Students perform at King Commemoration at NJ State Museum

ELIZABETH — When the state of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission, celebrated the 50th anniversary of King’s inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Trenton, Benedictine Academy students were there, on stage. Eight young women from the all-female Catholic college prep high school in Elizabeth […]

Culture Crawl, an evening explosion of arts, music, performance, sound and culture, is Friday, Oct. 4

RAHWAY — Rahway’s second annual Culture Crawl takes place on Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m., in a single evening explosion of visual art, music, performance, delicious food, various cultural experiences and family-friendly activities. Culture Crawl is free to the public. Culture Crawl traverses Irving, Main, Milton and Cherry streets in Rahway’s town […]

Westfield Fencing Club begins new session

The Westfield Fencing Club, a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, is currently registering students for the new session of classes and bouting for beginning, intermediate and advanced fencers in sabre, foil and epée, using electronic scoring equipment. “Fencing is a rapidly growing sport that helps all participants enhance their mental abilities […]

Union County Dispatch Center adds Clark EMS calls

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the Union County Regional Dispatch Center has begun handling emergency medical service calls for Clark. “The Regional Dispatch Center is an outstanding example of shared county-local services, which provide our municipalities with improved resources while keeping costs under control,” said Freeholder Chairman […]

Clark educators honored at Superintendent’s Convocation

Four staff members who recently received state-wide recognition were honored at the Clark School District’s Superintendent’s Convocation earlier this week. The convocation, a district-wide gathering of the entire staffs of all five Clark Schools, is used as a forum for celebrating district successes, among other agenda items. Superintendent Kenneth Knops called up each honoree, highlighted […]

Slippin’ and slidin’

CLARK – The Clark Recreation Department’s summer camp program is winding down, but plenty of fun has been raging through the program, like tug of wars that involve hoses, opposite page, and slip n’ slides. The program ran most of the summer long and saw more than 1,000 registered campers enjoy outdoor activities like water […]

Landing zone

ROSELLE PARK— At the Roselle Park Summer Camp, young residents were treated with a visit from State Troopers who arrived in style by landing a helicopter on the field in town. Campers were able to learn about State Troopers and tour the helicopter.

Freeholders urge legalizing same sex marriage

UNION COUNTY – The legal recognition of marriage between same sex couples has been a topic of heated debate for years in the United States and New Jersey. Last week, the Union County Freeholder Board took a strong stance on the issue and they could be the first county governing body to do so in the […]

Downtown living

UNION — It shouldn’t be long now before local customers are living directly above the shops in Union Center, or at least that’s the hope of township officials and developers of the various sized dwellings being built in downtown Union.

B’nai B’rith Honors Investors Bank

More than 130 men and women recently joined in honoring Investors Bank and its management at the Springfield B’nai B’rith lodge’s 57th annual dinner-dance at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield, for the bank’s dedication to the communities it serves. Kevin Cummings, the bank’s president and chief executive officer accepted the lodge’s prestigious B’nai B’rith International Citizenship […]