Documentaries series continues at Springfield Library

The Springfield Free Public Library will screen four more award-winning documentaries on alternate Wednesday evenings this fall. The next film will be screened on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. and is titled “Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey,” 1993, rated PG, 83 minutes. This documentary is about Leon Theremin, the inventor of the first electronic synthesizer […]

Parents cope with being barred from school visits

SUMMIT — Parents and kids may have to double check to make sure lunches, homework, sports equipment and special projects are in hand before leaving for school now that there is a policy on unscheduled visits. In July when schools Superintendent Nathan Parker told parents in a letter that at the start of the new […]

Kill rate down sharply at Union Animal Shelter

UNION — Although the township animal shelter does euthanize cats, concerns surfaced in recent months that the kill rate was higher than it should be. Those concerns turned out to be inflated and, in fact, quite the opposite. Union Health Officer Marconi Gapas is the first to admit that since 2011, when 182 cats were […]

Union County task force helps with Seaside fire

UNIOIN COUNTY — When Elizabeth Deputy Fire Chief Lathey Wirkus heard the Seaside boardwalk fire was a raging inferno burning out of control, he knew Union County had something that could help battle the blaze. One of only three in the state and at the ready to aid firefighters in case there was ever a terrorist […]

Flood victims may finally have solution

LINDEN – It has been a rough year for homeowners living in the Tremely Point and Emma Place neighborhoods. Many have tried to repair their homes, while still others suffered flooding damages so severe from superstorm Sandy that the cost is beyond what they could possibly afford. Despite the grim outlook, help is on the […]

Mother Seton Regional Celebrates Gold

CLARK — Mother Seton Regional High School, a Catholic school for girls that is renowned for “academic excellence and Seton spirit,” is celebrating fifty years of secondary education. The school originally opened its doors in September of 1963, holding classes in a single wing of a building that was still under construction. Today, on a […]

Cranford, Hillside and Clark police cooperate during investigation integral to bank robbery arrest

UNION COUNTY — A Newark man and his girlfriend have been arrested and charged in federal court in connection with an armed robbery of Garden State Community Bank located at 310 North Avenue East in Cranford last month. At 1:42 p.m. on August 10, Cranford Police responded to an activated alarm and discovered that the […]

Dreamcatcher presents New Jersey premiere of The Other Place

SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Sharr White’s The Other Place. This haunting drama appeared on Broadway last season, and earned Laurie Metcalf a Tony nominee for Best Actress. The Other Place plays Oct. 3 through 20, with talkbacks […]

Linden man indicted on charges of attempted murder of police officers in Elizabeth

UNION COUNTY — A Linden man wanted for multiple counts of attempted murder of police officers has been arrested and charged, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday. A Union County grand jury recently returned a 26-count superseding indictment against Roberto Moreno-Duque, 23, of Linden, who was apprehended last week. Moreno-Duque, also known as […]