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Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Linden's Khalil Rowe-Woods Signed Football Pursuits at Virginia Military Institute in Virginia

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School football player Khalil Rowe-Woods signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, to continue his academic and football pursuits at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

Rowe-Woods, who played outside linebacker for the Tigers, signed the letter in the office of LHS
Principal Yelena Horre and celebrated with his mother, coaches, and ...

Explore African-American History and More at Trailside Nature and Science Center

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents and visitors are invited to enjoy two free educational programs at the Trailside Nature and Science Center, a talk on African-American history in February focusing on Union County, and a “photographic tour” of outer space in March.

“Trailside is a wonderful public resource that inspires us to explore the hidden corners of our world ...

Linden School No. 4 Use Google Expedition App

LINDEN, NJ - Students at School No. 4 took a class trip of sorts on Thursday, Jan. 25 – swimming with sharks, going inside a volcano, touring Italy, and climbing Mouth Everest with the use of a new virtual reality app. 

These experiences were thanks to a visit from two representatives of Google, who introduced the students to their virtual reality app, Expedition. The app allowed ...

Freeholder Board Offers Free Scholarships to Attend Union County College

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders have announced that eligible students may attend Union County College (UCC) tuition-free through the Freeholder Scholars Program. The next round of scholarships applies to the 2018-19 academic year.

“A college education should be available to any qualified student regardless of their family income, and upon graduation they should ...

Men of Bronze, Harlem’s Rattlers Featured in Union County Black History Month Celebration

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to welcome all residents and visitors to the 2018 Union County Black History Month Celebration event, featuring a screening of Men of Bronze, a rare 1977 documentary about the 369th Regiment in World War I.

Keynote speaker Dr. Jeffery Sammons, Professor of History at New York University, will provide commentary on the ...

Linden's Life Changer?

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School social studies teacher Monica Goncalves has accumulated a number of accolades over her career, including being named Teacher of the Year for Union County in 2016-17, when she was also a finalist for State Teacher of the Year. She was also the recipient of the Union County Human Relations Commission Award in the educator category in 2013.

Her latest honor is ...

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Union County Freeholder Board offers Grants for Community Gardens

February 13, 2018

UNION COUNTY - As part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County Plant a Seed grants initiative, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program is now accepting applications for grants to start a community garden, or to expand or improve an existing community garden.

“Union ...