Cranford takes part in Relay for Life for ninth year

Cranford takes part in Relay for Life for ninth year

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford participated in the annual Relay for Life event for the ninth year on Friday, May 20. Twenty-four team members participated on Team Angela, a team created seven years ago in memory of Cranford resident Angela Skelton, after she lost her battle with cancer. Event Lead Linda Miklencic, of Cranford, was a personal […]

CHS principal’s termination protested

CRANFORD, NJ — A petition was recently created at Change.org to protest the recent firing of Cranford High School Principal Kate McCabe. The petition was created by Cranford resident and Cranford High School alumni Bart Lahiff. So far the petition has gained hundreds of signatures. “From knowing students in our 1,150 student population, to becoming the […]

Peregrine falcons make nest on County Courthouse

ELIZABETH, NJ — The City of Elizabeth is home to New Jersey’s largest falcon, the peregrine falcon. On the Union County website, live video is streamed from two live webcams that have been installed for viewers to see inside and outside the nest. The mother falcon laid a total of four eggs this spring. The falcon […]

Cranford dance company to perform at Arts for Autism

CRANFORD, NJ — On June 20, Moving Youth Dance Company of Cranford will head to New York City to perform at the Arts for Autism Concert to benefit Autism Speaks. They were one of the six student groups in North America to be selected for this event. They will perform alongside Broadway stars while supporting a […]

Rails to trails for train tracks through Summit

UNION COUNTY, NJ — According to Union County’s Master Plan, Summit has made it a priority to fund a green pathway that would serve both recreational and commuter purposes. Summit’s Robert Rubino has envisioned converting an abandoned railway into the city’s own Highline Park. The land to be converted to the Highline used to be the […]

Crime Data Report released

UNION COUNTY, NJ — According to a recent report released by Department of Law and Public Safety, the 2014 Uniform Crime Report shows an overall decrease in crime for the county by eight percent from the previous year. Approximately 10 percent less violent crimes were committed, and seven percent less nonviolent crimes. “Our latest crime data […]

Linden’s Senior of the Year

Linden’s Senior of the Year

LINDEN, NJ — Donald J. Givens was named Linden’s 40th annual Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year by the town’s Department of Public Property and Community Service. He was chosen as the recipient of the award for demonstrating outstanding service to the community. Each year, the town selects a lifelong resident of Linden to be awarded […]

Clark’s Civil War reenactment weekend

Clark’s Civil War reenactment weekend

CLARK, NJ — A forty-eight hour reenactment of the 7th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate Army took place at the Dr. William Robinson Plantation in Clark from the evening of Friday, May 13 until May 15. The participants each took on the unique role of a historical character while sharing their knowledge, costumes and props with […]

Cranford Relay for Life

CRANFORD, NJ — This will be the ninth year that Cranford will participate in the annual Relay for Life event. Twenty-four team members will participate on Team Angela, a team created seven years ago in memory of Cranford resident Angela Skelton after she lost her battle with cancer. Event Lead Linda Miklencic, of Cranford, was a […]

Roselle Park author publishes book of short stories

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Richard Marranca of Roselle Park recently published a book of short stories called “The New Romantics: Ten Stories of Mystery, Passion, Travel, and Vampires.” He is the author of a novel titled “Dragon Sutra,” which tells the story of a teacher exploring southeast Asia who gets involved in dangerous situations while befriending […]

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