Water Walk for Life walks in opposition to Pilgrim Pipeline

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In opposition to the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline that would impact approximately 10 municipalities in Union County and 44 statewide, the Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline — a coalition of environmental groups, leaders and activists — along with New Jersey Peace Action and Union County residents staged a walk in protest of the […]

Proposed Green Lane project draws ire of Union residents

Proposed Green Lane project draws ire of Union residents

UNION, NJ — A proposed development project of the Green Lane section of Union is getting plenty of backlash from residents of the area. The Green Lane Development Project would call for development of what is currently known as the Kennedy Reservation, a 45-acre parcel of currently undisturbed open space that is part of the Green […]

Evening of traditional Irish music comes to Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — On Thursday, March 16, husband and wife duo Dennis Gormley and Kathy DeAngelo performed traditional Irish music at Cranford Community Center. The duo call themselves “McDermott’s Handy,” in honor of fiddler Ed McDermott. “I learned to play Irish music from my mother who was Irish,” DeAngelo said during the performance. “She used to […]

Local charity celebrates MardiBra in Clark

CLARK, NJ — One Kind Step held its second MardiBra event on Saturday, March 11, at the Knights of Columbus in Clark. Residents were required to bring a bra or money to donate upon arrival and were offered a night of fun, games and food for their generosity. “My daughter Erika started One Kind Step two […]

Hillside council votes to pay off former employee

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Township Committee has passed a resolution approving a payment of $60,000 to a former employee in exchange for him dropping a lawsuit against the township. Tharien Arnold, a former employee of the township hired in 2015 as acting director of the Department of Public Works, filed the lawsuit in 2016. In […]

Summit nonprofit reaches out to local teens

SUMMIT, NJ — On Saturday, March 4, Bridges Outreach, a local Summit nonprofit organization, held its 8th annual Teens Tackle Homelessness Conference at Kent Place School. The conference was created by high school students to introduce the topic of homelessness to their peers and the work by Bridges Outreach to connect the homeless with the rest […]

Rahway firefighters receive FMBA Valor Awards

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway firefighters Chief Charles Leone, Capt. Theodore Padavno, Capt. Brian Thornton, Capt. Richard Fleischman, Eric Gustofson, Christopher Hammell, Jamal Burden, Andrew Shunway and Jimmy Thornton have been selected to receive the state FMBA Valor Award for rescuing a civilian and a Rahway police officer from a house fire in March 2016. They extinguished […]

Cranford hosts Slice of Life art show

Cranford hosts Slice of Life art show

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 for the show, which will run until the end of the month, was “A Slice of Life,” and each artist used their interpretation […]

Harassment charges dismissed in Dansereau v. Holley case

ROSELLE, NJ — On Thursday, March 9, the long-anticipated trial in the Dansereau v. Holley case finally came to an end when harassment charges filed by Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau against state Assemblyman Jamel Holley were dismissed by Judge Antonio Inacio in a packed Clark Municipal Court. Inacio granted a motion from Clark Township Municipal Prosecutor […]

Springfield firefighters receive award

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At the Township Committee meeting on Feb. 28, Springfield Fire Department Chief Carlo Palumbo honored firefighters Sal Cocuzza, Daniel Royland, Tim Hydock and Joe Cowper with a CPR Recognition Award for their lifesaving efforts during a response to an emergency call from a Springfield resident. “The patient was in cardiac arrest and stopped […]

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