Kenilworth Historical Society hosts tea ceremony

Kenilworth Historical Society hosts tea ceremony

KENILWORTH, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, Kenilworth Historical Society invited certified tea educator Darlene Meyers-Perry to perform an African tea ceremony known as ataya. An ataya is an informal ceremony consisting of three rounds of tea, the first one bitter, the second one minty and the third is sweet. “Every year we have […]

Judge rules girls can play on boys basketball teams

KENILWORTH, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 17, Judge Donald A. Kessler ruled that Sydney Phillips must be allowed to play basketball on the boys team at St. Theresa’s School in Kenilworth. The recent reports of two girls playing on the boys team at St. John the Apostle’s School in Clark was a significant factor in the […]

Family fights for daughters to stay at St. Theresa’s

KENILWORTH, NJ — Sydney Phillips, of Kenilworth, and her sister were expelled from St. Theresa’s School in Kenilworth after their family took legal action against the school for forbidding Sydney to play on the boys’ basketball team. The girls’ team was cut due to lack of interest. “Our attorney received an email on Feb. 1 requesting […]

Cranford Zoning Board denies 7-Eleven application

CRANFORD, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 6, a zoning board meeting was held in Cranford for residents to voice their concerns and ask any questions they might have had about the application to build a 7-Eleven at 49 South Ave. W. After listening the the residents, the board voted to deny the application. “It was denied […]

Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 11, Cranford United Methodist Church invited members of the community to help them make blankets at Cranford Community Center. The blankets are donated to variety of organizations. This year, the blankets will go to a domestic violence shelter in Elizabeth. The event coordinator was Holly Walker, who ordered the fleece […]

Grants awarded for rec projects for individuals with disabilities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — According to a Jan. 27 press release by the N.J. Department of Community Affairs, $585,000 was awarded in grants for Recreational Opportunities for Disabled Individuals by Gov. Chris Christie and his administration. The grants were awarded to two counties and 29 municipalities through the Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities program. The […]

A whole lot of fun at Clark Public Library

A whole lot of fun at Clark Public Library

CLARK, NJ — Clark Public Library was transformed into a miniature golf course by Friends of Clark Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 4. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., families competed in the “HOLE” Lot Of Fun Miniature Golf Classic, a 15-hole golf game where participants came to support the library’s organization. “This is our second […]

Rahway students selected for SEEDS program

RAHWAY, NJ — Eleventh-graders John Goodman, Alexis Burgess, Seth Holguin and Luis Muller were selected for the Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication, Success, program, an organization that prepares highly motivated, top-performing students from low-income households for admission to colleges across the country. The four Rahway students were selected for the College Scholars program, a 17-month experience to […]

It’s all ‘Plrknib’ for Cranford author’s memoirs

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford author Alex Bernstein recently published a book called “Plrknib,” pronounced “plurk nib,” a memoir of the late 1970s and early ’80s that tells the story of Bernstein’s early career as a comedian in the Cincinnati area. He performed with much more experienced comedians, which forced him to strive to tell “the perfect […]