Rails to trails for train tracks through Summit

UNION COUNTY, NJ — According to Union County’s Master Plan, Summit has made it a priority to fund a green pathway that would serve both recreational and commuter purposes. Summit’s Robert Rubino has envisioned converting an abandoned railway into the city’s own Highline Park. The land to be converted to the Highline used to be the […]

Crime Data Report released

UNION COUNTY, NJ — According to a recent report released by Department of Law and Public Safety, the 2014 Uniform Crime Report shows an overall decrease in crime for the county by eight percent from the previous year. Approximately 10 percent less violent crimes were committed, and seven percent less nonviolent crimes. “Our latest crime data […]

Linden’s Senior of the Year

Linden’s Senior of the Year

LINDEN, NJ — Donald J. Givens was named Linden’s 40th annual Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year by the town’s Department of Public Property and Community Service. He was chosen as the recipient of the award for demonstrating outstanding service to the community. Each year, the town selects a lifelong resident of Linden to be awarded […]

Clark’s Civil War reenactment weekend

Clark’s Civil War reenactment weekend

CLARK, NJ — A forty-eight hour reenactment of the 7th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate Army took place at the Dr. William Robinson Plantation in Clark from the evening of Friday, May 13 until May 15. The participants each took on the unique role of a historical character while sharing their knowledge, costumes and props with […]

Cranford Relay for Life

CRANFORD, NJ — This will be the ninth year that Cranford will participate in the annual Relay for Life event. Twenty-four team members will participate on Team Angela, a team created seven years ago in memory of Cranford resident Angela Skelton after she lost her battle with cancer. Event Lead Linda Miklencic, of Cranford, was a […]

Roselle Park author publishes book of short stories

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Richard Marranca of Roselle Park recently published a book of short stories called “The New Romantics: Ten Stories of Mystery, Passion, Travel, and Vampires.” He is the author of a novel titled “Dragon Sutra,” which tells the story of a teacher exploring southeast Asia who gets involved in dangerous situations while befriending […]

Remembering a great friend and student

SUMMIT, NJ — It was a sad day for Summit residents as they heard the tragic news. On the evening of Thursday, May 5, an 18-year-old Summit resident took his life in the parking lot of St. Teresa of Avila Church. He was reported dead by a gunshot wound after driving a family car to the […]

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 […]

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