‘Baking it Forward’ in pursuit of peace and unity

‘Baking it Forward’ in pursuit of peace and unity

UNION, NJ — A group of women are “Baking it Forward” in search of peace and friendship. Launched on Jan. 1, the “Love thy Neighbor and Bake it Forward” movement was founded by several women who wanted to something to heal the divide that they felt during and after the election season. In order to do […]

Kenilworth Historical Society hosts tea ceremony

Kenilworth Historical Society hosts tea ceremony

KENILWORTH, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, Kenilworth Historical Society invited certified tea educator Darlene Meyers-Perry to perform an African tea ceremony known as ataya. An ataya is an informal ceremony consisting of three rounds of tea, the first one bitter, the second one minty and the third is sweet. “Every year we have […]

Hillside’s Urban Wolf Symphony to release 2 more albums

Hillside’s Urban Wolf Symphony to release 2 more albums

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Urban Wolf Symphony may be Hillside’s best kept secret. An eclectic jazz collective located in Hillside since 1995, Urban Wolf Symphony is a cutting edge, jazz-fusion collaboration headed up by 25- year industry veteran Greg Hines. The musical ensemble is also produced under Hines’ record label, Mindless Sound Records LLC. Urban Wolf […]

Borough comes together to support war memorial

Borough comes together to support war memorial

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Months after a controversy erupted over a war memorial in Roselle Park, residents and businesses are coming together to show support for the memorial, as well as solidarity with Mayor Carl Hokanson, by placing kneeling soldier memorials on front lawns, in their windows and on the sides of buildings throughout the borough. […]

Hillside to honor resident at Black History Month event

Hillside to honor resident at Black History Month event

HILLSIDE, NJ — One of Hillside’s finest will be honored at a Black History Month event in the township. The Feb. 18 program, presented by the Hillside Fraternal Order of Police and the Hillside Police Benevolent Association, will be held at Hillside Public Library and will honor retired Hillside Police Detective Calvin Johnson, the very first […]

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 […]

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