Former Fanwood resident will be in Summer Olympics

Former Fanwood resident will be in Summer Olympics

FANWOOD, NJ — Ana Bogdanovski, a former resident of Fanwood, will carry the flag of her country, Macedonia, at this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Macedonia, a country in Southern Europe, where both her parents were born. Bogdanovski will carry the flag on Aug. 5 and […]

Michelangelo visits Kenilworth Public Library

Michelangelo visits Kenilworth Public Library

KENILWORTH, NJ — Many people aren’t exactly dog people, which might have limited their access to therapy animals — but that’s just fine because there are now other animals certified to make therapeutic visits to people in need. Michelangelo, a miniature therapy horse, is an example. He’s just about the same size as a very large […]

Union High School robotics team excels

UNION, NJ — Members of Insert Team Name Here, the senior robotics team at Union High School, spend about 15 hours a week working on their robot during competition season, which this year extends from early November to the end of February. Their efforts are carefully documented in a 40-page engineering notebook, including what works, along […]

Linden fifth-graders deliver the ‘mail’

Intra-school mail program teaches Linden students responsibilty, leadership and more

LINDEN, NJ — Fifth-graders at Linden School No. 5 are getting a taste of what it’s like to be classroom leaders, and post office employees, through this year’s Wee Deliver system, a novel take on what it means to be a role model in school. Students who act responsibly, in and out of the classroom, […]

Blow the roof off!

CRANFORD, NJ — Students at Cranford High School have been busy rehearsing ‘Fiddler on The Roof.’ The show will be held March 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at or at the door. All seats are reserved seats for $15 or $12. Tickets are also […]

Cranford ‘Idiots’

CRANFORD, NJ — Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ is taking the stage at CDC Theatre, 78 Winans Ave. in Cranford. This musical follows the journey of a new generation of young Americans, led by friends Johnny, Tunny and Will, as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day’s score. The […]

Restaurant donates $360 to Boys and Girls Clubs of U.C.

UNION, NJ — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County had a special visit from Nunzio’s BBQ Charcoal Grill in Vauxhall on Friday, Jan. 15. Diana Yuen, owner of Nunzio’s, personally presented the B&GC with a check for $360 to support programs at the Union Club. Nunzio’s BBQ has created a yearlong fundraising program […]

Festive residents light up Union

Christmas light display in Union is 20 years in the making

UNION, NJ — Ask him about any one of the hundreds of Christmas decorations carefully placed on his lawn, located on Braun Terrace in Union, and Royce Duran has a story for how it got there. Duran and his wife, Naomi, bought that reindeer more than 20 years ago, he says, back when they lived […]

Class dismissed: LHS evacuated after 19 cafeteria workers become sick

LINDEN, NJ — More than 1,700 students at Linden High School were unexpectedly sent home before lunch on Thursday, Dec. 17, and the 11 a.m. dismissal wasn’t an early Christmas gift from the district. Nineteen cafeteria employees reported feeling ill at around 10 a.m., which school officials later said was probably caused by pepper spray […]

A happy day at the courthouse

Union County celebrates ‘Adoption Day’ at courthouse rotunda

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The happiest day of the year at Union County Courthouse may have been on Friday, Nov. 20, as newly adopted children and their families kicked off a new era in their lives during Union County’s 8th annual Adoption Day celebration. “Every year, the goals of our event are to finalize multiple adoptions, […]

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