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  • For local police officers, ‘We ride for those who died’
    by editor on Wed, May 25th, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    SUMMIT, NJ — Summit Police Officer Keith Kwiatek and Juvenile Detective Sean Thompson participated in the Police Unity Tour, a four-day bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. The Police Unity Tour was formed in 1997. Its mission is to raise public awareness about law enforcement officers who have died in the line of

  • Valley Road student wins Union County School Nurses Association poster contest
    by editor on Tue, May 24th, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    CLARK, NJ — Luca Agoglia, a fourth-grader from Valley Road Elementary School, is the winner of the Union County School Nurses Association poster contest. His poster was chosen by the county nurses as the one that best illustrated the theme “Healthy Living/Healthy Choices.” Luca created his poster during art class with art teacher Kerry Kennedy

  • Local rental community wins Best of 2021 award
    by editor on Tue, May 24th, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    LINDEN, NJ — Citizen Linden, the luxury rental community in downtown Linden, has been named a Best of 2021 award winner by the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal. The awards are presented annually to the best real estate development projects and most significant real estate deals in the mid-Atlantic region. Citizen Linden won in the

  • Outstanding Summit secondary school teacher to be honored at Princeton commencement
    by editor on Mon, May 23rd, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    PRINCETON, NJ — Princeton University will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2022 commencement on Tuesday, May 24. This year’s recipients of the Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching are Deborah Cella of Glen Rock High School, Alicia Rodriguez of Kent Place School in Summit, Devin Ryan-Pullen of Burlington City

  • Cranford student one of five to receive Mercy Girl Effect Award
    by editor on Mon, May 23rd, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    WATCHUNG, NJ — Ruth Anne Munroe, director of Campus Ministry and Student Council moderator at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mercy Girl Effect Award has been presented to the academy’s 2021-2022 Student Council executive board. “Each year, the five-member board is challenged with a Mercy Girl Effect project that raises awareness

  • Linden Airport: Lights camera, action!
    by David Jablonski on Sun, May 22nd, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    LINDEN, NJ — Things were a little different last week at the Linden Municipal Airport, when Hollywood decided to pay a visit. “On Wednesday, May 11, it was truly Hollywood comes to Linden,” said Paul Dudley, the airport director, in an interview with LocalSource on Friday, May 13. “It was quite the circus. They had

  • Kean University education faculty launches ‘Early Chemistry’ for young learners
    by editor on Sun, May 22nd, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    UNION, NJ — A faculty member in the Kean College of Education is laying the groundwork for children to learn chemistry by introducing the subject at a young age — in second and third grade. Kean assistant professor Dina Rosen developed an innovative curriculum called Early Chemistry, or eChem, that taps into children’s natural curiosity

  • Seasonal outside dining boosts morale and builds appetites
    by Daniel Jackovino on Sat, May 21st, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    SUMMIT, NJ — Warmer weather has again heralded in an adaptation to the pandemic lockdown that shut Summit restaurants two years ago. From now until late November, Maple Street, between Union Place and Springfield Avenue and then jumping across Springfield Avenue for a short distance, will be closed to traffic and will become an alfresco

  • Leonelli elevated to position of assistant vice president
    by editor on Sat, May 21st, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    WEST ORANGE, NJ — Union resident Matthew Leonelli has been elevated to the position of assistant vice president at Sheldon Gross Realty. In his new role, Leonelli works primarily with property owners to manage office and industrial property sales and leases throughout New Jersey, with an emphasis on Middlesex, Monmouth and Union counties. Leonelli joined

  • Cranford and Elizabeth square off in UCT softball finals
    by JR Parachini on Fri, May 20th, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Not often do the top two seeds make it to the championship game. However, that was the case this year, as defending champion and top-seeded Cranford High School was to clash with second-seeded Elizabeth High School in the 46th annual softball Union County Tournament championship game. The game was rescheduled to be