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  • Veteran administrator to lead district’s charge for equity
    by editor on Sun, Oct 25th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    LINDEN, NJ — When Kcyronne Zahir was growing up in Newark in the 1980s and 1990s, he was a student who could have gone either way. He could have worked hard to build a productive life, or he could have been overlooked and lost to the streets. He credits his mother — a former Black

  • Rahway BOE incident stirs up controversy in community
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sat, Oct 24th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    RAHWAY, NJ — COVID-19 has pushed many meetings to online platforms to ensure social distancing. For the most part, these forums have run smoothly. A troubling incident did occur, however, during a Rahway Board of Education forum on Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 8, where the only black candidate running for a seat on the board

  • Hehnly fourth-graders complete New Jersey projects
    by editor on Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    CLARK, NJ — Students in Amanda Luna’s fourth-grade class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark recently finished a unit on New Jersey and, as a culminating assignment, completed a poster about the Garden State. Throughout the unit, students learned facts about New Jersey. They were then asked to show what they had learned

  • 20th Legislative District sees a $10 million spike in school aid
    by editor on Wed, Oct 21st, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY — Despite the pandemic and other dire budgetary challenges in Trenton, state Rep. Jamel Holley said he is pleased that his concerns were addressed in ensuring that public schools in the 20th Legislative District receive the state aid they need and deserve. Each and every public school system in the legislative district will

  • Cranford promotes employees within DPW and CPD
    by editor on Tue, Oct 20th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford employees are congratulated for their recent promotions. Erik Hastrup was recently promoted to superintendent of Public Works. Detective Sgt. Matthew Nazzaro was promoted to the rank of detective lieutenant and Detective Spencer Durkin was promoted to the rank of detective sergeant. Nazzaro will command the newly formed Training and Community Outreach

  • Generations come together in a love story for the ages — in the age of COVID
    by editor on Mon, Oct 19th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Laura Fraenkel walked over to her grandfather in the tea light–illuminated room and held out her hand. On her finger was a wedding band — originally her grandmother’s — which, moments before, her husband, Daniel Hutt, had slid onto her finger as they exchanged vows and tied the knot in front of

  • Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, Oct 18th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    ELIZABETH, NJ — Gathering on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth on Friday, Oct. 9, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and UNICO hosted the 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising in recognition of the holiday and in celebration of the local Italian American community. “Union County, along with UNICO National N.J.

  • Annual Cranford event draws large crowds and sees huge success
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sat, Oct 17th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many aspects of people’s lives, it didn’t stop the Cranford Community Connection from hosting its annual Cranford Porchfest on Saturday, Oct. 10. Even with face coverings and social distancing, the afternoon event, which comprised 30 bands playing on 10 different porches, was a thrill for

  • Technology Department keeps Linden students and teachers connected
    by editor on Fri, Oct 16th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    LINDEN, NJ — Since remote learning took hold in Linden public schools in March, no area has been put to the test more than the district’s technology. When students are at home, their ability to learn hinges greatly on their ability to connect seamlessly with their teachers, access their lessons and get the virtual support

  • Hehnly first-graders learn about community
    by editor on Thu, Oct 15th, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    CLARK, NJ — The first-grade students at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in the classes of teachers Sarah Kasko, Lisa Cepeda, Jessica Massa and Linda Hayes learned about community helpers. A school custodian was one of the many occupations that students learned about. To show appreciation for their hard work, the students decorated the hallway