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Union Catholic's Makay Johnson Excels on Stage and on the Track

October 17, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Whether he’s on the stage or at a track and field meet, Makay Johnson is seemingly always doing something remarkable with his feet.

Johnson, a senior at Union Catholic, has a unique combination of speed and performing arts skills.

Last spring, Johnson ran 10.76 in the 100-meter dash at the Union County Championships to shatter the school record, won the 100 at the ...

The Countdown Has Begun for the 4th Annual IABX Independent Authors Book Expo

ROSELLE, NJ - Local authors from all over the New Jersey area will be coming together this coming Saturday, October 21, for the 4th Annual Independent Author’s Book Expo. 

The expo, created to help independent authors introduce their stories to mainstream audiences, includes workshops for aspiring authors, a children’s corner where kids can participate in fun crafts, ...

Do You Know What to Look for in Your Teens Room? See What You Don’t Know, It May Just Save Your Childs Life

ROSELLE, NJ - Are your teen's drug and alcohol-free? Some parents may say, “Oh no, not my child”, but do you know the signs? Do you know what to look for in your teen's room? 

Parents and even Grand Parents in Roselle showed up to see for themselves on Thursday evening how drug savvy they really are, as the experts set up a real live bedroom in the Abraham Clark ...

Rich In History- Roselle and Roselle Park Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 ...

The Roselle Community Takes to the Streets to Knock Out Opioid Abuse

ROSELLE, NJ - Members of the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition, Mayor Christine Dansereau, Roselle Police, School Representatives, and other community supporters, organized and took to the streets on Friday afternoon to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic impacting our state and our community on the second annual “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day.”

In its second year, ...

Creating Future Leaders-Union County Launches Leadership Program with Non-Profit Consortium

ELIZABETH, NJ—The County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the launch of the Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The consortium’s program has a goal to develop the next generation of informed, effective executives in the non-profit sector.

The program launched with its first class of 24 recruits from local non-profit organizations with a kick off event ...

Safe Kids and FedEx, Team Up for “International Walk to School Day”

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Students at the Roselle Park Middle School had a real treat on Wednesday morning as local officials, police officers and volunteers were posted throughout the school zone to help escort students safely to school for the “International Walk to School Day”.

The event presented by Children’s Specialized Hospital, Safe Kids, and FedEx helped to raise awareness, ...

Book 'Em: Read With a Cop - Kickoff a Big Success

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Police held their kickoff for the “Book 'Em: Read With a Cop” program this past Saturday afternoon at the Roselle Public Library. 

The new program was created from a “Community Policing Grant” in honor of Summit, NJ Detective Matthew L. Tarentino who tragically lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on May 30. Roselle has received ...

Roselle Public Schools Launch One-to-One Student Computing Initiative

ROSELLE, NJ - As part of a multi-year investment to improve the technology needs of students, every student in the Roselle Public Schools (RPS) will be issued a computer, the first step in a major, multi-year technology reinvestment in the district.

“This program fosters 21st-century learning,” said Jazmine Charles, vice president of the Roselle Board of Education and chair of the ...

Harrison School Students Celebrate Pinwheels for Peace 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Harrison School celebrated their annual “International Day of Peace” event on Thursday morning, by placing pinwheels on the front lawn of the school.

This is the 9th year the students and staff have participated in the Pinwheels for Peace event. Students wrote their thoughts about war and peace, tolerance, living in harmony with others, anti-bullying, and ...

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Revolutionary War Historian to Speak at Four Centuries Event

October 18, 2017

Revolutionary War historian and author Robert Mayers will be the guest speaker at Union County’s Four Centuries In A Weekend at the Deserted Village on Sunday, October 22.

Mayers, who plans to discuss Gen. George Washington’s troop movements in the Watchung Mountains, among other topics, will speak at 1 p.m. at Masker’s Barn.  His talk will be followed by a question and ...