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 […]

Yoga and rock music hits the streets in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — On Friday, Aug. 12, yogis gathered to Miln Street in Cranford to join Gina Pachkowski of Alluem Yoga for Rock Yoga Hits the Streets. Miln Street was closed between North Avenue and Eastman Street, and the road was completely covered with yoga mats. Pachkowski led the class while other staff members of Alluem […]

Sunny Acres celebrates its 75th anniversary

Sunny Acres celebrates its 75th anniversary

CRANFORD, NJ — The Sunny Acres Civic and Improvement Association celebrated their 75th anniversary on Friday, April 15, with a gala dinner event at the Trattoria Bel Paese restaurant in Cranford. The theme for the evening was the 1940s, with patriotic decorations. 1940s attire was optional. A display of the archives and achievements were there […]

CAU honors community member with award

UNION COUNTY, NJ — De Lacy Davis calls his staff into his office at the Family Support Organization of Union County. He puts the phone on speaker. “I have a reporter on the phone,” he tells them, “And she wants to know how we start our day here at Family Support.” With that comes a burst […]

Union resident wins Pokemon game championship

UNION, NJ — Paul Chua of Union won first place and the title of Pokémon winter regional champion after a weekend of video game battles in Doswell, Va., during the weekend of Feb. 13 to 14. Along with the title, he also earned points that count toward a potential invite to the 2016 Pokémon World Championships […]