Family throws drive-by birthday for matriarch

Family throws drive-by birthday for matriarch

CRANFORD, NJ — The children of Cranford resident Patti Williams were able to surprise their mother with a drive-by celebration at her home to celebrate her 70th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 24. Despite COVID-19, friends, family and neighbors walked by and drove past 20 Roger Ave. in Cranford to deliver well wishes to Williams on […]

Children thrill at Trunk R Treat return

Children thrill at Trunk R Treat return

CLARK, NJ — Clark Recreation, together with the Clark PBA, hosted the annual Trunk R Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 24. Special measures were taken this year to make the event safe for all who attended, including the wearing of masks and social distancing whenever possible. Prizes were given out for the scariest, funniest and […]

Mentorship program introduces Kean University students to entertainment careers

Mentorship program introduces Kean University students to entertainment careers

UNION, NJ — A mentorship program designed to increase diversity in theater, television and film production by introducing students to behind-the-scenes careers launched recently for students at Kean University. Equity Through Design Mentorship will match students from Kean and other selected institutions with mentors who are professional set designers, costume designers, art directors and others […]

Union County freeholders present 2020 Senior Citizens Virtual Art Exhibit

Union County freeholders present 2020 Senior Citizens Virtual Art Exhibit

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Each year, the freeholder board’s annual Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit showcases original work created by county residents aged 60 and older. The 2020 exhibit comprises 124 works of art entered by both professional and nonprofessional artists. This year’s exhibit can be viewed online at www.ucnj.org/senior-art. All artwork images were […]

Rahway BOE incident stirs up controversy in community

Rahway BOE incident stirs up controversy in community

RAHWAY, NJ — COVID-19 has pushed many meetings to online platforms to ensure social distancing. For the most part, these forums have run smoothly. A troubling incident did occur, however, during a Rahway Board of Education forum on Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 8, where the only black candidate running for a seat on the board […]

Hehnly fourth-graders complete New Jersey projects

Hehnly fourth-graders complete New Jersey projects

CLARK, NJ — Students in Amanda Luna’s fourth-grade class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark recently finished a unit on New Jersey and, as a culminating assignment, completed a poster about the Garden State. Throughout the unit, students learned facts about New Jersey. They were then asked to show what they had learned […]

Cranford promotes employees within DPW and CPD

Cranford promotes employees within DPW and CPD

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford employees are congratulated for their recent promotions. Erik Hastrup was recently promoted to superintendent of Public Works. Detective Sgt. Matthew Nazzaro was promoted to the rank of detective lieutenant and Detective Spencer Durkin was promoted to the rank of detective sergeant. Nazzaro will command the newly formed Training and Community Outreach […]

Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

Union County hosts 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising

ELIZABETH, NJ — Gathering on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth on Friday, Oct. 9, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and UNICO hosted the 12th annual Columbus Day flag-raising in recognition of the holiday and in celebration of the local Italian American community. “Union County, along with UNICO National N.J. […]