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  • Green Thumb Garden Club makes Cranford more colorful during Pride Month
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Mon, Jun 17th, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — The Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford recently made Downtown Cranford more colorful. In honor of Pride Month, the Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford and volunteers donated their time and efforts, planting flowers in celebration of Pride Month. Instead of the usual Pride rainbow, flowers were planted in rows, similar to

  • Summit police host swearing-in ceremony
    by editor on Mon, Jun 17th, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    SUMMIT, NJ — On Wednesday, May 8, Summit Mayor Dr. Elizabeth Fagan presided over the swearing-in ceremony for Police Sgt. Ryan Stanek and new officers Errol Lindo and Edwardo Ortiz. Stanek, a veteran of the Summit Police Department for the past 17 years, was recently promoted from detective to sergeant. He currently serves as the

  • National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign continues
    by editor on Mon, Jun 17th, 2024 at 1:05 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Dog attacks on Postal Service employees rose to more than 5,800 cases nationwide last year, including two in Cranford. The Postal Service has a National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign, asking dog owners to be good stewards for safe mail delivery. The campaign began Sunday, June 2, and runs through Sunday, June 9.

  • Union Farmers Market opens for the season
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Sun, Jun 16th, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — The township of Union Farmers Market is open for the season. It’s open every Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m., at F Edward Biertuempfel Memorial Park on Winslow Avenue. It features local farmers, baked goods, food trucks and other vendors. The rain didn’t stop people from coming out on their first day

  • David Brearley High School names valedictorian and salutatorian
    by editor on Sun, Jun 16th, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    KENILWORTH, NJ — Academic achievements, a deep commitment to community service and leadership skills are a few qualities David Brearley High School students Nand Shah and Dennis Shestak share. These qualities, along with an admirable work ethic, have earned the two seniors the honor of being the school’s Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian. Shah,

  • Renowned watercolor artist showcases paintings at Trailside through June 23
    by editor on Sun, Jun 16th, 2024 at 1:05 pm

    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites art enthusiasts, wildlife lovers and nature admirers to visit the art exhibition titled “A Glimpse into the World of Wildlife in Watercolors,” featuring the renowned artist James Fiorentino. His artwork will be showcased at the Trailside Nature & Science Center, located in the Watchung

  • Jonathan Dayton baseball wins North 2, Group 1 for first time since 2014
    by JR Parachini on Sat, Jun 15th, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The cliché, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” appropriately applies to this year’s Jonathan Dayton High School baseball team. When Group 1 Jonathan Dayton lost at Bergen County Group 4 power Ridgewood High School, 4-0, on Saturday, April 20, Ridgewood went on to post another solid 23-5 season, and the Bulldogs

  • Bulletproof Pride works to end gun violence in all communities
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Sat, Jun 15th, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    UNION, NJ — Nearly a year ago, Union resident Faith Cardillo had a vision. They – which, as pronouns are important to the LGBTQIA+, is how Cardillo wants to be referred – had been advocating against gun violence for two years; and into political activism since the age of 13. Cardillo founded Bulletproof Pride as

  • Cranford outdoor pools open Memorial Day weekend
    by editor on Sat, Jun 15th, 2024 at 1:05 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford outdoor pools opened Saturday, May 25, for the 2024 season. “The pools give me this peaceful kind of feeling. I always loved going to the pool as a kid and I want my son to enjoy a small bit of my childhood,” said Erin Ingram, who was born and raised in

  • Governor Livingston baseball wins fourth G2 state title
    by JR Parachini on Fri, Jun 14th, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    HAMILTON, NJ — When Governor Livingston High School junior right hander Matty Diskin took the mound in the top of the seventh, he had every intention of finishing what he started. This was his game. This was his shutout. This was for a state championship and there was no turning back. Entering the inning having