Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 11, Cranford United Methodist Church invited members of the community to help them make blankets at Cranford Community Center. The blankets are donated to variety of organizations. This year, the blankets will go to a domestic violence shelter in Elizabeth. The event coordinator was Holly Walker, who ordered the fleece […]

Prominent Linden BOE member will be missed

Prominent Linden BOE member will be missed

LINDEN, NJ — Some people manage to make an indelible mark on those who know them, and Susan Hudak was just that person. Hudak, a resident of the city of Linden for many years, died Jan. 29 at the age of 59, but the impact she had on the community, specifically on Linden’s school district, is […]

Donation Day supports mentoring organization

CLARK, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 13, students from Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Key Club and the Clark Kiwanis collected items to donate to the Big Brothers and Sisters Organization. The event was called Donation Day, at it lasted from 3 to 4 p.m. “The Key Club is a community service organization,” Key Club advisor […]

Something borrowed, something blue

Hillside council questions mayor about DPW truck used to put up decorations

Something borrowed, something blue

HILLSIDE, NJ — Although Hillside residents have been asking for several weeks just where the township holiday decorations have been and when they would be put up, it wasn’t the large and festive Christmas wreaths that caught their attention last Saturday. It was the DPW cherry-picker truck that caught people’s eye — or rather, the large […]

Rahway hosts spooktacular Halloween events

Rahway hosts spooktacular Halloween events

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway celebrated Halloween with a day of special events on Saturday, Oct. 29. Cars were parked and decorated for a trunk-or-treat in addition to a costume contest and parade. There was also a zombie walk and fireworks. Rahway’s Hamilton Theatre was transformed into a haunted theater for four-straight days, from Oct. 28 to […]

Harvest Festival celebrates early American life

Harvest Festival celebrates early American life

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The 35th annual Harvest Festival was held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. The event featured music, crafts, games, demonstrations and displays celebrating Early American life. This popular event attracts more than 3,500 people each year. Demonstrators and vendors of hand-crafted goods receive exposure and have the opportunity […]

Linden police officers feel the love at School No. 5

Linden police officers feel the love at School No. 5

LINDEN, NJ — The city of Linden was shaken to its core two weeks ago with the dramatic capture of the NY/NJ bomber after a shootout with Linden police on the rain-swept streets of Linden. And Linden’s School No. 5 wanted to thank their local heroes for saving the day by creating get-well cards and sending […]

Residents bring their dogs for a swim at SFAC

Residents bring their dogs for a swim at SFAC

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit’s Department of Community Programs held the second Doggy Dip at Summit Family Aquatic Center on Saturday, Sept. 17. The first session began at 9:45 a.m. for small dogs and was followed by two additional 45-minute sessions for medium and large dogs. Residents and nonresidents alike were welcome to attend with a donation […]

Union residents remembered at 9/11 ceremony

Union residents remembered at 9/11 ceremony

UNION, NJ — This past Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack to be carried out on U.S. soil. Close to 3,000 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured on that fateful day. Nine Union residents died that day, and on Friday evening, Sept. 9, Union residents gathered at the steps […]

For the Hillside PD, it’s all about community

For the Hillside PD, it’s all about community

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department is a busy place, but it still manages to find time to give back to the community it serves. This summer, the HPD collected backpacks and school supplies for the YWCA of Union County and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, to assist children in need for the upcoming […]

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