Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

Not a vacation

Not a vacation

WESTFIELD, N.J. — Twenty-eight youth and adult representatives from the First Congregational Church of Westfield experienced a different side of Miami during its week-long Summer Mission Trip in July. The volunteers served with Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection, a faith-based organization that stresses local immersion while working with inner-city communities. Under the guidance of […]

Second AddamsFest gets early start

Second AddamsFest gets early start

WESTFIELD, NJ — The success of the first AddamsFest last fall was such that town officials decided to get an early start on this year’s event. They gathered at the appropriately named Addams Tavern on Elm Street on Aug. 6, and Mayor Shelley Brindle kicked off the promotion for the gala, a Halloween-timed extravaganza dedicated […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

Cranford residents seek to halt cell tower at UCC

WESTFIELD, NJ – Several Cranford residents, fearing that a proposed 130-foot cell tower to be built on the Union County College campus would be an eyesore that would drive down their property values, urged the Union County Freeholders to halt its construction. Christine Licata told the freeholders at their Nov. 8 meeting in Westfield that […]

Six protesters arrested at Lance’s office

WESTFIELD, NJ — A half dozen activists seeking guarantees against deportation of those brought illegally into the United States as children were arrested at U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance’s office on Feb. 5, the latest in a series of protests at the lawmaker’s district headquarters. The six, comprised of religious leaders and their followers, were among […]

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