Santa arrives to spread cheer in Linden

Santa arrives to spread cheer in Linden

LINDEN, NJ — Santa Claus came to town on Sunday, Dec. 6. In a new twist on an old theme, he did a drive-by event with Linden Mayor Derek Armstead throughout Linden, courtesy of the Mayor’s Youth Commission. “We had some volunteers with the fire department and the police department to help us out and […]

Small Business Saturday attracts customers in Cranford

Small Business Saturday attracts customers in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — Between Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the weekend following Thanksgiving is a big shopping weekend. In Cranford, local businesses didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic slow them down on Saturday, Nov. 28. Ellen Ramer is the owner of Martin Jewelers, a jewelry store at 12 North Ave. W. that is celebrating its […]

Newly elected mayor takes oath of office in Roselle

Newly elected mayor takes oath of office in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ — On Sunday, Nov. 22, newly elected Mayor Donald A. Shaw took the oath of office outside Borough Hall, with some dignitaries, including the Rev. Reginald Atkins, the former mayor of Roselle, in attendance. Social distancing was observed. “It’s been a long time coming, but it is here,” Atkins said on Sunday, Nov. […]

Pastor recognized by township for accomplishments

Pastor recognized by township for accomplishments

UNION, NJ — The Rev. Russell Charles Block, a 90-year-old resident of Union County, was recognized on Thursday, Nov. 12, with a township of Union proclamation recognizing his contributions to the community’s social progress during the civil rights era. That social progress earned the township the National Civic League’s All-America City award in 1977. “I […]

Linden provides Thanksgiving goods to needy families

Linden provides Thanksgiving goods to needy families

LINDEN, NJ — The city of Linden was looking to give back to the community by providing turkeys and Thanksgiving necessities to families in need on Monday, Nov. 23, after our press deadline. The event was set to take place at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center. The city’s goal was to make this Thanksgiving […]

New statewide restrictions in effect to combat COVID-19

New statewide restrictions in effect to combat COVID-19

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With the surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed Executive Order No. 194, which includes new mitigation measures that place restrictions on seating and hours for restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges and a prohibition on interstate indoor K-12 and youth sports. These measures went into effect on Thursday, Nov. […]