UNION – Kean University will launch its Big Read program with a kick-off celebration on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Atrium, located on the main campus at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
RAHWAY—The fifth grade students at Roosevelt Elementary school recently completed the Motion and Design kit in science. To close out the kit, the students took part in the annual “Roosevelt Lunch Box Derby.”
SCOTCH PLAINS – Three seniors at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains have been nominated to compete in the National Honor Society scholarship program.
In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the Bollwage Team snapped into action… they gave themselves a pay hike!
ELIZABETH – Yesterday, authorities in Union County arrested a 20-year-old Chatham man after he allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
LA JUNTA, Colo – An Elizabeth man who alarmed passengers on a train in Colorado this week is free on $30,000 bond, according to authorities. Ojore Nuru Lutalo, 64, faces a felony charge of endangering public transportation.
LINDEN – In the end, it came down to economics. The promise of $2.5 million in structured payments and 150 permanent jobs influenced Linden’s City Council to clear legal obstacles to a coal power plant that would be built in the city.
ELIZABETH—Earlier this week, a former Linden resident was arrested and charged with 13 separate counts after an investigation revealed that he used another man’s identity to secure $270,000 in loans, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
ELIZABETH—The Benedictine Academy community pulled together to offer hope and strength to eight students and a teacher who were directly affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
Here are more memories of the area from William Frolich: “During the one hundred and fifty years of existence, Union County has had many changes in the area within its borders. Some have been regrettable, while others have been quite an improvement to the lives of its inhabitants.