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New Student Representative Appointed to Union County College’s Board of Trustees

Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Mr. Vic Richel, Ms. Salinas, and Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin.

CRANFORD – At the Nov. 1, 2016, Union County College Board of Trustees Reorganization Meeting, Gianella Salinas was nominated to serve as the Student Representative to the Board. She will serve as a nonvoting member of the Board of Trustees for the term of one year. Ms. Salinas is a May 2016 graduate of the College and is from Elizabeth.

Ms. Salinas is currently studying psychology at Rutgers University-Newark. She graduated from Union with an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and graduated with high honors with a cumulative 3.9 grade point average. She was an American Honors student; served as Vice President and Secretary for the American Honors Council; and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the two-year international community college honor society.

Vic Richel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “I am very happy to have Gianella join the Board as the Student Representative. As a recent graduate of the College, she will bring the student perspective to issues before the Board.”

In addition to achieving excellent grades at Union, she worked as a tutor in the Academic Learning Center in English, History, Psychology, and Spanish. She also is the recipient of the American Honors Scholarship, the Legacy Scholarship, and the Kellogg Scholarship from the Union County College Foundation.

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Flash Flood Warning in Effect for Cranford Area Monday Evening

June 19, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood warning for Union County Monday from 4:51 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. 

A severe thunderstorm warning was also put into effect until 5:45 p.m.

Flash flooding was expected to begin quickly, according to the service, due to the heavy rain, particularly in areas where heavy rainfall has already ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 19, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

Thinking About Working Beyond Retirement Age ?

Many people choose to work into their retirement years. If this is something you’re considering, here are some tips to make sure you get the greatest benefit from your efforts.

1) Consider delaying Social Security. You can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62, but if you continue to work, it may make sense to delay as late as age 70. Your Social Security ...

Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs to be Held Saturday, June 24

June 22, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites people with special needs to participate in the first Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs this coming Saturday, June 24, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, New Jersey. The event is free of charge and will run from 10 am until 1 pm.

The fishing derby is open to all ages and fishing poles will be provided. The Eastern ...

6 Reasons Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent When Purchasing a Home

Technology has made it easy to view homes online. And it can be fun to say, “Honey, stop the car!” whenever you see balloons in front of a great house on Sunday afternoons. When you are seriously looking to purchase a home, however, you will be doing yourself a huge favor by working with a buyer’s agent. Here’s why:


Exclusivity - A buyer’s agent represents ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Two DWIs & Drug Arrests

June 19, 2017

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity.  Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation.  All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1.  06/12/2017 @ 6:37 p.m.

W. South Avenue @ W. Lincoln Avenue

Arrested: Robert Baer, 26, Cranford

Arrested by:  Ptl. Brian ...

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Where Were All the Flags?

June 22, 2017

Where were all the flags in Cranford on Memorial Day? I noted some on a few of the corners in the town center, but not enough to signify that it was a special day, a patriotic day to honor our veterans.

 

Not too many years ago, flags were abundant in the downtown streets, waving brightly in the breezes signifying special times like Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor ...