John Brunetto promoted to the rank of sergeant

John Brunetto promoted to the rank of sergeant

SUMMIT — Summit Police Officer John Brunetto was promoted to the rank of sergeant at a ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday, June 25. Brunetto grew up in Westfield and later attended Kean University and the John H. Stamler Police Academy. He was hired by the Summit Police Department in 2012 and has worked in […]

Claire Johnson ’24: A view from both sides of the camera lens

Claire Johnson ’24: A view from both sides of the camera lens

CRANFORD — For graduating senior Claire Johnson, her years at William Paterson University can be chronicled in photos. An art major graduating summa cum laude, Johnson started as a freshman at William Paterson in 2020, when all courses were online because of COVID-19. The Cranford native subsequently describes her early days of college as lonely. […]

Summit has its 77th July 4th celebration

Summit has its 77th July 4th celebration

SUMMIT — Summit’s 77th annual Fourth of July Celebration at Soldiers Memorial Field included musical entertainment, rides, bounce houses, amusement games, sand art and several food trucks. Later in the evening, there was a grand fireworks display. The event began with a flag-raising ceremony at noon, followed by a decorated bicycle parade for children. Three-year-olds […]

Independence Day at Nomahegan Park

Independence Day at Nomahegan Park

CRANFORD — It was a beautiful summer day — and night — as families gathered to celebrate Independence Day at Nomahegan Park on Tuesday, July 2. There were food vendors and inflatables. Many families sat on blankets as they awaited the fireworks. “It’s a beautiful night out,” said Police Officer Justin Peters. Alex Martinez, owner […]

The Junior League of Elizabeth announces four scholarship winners for 2024

The Junior League of Elizabeth announces four scholarship winners for 2024

CRANFORD, NJ — The Junior League of Elizabeth Plainfield awarded four $4,000 scholarships at its annual dinner on Wednesday, May 22, to college bound women who demonstrated a passion for volunteerism. The scholarship recipients are: Sienna Colon ,of Elizabeth, who will be attending Pennsylvania State University; Natalie Fitzgerald, of Westfield, who will be attending University […]

Orange Avenue School eighth-graders make a difference in day of service

Orange Avenue School eighth-graders make a difference in day of service

CRANFORD, NJ — Eighth-grade students from Orange Avenue School dedicated a day in May to give back to local charities. Stations were set up throughout the school where students rotated to make sandwiches for the homeless, and shelter bags for transitional housing facilities, birthday bags filled with everything to make a birthday cake, they made […]

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