County buys $515K house to expand Nomahegan Park

County buys $515K house to expand Nomahegan Park

A dilapidated house that has been abandoned for 12 years, along with the half acre of land it sits on, has been purchased for $515,000 by Union County for incorporation into Nomahegan Park, county officials have announced. The two-story house sits at the dead end of Park Drive in Cranford. The purchase, completed Nov. 22, […]

Medical lab gets OK to move into Cranford

Medical lab gets OK to move into Cranford

CRANFORD, N.J. — Another business intends to repurpose an existing warehouse in the southeast corner of the municipality now that the Cranford Planning Board has unanimously approved Excell Clinical Laboratory to take over the building at 95 Dermody St. at its Dec. 4 meeting. The approval follows last month’s action in which Food Truck Inc. […]

Caroling worms and a rat king come to Kean

Caroling worms and a rat king come to Kean

UNION, N.J. — Caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil rat king are all part of Lightwire Theater’s performance of “A Very Electric Holiday” at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater on Friday, Dec. 13. The show combines puppetry, dancing and electroluminescence to tell the story of a bird named Max who gets […]

County mulls lawsuit to end New York City homeless relocation

Union County is considering suing New York City to end a practice that has already placed more than 50 homeless families in towns throughout the county since August without notice, officials said in a Dec. 4 press release. Homeless people from New York City have been placed in seven municipalities under the city’s “Special One […]

Union professors chosen as NJ Public Scholars

Union professors chosen as NJ Public Scholars

UNION, NJ — Kean University’s reach will expand beyond the school’s Union County campus as history professors Sue Kozel and Frank Argote-Freyre were recently selected as New Jersey Public Scholars by the New Jersey Council on the Humanities. Kozel, an adjunct history professor, and Argote-Freyre, an associate professor of Latin American history, were among 20 […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Catherine Blowe, varsity gymnastics “Catherine Blowe has been an amazing example of perseverance during her time on the CHS gymnastics team. Despite injuries along the way, Catherine qualified for and competed at the NJSIAA Individual State Championships this year. She was also recently named First Team All-County in bars, beam, floor and all-around.” — Coach […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Jasmine Jourdain, junior, girls gymnastics “Jasmine Jourdain is a Union High School junior with immense talent and serious drive. She truly loves gymnastics and it comes across in the hard work she puts in at practice and her performance at meets. This year her determination earned her third place on vault at the Union County […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Andrew Sanborn, senior, football Andrew is our senior quarterback, a three-year starter. Through nine games this season he has thrown for 2,072 yards, with 18 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He is the all-time leading passer at Union High School and recently became only the ninth player in New Jersey history to pass for over […]

Kean profs protest as part of statewide demonstration

Kean profs protest as part of statewide demonstration

UNION, N.J. — Professors, lecturers, professional staff and librarians at Kean University joined instructors from eight other New Jersey public colleges in a statewide demonstration protesting for a new contract Wednesday, Nov. 20. Kean instructors picketed as part of the state College Council along Morris Avenue at the intersection of Green Lane across from the […]

Cranford Theater returns after two-month renovation

Cranford Theater returns after two-month renovation

CRANFORD, N.J. — The Cranford Theater is back in business after a two-month renovation. The theater reopened Nov. 8 with a new lobby, seating, curtains and projectors just in time for the holiday season. “We opened with a lot of positives,” theater owner Doreen Sayegh said in a recent interview with LocalSource. “And it makes […]

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