Young activist leads the way for students at Elizabeth High

Young activist leads the way for students at Elizabeth High

ELIZABETH, NJ — He’s only 16, but Kason Little is going places. The Elizabeth High School junior has become a familiar fixture at Elizabeth City Council meetings, Board of Education meetings, and at political debates and town halls throughout Elizabeth and beyond, and he is not shy about letting his feelings known to politicians in high […]

Roselle Park gearing up for Irish festival

Roselle Park gearing up for Irish festival

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Roselle Park will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day event on March 19, with a celebration and cultural fair held at the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut St. in Roselle Park, from 2 to 5 p.m. The free event will feature live entertainment by Broadway actor, musician and singer Richard Stillman, as […]

Summit holds open house for Community Center

Summit holds open house for Community Center

SUMMIT, NJ — On Thursday, March 2, the Summit Department of Community Programs invited residents to attend an open house information session about the new Community Center building to be located at 100 Morris Ave. in Summit, where officials reviewed building plans and the proposed construction schedule for the renovations. “The new Community Center will include […]

State bail reform mandate stirs controversy

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Municipalities throughout the state are being asked to provide representation for certain defendants in Superior Court as part of new bail-reform policies that went into effect in January. Defendants provided with this representation include some indigent offenders accused of a disorderly persons crimes or domestic violence offenses. The mandate to send municipal […]

Time is running out to save historic landmark

ELIZABETH, NJ — It is a race against the clock to save a historic landmark that has been at the center of a long and ongoing battle. The Whyman Parish House, located on Newark Avenue in the city of Elizabeth, and which is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places, was donated to Elizabeth’s […]

Springfield students, parents learn about online safety

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, Feb. 23, Detective Dawn Correia from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office visited Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield to educate students and parents about online safety. An assembly was held during the day for students and parents were invited to attend the presentation during the evening. “We have a very good […]

Community is making blankets

Community  is making blankets

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 11, Cranford United Methodist Church invited members of the community to help them make blankets at Cranford Community Center. The blankets are donated to variety of organizations. This year, the blankets will go to a domestic violence shelter in Elizabeth. The event coordinator was Holly Walker, who ordered the fleece […]

Union meet and greet focuses on moving forward

Union meet and greet focuses on moving forward

UNION, NJ — A community dinner spearheaded by Jason Krychiw, a Union community activist and former candidate for township committee, was a who’s who of community leaders, all under one roof at Mario’s Restaurant in Union on Feb. 20. Union Chamber of Commerce members, religious leaders, Board of Education members and township and county officials came […]

Immigration resolution passed by Elizabeth BOE

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth public school district has committed itself to ensuring a safe environment for students regardless of immigration status. The Elizabeth Board of Education passed a resolution Feb. 16, “affirming its commitment to a safe and supportive school environment for all students, regardless of immigration status,” according to the resolution obtained by LocalSource. […]