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School Board Candidacy Nominations Due July 31

July 10, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The deadline to file school board candidacy nominations will be 4 p.m. on July 31 for those who want to see their name on the Nov. 7 ballot. 

Three seats on the nine-member Board of Education are up for a vote this year. Board of Education member Paul Perreira and Vice President Maria Carvalho’s seats are up for a vote this year. Both will be ...

Elizabeth BOE Settles For $6 Million With Local Teachers’ Union

ELIZABETH, NJ - The city’s Board of Education reached a $6 million settlement agreement with the local teachers’ union over grievances that said instructors were scheduled to work extra class periods.

Five separate grievances were filed by the Elizabeth Education Association (EEA) which sought compensation for all K-8 teachers from the district's 32 schools, who the union says, ...

Elizabeth Substitute Teacher Arrested and Charged with Having Sexual Relationship with Student

ELIZABETH, NJ - Nataly Lopez, 27,  a substitute teacher at Elizabeth Middle School No. 3, was arrested and charged with engaging in a sexual relationship with a student, says acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park who made the announcement on Friday.

Lopez  was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, and third-degree endangering the ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Commended at RWJ Luncheon

EDISON, NJ -- Manasvinee Mayil Vahanan of Edison, Brittney Wilson of North Plainfield, Cathy Bi of Edison, Ovidio Chavez of Elizabeth, Amaan Bhojani of Avenel and Jason Yin of Scotch Plains, students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, join Dawn Francavilla, Director of Student Life, at the Robert Wood Johnson Safety Ambassador Recognition Luncheon.

The students were commended on their ...

Super Volcanoes to Shakespeare, Union County 4-H Students Demonstrate Wide Range of Knowledge

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Students the Union County 4-H program traveled to New Brunswick last Saturday to participate in the annual statewide 4-H Public Speaking Contest at Rutgers University.

Each student spoke at length on a topic of their choice and were recognized with “Very Good,” “Excellent” and “Best in Room” awards.

Pictured from (left-right): James ...

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Union County College Foundation to Raise Funds for “Close the Gap” Campaign

July 16, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ -- The Union County College Foundation will host its 2nd Annual “Close the Gap” Cocktail Reception on July 19 in the Victor M. Richel Student Commons on the Cranford campus. The campaign supports the UCC's strategic initiative to help shrink the growing achievement gap that exists for African American students and will also provide financial assistance to ...