SCOTCH PLAINS – Middle school students throughout Union County may learn about sustainability this fall by building their own wind turbines and cooking with solar energy. The hands-on activities took place during a “Green Boot Camp” for middle school teachers. The camp was developed through a partnership between Honeywell and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, to help middle school teachers learn about the latest green education tools.
AVENEL – An East Jersey State Prison corrections officer allegedly supplied two cell phones to an inmate in exchange for money in a deal with the Latin Kings street gang, authorities said.
UNION — Kean University and Liberty Hall Museum have collaborated to mount a new exhibit, entitled “Headline News: The Life and Transformation of the Great American Newspaper.” The exhibit opens on Sept. 10 and will feature newspapers from the Liberty Hall Museum collection spanning four centuries of American journalism.
UNION—The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Main Library during the month of September:
UNION – Kean University held commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate students in May. Among the degree recipients were more than 600 students who graduated with honors, the largest group in the university’s history to graduate with distinction.
UNION – On Sunday, Aug. 16, there will be a picnic fundraiser for Paul Verzosa and Charles Donnelly, two Republicans who are running for Township Committee in Union.
TRENTON – The leader a Newark-based narcotics ring that distributed millions of dollars a year in illegal prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin pleaded guilty Friday, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
STATE—Dr. Frank Esposito, selected to run for lieutenant governor on a ticket with independent Christopher Daggett, is a Kean University professor who is well known among both Democrats and Republicans in Union County.
CLIFTON—Dover Business College held its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, July 18.
UNION— Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host several activities for children and visitors of all ages in August.