Summit Farmers Market holds blueberry muffin contest

SUMMIT, NJ — On Sunday, July 9, the Summit Farmers Market held its first blueberry muffin contest. Muffins were judged according to texture, flavor and appearance. Many of those who entered said that picking the best fresh local blueberries was essential to their recipes. Luckily for them, the highbush blueberry is the official state fruit of […]

Nature Nick’s exotic animals visit Springfield Library

Nature Nick’s exotic animals visit Springfield Library

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Nicke “Nature Nick” Jacinto, known as News 12 Long Island’s resident animal expert, offers programs at schools, libraries, camps, fairs and parties, and has appeared on television shows such as Good Day NY! He visited Springfield Public Library on Thursday, June 29 to introduce some exotic animals. “The tawny owl is one of […]

Keep Cranford Quaint meets to discuss strategies

Keep Cranford Quaint meets to discuss strategies

CRANFORD, NJ — The tone was one of anger and frustration as hundreds of residents gathered at the Cranford Community Center on Tuesday, June 27, to discuss strategies for the July 19 meeting at which Hartz Mountain’s proposal to rezone 750 Walnut Ave. will be presented before the board. The area is currently zoned for office […]

Richard Corbett named Roselle’s superintendent

Richard Corbett named Roselle’s superintendent

ROSELLE, NJ — Richard Corbett was officially hired as Superintendent of Roselle public schools on Monday, June 12, after serving in an interim capacity for the past six months following the departure of previous superintendent Kevin West. The Roselle Board of Education approved his contract by a vote of 5-1, and his three-year term began Saturday, […]

Girl Scout of Mountainside completes gold project

Girl Scout of Mountainside completes gold project

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Katie Zimmerman, 17, from Mountainside, created a reading program for fifth-grade students at George Washington School in Hillside as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. A member of Mountainside Ambassador Troop 40851, she is currently in her junior year at Governor Livingston High School. “When I was on vacation in Maine, I saw […]

Application for new Kilkenny House location approved

Application for new Kilkenny House location approved

CRANFORD, NJ — A decision by the Cranford Zoning Board was the talk of the town, following the board’s approval on Monday, May 8, of an application for a new three-story building to accommodate the relocation of the Kilkenny House restaurant, as well as 24 new apartments. “The address of the new location is 109 Walnut […]

Local population could grow with proposed development

CRANFORD, NJ — Plans by Hartz Mountain Industries to build 905 apartments at 750 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, by its own admission boosting the town’s population by as much as 8 percent, have residents in both Cranford and Clark concerned. A hearing on the plans by the Cranford Planning Board was originally scheduled for Wednesday, June […]

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