Union County

Celebrating 100 Days

Celebrating 100 Days—A celebration of the 100th Day of School was enjoyed by Mrs. Shaffer’s first grade class at Saint Agnes School. The children participated in many activities, which included making a 100 collection, writing 100 words, doing 100 jumping…

Ethics Panel Investigating Cryan

STATE—The Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue an investigation into allegations that Assemblyman Joseph Cryan abused his office by having legislative staff perform tasks related to his non-government post as state Democratic Party chairman for…

Promoting Healthy Habits

Promoting Healthy Habits—February is Dental Health Month at schools in New Jersey. On Feb. 17 students from the UMDNJ School of Dental Hygiene visited Grover Cleveland School in Rahway. The hygiene students visited each class and gave lessons on dental…

Clark Teen Earns Eagle Scout Award

CLARK—Anthony N. Poyssick, a member of Boy Scout Troop 145 of Clark, earned his Eagle Scout award, the highest honor in Boy Scouting. Only four percent of all Boy Scouts attain this rank. A scout since 1998, Poyssick has earned…

Rocky’s Bar & Other Rahway Memories

RAHWAY-Here are some memories from former Rahway resident Sydney Beech-Blicharz, Rahway High School Class of 1971: “I lived in the first house directly behind Rocky’s Bar and Grill and Demblings Grocery Store on West Grant Avenue from 1955-1980. I have…

Students Learn About Modern Slavery

Students Learn About Modern Slavery — The Human Rights Institute at Kean University hosted its second annual conference, Slavery in the Twenty-first Century, on Friday, Feb. 13. A crowd of nearly 800 people, including students and teachers from throughout New…

Students Volunteer At Food Bank

Students Volunteer At Food Bank—Students, faculty and staff from Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth volunteered time at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside on Feb. 6. Pictured clockwise from far left are juniors Amiosinor Igertei of Hillside, Priscille…

Historian Shows Another Side Of Lincoln

MOUNTAINSIDE—They both loved poetry. They loved their Shakespeare. And they both loved politics. But when it came to money, they couldn’t be more different. So much so, that there were times Mary Todd Lincoln would hide her extravagances from her…