CPD honors fallen heroes at annual Unity Tour

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford Police officers proudly represented the township’s police force at the Police Unity Tour bicycle ride to honor the sacrifices of police officers killed in the line of duty. Officers from around the United States and across the globe converged on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May […]

Proposed bike trails in Watchung Reservation nixed

UNION COUNTY, NJ — “The good guys won.” That was the takeaway for Leonard Berkowitz of Berkeley Heights at the conclusion of the May 18 Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting. Berkowitz and many other residents attended their first freeholders meeting that night to speak about a subject that has evoked strong opinions in recent […]

Helping young women make a fashion statement

HILLSIDE, NJ — With prom and graduation season just around the corner, many students are faced with the stress of what has become a major expense. But Hawaiian Thompson-Epps, a longtime Hillside resident and Hillside Board of Education member, has taken some of the worry out of special occasions for young women throughout the township and […]

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 […]