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Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Students Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

October 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. 

Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health ...

Superintendent Announces Individual School Meetings for Re-imagining Cranford Schools Proposal

October 18, 2018

CRANFORD - On Thursday, Dr. Scott Rubin, Superintendent of Cranford Schools, announced that along with the three community meetings being held at Cranford High School on October 30, November 28, and December 17 on the proposal to reimagine Cranford Public Schools, there will now be an additional seven individual school meetings held to "afford a greater ...

Prosecutor: Hillsborough Teacher, 29, Sent Nude Photos Online to Montgomery HS Student

October 10, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Kean University Launches Family and Children's Film Series

October 23, 2018

They're not just movies - they're a party with snacks, crafts & suprises!

UNION, NJ -  Kean Stage’s Family and Children’s Film Series offers much more than just films. They include different movie-themed crafts, activities, snacks and in some cases, contests. At Kean Stage, it’s not just a movie – it’s a party!

The series begins at 3 p.m.

'Trial of Donna Caine' translates real story to stage drama

‘Trial of Donna Caine’ translates real-life story to stage drama

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK, NJ – “The Trial of Donna Caine” raises questions of loyalty, initiative and guilt in this George Street Playhouse production. Written by Walter Anderson and directed by David Saint, the play pits Staff Sergeant Donna Caine (Flor De Liz Perez) against the establishment ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

How Social Media Antagonizes Anger and Political Division

October 18, 2018

Dear Editor:

Can our democracy survive technology?

Democracy is beginning to crack under the weight of tribal politics and fictitious news. The causes of these fissures are the result of many considerable causes; political partisanship on the national, state and local level, TV networks and radio stations that are designed only to appease a particular political tribe, and most portentously, ...