was an assistant on former head football coach Mike Abbate’s staff in 2020 and 2021, says he likes what he sees from

  • Linden’s elementary inventors win three awards in statewide challenge
    by editor on Wed, Aug 3rd, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    LINDEN, NJ — A team of technology students from Linden’s School No. 4 and School No. 9 won three awards in the finals of the statewide STEAM Tank Challenge, drawing high praise from a panel of judges for their Read-O-Matic invention. The students were honored for arts and creativity; justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; and