Summit police honored by state’s attorney general

SUMMIT, NJ — On May 22, Summit Police and more than 30 other law enforcement agencies throughout the state were honored by Attorney General Christopher Porrino. Individual officers were also awarded for their community involvement. The ceremony took place at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus Student Center in Piscataway. Innovative approaches were featured, such as an outreach […]

Celestial bodies can be seen from Cranford observatory

Celestial bodies can be seen from Cranford observatory

CRANFORD, NJ — Amateur Astronomers Inc. is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the United States. With more than 200 members, the group meets weekly at William Miller Sperry Observatory at Union County College in Cranford. The telescopes are open every Friday evening for free celestial viewings, with a free presentation for general audiences on […]

Holocaust recalled on Cranford’s annual Day of Remembrance

CRANFORD, NJ — Elie Wiesel’s quote, “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all,” reflects the theme of the sixth annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance held at Orange Avenue School on April 26. The event commemorated Wiesel, author of the famous autobiographical novel, “Night,” by the Romanian-born American Jew based on […]

Soft opening held for Warinanco Sports Center

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County officials last week held a soft opening for the expanding and modernizing landmark ice skating venue in Roselle and Elizabeth that will now go by the name of the Warinanco Sports Center. The $7 million project already two years in the making is transforming the 56-year-old facility into a year-round […]

Clark museum hits another milestone in history

CLARK, NJ — During the weekend of June 3 and 4, the Dr. William Robinson Plantation Museum in Clark will celebrate its 325th anniversary with several events: a Civil War re-enactment; a presentation by the Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe; and presentations on the Pirates of the Northern Star, 16th- and 17th-century medicine, and Colonial […]

Cranford hosts annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance

CRANFORD, NJ — Elie Wiesel’s quote, “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all,” reflects the theme of the sixth annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance held at Orange Avenue School on April 26. The event commemorated Wiesel, author of the famous autobiographical novel, “Night,” by the Romanian-born American Jew based on […]

Summit Farmers Market welcomes six new vendors

Summit Farmers Market welcomes six new vendors

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Farmers’ Market has six new vendors this year — some of whom are bound to be favorites with the gluten-free and vegan crowds. The market opened for the spring, summer and fall seasons on April 23, and will be open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Nov. 19 […]

Wild Earth Fest takes over the Watchung Reservation

Wild Earth Fest takes over the Watchung Reservation

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Recycling coordinators for Union County put the “wild” into “Wild Earth Fest,” its Earth Day celebration, at Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on Sunday, April 30. Residents gathered to meet Curby, the Recycling Robot, as well as play bean bag toss and learn how and what to recycle. Gerda Szardeaings of Union […]

Clark Public Library welcomes new director

Clark Public Library welcomes new director

CLARK, NJ — “This is a great library,” Megan Kociolek, the new director at the Clark Public Library, told LocalSource in an April 27 interview. “Let’s make it an awesome library!” On Monday, April 17, the 34-year-old New Jersey native and Woodbridge resident started in her new position as library director. “I worked at Nutley Public […]