Summit Farmers Market welcomes new vendors

SUMMIT, NJ — Last month began the annual Summit Farmers Market, which opens every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at the intersection of DeForest Avenue and Maple Street, this year’s market welcomes four new vendors. They include Boxwood Coffee, Foraged Feast, Lakeside Maple Granola and Maria’s Gourmet Edibles. The market will open every […]

Art contest recognizes Union County employees

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County employees were recognized for their artistic efforts at the 15th annual Exhibit and Contest for County of Union Employees and their Families. It took place at the Elizabethtown Gas Company, located at Liberty Hall Center in Union. The three judges included Marguerite Brennan, Lawrence Cappiello and Frank Falotico. Marguerite Brennan […]

Infrastructure grant money awarded to 21 municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A total of $1.5 million in grant money was awarded to 21 municipalities throughout Union County. The funds are intended to support street repairs and economic development. As part of his chairman’s initiatives for 2016, Union County Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen would like to see the money go to street repairs due […]

ALJ senior is Presidential Scholar finalist

ALJ senior is Presidential Scholar finalist

CLARK, NJ — The first student from Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark has been selected as a finalist for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. Each year, a total of 161 students from across the country are inducted in the program to receive recognition for their outstanding achievements in areas such as career and technical […]

Union County’s NAMI is for mental illness awareness

Union County’s NAMI is for mental illness awareness

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It was an emotional evening as state Sen. Richard Codey spoke at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Union County monthly meeting on April 26 in Westfield at the American Legion building. He remains dedicated to the cause of educating the public about mental illness by working with the Codey Foundation […]

Nomahegan Park hosts 5K run and Doggy Dash

Nomahegan Park hosts 5K run and Doggy Dash

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — In order to raise funds for Home for Good Dog Rescue, a foster-based dog shelter located in Berkeley Heights, Cranford’s Nomahegan Park hosted a 5k run and doggy dash on April 30. Registration began at 8 a.m. as runners and their dogs arrived at the park. They received a bandana and treat […]

Union County municipalities receive grants

Union County municipalities receive grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union, Cranford, Berkeley Heights and New Providence were chosen to receive Sustainable Jersey grants funded by the Public Service Enterprise Group Foundation at a meeting held in Cranford on April 12. They will go toward the implementation of several projects targeted at environmental concerns such as water conservation and park revitalization. “Environmental, […]

Court approves Cranford housing units

CRANFORD, NJ — On April 26, The State Appellate Court affirmed Superior Court Judge Lisa Chrystal’s decision to permit Cranford Development Associates to build 360 affordable housing units on Birchwood Avenue. Citizens have expressed financial and environmental concerns regarding this project. A resident of Cranford, who wishes to remain anonymous, feels the judge was very disrespectful […]

Historical Society is integral to Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Historical Society takes residents back almost 100 years in time. The society was formed in 1927, when Wesley A. Stanger Sr. and a group of Cranford’s citizens decided they wanted to start a collection that would preserve the town and demonstrate what a special place it’s been. It continues growing and […]

Cranford woman wins award

CRANFORD, NJ — Nancy Benz of Cranford was recognized by the Union County Commission on the Status of Women for the 2016 Woman of Excellence Award in the Category of Mental Health. She is a licensed professional counselor and certified clinical mental health counselor who works with families and residents throughout Union County. In addition to […]