Clark resident showcases autograph collection online

CLARK, NJ — Clark resident Phil Laskowski began collecting autographs at a local drum clinic, where he met one of his favorite drummers, Carmine Appice, a member of both the Classic Drummer and Modern Drummer halls of fame. “After the clinic, Carmine met with attendees and signed posters and whatever,” Laskowski told LocalSource in an email […]

Seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt delights

Seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt delights

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, April 1, the seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt took place at Hanson Park in Cranford. Each year the egg hunt is held in honor of his memory. “The Friends of Colin is a youth-run, 501(c)3 charity founded in loving memory of our friend, Colin Maher,” Ryan McGann of Cranford […]

Portable Planetarium comes to Battle Hill Elementary

UNION, NJ — Students from the Union school in kindergarten through fourth grade were treated to a “night sky” experience when Matthew Meyer visited the school with his Starlab Portable Planetarium System recently. He brought the universe to the students with an onsite fieldtrip, courtesy of the Battle Hill PTA. Meyer, a Union resident and […]

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

RAHWAY, NJ — On Friday, April 21, as many as 40 women met at a martial arts studio in Rahway to participate in a self-defense workshop. The theme of the night was empowerment, and attendees learned how defend themselves in dangerous situations, as well as ways to improve their self-esteem. According to, 1 in 3 […]

Guest speaker digs deep on backyard composting

CRANFORD, NJ — Hanson Park Conservancy and the Cranford Environmental Commission celebrated Earth Week with guest speaker Virginia Lamb, who gave a backyard-composting presentation on Tuesday, April 18, at the Cranford Community Center. The five essential elements of composting were explained in the presentation: the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, volume, moisture, aeration and surface area. “Compost needs to […]

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

WINFIELD PARK, NJ — Volunteers were invited to clean up the Rahway River with Boy Scout Troop 330, Cub Scout Pack 30 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. The cleanup focused on areas upstream and downstream of the dam at Winfield Park. Participants worked as far upstream […]


Lauren Grossmith, varsity cheerleader Lauren is a senior who cheers for football, basketball and wrestling. What’s your favorite dance? “The Cupid Shuffle, because it’s a song that everyone can dance to.” Do you have a pen pal? “In second grade, I sent a Flat Stanley to my friend named Jessica, who lives in Arizona.” Who […]

All eyes on Roselle as it gears up for June primaries

ROSELLE, NJ — Residents in the borough of Roselle are closely watching this year’s municipal primary in June, four Democratic candidates are running for two council seats — two for a single seat in the 3rd Ward and two for a seat in the 1st Ward. Candidates for 3rd Ward council seats are incumbent Andrea Staten […]

Cranford High School to present moving ‘Letters to Sala’

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford High School’s Academy of Performing Arts will present “Letters to Sala,” a drama about the Holocaust, on Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m., at the Cranford High School auditorium, 201 West End Place, Cranford. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 per person or online at This full-length […]

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