Union County

Emerald Society Honorees

Emerald Society Honorees—Jack Casey (left) and Jay Rice (right) of the Union County Emerald Society present plaques to Ann J. Ferguson of Linden and Bobby Jeans of Kenilworth honoring them as Irishwoman and Irishman of the Year at the organization’s…

Learning About Election Day

Playing Their Parts — The students from the Blue and Gold club at Franklin School in Rahway worked hard preparing for Franklin School’s mock presidential debate. Travis James played the part of Barack Obama and Sean Penaranda played the part…

Former President Stumps For Stender

CRANFORD – Former President Bill Clinton is planning to visit New Jersey on Saturday to campaign with Assemblywoman Linda Stender. Stender is seeking the U.S. House seat representing New Jersey’s 7th District, which includes parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and…

Early Election

Early Election—Election Day came a week early at Grover Cleveland School in Rahway. Faculty and students participated in a mock election. Students in Ms. Burke and Ms. Bechelli’s class worked the polls, as students in the school voted online for…

Clark’s Esposito Park Now Open

CLARK—One of the largest remaining farmsteads in Union County has been transformed into the Esposito Farm Park on Madison Hill Road in Clark. The $2.9 million cost of the new 13-acre county park was funded through the Union County Open…

Halloween Art

Halloween Art—Students enrolled in Rahway High School’s Advanced Art class recently spent the day in downtown Rahway decorating windows of local businesses as well as the Rahway Public Library for Halloween. The trip, under the leadership of art teacher JoAnne…

Fighting Breast Cancer

Fighting Breast Cancer—Seniors Stephany Sanchez of Newark, Ninoshka Celi of Elizabeth, Erika Yang of Hillside and Stefannye Barragan of Newark led their entire school community’s participation in Benedictine Academy’s Annual Breast Cancer Walk-a-thon on Oct. 8. Students raised more than…

Essay Contest Winners

Essay Contest Winners – Clark Unico’s Columbus Day Essay Contest winners pose at the recent Italian American Feast. The students are (left to right): Ryan Kowlenko (Hehnly School), Sean Gallagher (Kumpf School), Trina Salvador (St. John’s School), Mariel Loughlin (Valley…

Fire Prevention & Safety Night

Fire Prevention & Safety Night—The Linden Fire Prevention Bureau held its annual Fire Prevention and Life Safety night on Sept. 30. Children were eligible to register for the prize drawings after completing fire prevention activities set up at the event.…