Union County

Three-Year Program Promises To Improve Science Teaching In NJ Public Schools

UNION COUNTY – The Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE) announced Monday that it has launched The Academy for Leadership in Science Instruction, a new three-year program to improve science instructional practice within public schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.…

Miss New Jersey Sparkles At Kid’s Kingdom

ELIZABETH – A special surprise guest greeted children at the Kid’s Kingdom Traveling Jubilee on Sunday, Aug. 3, at Phil Rizzuto Park. Union County’s own Tiffany Andrade, Miss New Jersey USA 2008, was on hand to talk about her experiences…

Ready for Action

Ready for Action – Lazer Tag is just one of the many activities that kids attending the Clark Recreation Summer Camp enjoy. Pictured above, camp counselors have fun showing off after the campers all had their turn.

Wild West Senior Prom

Wild West Senior Prom—Helen Hegy, formerly of Linden, a resident at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights (left) sported a colorful cowboy hat and bandana at the Runnells’ Wild West Senior Prom. She and Beryl Allan of…

Remembering the Past: Battin High School Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Here are some more memories from reader Barbara Cook: The Blue Gym Suit “Long ago, (1957-1958), in a high school named Battin, there existed a tradition of getting the young ladies dressed up in a comical…

Union County Lawmaker Resigns During Child Porn Investigation

TRENTON – Longtime state Assemblyman Neil Cohen (D-Union) resigned Monday. Cohen is currently the subject of a child pornography investigation, though as of Monday no charges had been filed. Cohen has reportedly been in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation since…

Armed Robbers Strike Quick Chek

LINDEN – Police are searching for three young men who robbed a West Elizabeth Avenue convenience store early Monday morning. According to police, the three men entered the store at 6 a.m. At least two of them were carrying black…

Elizabeth Man Sentenced To 60 Years For 2006 Slaying

ELIZABETH – A 40-year-old Elizabeth man was sentenced to 60 years in state prison for stabbing a 33-year-old man to death outside a Linden bar in 2006. Superior Court Judge Jospeh Donohue sentenced Carlos Gutierrez on Friday, July 25. Gutierrez…