It’s a ‘Wild Party’ at UCPAC

RAHWAY, NJ — With a successful opening weekend in the books for Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party,” a Community Theater production being shown in Rahway’s newly built Hamilton Stage, Fearless Hearts and Fearless Productions hope momentum will continue to build in the coming weeks for this local version of a cult classic. “The Wild Party,” […]

Union’s Got Talent showcase debuts Sept. 26

UNION, NJ  — The final round is set for “Union’s Got Talent,” which will highlight the best and brightest aspiring artists in Union on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to event organizers with the Union High School Performing Arts Company. Some of the remaining 16 performers have day jobs, including an engineer, while others are still […]

Dreamcatcher excited for night of improv

SUMMIT, NJ — Anyone crowding into Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 12, will be able to call out sketch ideas, which will be relayed onstage by a host moderator. And in the confines of the 120-seat theater, during an “anything goes” night of improv comedy, the members of the audience will be encouraged to […]

Ride for Freedom to bring the ‘Thunder’

Motorcycle rally raises awareness for POW, MIA soldiers from all wars

UNION COUNTY, NJ — When the steady rumble of an expected 5,000 motorcycles — many of them outfitted with American flags and other patriotic symbols — envelopes Roselle’s Warinanco Park on Sunday, Sept. 20, it will mark the beginning of this year’s Ride for Freedom, a day-long ceremony that honors missing American soldiers going back to […]

UCC holds ‘Girls Gone Wired’ STEM program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Two dozen aspiring programmers came together at Union County College on Thursday, Aug. 27, for the first-ever edition of “Girls Gone Wired,” a free, interactive class that promoted women’s participation in computer programming. One of the most valuable skills in today’s job market, according to “Girls Gone Wired” co-instructor Beth Ritter Guth, […]

Rahway River Basin study receives necessary funding

UNION COUNTY, NJ — More than a year after the catastrophic flooding of Tropical Storm Irene caused $100 million in local property damage, Union County towns are finalizing plans that would control any similar problems in the future. After years in stasis, and through efforts by the Mayor’s Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control and […]

Public hearing to be held on Rahway River Park upgrades

RAHWAY, NJ — The City of Rahway and Union County are proposing to renovate the track and field at Rahway River Park, which borders Rahway and Clark, pending approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. But before the project can get the green light, local residents can have their say during a public […]

Linden ESL learners building confidence all summer long

LINDEN, NJ — For those students who are English language learners, the summer months can be long and intimidating, said Alphonsina Paternostro, the Supervisor of World Language and ESL programs in Linden. These students might not practice reading, writing or speaking English at home, and in some cases, they can’t complete their summer reading projects […]