L.E.A.D. program offered to fifth-grade students in Linden Elementary School No. 8

L.E.A.D. program offered to fifth-grade students in Linden Elementary School No. 8

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden Police Department has partnered with Linden Public Schools to offer L.E.A.D.— Law Enforcement Against Drugs — instruction to all fifth-grade students at Linden Elementary School No. 8. The emphasis of the program is to help students recognize and resist the many direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment […]

Springfield’s 2023 Tree Lighting Festival lights up the township

Springfield’s 2023 Tree Lighting Festival lights up the township

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The weather outside wasn’t too frightful, but Springfield’s 2023 Tree Lighting Festival was certainly delightful! Nearly one thousand people came out for the event, which was on Tuesday, Dec. 5, outside Town Hall and the First Aid Squad, Springfield. Most of the excitement happened earlier in the evening — with live performances […]

Families bond together at Winter Ceramics Night

Families bond together at Winter Ceramics Night

CLARK, NJ — Mothers, daughters, fathers, sons and even grandmothers bonded together painting a snowman ceramic. The Clark Public School District’s Parent University hosted the free event on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Arthur L. Johnson High School cafeteria. Ceramics teacher Barbara Aliseo gave the class. Aliseo is a certified ceramics teacher who has 40 […]

Cranford kicks off annual Home for the Holidays House Tour

Cranford kicks off annual Home for the Holidays House Tour

CRANFORD, NJ — Five beautiful Cranford homes warmly welcomed the public to visit on Sunday, Dec. 3. Cranford’s annual Home for the Holidays House Tour takes place the first weekend each December and is now in its 32nd year. The Cranford Woman’s Club puts on this event each year. It’s an important fundraiser for scholarships, […]

Santa in Blue collects more than $3,000 and more than 1,000 toys for underprivileged children

Santa in Blue collects more than $3,000 and more than 1,000 toys for underprivileged children

UNION, NJ — Christmas touches close to Sgt. Mike Campos’ heart. He came from a single-parent household. His mom worked in a factory and didn’t make much money. But today things are different. Campos said, “To now be in a better position in life and bring some light in days full of darkness, it means […]

Elizabeth man has successful kidney transplant thanks to his mother

Elizabeth man has successful kidney transplant thanks to his mother

ELIZABETH, NJ — Carlos Vasquez, 38, of Elizabeth, has a hopeful future, thanks to his mother. On Wednesday, March 1, he had a successful kidney transplant surgery performed at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. His donor was his mother, Daisy Vasquez, 59, of Elizabeth. From childhood, Carlos had a great relationship with his mother. […]

Police department offers a quarterly self-defense class for women

Police department offers a quarterly self-defense class for women

SUMMIT, NJ — Forty women signed up for a self-defense class on Wednesday, Nov. 15. And there’s a waiting list for future classes, which are offered quarterly. The Summit Police Department offers classes in self-defense for women ages 16 to 60 in the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School gymnasium. Classes are taught by Summit […]