Union County College celebrates completion of Roy W. Smith Theater renovation

Union County College celebrates completion of Roy W. Smith Theater renovation

CRANFORD, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 29, Union County College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a massive renovation of the Roy W. Smith Theater on the Cranford campus. The college’s president, Margaret M. McMenamin, welcomed guests and noted how transformative this improved and modernized space will be for students. Present for […]

Thousands turn out for 2021 return of Garwood Still Rocks! in downtown

Thousands turn out for 2021 return of Garwood Still Rocks! in downtown

GARWOOD, NJ — Thousands turned out on a sun-splashed Sunday afternoon for the much-ballyhooed return of Garwood Still Rocks! in downtown Garwood. Thanks to the efforts of its key sponsor, Vermella at Garwood Station, the new luxury rental community from Russo Development, the popular street fair, music festival and car show took place on Sunday, […]

Scotch Plains middle school renamed in honor of Tuskegee Airman Malcolm E. Nettingham

Scotch Plains middle school renamed in honor of Tuskegee Airman Malcolm E. Nettingham

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Scotch Plains–Fanwood Public Schools recently announced that Park Middle School will be renamed Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School, in honor of a local hero who was a member of World War II’s celebrated Tuskegee Airmen and a 1936 graduate of the district’s high school. The Board of Education renamed the middle […]

Rios indicted for murder of Rahway woman, kidnap of their son

Rios indicted for murder of Rahway woman, kidnap of their son

ELIZABETH, NJ — On Sept. 29, a Union County grand jury returned a six-count indictment against a man charged with killing his former girlfriend and kidnapping their 2-year-old son, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Sept. 30. Tyler Rios, 27, of East Orange, is charged with one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, […]

Clark Township cuts ribbon on new PD and court building

Clark Township cuts ribbon on new PD and court building

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso welcomed citizens and dignitaries to the grand opening of the Clark Police Headquarters and Municipal Court on Saturday, Sept. 18. The ceremony included a statement by the mayor, a look at a time capsule to be enshrined within the building and a ribbon-cutting. “It’s been a long time coming […]

New Providence student competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

New Providence student competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The answer is: This undergraduate student and EMT from New Providence competed on ‘Jeopardy!’ on Sept. 23. The question: Who is Guhan Venkatesan? Pictured above, Venkatesan talks to show host Mayim Bialik. Though Venkatesan got final jeopardy correct and ended with a total of $22,993, he ultimately came in second place […]

Clark seniors join mayor for barbecue

Clark seniors join mayor for barbecue

CLARK, NJ — Clark senior citizens enjoyed a barbeque hosted by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso on Monday, Sept. 13, at the Deutscher Club. Seniors were treated to a buffet and music as they visited with their friends, members of the council and the mayor. This event is a return to the annual tradition after a one-year […]

NJ Sharing Network’s 5K Celebration of Life unites thousands

NJ Sharing Network’s 5K Celebration of Life unites thousands

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Sunday, Sept. 12, thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers participated in NJ Sharing Network’s 5K Celebration of Life Walk and USATF Certified Race at the organization’s headquarters in New Providence. The 5K event, which was presented by Hackensack Meridian Health and Pfizer and supported by dozens of other sponsors, honored […]

Roselle Public Schools celebrate the return to the classroom

Roselle Public Schools celebrate the return to the classroom

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Public Schools welcomed back masked students for the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 7. After students spent as long as 15 months out of the classroom because of the pandemic, schools throughout the district featured balloons, lively music and photo stations. Washington Elementary School went all out, with a […]