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  • Cranford Mayor recognizes MLK Jr. with proclamation
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, Jan 23rd, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — During the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11, Cranford Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty and other committee members recognized Martin Luther King Jr. with a proclamation and kind words to reflect his strength, dignity and relentlessness in the fight for equality for black people in the civil rights era, before being assassinated

  • Union Township hosts MLK Day virtual celebration
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sat, Jan 22nd, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — For this year’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 17, Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo and the Township Committee asked the community, “What does MLK mean to you?” The event featured praise dancers and an ensemble, artwork, testimonials, and inspiring words that described who King was and what he stood

  • For Jonathan Dayton’s girls basketball team, winning is as inevitable as playing
    by JR Parachini on Fri, Jan 21st, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In one of his classic works, “Piers Plowman,” written around 1360, poet William Langland said that “patience is a fair virtue.” Roman historian Cato the Elder and the Latin poet Prudentius, among others, have also been credited with coining the phrase. What do these words actually mean? Perhaps that the ability to

  • Learn how to make a real difference: Join the environmental stewards in Union County
    by editor on Fri, Jan 21st, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are interested in improving the environment can learn how to create a conservation project in their community by joining the Rutgers Environmental Stewards volunteer program. The program helps members of the public learn specific steps toward having a positive impact on the local ecosystem. “Whether you are

  • Cranford wrestling for seventh consecutive county title this weekend
    by JR Parachini on Thu, Jan 20th, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Denied an opportunity last year due to the pandemic to attempt to join Brearley (2006-2011) and Roselle Park (1997-2003) as the only wrestling teams to win the county championship seven straight seasons, Cranford is still hoping to win the county title for the seventh consecutive time. While COVID-19 pinned down last year’s

  • Clark’s annual house decorating contest winners announced
    by editor on Thu, Jan 20th, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    CLARK, NJ — The winners of Clark’s annual house decorating contest have been announced by Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. Twenty-eight homes entered the contest, which had three categories for entry. In the end there were four winners, as two families tied for Overall Favorite. “It is so much fun to see all the work residents

  • Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40836 creates a garden to say farewell
    by editor on Wed, Jan 19th, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Graduations typically mark a time when students end their educational careers at one institution and move on to the next adventure ahead. Many times, the focus is solely on the future and what lays ahead. This was not the case for Cranford Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40836. Cadette Troop 40836, which had

  • Become a certified Union County Master Gardener volunteer in 2022
    by editor on Tue, Jan 18th, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County gardeners have a chance to sharpen their skills while giving back to the community, by joining the Master Gardeners of Union County. All gardeners at any level of experience are welcome to join this popular volunteer program. “The Master Gardeners program provides Union County residents with new opportunities to

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service encourages giving
    by editor on Mon, Jan 17th, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — The new year is a time to focus on positive change and forward movement. While many make individual New Year’s resolutions, the Gateway Family YMCA is encouraging the community to come together and support all in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a Day of Service on Monday, Jan.

  • Elizabeth native writes memoir highlighting rich history of city
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, Jan 16th, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    ELIZABETH, NJ — A native of Elizabeth, Kevin P. Brady has written a memoir dedicated to the city called “North End Boy: Innocence and Experience Amid the Seven Wonders of Elizabeth, New Jersey.” A fast-paced story about seven friends coming of age in Elizabeth in the 1970s, the book features Elizabeth’s “seven wonders” and the