Owners of Summit bakery help to get out the vote

Owners of Summit bakery help to get out the vote

SUMMIT — Bob Conway and Peter Lloyd, owners of Brownie Points Bakery on Beechwood Road in downtown Summit, have created quite a stir with their latest seasonal theme. The bakery, featuring classic American desserts, is celebrating American’s right to vote. From the painting of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the store window to the various paintings […]

Freeholders, students, municipal officials cut ribbon on new turf fields in Rahway

Freeholders, students, municipal officials cut ribbon on new turf fields in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chairperson Alexander Mirabella and Freeholders Sergio Granados, Chris Hudak and Rebecca L. Williams recently joined Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe Jr., members of Rahway City Council and Board of Education, students, parents and members of the Rahway Youth Soccer Association in cutting the ribbon on two multiuse fields at Madison […]

Algonquin Drive house and Cranford Theater receive Preservation Awards

Algonquin Drive house and Cranford Theater receive Preservation Awards

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Preservation Award for 2020 was presented to the owners of 37 Algonquin Drive and the Cranford Theater. The award, sponsored jointly by the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board, is given annually to owners of a residence or a business who have helped preserve and maintain […]

Union County to receive $250,000 in funding from state to dredge Clark Reservoir

Union County to receive $250,000 in funding from state to dredge Clark Reservoir

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board announced on Friday, Sept. 25, that it will be receiving $250,000 in state funds that will be used to dredge the Clark Reservoir, which sits off Lake Avenue in the township. The announcement comes as the county is currently studying recreational usage, environmental impacts and dredging […]

Sheriff’s Office K-9 receives bullet- and stab-protective vest

Sheriff’s Office K-9 receives bullet- and stab-protective vest

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Milo has received a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. The vest was sponsored by Julie Tropeano of Lincroft and embroidered “In memory of Angelo Tropeano.” Vested Interest in K9s Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity […]

Housing Authority of Plainfield breaks ground on $19.3 million project

Housing Authority of Plainfield breaks ground on $19.3 million project

PLAINFIELD — On Sept. 17, the Housing Authority of Plainfield broke ground on a $19.3 million project to celebrate the new construction of Elmwood Square, an ambitious redevelopment plan that will bring 58 new apartments to the community. The ceremony took place in partnership with Plainfield, the Premier Community Development Corporation, Union County, the U.S. […]

$10,000 grant from Infineum boosts real-world learning for Linden students

$10,000 grant from Infineum boosts real-world learning for Linden students

LINDEN, NJ — Linden public schools have received a $10,000 grant from Infineum USA LP to support exciting, real-world educational programs in the areas of science and financial literacy. “We are thrilled to have community partners like Infineum to help our students thrive,” said Superintendent Marnie Hazelton. “Programs like these give our students the chance […]

Community voices support for Holley bill to create Division on Violence Prevention

Community voices support for Holley bill to create Division on Violence Prevention

ELIZABETH, NJ — Local leaders and activists joined with N.J. Assemblyman Jamel Holley, D-20th Legislative District, on the steps of the Union County Courthouse on Sept. 15 to voice support for his proposed legislation, calling for the establishment of a state Division on Violence Prevention and Intervention, within the state Department of Law and Public […]

Kenilworth schools welcome students for in-person learning

Kenilworth schools welcome students for in-person learning

KENILWORTH, NJ — Timing was everything as students from pre-K to grade 12 headed back to Kenilworth Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Students at Harding Elementary School, who are attending school on a modified five-days-a-week schedule, were dropped off at slightly staggered times to allow for greater social distancing. Separate pickup times were established […]