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Biochemistry Literacy For Kids

UNION, NJ - Join Professor Daniel Fried of Kean University’s Chemistry and Biology Departments for an after school science enrichment course orienting students to the chemistry of life. 

Using cutting edge teaching methods, interactive computer simulations, molecular models, and drawing exercises, students will learn how to build and recognize biomolecules and learn their connections to biology, health, and everyday life. 

Some of the questions the course will answer are…

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What makes a rose red? How does vision work? What makes a flavor? What is plastic? What are sugars and proteins? What is soap, and how does it clean?

No special science background required! Parents are also welcome to participate in the classes.

*This course is great for students who want to learn more in-depth science than may be taught in school, and for kids interested in the sciences or medical fields.

The class will be held at Kean University. 

Weekly meeting days and times will be set to accommodate as many interested students as possible. 

All are welcome to attend an informal sample class tentatively scheduled for the week of February 1st. 

Please contact Dr. Daniel Fried at dafried@kean.edu for more information and to submit your availability and schedule preferences.

 

 

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Family Seeks Help in Finding Beloved Dog, Axel

April 25, 2017

UNION, NJ - Axel was last seen on Stuyvesant Avenue on April 24.  He is still missing and his family is asking for the community's help in locating him.  Anyone with information is asked to call 973-573-4229.

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Obituary: James J. Kielwasser

April 20, 2017

UNION, NJ - James J. Kielwasser II, 43, of Bridgewater passed away on Tuesday, April 18.

The funeral Mass will be at St. Michael's Church, 1212 Kelly Street (corner of Vauxhall Road), Union, on Monday April 24, at 10:15 a.m.  Cremation will be held privately.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Avenue.

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Deron School of New Jersey Among "Union County Kids Dig In!" Grant Recipients

April 25, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For the first time ever, The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced it has awarded “Union County Kids Dig In!” grants to 32 schools in 12 County municipalities. The grant assistance covers establishing/building of gardens, garden boxes and/or tools and equipment. It is aimed at educating students about gardening and fostering the growth and ...

Rumors of Poisoned Animals Spread After Two Dead Deer Were Found in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ- Rumors of poisoned animals are spreading after a post in the Union County Lost Pets Facebook Group showed a photo of two dead deer on a Kenilworth street. The resident who posted the photo also claimed that there was a dead cat in the same area.

According to comments on the Facebook page, the animals were found on Michigan Avenue and the deer show no major signs of ...

Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continue at Union County Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

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April is National Donate Life Month

April 23, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Angel G. Estrada presented a resolution to Michele Dabal, Sue Quiroga and Elizabeth Stamler of NJ Sharing Network recognizing April as National Donate Life Month in Union County.

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Columns

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

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Tragedy on the Tracks East of Millburn Train Station

April 13, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The nightly calm was shattered Tuesday evening as a New Jersey Transit train collided with an individual on the tracks just east of the Millburn Train Station at Wyoming Avenue. 

At approximately 10:22 p.m., train 6676 on the Morris-Essex line operating as a Midtown Direct traveling from Dover to New York Penn Station hit a trespasser on the tracks, a representative ...

Forgotten Soldiers: Why Congress Must Authorize an Emergency Expansion of the Afghan SIV Program

April 25, 2017

Congressional inaction to authorize visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program has recently resulted in America breaking its promise of safety to thousands of Afghan interpreters and aides who risked their lives to assist US troops and diplomates. Such short-sighted policy undermines both our moral and national security imperatives.  It is morally reprehensible to abandon already ...

Letters to the Editor

Election Sloganeering

April 23, 2017

November seems like a long way off, but is it possible to at least hear more substantive ideas instead of recycling campaign rhetoric? Presenting a litany of a city's or state's problems (and virtues) without offering any real solutions, improvements or original ideas is somewhat embarrassing. "Keep our schools great." What does that mean?

"We need to keep taxes ...