Hillside’s first black female police captain steps up

Hillside’s first black female police captain steps up

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside now has its first female black police captain. Hillside acting Chief of Police Louis Panarese appointed Lashonda Burgess, the first black female in the department, to the position of captain on April 3, securing her place as both the first female and first black police captain in Hillside’s history. Burgess grew up […]

‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

By Allison Brehm, Correspondent UNION, NJ — Thanks to a recent Student Council fundraiser, the ASPCA will be the recipient of $2,263 raised by Battle Hill Elementary School in Union. The fundraiser began Jan. 9 and concluded March 17. Each classroom began with a paper snowman that included two eyes, a mouth and a scarf; donations […]

Summit resident joins Sharing Network board of trustees

Summit resident joins Sharing Network board of trustees

SUMMIT, NJ — John Creel of Summit was recently appointed to the board of trustees for NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit organization that recovers and places organ donations. Creel, himself a registered organ donor, is the director of transplant marketing for the immunology and dermatology business unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. “I discovered NJ Sharing Network after […]

‘Taste of Union’ to support a local family

‘Taste of Union’ to support a local family

UNION, NJ — The 10th annual “Taste of Union” will be held tonight, April 20, at the Knights of Columbus in Union. The event was started back in 2008 as one of the events for Union’s bicentennial celebration and, after its success, some Union residents got together and decided run the event on their own each […]

Clark celebrated Easter with an egg hunt on April 8

Clark celebrated Easter with an egg hunt on April 8

CLARK, NJ — On Saturday, April 8, Clark celebrated Easter with an egg hunt, games and activities for the community. Residents came to the recreation center with their families to enjoy the festivities. The event was organized by Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. “The egg hunt starts at 12:30 p.m. and we will have one every […]

ALJ faculty vs. students basketball game raises funds

ALJ faculty vs. students basketball game raises funds

CLARK, NJ — On Wednesday, March 29, it was students vs. faculty on the basketball court at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark during a March Madness event hosted by the Key Club and Student Movement Against Cancer. Proceeds from the event will benefit RWJ Hospital. Friends and family of the late Tyler Collins, a […]

Rahway recreation supervisor named Employee of the Year

Rahway recreation supervisor named Employee of the Year

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Recreation Supervisor Anthony Diege Jr. has been named Employee of the Year by the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association. The announcement was made on March 7 at the NJRPA annual awards banquet in Atlantic City. Diege began his career with Rahway Recreation Center 15 years ago. “My home base is Rahway […]

Union County summit addresses home affordability

Union County summit addresses home affordability

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In an effort to make New Jersey an economically thriving and affordable state, Union County civic, faith-based and nonprofit leaders and residents gathered together for a summit to discuss the issue of affordable housing. The Union County Housing Summit to Build a Thriving New Jersey was held on March 29 at the […]

‘Slice of Life’ art show is hosted in Cranford

‘Slice of Life’ art show is hosted in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — The Artist Framer in Cranford hosted the opening for its annual art show, which featured the works of 65 artists from New Jersey, on Friday, March 10. This year’s theme was “A Slice of Life,” and the artists used their own interpretations to create 8-by-8-inch works of art. “There’s nothing more peaceful than […]

In Union, cinnamon rolls always overcome gender roles

In Union, cinnamon rolls always overcome gender roles

UNION, NJ — To celebrate and support International Women’s Day, a local business decided to focus on cinnamon rolls, not gender roles. Van Gogh’s Ear Cafe, located on Stuyvesant Avenue in Union, pulled out all the stops to raise money for two organizations geared towards girls on March 8. Sarah Perara, co-owner of the popular eatery, […]

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