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Former Elizabeth High School Head Football Coach Files Lawsuit Charging Wrongful Termination

May 26, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Former Elizabeth High School Head Football Coach John C. Quinn has filed a lawsuit charging that the Board of Education violated his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights when they terminated him as head coach of the Elizabeth High School football team, according to court papers.

Quinn charged that his termination was politically motivated and that he “was not a ...

Surprise Benefactor Saves Book Club at Elizabeth Public Library

ELIZABETH, NJ – Tracy Robinson, teen services manager at the Elizabeth Public Library, thought she would have to tell the young people in front of her that their Great Stories Book Club, already three years in existent, would have to end due to cuts in federal funding.

Then, she got a pleasant surprise.

Mayor Christian Bollwage, on hand to congratulate the group at the conclusion of ...

Elizabeth Rotary Awards Record Scholarship Amount to Graduating Seniors

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elizabeth Rotary Club, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, handed out a record $30,000 in scholarships to 15 outstanding Elizabeth high school students at the club’s annual luncheon at the Garden Restaurant, May 24.

The Albert and Louise Davis Scholarship Fund of the Elizabeth Rotary has awarded in excess of $538,000 to 353 students since it was ...

Elizabeth Public Schools Dig In to Create a Community Garden

ELIZABETH, NJ—PreK students to seniors in high school in 11 city schools are getting their hands dirty as recipients “Union County Kids Dig In!” grants, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The 11 schools were among the 32 in 12 county municipalities to be awarded the grants. The eleven schools:

Mabel G. Holmes Annex No. 5

Jerome Dunn Academy ...

Storied Lives: Mother Seton Students Make a Connection to the Elderly Through Writing

CLARK, NJ - Since 2014, Mother Seton Regional High School students have been participating in Storied Lives, a program which enables imaginative and service-minded high school students to pay tribute to the elderly by writing stories about their lives.  The program was originally founded by a father and daughter, Tariq and Zeenie Sharif, in 2012 in Morristown, NJ.  The Sharifs’ ...

Elizabeth High School Ranked No. 1 in State for Fourth Straight Year by Washington Post

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Washington Post has voted Elizabeth High School as the No. 1 most challenging high school in New Jersey for the fourth consecutive year in the newspaper’s newly released report of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.

Two Elizabeth Public Schools made the list, placing among the top ten in The Post rankings for the second consecutive year. Alexander ...

Five Elizabeth Student Place in County-wide Poetry Contest

ELIZABETH, NJ – The city can add five, aspiring poets to its list of achieving residents. Five Elizabeth students had winning poems in the 2017 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest.

The contest, which was open to students from the fourth to the eighth grade, was sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in cooperation with the Union County Share Tree Advisory ...

(VIDEO) William Halloran School 22 Wins Top Prize at the Eighth Annual United Healthcare Bee

ELIZABETH, NJ – They hooted, they hollered, and in the end the William Halloran School 22 seventh grade team took home the top prize after a nail-breaking, overtime victory at the Eighth Annual United Healthcare Bee at Donald Stewart School 51, May 3.

United Health’s Vice President of Sales Bob Benkert, who performed the Alex Trebeck role in the Jeopardy patterned contest, ...

Board of Education Passes Budget with No Tax Increase

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Board of Education voted unanimously to accept the budget for the 2017-2018, May 1, that shows no increase in property taxes for the second, consecutive year, despite a student increase of 553 students in the 2016-2017 and projected increase of 551 students in the upcoming school year.

The total budget is $508,763,850 and breaks down as follows: $403,212,970 or ...

Battin School 4 Makes An Environmental Commitment

ELIZABETH, NJ – Joseph Battin School 4 made a commitment May 2 to a greener tomorrow when students and teachers turned an outdoor space into a sustainable place to reduce their environmental footprint.

Together, they personalized a rain barrel and a food compost with environmentally friendly decorations for We Take Charge, an initiative of Unilever.    

WE is a movement ...

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