Summit holds open house for Community Center

Summit holds open house for Community Center

SUMMIT, NJ — On Thursday, March 2, the Summit Department of Community Programs invited residents to attend an open house information session about the new Community Center building to be located at 100 Morris Ave. in Summit, where officials reviewed building plans and the proposed construction schedule for the renovations. “The new Community Center will include […]

Springfield students, parents learn about online safety

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, Feb. 23, Detective Dawn Correia from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office visited Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield to educate students and parents about online safety. An assembly was held during the day for students and parents were invited to attend the presentation during the evening. “We have a very good […]

Community is making blankets

Community  is making blankets

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 11, Cranford United Methodist Church invited members of the community to help them make blankets at Cranford Community Center. The blankets are donated to variety of organizations. This year, the blankets will go to a domestic violence shelter in Elizabeth. The event coordinator was Holly Walker, who ordered the fleece […]

7-Eleven application denied by Cranford Zoning Board

CRANFORD, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 6, a zoning board meeting was held in Cranford for residents to voice their concerns and ask any questions they might have had about the application to build a 7-Eleven at 49 South Ave. W. After listening the the residents, the board voted to deny the application. “It was denied […]

Summit fisherman catches largest smallmouth bass

SUMMIT, NJ — Carl Hozub of Summit caught the largest smallmouth bass in the catch and release freshwater species category in the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2016 Skillful Angler Program. “I saw a flyer for the program in a sporting goods store and thought it was cool,” Hozub told LocalSource over the phone on […]

Kenilworth Historical Society hosts tea ceremony

Kenilworth Historical Society hosts tea ceremony

KENILWORTH, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, Kenilworth Historical Society invited certified tea educator Darlene Meyers-Perry to perform an African tea ceremony known as ataya. An ataya is an informal ceremony consisting of three rounds of tea, the first one bitter, the second one minty and the third is sweet. “Every year we have […]

Judge rules girls can play on boys basketball teams

KENILWORTH, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 17, Judge Donald A. Kessler ruled that Sydney Phillips must be allowed to play basketball on the boys team at St. Theresa’s School in Kenilworth. The recent reports of two girls playing on the boys team at St. John the Apostle’s School in Clark was a significant factor in the […]

Family fights for daughters to stay at St. Theresa’s

KENILWORTH, NJ — Sydney Phillips, of Kenilworth, and her sister were expelled from St. Theresa’s School in Kenilworth after their family took legal action against the school for forbidding Sydney to play on the boys’ basketball team. The girls’ team was cut due to lack of interest. “Our attorney received an email on Feb. 1 requesting […]