Union Farmers fall to Bengals at March 20 wrestling meet

Union Farmers fall to Bengals at March 20 wrestling meet

UNION, NJ — At a March 20 wrestling meet, the Bloomfield High School Bengals defeated the Union High School Farmers 57-24. Winning for the Bengals were William Ungermah in the 106-pound weight class via forfeit; Kira Pipkins in the 120-pound weight class via forfeit; Gerald VanBaelen in the 126-pound weight class with a pin against […]

Former Summit councilman Michael Vernotico dies at age 74

Former Summit councilman Michael Vernotico dies at age 74

SUMMIT, NJ — The city of Summit announced the March 20 death of former Ward 2 Councilman Michael Vernotico, age 74. A longtime Summit resident, Vernotico died following complications sustained in a fall earlier in the week. Vernotico served the Summit community as a councilman for two terms, from 2006 through 2011, and as president […]

2020 Fall Athletic Awards presented virtually at ALJ High School

2020 Fall Athletic Awards presented virtually at ALJ High School

CLARK, NJ — The Arthur L. Johnson Athletic Department recently had its 2020 Fall Athletic Awards. The evening, sponsored by the Crusader Athletic Booster Club, was held virtually due to the pandemic. All the fall athletic teams’ seasons were highlighted by the coaches, and all athletes received letters and awards, to be delivered at a […]

Roselle businesses receive PPE through Neighborhood Preservation Program

Roselle businesses receive PPE through Neighborhood Preservation Program

ROSELLE, NJ — More than 50 local businesses are receiving personal protection equipment through the borough’s involvement in the Neighborhood Preservation Program. As part of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, Roselle secured a grant to support businesses in the North Chestnut Street Business District, which stretches between First and […]

Premiere Stages at Kean University presents ‘Plays by People’

Premiere Stages at Kean University presents ‘Plays by People’

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, in partnership with Matheny’s Arts Access Program and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, will present “Plays by People” on Saturday, March 27, at 4 p.m. on Zoom. “Plays by People” will feature short works of prose, monologues, theatrical scenes and poetry […]

Clark Rec to run ever-popular annual Coach Fire Basketball Clinic

Clark Rec to run ever-popular annual Coach Fire Basketball Clinic

CLARK, NJ — Clark Recreation is running its ever-popular annual Coach Fire Basketball Clinic. More than 80 children, ranging in age from 5 to 13, attended the first session. Varsity ALJ players, varsity coaches and other basketball-affiliated people helped coach the children. The indoor event followed all the guidelines of the Health Department and the […]

Fanwood receives APA grant for enhanced station-area planning

Fanwood receives APA grant for enhanced station-area planning

FANWOOD, NJ — Fanwood has announced that it has been chosen for a Community Planning Assistance Program by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association and New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to receive volunteer community planning assistance. Fanwood was formally chosen for the grant in November 2020. The volunteer planning team will examine […]

Kenilworth students collect cereal for St. Theresa Food Pantry

Kenilworth students collect cereal for St. Theresa Food Pantry

KENILWORTH, NJ — St. Theresa School in Kenilworth collected more than 100 boxes of cereal for almsgiving during the season of Lent. The boxes will be donated to St. Theresa Food Pantry, but not before Sister Rachel Lauritsen, Christian Lomuntad and Ezekiel Qersdyn created a huge domino train of cereal in the gym. Photos Courtesy […]