Fighting Addiction-Prevention Links Receives National Grant to Support Recovery Services

September 24, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - A national $600,000 Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) grant has been secured by Prevention Links to bolster its recovery support efforts. The grant comes through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

In 2016, President Barak Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act or CARA. This is the first major federal addiction legislation in 40 years ...

Strides for Students 5K - Be a Hero for Education

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Education Foundation (NPEF) will be hosting its fourth annual Strides 4 Students 5K race on Sunday, October 15, 2017. There will also be a Fun Run at 10 a.m. for the younger children. The race this year will have a HERO theme – BE A HERO FOR EDUCATION - dress as your favorite hero – your hero can be anyone you like: a superhero, police ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

New Providence BOE Hears Annual College Visit Report

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – College visits are beneficial to New Providence students, Director of Guidance Scott Maciag told the Board of Education (BOE) on Thursday, September 14. This past summer marked the fifth year since Maciag started visiting colleges during summer vacation. This year he visited colleges in the New York Finger Lakes area as well as some New Jersey colleges.

The goal of ...

Freeholders Join Students at Opening for Union Co. Vo-Tech’s Law and Justice Mini Academy

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholders joined students, teachers and administrators of the Union County Vocational Technical in marking the opening of the new Law and Justice Mini Academy, a four-year program designed to prepare students for careers in public service, law, and criminal justice and as proactive citizens.

“We are proud of our investment in our award-winning ...

The National Championship Winning New Providence Marching Band is Back at Work on Their New Show

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - This past Thursday, the 150 members of The New Providence Marching Band got into their full dress uniforms for the first time this year and congregated in the senior parking lot at New Providence High School to pose for the annual photograph of the entire band and color guard.

This is an hour long meticulously choreographed photograph that seems to defy gravity once ...

Crossing Guard Luncheon at Moe's Bistro in New Providence; Drivers Reminded to Abide by School Zone and Pedestrian Laws

New Providence School Crossing Guard and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon was recently held at Moe's Bistro on Central Avenue to let these unsung heroes know how much they are appreciated.

 Mayor Al Morgan and Police Chief Anthony Buccelli thanked the crossing guards. "We want to thank the dedicated crossing guards who protect and watch over our children, keeping ...

Union Welcomes New Vice President for Student Development

CRANFORD, NJ -- Union County College (UCC) welcomes Dr. Demond T. Hargrove as the new Vice President for Student Development. Dr. Hargrove comes to UCC after more than 20 years in student development at New Jersey City University.

Dr. Hargrove most recently served as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at NJCU. In this role, he was responsible for the leadership and vision of the ...

East Brunswick Offers to House and Educate Displaced Houston Students

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -   In a gesture of national outreach yesterday, East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen extended a welcome to the families and students displaced by Hurricane Harvey to come to the township and keep up with their education.  Cohen sent a message to Alan Bernstein, Director of Communications for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner extending an invitation to house and educate ...

Local Children’s Author, Rachel Anne Cantor, Provides Kids with Fun and Unique Non-Fiction Options

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Have you ever noticed the impact reading books to toddlers and young children has on their vocabulary and early literacy? Children between one and three years old can begin to identify their favorite books and finish sentences in books they know well, according to and many other studies. By three years, most kids are able to ...

Help Save Sabattis Adventure Camp for Our Boy Scouts

September 10, 2017

All of the other troops think that Blackfoot is the worst campsite at Sabattis Adventure Camp. That’s because it’s the furthest walk to the center of camp. Troop 77 knows that Blackfoot is the best campsite at Sabattis. We’ve been camping at that campsite every summer for years, far longer than our current scouts or their older brothers can remember.

Blackfoot is a very ...

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Union County College Kicked Off Hispanic Heritage Month

September 21, 2017

CRANFORD – Union County College students, faculty and staff celebrated the Opening Ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 14 at the College’s Cranford campus. Following the presentation of flags of Hispanic countries by Union’s students, Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin offered a welcome and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and Union County Freeholder ...