Union County

School Elections Today

STATE – On Tuesday, more than 550 of the state’s 603 school districts will hold elections where voters express approval or dissent on proposed budgets for the 2009-10 school year and fill about 1,500 school board seats, according to the…

Track Stars Earn Scholarship

Track Stars Earn Scholarships—Rahway High School senior track stars Pierre Darisme and Ricky Draughn earned full athletic scholarships to attend college. Darisme will go to Southwest Mississippi College, while Draughn will attend Neosho College in Kansas. Pictured above are Ricky…

Elizabeth Teen To Participate In Douglass Science Institute Program

SCOTCH PLAINS – Alyssa Kennedy, an eighth grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, is one of 50 students from across the state of New Jersey to have been selected to participate in the 2009 Douglass Science Institute Program Series,…

YMCA Invites Families To Participate In Healthy Kids Day

UNION COUNTY – On Saturday, April 18, the YMCA of Eastern Union County invites the community to participate in YMCA Healthy Kids® Day, the nation’s largest health day for children and families.  Healthy Kids Day includes fun, engaging and creative…

Elizabeth Day-1989

 by Diane Norek Harrison  ELIZABETH-This was sent to me by Mr. William Frolich:  “It was on the 16th of April in the year 1789, that George Washington was informed in Mt. Vernon that he had been unanimously elected as the…

Young Artists Earned Showcase

Young Artists Earned Showcase – During Youth Art Month, artwork by young artists from throughout the county was exhibited at IKEA in Elizabeth. Seventh grader Sean Carolan, second grader Brian Conaty and sixth grader Christine Golden represented St. John the…

Elizabeth Teen Honored By Boys & Girls Clubs Of Union County

ELIZABETH—Recently selected as the 2009 Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Youth of the Year, 18-year-old Quinnetta Williams of Elizabeth is a true example of extraordinary youth. A member of the Elizabeth Boys & Girls Club, Williams will receive…

Linden Athletic Hall Of Fame Enshrines Third Class

LINDEN—The third class of the Linden Athletic Hall of Fame will be enshrined at an induction dinner at Amicis III Ristorante, 1700 W. Elizabeth Avenue, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. To purchase tickets, call Santa Goleme at  (908)…

Easter Came Early

Easter Came Early—Mrs. Rodrigues’ Pre-K 3-year-old class at St. John the Apostle School, Clark had a special visit from the Easter Bunny (who was assisted by eighth grader Rebecca Rodger).  The student council took time to hide the eggs for…

Developing An Eye For Color

Developing An Eye For Color – Linden School No. 10, School No. 9 and School #8 pre-k and kindergarten teams of color-mixologists have been working to come up with the coolest color-mixing experiment. These class projects are about exploring color…