‘Slice of Life’ art show is hosted in Cranford

‘Slice of Life’ art show is hosted in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — The Artist Framer in Cranford hosted the opening for its annual art show, which featured the works of 65 artists from New Jersey, on Friday, March 10. This year’s theme was “A Slice of Life,” and the artists used their own interpretations to create 8-by-8-inch works of art. “There’s nothing more peaceful than […]

Cherron Rountree takes on role of acting Rahway mayor

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Business Administrator Cherron Rountree has taken on the role of Rahway’s acting mayor. Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman has taken a 28-day medical leave of absence to “address a series of personal issues that began in childhood,” according to a statement released by his office. The mayor’s decision was brought on by a […]

Summit fireman presented with the Frank Smith Award

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Fire Department has announced that firefighter Joe Moschello has received the Frank Smith Award for Public Safety. The award is given annually by the New Jersey Electronic Security Association to an active-duty firefighter or police officer who exemplifies commitment, loyalty and consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty for […]

Patterson named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Patterson named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford VFW Post 335 has recognized Capt. Guy Patterson as VFW Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, according to a press release on Monday, March 13, from the VFW. Patterson has worked for the Cranford Police Department since the beginning of his career in 1999. “I started my career in the patrol division […]

Food Network star teaches classes in Summit and Springfield

SUMMIT, NJ — Samantha Kestin is a former professional cake decorator who currently teaches classes to teens and tweens in Springfield and Summit. The classes take place once a week at the community center. The six-week course introduces students to baking, decorating and candy making. “We made emoji cakes in Summit during our first week’s class,” […]

Proposed bike trails discussed

UNION COUNTY, NJ — During a meeting held Tuesday, March 7, at Trailside Center in Mountainside, the proposed 13.5 miles of bike trails at Watchung Reservation was discussed but no action was taken. The plan includes new trails throughout the park, and portions of the Sierra Trail and other existing trails to be shared with […]

Evening of traditional Irish music comes to Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — On Thursday, March 16, husband and wife duo Dennis Gormley and Kathy DeAngelo performed traditional Irish music at Cranford Community Center. The duo call themselves “McDermott’s Handy,” in honor of fiddler Ed McDermott. “I learned to play Irish music from my mother who was Irish,” DeAngelo said during the performance. “She used to […]

Local charity celebrates MardiBra in Clark

CLARK, NJ — One Kind Step held its second MardiBra event on Saturday, March 11, at the Knights of Columbus in Clark. Residents were required to bring a bra or money to donate upon arrival and were offered a night of fun, games and food for their generosity. “My daughter Erika started One Kind Step two […]

Cranford hosts Slice of Life art show

Cranford hosts Slice of Life art show

CRANFORD, NJ — The Artist Framer in Cranford hosted the opening for its annual art show which featured the works of 65 artists from New Jersey on Friday, March 10. This year’s theme for the show, which will run until the end of the month, was “A Slice of Life,” and each artist used their interpretation […]

Springfield firefighters receive award

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At the Township Committee meeting on Feb. 28, Springfield Fire Department Chief Carlo Palumbo honored firefighters Sal Cocuzza, Daniel Royland, Tim Hydock and Joe Cowper with a CPR Recognition Award for their lifesaving efforts during a response to an emergency call from a Springfield resident. “The patient was in cardiac arrest and stopped […]