‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

By Allison Brehm, Correspondent UNION, NJ — Thanks to a recent Student Council fundraiser, the ASPCA will be the recipient of $2,263 raised by Battle Hill Elementary School in Union. The fundraiser began Jan. 9 and concluded March 17. Each classroom began with a paper snowman that included two eyes, a mouth and a scarf; donations […]

Hillside Fire Department continues to be neglected

HILLSIDE, NJ — Conditions and morale at the Hillside Fire Department continue to spiral downward as broken-down firehouses and apparatus seem to be the norm for the beleaguered department. But a recent fire in the township, during which one of the HFD’s firetrucks broke down while fighting the fire and had to be towed from the […]

Regional Telephone Infrastructure Repaired

The regional telephone infrastructure for the Northeast which impacted commercial phone lines with digital technology has been repaired. Worrall Media may now be contacted by calling 908-686-7700. Thank you for your patience during this outage.

Summit nonprofit reaches out to local teens

SUMMIT, NJ — On Saturday, March 4, Bridges Outreach, a local Summit nonprofit organization, held its 8th annual Teens Tackle Homelessness Conference at Kent Place School. The conference was created by high school students to introduce the topic of homelessness to their peers and the work by Bridges Outreach to connect the homeless with the rest […]

Rahway firefighters receive FMBA Valor Awards

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway firefighters Chief Charles Leone, Capt. Theodore Padavno, Capt. Brian Thornton, Capt. Richard Fleischman, Eric Gustofson, Christopher Hammell, Jamal Burden, Andrew Shunway and Jimmy Thornton have been selected to receive the state FMBA Valor Award for rescuing a civilian and a Rahway police officer from a house fire in March 2016. They extinguished […]

Immigration resolution passed by Elizabeth BOE

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth public school district has committed itself to ensuring a safe environment for students regardless of immigration status. The Elizabeth Board of Education passed a resolution Feb. 16, “affirming its commitment to a safe and supportive school environment for all students, regardless of immigration status,” according to the resolution obtained by LocalSource. […]

Healthy cooking spreads to Summit area with new classes

SUMMIT, NJ — Karin Von Zelowitz is a Summit resident who teaches healthy cooking classes at Peasful Kitchen, in Summit. She was raised on a farm in Sweden, where her mother taught her about farm-to-table cooking. Von Zelowitz continues cooking for her family in that way to this day. “Farm-to-table cooking is when you cook with […]

Sixth annual Rubber Duck Race run at Hanson Park

CRANFORD, NJ — The sixth annual Rubber Duck Race was held at Hanson Park on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. Each year, the event takes place to raise funds to restore Hanson Park. The Hanson Park Conservancy is a nonprofit group that supports efforts to maintain and upgrade the park. “Since the inception […]

Roselle Park Loves Arts showcases creativity

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 24, Roselle Park Loves Arts displayed the work of local artists on Chestnut Street for a daylong celebration of all types of artistic expression. Roselle Park Loves Shorts Short Film Festival featured films submitted from all around the world. Selected films were screened at Casano Community Center and Veterans […]

Summit churches raise banner for Black Lives Matter

SUMMIT, NJ — In response to recent fatal encounters between police officers and members of the African-American community, the Unitarian Church of Summit, in partnership with the Fountain Baptist Church, also located in Summit, marched down Springfield Avenue on Sept. 25 to raise awareness and show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Upon arriving at […]