Cranford High School graduates its resilient Class of 2021

Cranford High School graduates its resilient Class of 2021

CRANFORD, NJ — On Tuesday, June 22, the 320 graduates of Cranford High School’s Class of 2021 were cheered on by a crowd of family and friends at the high school’s Memorial Field. Praising the graduates’ accomplishments despite the COVID-19 pandemic, CHS Principal Mark Cantagallo said he wished them nothing but success, adding he wanted […]

Long-stemmed flowers help to honor Linden HS graduates

Long-stemmed flowers help to honor Linden HS graduates

LINDEN, NJ — Last year, Linden High School held a massive graduation at the Linden Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic. The huge event spurred media coverage and honored the graduates from 2020 during a historic year. On Friday, June 18, Linden High School took to Tiger Stadium, where the community gathered in a ceremony to […]

Juneteenth Arts Festival attracts hundreds of people to Union

Juneteenth Arts Festival attracts hundreds of people to Union

UNION, NJ — Juneteenth, the June 19 holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, had only just become a federal holiday when Union Township hosted its first-ever Juneteenth Arts Festival at Rabkin Park. At the festival, residents enjoyed a multitude of activities, including entertainment, recreation, art and food. Ann-Margaret Shannon, president of […]

Availability of Union County soccer fields vexes some

Availability of Union County soccer fields vexes some

UNION COUNTY — Speed Conditioning Performance Youth Soccer Club President Rodrigo DaSilva and Vice President Steven Valeira have been tireless in their efforts to get the Union County Board of County Commissioners to provide their club access to better fields, but their efforts have not proved fruitful yet. “The soccer club is a small, nonprofit […]

Mondella to challenge Vertreese to become mayor of Hillside

Mondella to challenge Vertreese to become mayor of Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — Councilwoman at large Nancy Mondella announced her candidacy for mayor on Thursday, June 10. Mondella, who previously served on the Hillside Board of Education, said the current executive branch isn’t putting residents first, something she promised to do. “We need to set goals and achieve results for Hillside. Effort is no longer […]