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Former Summit Middle School Drama Teacher, Theater Director Charged with Sexual Contact with a Student

June 21, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Ronald Wells, 69, who was employed by the Summit Public School District for nearly 25 years as a theater teacher at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School prior to retiring on June 30, 2018, has been arrested and charged with committing criminal offenses of a sexual nature against a student while on school grounds several years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 23, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Union County’s Family Fun and Flix Outdoor Movie Series Returns

June 24, 2021

Free outdoor movies will be presented in Union County parks this summer on a walk-in, sit-down basis; no pre-registration required.

The Union County Board of Commissioners would like to inform all residents of the reopening of Union County’s “Family Fun and Flix” outdoor movie series. On July 13, Raya and the Last Dragon will kick off the series at 7:30 p.m. at Warinanco ...

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Feeling Nutty? Here’s Why You Should Add Nuts To Your Diet

Enjoying a wide variety of nuts has multiple health benefits. The crunchy, delicious snacks are a great source of protein, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Nuts are naturally cholesterol-free and pack disease-fighting antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and magnesium.

A 2019 study published by the U.S. National Library of ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

7 Essential Tips and Tricks to Beat Indoor Allergies

Spring and summer bring beauty, but also allergies! Allergy sufferers often go inside their homes for sanctuary against irritants - which is why it’s so important to keep those irritants out of your house.

 

With a few mindful changes and tricks, you can get rid of indoor allergens and start breathing easy again in your own home. We’ve gathered the seven best tips and ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Heart Transplant Program Wishes a Happy Father’s Day to All the Dads

June 17, 2021

Heart transplant recipient Jerry Kubu looks forward to spending Father’s Day with his son and grandchildren.  He’s enjoying a new lease on life following his successful heart transplant surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, after suffering for years with a heart with low ejection fraction, or EF, unable to pump sufficient blood to meet his body’s needs.

Union County Celebrates PRIDE Month 2021

June is PRIDE month, and Union County is presenting a series of inclusive events that help build awareness, alliances, and action on LGBTQ+ equality in our community, and beyond.

We kicked off the month with the raising of the PRIDE flag on June 1, at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. The flag-raising ceremony program included a Pride Month Proclamation and an inspiring original ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Union County Celebrates PRIDE Month 2021

June is PRIDE month, and Union County is presenting a series of inclusive events that help build awareness, alliances, and action on LGBTQ+ equality in our community, and beyond.

We kicked off the month with the raising of the PRIDE flag on June 1, at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. The flag-raising ceremony program included a Pride Month Proclamation and an inspiring original ...