Clark community comes together to support family

CLARK, NJ — The Clark community is showing its support for the Nelson family after their daughter, Caitlin, a junior at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, died three days after choking during a Greek Life pancake eating contest at the college on March 30. The school is located in Fairfield, Conn. According to Fairfield police, nursing […]

ALJ faculty vs. students basketball game raises funds

ALJ faculty vs. students basketball game raises funds

CLARK, NJ — On Wednesday, March 29, it was students vs. faculty on the basketball court at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark during a March Madness event hosted by the Key Club and Student Movement Against Cancer. Proceeds from the event will benefit RWJ Hospital. Friends and family of the late Tyler Collins, a […]

Rahway recreation supervisor named Employee of the Year

Rahway recreation supervisor named Employee of the Year

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Recreation Supervisor Anthony Diege Jr. has been named Employee of the Year by the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association. The announcement was made on March 7 at the NJRPA annual awards banquet in Atlantic City. Diege began his career with Rahway Recreation Center 15 years ago. “My home base is Rahway […]

Rahway resident recognized during National Social Work Month

RAHWAY, NJ — National Professional Social Work Month is celebrated each March as an opportunity to spotlight the profession and those who contribute to the field. The NJ Sharing Network has put forth Rahway resident Jacqueline Salvatore as an example of a social worker who benefits the community. Salvatore is a family-services coordinator at NJ Sharing […]

‘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,” […]