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Former Summit Middle School Drama Teacher, Theater Director Charged with Sexual Contact with a Student

June 21, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Ronald Wells, 69, who was employed by the Summit Public School District for nearly 25 years as a theater teacher at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School prior to retiring on June 30, 2018, has been arrested and charged with committing criminal offenses of a sexual nature against a student while on school grounds several years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor ...

Who Will be the New Union County Prosecutor? Gov’s Pick Heads to NJ Senate

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The governor’s nomination of a Superior Court judge to be the next Union County prosecutor heads to the state senate for approval.

Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated Judge William A. Daniel to fill the role to be left vacant when Lyndsay V. Ruotolo leaves the post next month to head up the state Division of Criminal Justice.

If approved, Daniel would be the first ...

Public Provides Input as Union County Looks to Ramp Up Access For Disabled

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In a series of meetings this week, residents offered feedback about making county facilities — from parks to offices and stables — more accessible to people with disabilities. 

Individuals with accessibility concerns, parents of children with disabilities and staff members from various organizations attended Union County’s virtual public forums ...

The Clark Library is Open: Time to Sign-Up for Summer Reading

The Clark Library is opening its doors and has resumed regular hours.  Parking is limited. Patrons are asked to park behind the building, on Emerald Place, or in the ALJ High School lot after 4 p.m. The Library will continue to offer curbside pickup, call 732-388-5999 for assistance. 

The library is also offering a hybrid of in-person and ...

Track and Field: Union Catholic Produces Several Sensational Performances At The Meet of Champions

June 21, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  The Union Catholic track and field teams produced several sizzling performances, including multiple school records, when the Vikings competed at the 52nd NJSIAA Track and Field Meet of Champions on Saturday at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield.

A total of 19 athletes from UC earned a medal on the state's biggest stage, and juniors Shane Brosnan and Daniela ...

Sadness in Dads: It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)?

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing?

And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as well?

The Monday after Father’s Day has, for the last few years, been christened International ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 23, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Local Union County Teen Set to Compete in the Miss NJ Teen Contest

FANWOOD, NJ -- Sixteen-year-old Fanwood resident Grace Germinder, is set to compete in the Miss NJ Teen State Contest. To be eligible, contestants must be at least 14 years old, but under 19 years old, and they must have never participated in a previous national MISS TEEN USA Pageant. 

The pageant will be held at the Hilton Parisppany Hotel on July 30-August 1. Two young ...

Amtrak Through Roxbury? Lackawanna Cutoff Restoration Proposed for Passenger Trains

ROXBURY, NJ — Passenger trains between New York and Pennsylvania might return to the Lackawanna Cutoff, a historic rail right-of-way connecting Roxbury and the Delaware Water Gap.

The government-subsidized, quasi-public corporation is including a revival of the long-dormant Cutoff as part of a plan to restore long-distance passenger rail service between New York City and Scranton, ...

St. Joseph (Metuchen) Wins GMC County Tournament, 2-0, Thanks to Strong Pitching, and RBI Squeeze Play

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- St. Joseph (Metuchen) won the GMC Conference Championship over South Brunswick on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in East Brunswick. Andrew Goldan started and pitched 6 2/3 brilliant innings before being removed for reaching the 110 pitch limit. He gave up just two hits. Colin Leyner closed out the game with a strikeout for St. Joseph.

Jack Kern executed a squeeze ...