Initiatives seek to keep Thanksgiving alive in Summit

Initiatives seek to keep Thanksgiving alive in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit is gearing up for Thanksgiving under different-from-normal circumstances, thanks to the increase in COVID-19 cases. It will host the Other Fellow First Foundation’s 13th annual frozen turkey drive on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Summit Diner, 1 Union Place. The event will help families have a […]

Roselle community moves ahead with plans for giving

Roselle community moves ahead with plans for giving

ROSELLE — As all of New Jersey braces for the possible lockdown that may accompany a second wave of COVID-19, the office of Mayor Reginald Atkins and Roselle councilmembers plan a “Give Thanks by Giving” initiative for the upcoming holiday. For this initiative, Atkins is asking those who can to donate $25 food gift cards […]

Longtime Superior Court judge retires

Longtime Superior Court judge retires

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The coronavirus has affected everything, including jury trials, and Katherine Dupuis, a former presiding judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Union County, reflected on its impact. “The pandemic affected this an enormous amount,” Dupuis said on Monday, Oct. 26. “The court system shut down, originally. Even now, they […]

Family throws drive-by birthday for matriarch

Family throws drive-by birthday for matriarch

CRANFORD, NJ — The children of Cranford resident Patti Williams were able to surprise their mother with a drive-by celebration at her home to celebrate her 70th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 24. Despite COVID-19, friends, family and neighbors walked by and drove past 20 Roger Ave. in Cranford to deliver well wishes to Williams on […]

Rahway BOE incident stirs up controversy in community

Rahway BOE incident stirs up controversy in community

RAHWAY, NJ — COVID-19 has pushed many meetings to online platforms to ensure social distancing. For the most part, these forums have run smoothly. A troubling incident did occur, however, during a Rahway Board of Education forum on Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 8, where the only black candidate running for a seat on the board […]

Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

ELIZABETH, NJ — Gathering on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth on Friday, Oct. 9, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and UNICO hosted the 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising in recognition of the holiday and in celebration of the local Italian American community. “Union County, along with UNICO National N.J. […]

Annual Cranford event draws large crowds and sees huge success

Annual Cranford event draws large crowds and sees huge success

CRANFORD, NJ — Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many aspects of people’s lives, it didn’t stop the Cranford Community Connection from hosting its annual Cranford Porchfest on Saturday, Oct. 10. Even with face coverings and social distancing, the afternoon event, which comprised 30 bands playing on 10 different porches, was a thrill for […]