Elizabeth native writes memoir highlighting rich history of city

Elizabeth native writes memoir highlighting rich history of city

ELIZABETH, NJ — A native of Elizabeth, Kevin P. Brady has written a memoir dedicated to the city called “North End Boy: Innocence and Experience Amid the Seven Wonders of Elizabeth, New Jersey.” A fast-paced story about seven friends coming of age in Elizabeth in the 1970s, the book features Elizabeth’s “seven wonders” and the […]

Coach continues to teach baton twirling in Cranford gym

Coach continues to teach baton twirling in Cranford gym

CRANFORD, NJ — The batons have continued twirling for Union High School coach Nicole Marie Placca, who also teaches the art of baton twirling — a sport that may seem almost extinct — at Diamond Gymnastics Academy in Cranford. Bringing the intricate art to the youngsters of Cranford, Placca said her goal is to show […]

Cranford holds reorganization meeting for new year

Cranford holds reorganization meeting for new year

CRANFORD, NJ — The township rang in the New Year with its reorganization meeting on Sunday, Jan. 2. During the meeting, Gina Black was sworn in as a township commissioner while Cranford Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty was nominated and sworn in as the chairperson of the Township Committee, in addition to being unanimously voted to […]

Union reorganization meeting recognizes efforts of township in the past year

Union reorganization meeting recognizes efforts of township in the past year

UNION, NJ — New Union Township Mayor Manuel Figueiredo was ushered in at Union Township’s reorganization meeting on Saturday, Jan. 1, as he was nominated chairperson of the Township Committee. Suzette Cavadas was nominated vice chairperson of the Township Committee and deputy mayor, while former Union Mayor Michele Delisfort was sworn in for Township Committee. […]

Green Thumb Garden Club gnomes are a hit

Green Thumb Garden Club gnomes are a hit

CRANFORD, NJ — The Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford has been bringing the community together since it was founded in 1954 for the purpose of studying all aspects of the fine art of flower design, gardening and the conservation of trees, shrubs, flowers and birds. Its latest venture is rather unusual: reusing artificial Christmas […]

Eagle Scout given proclamation during Mountainside Council meeting

Eagle Scout given proclamation during Mountainside Council meeting

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — During the Mountainside Borough Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21, council members presented Eagle Scout Christian Gonzalez with a proclamation. Gonzalez achieved the highest rank in Scouting, as the 18th Eagle Scout of Mountainside’s Boy Scout Troop 177. Mountainside Mayor Paul N. Mirabelli praised Gonzalez for his accomplishment and extolled Eagle Scouts, […]

Union Township closes three schools amid COVID-19 omicron spike

Union Township closes three schools amid COVID-19 omicron spike

UNION, NJ — The spike in COVID-19 positive cases due to the omicron variant has affected numerous school districts throughout New Jersey, including Union. Superintendent of Union Township Schools Scott Taylor recently closed three of the district’s 10 schools — Union High School, Franklin Elementary School and Burnet Middle School — as a precautionary tactic, […]

Union resident addresses concerns during meeting

Union resident addresses concerns during meeting

UNION, NJ — During the public comments section of the Union Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21, Union resident Daryn Martin brought a number of issues by phone to the attention of Mayor Michele Delisfort and the committee, including local speeding, the need for another high school within Union and township cleanliness, but he […]

Cranford Green Thumb Garden Club gnomes are a hit for the holidays

Cranford Green Thumb Garden Club gnomes are a hit for the holidays

CRANFORD — The Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford has been bringing the community together since it was founded in 1954 for the purpose of studying all aspects of the fine art of flower design, gardening and the conservation of trees, shrubs, flowers and birds. Its latest venture is rather unusual: reusing artificial Christmas trees, […]

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