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 […]

Union looks to save on electric bills

UNION — The township recently took the first step towards buying electricity collectively as a community, something that is supported by legislation and being considered by other municipalities. Although some towns in South Jersey are already established with this relatively new concept of community energy “aggregation,” many municipalities in this part of the state are just learning they can […]

Cranford administrator abruptly resigns

CRANFORD — Four months after being appointed permanently as township administrator, Joe Harnett abruptly resigned last week, leaving both elected officials and employees alike stunned. Late last week Democrat Mayor Tom Hannen, who strongly supported Hartnett taking the position permanently, was closed mouthed about what transpired to elicit such a move by the administrator. He […]

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 […]

Sullivan resigns from freeholder post

Will lead shared services of Utilities Authority and Improvement Authority

UNION COUNTY – Last week the Union County Improvement Authority and the Union County Utilities Authority entered into a shared-services agreement that will be overseen by former Union County freeholder Dan Sullivan. Sullivan announced last week he would be resigning from the freeholder board Sunday in order to assume the position of interim UCIA executive director. […]

Irene’s brutal impact remembered

Two years after devastating storm, residents continue to repair, mayors still looking for solutions

CRANFORD — On a late August day as summer winds down, Cranford is almost picture perfect with its towering trees along the Rahway River that lazily meanders through town. People walk, bike and jog along the banks and berms of this river that is skirted by lovely homes with manicured lawns. Two years ago today, […]

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 […]