City & State honors Springfield resident as Above & Beyond honoree

City & State honors Springfield resident as Above & Beyond honoree

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Angela Harrington, a higher education leader who spearheaded a Women’s Entrepreneurship Week initiative at Berkeley College, was recognized among the magazine City & State New York’s Above & Beyond honorees at a ceremony on Thursday, March 24, at Sony Hall in New York City. The award honors women who exhibit exemplary leadership […]

‘Floral Exhibits’ to be presented at Kenilworth Library

‘Floral Exhibits’ to be presented at Kenilworth Library

KENILWORTH, NJ — The Gallery-on-the-Boulevard presents “Floral Portraits,” an exhibit by photographer Sara Parmigiani on display at the Kenilworth Public Library, 548 Boulevard in Kenilworth, through July. Parmigiani has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a master’s degree in museum studies. She is currently curator at the Fleetwood Museum of Art and Photographica and […]

Kean University lecture takes on correctional system reform

Kean University lecture takes on correctional system reform

UNION, NJ — A panel of leading experts in corrections and law called for new approaches to criminal justice reform in New Jersey during a panel hosted by Kean University. The lecture, hosted by the College of Business and Public Management, featured former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, former state Attorney General John J. Farmer […]

Creative Hands at Second Westfield Senior Citizens Housing are ‘Aging their own way’

Creative Hands at Second Westfield Senior Citizens Housing are ‘Aging their own way’

  WESTFIELD, NJ — The Creative Hands of Second Westfield Senior Citizens Housing is a group of residents who knit and crochet for any need in the surrounding community. They’ve recently donated lap blankets and shawls to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway. Donna Mancuso, who is the director of Marketing and Community Education […]

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As part of its commitment to making the state more resilient to the impacts of climate change, on April 19, during Earth Week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection launched an online tool that will help planners, local governments, developers and residents better understand that extreme precipitation events are increasing, […]

Rotary Club announces awards for organizers of recent fundraiser

Rotary Club announces awards for organizers of recent fundraiser

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Rotary Club fundraising Chairperson Tony LaPorta announced awards for organizers of the club’s recent Breakfast With the Bands fundraiser. The purpose of the event was to raise money for college scholarships to Westfield high school seniors and also to help the homeless veterans living at Lyons VA Medical Center. This is […]

ATOMS Club at Kumpf Middle School collects toys to donate to Ukraine

ATOMS Club at Kumpf Middle School collects toys to donate to Ukraine

CLARK, NJ — Gavin Ford, a seventh-grader at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark, organized a collection to donate items to children in Ukraine. Ford spearheaded the collection through the school’s extracurricular ATOMS Club. The club, led by teacher Cristina Faro, competes in academic tournaments. All the items were donated to Be the Change […]

Girl Scouts host FUNdraiser for local foster youths

Girl Scouts host FUNdraiser for local foster youths

ELIZABETH, NJ — May began with good news for foster youths in the Union County child welfare system: they have the support of their peers. Four Girl Scouts from Cranford and Elizabeth partnered with local businesses to create a fundraising event in which all proceeds were directed to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County. […]