2021 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award presented to two area students

2021 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award presented to two area students

WESTFIELD, NJ — First Congregational Church of Westfield presented its Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award on Sunday, May 23, to two highly deserving high school seniors. Nala Scott from Westfield High School and Elizabeth Rehwinkel from Union County Academy for Performing Arts at Union County Vocational–Technical Schools were named the 2021 honorees of the […]

County commissioners break ground on inclusive affirmative park space in Plainfield

County commissioners break ground on inclusive affirmative park space in Plainfield

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners officially broke ground on Tuesday, June 29, on the county’s first inclusive LGBTQ+ affirming park space. The new park space will be located within Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. “We know that fostering a sense of belonging and connectedness increases the quality of life […]

Love is kind in any language at Kenilworth Public Library

Love is kind in any language at Kenilworth Public Library

KENILWORTH, NJ — Bilingual Story Time was recently presented at the Kenilworth Public Library. Children’s author Laura Sassi read her book, ‘Love Is Kind.’ Parent volunteer Fiorella Suarez read along with the Spanish edition of the story. At the conclusion of the event, children received a bilingual activity related to this story to take home. […]

Bank donates $2,500 as a ‘thank you’ to Roselle firefighters

Bank donates $2,500 as a ‘thank you’ to Roselle firefighters

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Mayor Donald Shaw, Fire Chief Eric Pearson and Battalion Chief Christopher Laba are expressing their appreciation to Columbia Bank for a $2,500 donation. The donation is a celebration of the merger of Columbia Bank and Roselle Bank, at 235 Chestnut St., which occurred on April 1, 2020. “As a true community […]

Teenager awarded scholarship from the NJ Sharing Network Foundation

Teenager awarded scholarship from the NJ Sharing Network Foundation

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The NJ Sharing Network Foundation’s Hearts for Emma Partner Fund has awarded a scholarship to Gabriella Giolli of Hillsborough for her passion and dedication to raising awareness of organ and tissue donation. Giolli was presented with her scholarship award at the NJ Sharing Network’s headquarters in New Providence during a private […]

Clark Girls Softball 8U Blue Crushers crush their opponents

Clark Girls Softball 8U Blue Crushers crush their opponents

CLARK, NJ — The Clark Girls Softball 8U Blue team celebrates a hard-earned championship victory against favored Cranford 8U Cougars. 8U Clark Blue ‘Crushers’ kicked off the Cranford Summer Slam Tournament with three wins during pool play and were seeded second in the playoffs. The Clark Blue Crushers came back to defeat Metuchen, beat Westfield […]

Elizabeth Housing Authority hosts a successful job fair

Elizabeth Housing Authority hosts a successful job fair

ELIZABETH, NJ — Across the state and country, employers have expressed difficulty with filling positions in their workforce even as COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. The Elizabeth Housing Authority’s Journey to Jobs Plus event, presented to Mravlag Manor residents on Thursday, June 17, successfully aided job seekers in securing employment while revitalizing employers’ talent searches. […]

‘Play ball’ echoes on Clark’s diamonds

‘Play ball’ echoes on Clark’s diamonds

CLARK, NJ — Early spring brought shouts of “play ball” to the softball fields of Clark. From the youngest to the oldest teams, the season has been filled with fun, learning and friendships. UNICO’s peewee team hit it hard and spent time building some basic skills. UNICO secretary Fran Parisi and Vice President Ralph Bernardo […]

CAU Walkathon celebrates a year of perseverance

CAU Walkathon celebrates a year of perseverance

ELIZABETH, NJ — An annual tradition returned to Union County on Saturday, June 27, with the Community Access Unlimited Ira Geller Walkathon. The event raises funds every year to support CAU services for people with disabilities and youth at risk in New Jersey. Members of the agency, staff and supporters gathered at Warinanco Park in […]