Union County

Elizabeth Dedicates New School

ELIZABETH –– On Tuesday evening, the Elizabeth Board of Education formally dedicated the district’s newly-opened, state-of-the-art Juan Pablo Duarte-José Julián Martí School No. 28.  The ceremony was held in the auditorium and was attended by school and district representative, as…

County Budget Proposal Includes Tax Increase

ELIZABETH – Union County Manager George Devanney’s $449.3 million 2009 budget proposal includes a 4.95 percent tax increase at a time when many households can ill-afford it. Devanney’s proposal includes some spending and service cuts. He anticipates a $740,000 annual…

Super Scholar-Athletes

  Super Scholar-Athletes—On Wednesday, Jan. 21, Susan Swenson, director of college counseling at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, announced that Christopher Georgevich of Elizabeth and Ariana Lyons of Plainfield were named school winners in the Wendy’s Heisman High School Award…

Rape Crisis Center Needs Volunteers

ELIZABETH—The Union County Rape Crisis Center is seeking new volunteers to staff its 24-hour phone line and act as advocates for rape victims. No previous counseling experience is necessary. Volunteers receive full training. Volunteers fill a valuable role by ensuring…