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  • 25,000th COVID-19 vaccination is given at Summit Community Center
    by editor on Thu, Apr 15th, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    SUMMIT, NJ — Atlantic Health System and Summit administered the 25,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, April 9, marking tremendous progress in vaccinating members of the community and working to end the pandemic. The milestone shot was given at the Summit Community Center, which opened on Monday, Feb. 8, to New Jersey residents who

  • NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end in this area
    by editor on Thu, Apr 15th, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — On April 19, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan–Millstone and Canal Road water treatment plants. These plants serve NJAW customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-January, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for its water

  • Roselle Park hosts drive-up mask giveaway
    by editor on Wed, Apr 14th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    ROSELLE PARK, NJ — On Saturday, March 27, Mayor Joe Signorello and the Borough Council hosted a drive-up mask giveaway at the Youth Baseball Complex. More than 400 cars dropped by, and approximately 2,500 free masks were distributed to Roselle Park residents. Earlier this month, the borough of Roselle Park acquired nearly 23,000 masks through

  • Arthur L. Johnson High School announces 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian
    by editor on Tue, Apr 13th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    CLARK, NJ — Arthur L. Johnson High School has announced the Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian. After seven semesters and a cumulative grade-point average of 4.7193, Joseph Hovick has earned and been awarded the title of ALJHS valedictorian. With a cumulative grade-point average of 4.6491, Matthew Hartzler has earned and been awarded the title

  • Meet Frida and Mango on Union County’s Falcon Cam
    by editor on Mon, Apr 12th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the county’s Falcon Cam, which provides a livestream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the Union County Courthouse. “Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered

  • Union County virtual town hall tackles vaccinations in the black community
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, Apr 11th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — In an effort to get past misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, the Union County Board of County Commissioners hosted a virtual, interactive town hall Zoom meeting on Monday, March 29, aimed at exploring why communities of color are often apprehensive about taking the COVID-19 vaccine and helping to increase the vaccination

  • New 325-unit multifamily development project to be built in Roselle Park
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sat, Apr 10th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A new project in the borough has the community abuzz. “This is going to be a massive project,” Mayor Joseph Signorello III said on Friday, April 2. “It’s going to be 325 units and then 16,000 square feet of retail space, which essentially doubles our retail footprint in our downtown section,

  • Roselle BOE retreat highlights ways members can better themselves as educators
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Fri, Apr 9th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Board of Education had a virtual retreat on Saturday, April 3. Also in attendance were Superintendent of Schools Nathan L. Fisher, Assistant Superintendent Lissette Gonzalez-Perez, school business administrator and board secretary Anthony Juskiewicz and board governance consultant Deborah L. Keys Write. The superintendent said that the skills he had learned

  • Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead
    by Yael Katzwer on Thu, Apr 8th, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    RAHWAY / LINDEN, NJ — The Linden and Rahway communities were heartbroken to learn on April 3 that Rahway resident Brian Gooney, a paraprofessional at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School in Linden, was found dead on the bank of the Rahway River near Essex Street in Rahway. The teacher had been missing since March 9,

  • Globally ranked teenage fencing champ to compete in world championships in Egypt
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, Apr 4th, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — Lola Possick, a 15-year-old Garwood Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy student-athlete and USA Fencing All-Academic and All-American First Team fencer who currently ranks No. 1 in the world for U17 fencing, was recently selected for the U17 U.S. national team for women’s saber. Along with her coach, AFFA founder Aleks Ochocki,