‘I can’t tell you how great it is’

Clark summer day camp has grown to 1,200 campers, so there’s no shortage of fun

CLARK, NJ — Inside the Clark Recreation Department’s auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, Captain Jack Sparrow was performing to the delight of nearly 100 kids with a thick pirate’s drawl in his voice for “The Pirate Empire Show.” Outside the building, more children were throwing their hands in their air while riding go carts, an […]

Volunteers work to feed the hungry in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — For a lot of people living in the Elizabeth area, a plain peanut butter and jelly sandwich can mean a world of difference, said Linda Flores-Tober, the Executive Director at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. That’s the idea between the month-long, sandwich-focused food drive in Elizabeth dubbed “Hunger Doesn’t Take […]

Court gives Overlook go ahead on helipad

Summit does not plan to appeal ruling

SUMMIT, NJ  — A three-judge panel ruled to allow a restricted-use helipad at Summit’s Overlook Medical Center, a designated stroke center where regional patients requiring special care are directed, confirming a decision made in April 2014 by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The court battle, Summit officials said, ultimately revolved around the concept of […]

A ‘Whole’ new world in Clark

Clark Commons Mall opens to great fanfare, free samples and hundreds of local shoppers

CLARK, NJ — The sun had barely risen on Friday, Aug. 7, but the main parking lot at Clark Commons Mall was brimming to capacity for the very first time. Local residents poked their heads inside newly opened stores, browsed the menus at debuting restaurants and explored the rest of the strip mall, joining the city […]

Summit hires new administrator

SUMMIT, NJ — With goals such as improving the city’s downtown development, technology services and leadership in mind, Michael Rogers was recently appointed as Summit’s new city administrator following a month-long search. Rogers, one of six candidates for the job, was selected by Mayor Ellen Dickson and the Common Council in a council meeting on Tuesday, […]

Local ‘Wiz’ kid takes yellow brick road

Rahway High School 2015 graduate to play Dorothy in upcoming NBC live event

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway’s Shanice Williams only has high school productions on her theater resume — “West Side Story,” “Seussical” and a handful of other shows, both extracurricular and curricular. But the 18-year-old New Jersey native, just one year removed from graduating from Rahway High School, is set to star in a national TV program that […]

Rahway offers free outdoor concert series

RAHWAY, NJ — The city of Rahway is presenting four free outdoor concerts as part of the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series. The concerts will take place outside the Union County Performing Arts Center at 1601 Irving St. every Thursday in August at 7 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be held […]

Celgene to purchase vacant Merck & Co. property in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — For Summit, the wait is finally over. After spending nearly two years in limbo, the campus space at 556 Morris Ave. — formerly the home of Merck & Co., Inc. — is under contract with biotech giant Celgene, according to city officials. “We’re thrilled, because Summit has, over the years, kind of spontaneously […]

Cranford canoe and foot races kick off July 4th festivities

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford residents trickled into the the docks behind the Cranford Canoe Club in small groups discussing race strategies and strapping on orange life vests. The murky waters of the Rahway River were still, but in just a few minutes, more than a dozen canoes would leave a trail of waves in their wake […]

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