Obituaries – Week of Oct 4th

ARGENZIANO — Norma L., of Union; Sept. 26. Was retired catering waitress. BATAILLE — Robert B., formerly of Springfield; has died. Was company supervisor. BELLACOSA — Irene, formerly of Union; Sept. 25. Moved to Westfield four years ago. BODY — Larry, of Roselle; Sept. 23. Was active member of many organizations. BUNIN — Sol, formerly […]

Hamilton Stage’s ‘4 Flavor Program’ a savory delight

RAHWAY — What the American Repertory Ballet called a “4 Flavor Program” on Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage in Rahway Saturday afternoon actually was a combination of delicious flavors. And more than enough to satisfy a ballet enthusiast’s appetite. In a variety of delightful performances, under the umbrella of Douglas Martin, artistic director, […]

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday and continues through Saturday, Oct. 13. This annual observance, now sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association, has been presented every year since 1911, when it was launched to mark the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. Because that conflagration in the Windy City occurred Oct. 8, 9 and […]

Make the right ‘move’ and skip this digital ballet

It takes a lot of chutzpah to present a monotonous, repetitive piece of work to a receptive audience. Such an offering was shown on the screen at the “Ballet in Cinema” production at the Cranford Theater on Sunday afternoon. “Move to Move” was filmed at theNederlandsDansTheater,The Hague, on May 31, and featured four contemporary ballets. […]

The talk on Evergreen Avenue

Left Out By frank Capece Marc Krauss, a Republican Committeeman running for re-election in Springfield, knows, better than most, the axiom “all politics are local.” Campaigning last Sunday on Evergreen Avenue in his township, he faced the normal pleas over high taxes, an occasional reference to the township’s long-stagnant downtown, and some personal gripes. Krauss […]

‘The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler’ in Maplewood

By Ruth Ross,  Correspondent Members of The Theater Project may have moved from Cranford to Maplewood, but they haven’t lost their penchant for choosing — and skillfully producing — off-beat plays. Their productions really make the audience think; in fact, their motto is “Think Theater.” As the inaugural production of the 2012-2013 season, The Theater […]

Obituaries – Week of Sept 27th

ALEXANDER — Joseph Sr., of Linden; Sept. 17. Served on Board of Elections. BAZEMORE — Julia Lee, of Union; Sept. 20. Former General Motors employee. BELL — Palma, of Cranford; Sept. 16. Was hospital, hospice nurse. BRAILEY — Stephen C., of Rahway; Sept. 18. Worked for Public Works Department. BRIGHTWELL — Mother Evelyn, of Linden; […]

A responsibility to all the kids

Left Out By Frank Capece The first question posed to Beverly Powell: Why does a top-flight legal secretary working in the city for a big, intellectual-property firm run for the Hillside Board of Education? The answer was unexpected. With only one adult child, Powell said she wants to instill “upward mobility and better citizenship” for […]

County has ‘100 percent’ increase in West Nile virus

At least 111 out of 300 pools test positive, but no cases have been reported in Union County’s human population

By Paul Greulich, Staff Writer A higher-than-normal presence ofWest Nilevirus kept county and local health officials busy this summer, and residents are not quite out of mosquito country yet. While no confirmed cases of the virus in humans or birds have been identified inUnionCounty, there were a record number of pools that were found to contain […]

‘Oliver Twist’ at STNJ is not to be missed

By Ruth Ross, Correspondent Because Charles Dickens was paid by the word — and wrote in installments — his novels tend to be dense with character, plot development, description and pointed comments about the inequities of society. When the installments appeared in the newspapers, the people usually gathered around to listen to them being read […]