Cranford Township Committee votes on 750 Walnut Ave.

CRANFORD, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Cranford Township Committee voted on a resolution requesting that the Planning Board determine whether 750 Walnut Ave. should be designated as a condemnation area in need of redevelopment. Commissioners Jean-Albert Maisonneuve and Mary O’Connor voted to move the resolution. Mayor Patrick Giblin, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty, […]

LHS retires jersey number of Tamecka Dixon

LHS retires jersey number of Tamecka Dixon

LINDEN, NJ — Linden High School retired legendary girls basketball star Tamecka Dixon’s jersey, No. 33, at an emotional ceremony in the school’s gym on Feb. 24. A line of student athletes applauded as Dixon entered the gym where she had dominated opponents as a star for the Lady Tigers in the early 1990s. Dixon, […]

Benedictine Academy closing in June

Benedictine Academy closing in June

ELIZABETH, NJ — This June, the city of Elizabeth will bid farewell to an institution that has been a pillar of the community for more than a century. Benedictine Academy is permanently closing its doors. The academy, an all-girl’s Catholic high school founded in 1915, made the announcement on Feb. 24 in a letter posted […]

Regional and national health organizations mobilize resources to combat growing coronavirus outbreak

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County health officials are preparing to combat the spread of coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a grave warning to communities across the nation on Feb. 25. Communities, schools and businesses in New Jersey and elsewhere should begin preparing now for “the expectation […]

Hillside council members negotiate budget with employee representatives at special meeting

HILLSIDE, NJ — If the Hillside Township Council’s special meeting on Feb. 18 proved anything, it was that issues swept under the rug never stay there for long. Throughout the night, council members and employee representatives worked through their frustrations to find common ground on the subject of the emergency temporary appropriation budget. Chief Financial […]

Cranford High School graduate plays key role in bringing ‘The Call of the Wild’ to life

Cranford High School graduate plays key role in bringing ‘The Call of the Wild’ to life

CRANFORD, NJ — Moviegoers who happened to visit Cranford Theater at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, stumbled upon an odd sight: a group of more than 20 people, young and old, carrying dirt-caked shovels, minnow buckets, oil lanterns and rusted pans. Most wore long-sleeved plaid shirts and wool hats. A few boasted fake […]

CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Maggie O’Donnell, varsity swimming ‘She is the Union County champion in the 200-yard freestyle and third-place finisher in the 100-yard butterfly. Maggie also broke her own school record in the 200-free, as well as breaking the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke. She has been a fierce competitor in her four years swimming for Cranford […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Liam Grahl Senior, Wrestling How has your wrestling career been so far? I have been wrestling since eighth grade and am now at the end of my senior season. Throughout my five years of wrestling, I was lucky enough to win the Most Dedicated Wrestler Award in eighth grade and the Tom Duffy Award, the […]

Following in his father’s footsteps, activist Martin Luther King III gives speech at Kean University

Following in his father’s footsteps, activist Martin Luther King III gives speech at Kean University

UNION, NJ — Speaking at the Kean University campus where his father delivered an address almost 60 years earlier, human rights activist Martin Luther King III said young people and others must use their votes to “make America what it ought to be.” King energized the crowd of students, faculty and community members who filled […]

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