Sunny Acres celebrates its 75th anniversary

Sunny Acres celebrates its 75th anniversary

CRANFORD, NJ — The Sunny Acres Civic and Improvement Association celebrated their 75th anniversary on Friday, April 15, with a gala dinner event at the Trattoria Bel Paese restaurant in Cranford. The theme for the evening was the 1940s, with patriotic decorations. 1940s attire was optional. A display of the archives and achievements were there […]

CAU honors community member with award

UNION COUNTY, NJ — De Lacy Davis calls his staff into his office at the Family Support Organization of Union County. He puts the phone on speaker. “I have a reporter on the phone,” he tells them, “And she wants to know how we start our day here at Family Support.” With that comes a burst […]

Union resident wins Pokemon game championship

UNION, NJ — Paul Chua of Union won first place and the title of Pokémon winter regional champion after a weekend of video game battles in Doswell, Va., during the weekend of Feb. 13 to 14. Along with the title, he also earned points that count toward a potential invite to the 2016 Pokémon World Championships […]

New features on county voting app

Preregister to vote or change party declaration on app

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A free mobile app called “Union County Votes” has just added a new feature that will allow 17-year-olds the opportunity to download a form that will allow them to pre-register to vote. A button to change party declaration was also recently added. County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced these changes, that are now […]

Cranford store offers prom experience on a budget

CRANFORD, NJ — Prom season is an exhilarating time of year, especially for high school girls, as they search to find the perfect dress, shoes, and accessories to wear to this special event. Not all girls are privileged enough to afford these expensive items. There is no reason to miss one of the most memorable high […]

Sheriff’s Office collecting coats and toys

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the officers’ Tree of Hope charity, is currently hosting a winter clothing and toy drive that will benefit Union County’s homeless and families in need, Sheriff Joseph Cryan announce recently. Officers are now collecting new and slightly used winter clothing and toys for […]

Honoring our veterans

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden High School Navy Junior Officer Reserve Training Corps honored veterans, active duty soldiers, reserves, national guard forces and their families with a celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The event included the ceremonial Navy cutting of the cake. The U.S. Navy was founded on Oct. 13, 1775 by an act of the […]

Union receives $35K Baseball Tomorrow grant for upgrades

UNION, NJ — Union was recently awarded a $35,500 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to support and fund the renovation of Union’s VFW Teener League Field on Tucker Avenue. The renovation, which will begin in spring 2016, will include the regrading of the playing surface to address drainage issues. This will better accommodate the […]

Shirley “Cookie” Brooks

A memorial service for  Shirley “Cookie” Brooks, beloved daughter of Everett and Mae Sue Brooks, will be held at Aenon Baptist Church, 1500 Brown Street, Vauxhall (Union), New Jersey on Saturday, October 10 2015 5:30pm.

Registration open for after school programs at Boys & Girls clubs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With the summer coming to an end and September around the corner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is switching gears. Registration for after school programs in Union, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Roselle, and Hillside is now open. Programs for youth ages 5 to 18 and cover a variety of subjects, including […]