Interactive Poetry Lesson

LINDEN — Students at Linden’s School No. 1 recently learned about interactive poetry. The students went to a park and looked at nature, particularly trees. The outdoors influenced the meaning and experience of their poems.

An ironic reminder on Cousteau’s 100th birthday

The explosion of BP’s “Deepwater Horizon” drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been disastrous for the environment, but as the oil continues to pour out, it is striking a deeper chord. Even hundreds of miles from the oil slick (for now), we are reminded of the vulnerability of New Jersey’s beaches and of those individuals who have dedicated their lives to preserving the majesty of the oceans.

Gang Members Convicted For Elizabeth Robbery Spree

ELIZABETH — Two members of the Crips street gang were found guilty on Thursday afternoon on 16 counts of first degree armed robbery and 16 counts of weapons offenses stemming from an hour-long crime spree that victimized nearly a dozen people throughout Elizabeth, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.