Portable Planetarium comes to Battle Hill Elementary

UNION, NJ — Students from the Union school in kindergarten through fourth grade were treated to a “night sky” experience when Matthew Meyer visited the school with his Starlab Portable Planetarium System recently. He brought the universe to the students with an onsite fieldtrip, courtesy of the Battle Hill PTA. Meyer, a Union resident and […]

Guest speaker digs deep on backyard composting

CRANFORD, NJ — Hanson Park Conservancy and the Cranford Environmental Commission celebrated Earth Week with guest speaker Virginia Lamb, who gave a backyard-composting presentation on Tuesday, April 18, at the Cranford Community Center. The five essential elements of composting were explained in the presentation: the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, volume, moisture, aeration and surface area. “Compost needs to […]


Lauren Grossmith, varsity cheerleader Lauren is a senior who cheers for football, basketball and wrestling. What’s your favorite dance? “The Cupid Shuffle, because it’s a song that everyone can dance to.” Do you have a pen pal? “In second grade, I sent a Flat Stanley to my friend named Jessica, who lives in Arizona.” Who […]


Taliyah Avent, varsity cheerleader Taliyah is a senior who cheers for football, basketball and wrestling. Wht’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your life? “Never be afraid to pursue goals and dreams, because I never want to look back on my life and have regrets.” Who would play you in a movie about your life? “Kyla Pratt […]

Cranford High School to present moving ‘Letters to Sala’

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford High School’s Academy of Performing Arts will present “Letters to Sala,” a drama about the Holocaust, on Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m., at the Cranford High School auditorium, 201 West End Place, Cranford. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 per person or online at https://chs.booktix.com/. This full-length […]

Union County Tournament baseball prelim, first round schedule here, including starting times; First prelim game April 27; second April 28; Eight first round games April 29

Here is the preliminary round and first round schedule for the 64th annual baseball Union County Tournament:   PRELIMINARY ROUND: Thursday, April 27 18-Hillside at 15-Linden, 4 p.m. – Memorial Field Friday, April 28 17-Roselle Catholic at 16-Plainfield, 4 p.m. – Joe Black Field   FIRST ROUND: Saturday, April 29 TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 17-RC/16-Plainfield […]

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