Clark resident showcases autograph collection online

CLARK, NJ — Clark resident Phil Laskowski began collecting autographs at a local drum clinic, where he met one of his favorite drummers, Carmine Appice, a member of both the Classic Drummer and Modern Drummer halls of fame. “After the clinic, Carmine met with attendees and signed posters and whatever,” Laskowski told LocalSource in an email […]

Seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt delights

Seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt delights

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, April 1, the seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt took place at Hanson Park in Cranford. Each year the egg hunt is held in honor of his memory. “The Friends of Colin is a youth-run, 501(c)3 charity founded in loving memory of our friend, Colin Maher,” Ryan McGann of Cranford […]

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

RAHWAY, NJ — On Friday, April 21, as many as 40 women met at a martial arts studio in Rahway to participate in a self-defense workshop. The theme of the night was empowerment, and attendees learned how defend themselves in dangerous situations, as well as ways to improve their self-esteem. According to nomore.org, 1 in 3 […]

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

WINFIELD PARK, NJ — Volunteers were invited to clean up the Rahway River with Boy Scout Troop 330, Cub Scout Pack 30 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. The cleanup focused on areas upstream and downstream of the dam at Winfield Park. Participants worked as far upstream […]

Summit resident joins Sharing Network board of trustees

Summit resident joins Sharing Network board of trustees

SUMMIT, NJ — John Creel of Summit was recently appointed to the board of trustees for NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit organization that recovers and places organ donations. Creel, himself a registered organ donor, is the director of transplant marketing for the immunology and dermatology business unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. “I discovered NJ Sharing Network after […]

Rahway celebrates the arts with works by students

RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, April 12, the second Celebration of the Arts was held at the Performing Arts Center at Rahway High School. The evening was free and open to the public, and displayed the work of students from Rahway Public Schools. “The Celebration of the Arts is a culmination of artwork that showcases our […]

Summit parklet re-installed and open to public

SUMMIT, NJ — The parklet in Summit that opened last summer was reinstalled and is open to the public as of Tuesday, April 18. Located on Springfield Avenue in front of Tito’s Burritos and Batavia Cafe, the parklet is an attractive addition to the downtown area that will hopefully increase pedestrian activity. “The parklet has the […]

Rahway Police launch new SafCam Program

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Police Department has launched an innovative new security program called SafCam in order to aid in the investigation of serious crimes. An announcement of the program, which was dated April 11, states that the department is asking residents and businesses to register their surveillance cameras so that officers may use footage from […]

Cranford becomes the first town in county with Tasers

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford is the first municipality in Union County to issue Tasers to a limited number of officers. “The Tasers will be carried by two veteran officers who have completed crisis intervention training,” Chief James Wozniak told LocalSource during a phone interview on April 10. “The reason we decided to carry them is to […]

Clark celebrated Easter with an egg hunt on April 8

Clark celebrated Easter with an egg hunt on April 8

CLARK, NJ — On Saturday, April 8, Clark celebrated Easter with an egg hunt, games and activities for the community. Residents came to the recreation center with their families to enjoy the festivities. The event was organized by Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. “The egg hunt starts at 12:30 p.m. and we will have one every […]