Celestial bodies can be seen from Cranford observatory

Celestial bodies can be seen from Cranford observatory

CRANFORD, NJ — Amateur Astronomers Inc. is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the United States. With more than 200 members, the group meets weekly at William Miller Sperry Observatory at Union County College in Cranford. The telescopes are open every Friday evening for free celestial viewings, with a free presentation for general audiences on […]

Holocaust recalled on Cranford’s annual Day of Remembrance

CRANFORD, NJ — Elie Wiesel’s quote, “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all,” reflects the theme of the sixth annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance held at Orange Avenue School on April 26. The event commemorated Wiesel, author of the famous autobiographical novel, “Night,” by the Romanian-born American Jew based on […]

Municipal pool issues create waves in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — Issues surrounding the opening of the Hillside Municipal Pool have those involved in the latest controversy trying to stay afloat. The pool, which is located on Central Avenue and slated to open around Memorial Day, is at the center of the latest feud between the township’s Pool Commission members and some members of […]

Rank and file show support for embattled police chief

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department last week held a vote of confidence in Hillside’s acting police Chief Louis Panarese. The vote of confidence comes in the midst of ongoing strife within the department after Panarese was demoted by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson last month; the mayor replaced Panarese with Lt. Vincent Ricciardi, who […]

Soft opening held for Warinanco Sports Center

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County officials last week held a soft opening for the expanding and modernizing landmark ice skating venue in Roselle and Elizabeth that will now go by the name of the Warinanco Sports Center. The $7 million project already two years in the making is transforming the 56-year-old facility into a year-round […]

Ski bums

Ski bums

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford Boy Scout Troop 80 participated in its annual ski trip from March 10 to 12, with more than 23 Scouts and parents enjoying a weekend of skiing, snowboarding and camaraderie at the Summit Lodge in Shawnee Mountain, Pa.

In Hillside, quest continues to videotape council meetings

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside has not caught up with its neighbors, at least when it comes to recording its town council meetings. Although council members have been asking for years to have meetings videotaped, this has yet to happen. Furthermore, a resolution passed by the council to employ a video company to film the meetings, beginning […]

Area residents protest Kean’s new dormitory

UNION, NJ — Residents of Union’s Green Lane neighborhood are up in arms about the latest construction project under way on the campus of neighboring Kean University. The neighborhood, which lies between Kean University and the Union Train Station, has been the site of ongoing development of businesses and multi-dwelling units for a number of years. […]

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