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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Baking it Forward’ in pursuit of peace and unity

‘Baking it Forward’ in pursuit of peace and unity

UNION, NJ — A group of women are “Baking it Forward” in search of peace and friendship. Launched on Jan. 1, the “Love thy Neighbor and Bake it Forward” movement was founded by several women who wanted to something to heal the divide that they felt during and after the election season. In order to do […]

Kenilworth Historical Society hosts tea ceremony

Kenilworth Historical Society hosts tea ceremony

KENILWORTH, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, Kenilworth Historical Society invited certified tea educator Darlene Meyers-Perry to perform an African tea ceremony known as ataya. An ataya is an informal ceremony consisting of three rounds of tea, the first one bitter, the second one minty and the third is sweet. “Every year we have […]

Hillside’s Urban Wolf Symphony to release 2 more albums

Hillside’s Urban Wolf Symphony to release 2 more albums

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Urban Wolf Symphony may be Hillside’s best kept secret. An eclectic jazz collective located in Hillside since 1995, Urban Wolf Symphony is a cutting edge, jazz-fusion collaboration headed up by 25- year industry veteran Greg Hines. The musical ensemble is also produced under Hines’ record label, Mindless Sound Records LLC. Urban Wolf […]

Hillside to honor resident at Black History Month event

Hillside to honor resident at Black History Month event

HILLSIDE, NJ — One of Hillside’s finest will be honored at a Black History Month event in the township. The Feb. 18 program, presented by the Hillside Fraternal Order of Police and the Hillside Police Benevolent Association, will be held at Hillside Public Library and will honor retired Hillside Police Detective Calvin Johnson, the very first […]

Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

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 […]

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