4 Union County Schools Earn Blue Ribbon Honors

UNION COUNTY – Four Union County schools are among the 305 nationwide that were named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education today. Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 in Elizabeth, New Providence High School, St. John the Apostle School in Clark and Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield received the recognition.

Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Living Longer, Healthier Lives, Medical Center Reports

NEWARK–Forty years ago, children born with sickle cell disease were not expected to live past their teenage years. Today, medical advances are allowing these patients to live well into adulthood. Patients with sickle cell anemia, the severest form of the disease, now have a survival rate of 85 percent at 18 years old, and patients with milder forms of sickle cell disease have a survival rate of 97 percent at 18.