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Thu, July 23, 5:00 PM

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Union County Freeholder Meeting

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Add to My Calendar 07/23/2020 5:00pm 07/23/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Union County Freeholder Meeting

The Union County Freeholder Board meets at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the meeting is virtual with the proceedings streamed.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the teleconference meeting, may do so by downloading Zoom to their individual electronic device and select the following link: https://ucnj.org/zoom-meeting/. To participate ...

Remote Elizabeth, NJ

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Eagle Scout Distinction

 




For Alex Caiola of Westfield, the decision to create a fitness trail at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for his Eagle Scout project became a no-brainer. The W+H senior considered other options but wound up with several solid reasons to build something useful on the W+H campus.

 “I have been at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School for many years, and I ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Receives Top Ranking in Middlesex County

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, a coeducational, college preparatory day school enrolling 455 students in Prekindergarten through grade 12, earned the No. 1 rating among all Middlesex County private schools in the 2021 Best Schools in America rankings released by Niche. This marks the second consecutive year in which Wardlaw+Hartridge has earned this distinction.

Wardlaw+Hartridge also ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Begins Middle School Electives Program

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison kicked off its 2020-2021 Middle School elective program on Monday, Oct. 5. This year's program, which includes 10 interesting extracurricular options, will take place on Monday afternoons and run for the entire school year.

This year's elective lineup includes the return of the popular Student Government and Publications group with faculty advisor ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Recognized in Health Contest

Middle School students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison made a clean 1-2-3 sweep claiming the top prizes in the “Don’t Get Vaped In” Creative Expression Contest sponsored by Wellspring Center for Prevention and the Coalition for Healthy Communities. Middlesex County middle school students were eligible and required to submit a one-page entry of their own original work ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seventh Graders Use Experiment to Learn Soap Benefits

Seventh grade science students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison took advantage of a timely opportunity to learn more about the benefits of using soap in an experiment designed to teach the scientific method. Four volunteers were asked to get their hands very "dirty" with a mixture of coffee grounds and oils and asked the question "What is the benefit of using soap when we ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Cranford High School Classes Going Remote Following Positive COVID-19 Test, No Return Date Set

October 19, 2020

CRANFORD - Classes at Cranford High School will go full remote on Monday following a student testing positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced on Sunday.

According to Dr. Rubin, the student is currently self-isolating and contact tracing is underway. The Township's Public Health Office will communicate directly with those individuals who have been within six feet of ...

Cranford Ranked No. 10 School District in Union County, 42nd in State by Niche.com

CRANFORD - The school search platform Niche.com on Tuesday published it’s 2021 rankings of Best School Districts in NJ, placing the Cranford School District at No. 42 out of 243 ranked.

The No. 42 rank is a 19-spot fall for the Cranford School District compared to last year's No. 23 rank. In Niche's Best School Districts in Union County ranking, Cranford comes in ...

Cranford High School Students Comment on Hybrid School Schedule

CRANFORD - Cranford High School adopted a hybrid schedule for the 2020/21 school year in which students are split into two Cohorts, A and B, with each group alternating between in-person school and virtual learning every other day. 

The adoption of the schedule was to allow for social distancing and safety precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, while also ...

Union County Announces COVID-19 Emergency Drive-Up Food Distribution, October 24

October 21, 2020

Distribution is a joint effort with Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis.

The Union County Freeholder Board announced the County will hold an emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, October 24th, beginning at 9 a.m. at Kean University, located at 1000 ...

Clark Police Seeking Eyewitnesses to Early Morning Hit-and-Run Fatality

October 20, 2020

CLARK, NJ - An 82-year-old pedestrian died at the scene of a hit-and-run on Tuesday morning, according to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso.

The man was crossing Raritan Road at the intersection of the Clarkton Shopping Center when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle heading east on Raritan Road, said Bonaccorso. The motorist fled the scene.

According to Bonaccorso, those that knew ...

Ex-Fanwood Chief Accused of Discriminatory Speech Sues County Over Broken Agreement

FANWOOD, NJ — The borough’s former police chief claims in a lawsuit that the Union County Prosecutor’s Office jeopardized his pension and robbed him of enjoying his dying wife’s final days when it broke a perceived agreement to not investigate allegations that he made discriminatory and sexist comments aimed at top law enforcement leaders.

Former Fanwood Chief Richard ...

Union County Expands Annual Deer Hunt to Include 2 More Spots

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Plainfield and Kean University will be included in the county’s Deer Management Program for the 2020-21 season, after a near unanimous vote at Thursday evening’s freeholder board meeting.

The deer hunt at Kean University will take place behind Liberty Hall where the University owns property that runs along the Elizabeth River, said Ron Zuber, the ...

Community Conversations: #AskHer

Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!

 

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Graham/Kearney for Transparency & Better Communication

October 15, 2020

A few weeks ago, the Graham/Kearney campaign for Borough Council released our Four Point Plan for a Strong Garwood.  While all four components are critical to effective local government, increasing transparency may be the most essential to make sure our town stays well-informed and avoids the pitfalls of unsubstantiated rumor.  I am extremely proud to have co-founded Garwood LIVE, where ...

Westfield Area YMCA Offers School Age and Early Learning Programs to Meet the Needs of Today’s Families

The Westfield Area YMCA understands the balancing act facing today’s working families as they navigate the ever-changing world of remote learning and the multi-faceted demands on parents. 

School Age

The Y is pleased to offer a supervised remote learning and redesigned after school program in Westfield, Mountainside and Garwood for students in 1st-5th grades.

A hybrid A/B ...

Letter: Support Jason Gareis for Township Committee

October 20, 2020

I am supporting Jason Gareis and his campaign for a seat on the Township Committee. I had the opportunity to review his positions on two occasions. One being the candidates forum held on September 24. The other a forum hosted by Cranford’s two public safety unions.

For one, Jason Gareis is a strong proponent in the retention of “qualified immunity” protection police officers ...