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  • Getting wild at the Kenilworth Public Library
    by editor on Fri, Jul 23rd, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    KENILWORTH, NJ — Rizzo’s Wildlife World recently visited the Kenilworth Public Library. Children and their families had an opportunity to learn about various animals and about how to protect the environment for the safety of all wildlife. This program was funded by a Clean Communities Grant given to the borough of Kenilworth. To register for

  • Roselle Park council members bid farewell to borough historian, welcome successor
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Fri, Jul 23rd, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A resolution accepting the resignation of Patricia Butler as borough historian and appointing Gary Augustine in her stead was made at the Roselle Park Council meeting on Thursday, July 15. Roselle Park Mayor Joseph Signorello III spoke about Butler’s contribution to the borough and Augustine’s potential. Signorello said he is confident

  • New acting attorney general announces leadership team
    by editor on Fri, Jul 23rd, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck has announced the membership of his executive leadership team, retaining or elevating a number of career public servants who worked under former Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal resigned on July 17 in order to become director of the Enforcement Division at the Securities and Exchange

  • Local students are among those earning scholarships
    by editor on Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    LINDEN, NJ — The Bayway Community Advisory Panel, an organization of local community members and industry representatives, including Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, Infineum USA LP, Linden Cogeneration Plant, Veolia North America LLC, Solutia Inc., Linden VFT LLC, PSEG and NuStar Energy LP, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 local students in the municipalities of Linden,

  • Roselle Public Schools kick off summer programs
    by editor on Wed, Jul 21st, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    ROSELLE, NJ — Many Roselle Public Schools students have started their learning-filled summer as in-person summer programs kicked off around the district. The district is offering a variety of programs to students grades K-12 as part of the Students Targeted Academic Rally Summer Programs. All programs are free and include free breakfast and lunch each

  • Girl Scouts of Cranford earn prestigious gold awards
    by editor on Tue, Jul 20th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Three accomplished young women were recently awarded the most prestigious award in Girl Scouts. Julia Love, Amanda Newport and Desiree Santos each earned the Gold Award and were honored for their achievements by Girl Scouts of Cranford, Service Unit 48. “We are extremely proud to honor these young ladies for their hard

  • Kenilworth district announces new assistant principals for its two schools
    by editor on Tue, Jul 20th, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    KENILWORTH, NJ — School’s out, but two new assistant principals are in at Kenilworth Public Schools. Veteran Kenilworth child psychologist Carol Carrara has been hired for the position at Harding Elementary School. Madelyn Witchel, the new assistant principal at David Brearley Middle–High School, is a newcomer to the district who most recently worked as a

  • Summit celebrates the Fourth of July fireworks, food and fun
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Mon, Jul 19th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    SUMMIT, NJ — Summit’s 74th annual Fourth of July celebration began on Sunday, July 4, with a flag-raising ceremony at noon at Soldiers Memorial Field. The day was busy with bands, food trucks and games, as well as a children’s decorated-bicycle parade and a grand fireworks display. Event organizer David Guida said he couldn’t be

  • Elizabeth Rotary names Trinitas’ Gary Horan a Paul Harris Fellow
    by editor on Mon, Jul 19th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    ELIZABETH, NJ — Gary S. Horan, president and chief executive officer of Trinitas Health and Trinitas Regional Medical Center, was recognized by the Rotary Club of Elizabeth as a Paul Harris Fellow at a recent club meeting. The Paul Harris Fellow, named for the founder of Rotary International, is the highest honor that a Rotary

  • 2021 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award presented to two area students
    by editor on Mon, Jul 19th, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    WESTFIELD, NJ — First Congregational Church of Westfield presented its Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award on Sunday, May 23, to two highly deserving high school seniors. Nala Scott from Westfield High School and Elizabeth Rehwinkel from Union County Academy for Performing Arts at Union County Vocational–Technical Schools were named the 2021 honorees of the