Mural painted by robot in Downtown Summit

Mural painted by robot in Downtown Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — Don’t expect “Albert” to be confused with Da Vinci, Rembrandt or Van Gogh, although his work is very public. Albert is a robotic spray-printing machine used to beautify downtown Summit in September, creating a dot-matrix mural on the side of a building on Union Place. The building, which houses Pizza Vita on […]

Union TV34 policy change over debates stirs backlash

UNION, NJ — A change in local television station TV34’s policy now prohibits political debates, including the Board of Education and Township Committee forums that had been scheduled for later this month, a move that has upset residents. The debates are hosted by the League of Women Voters annually however, according to a letter from […]

Union household represents township on ‘Family Feud’

Union household represents township on ‘Family Feud’

UNION, NJ — It didn’t come as a surprise to the Carroll family when they received news that they were going to be on the game show, “Family Feud.” They were confident their sense of humor, positive attitudes and individuality had impressed the judges during the audition process. “We always said that we wanted to […]

Original songs to a ukulele, Union’s Got Talent

Original songs to a ukulele, Union’s Got Talent

UNION, NJ — They came with acts from original songs to dance routines to a ukulele, from ages 6 to 63. The sounds of cheering and endless applause echoed throughout Union High School with Jinky Marie Abalos finally prevailing in the sixth annual Union’s Got Talent competition. “I wasn’t even thinking of winning, I just […]

‘Addams Family’ creator lauded 30 years after his death

‘Addams Family’ creator lauded 30 years after his death

WESTFIELD, NJ — They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re altogether ooky, and they’re coming to Westfield at the end of October. The first AddamsFest will be held as a townwide event to honor “ The Addams Family” creator and Westfield native Charles Addams from Oct. 26 to 28. The celebration, 30 years […]

Winfield Park vet gets Vietnam medals half century late

Winfield Park vet gets Vietnam medals half century late

WINFIELD PARK, NJ — On Aug. 12, 1970, Stephen Thorpe was aboard a transport helicopter known throughout the Army as a “Huey.” He had been in Vietnam for about 10 months and found himself approaching a landing zone near the South Vietnamese village of Khe Sanh to extract a reconnaissance patrol involved in a firefight. The […]

Kenilworth bar hit with restrictions after neighbors air complaints

Kenilworth bar hit with restrictions after neighbors air complaints

KENILWORTH, NJ — A local bar that agreed to pay a fine to state officials earlier this year has been hit with new restrictions by municipal authorities after neighbors lodged numerous complaints of loud, boisterous and allegedly illegal late-night behavior by patrons. Effective Oct. 15, the Gavelstone Bar and Grill on South Michigan Avenue, located […]