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  • Rotary Club of Westfield collects used bikes to recycle to Honduras
    by editor on Wed, Oct 20th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, Oct. 9, The Rotary Club of Westfield collected used bicycles to send to Honduras. Bicycle collection Chairperson Warren Rorden said he was very pleased with the results. He said the Rotary Club collected 104 used bikes and 40 brand-new Schwinn bikes, along with $1,800 in donations. The donations are important

  • NJYS announces inaugural artist-in-residence program with award-winning jazz musician Dennis Mackrel
    by editor on Tue, Oct 19th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Dennis Mackrel, assistant chairperson and professor of jazz studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, will teach a series of free in-person clinics at the New Jersey Youth Symphony. The program will run from October to April 2022. The NJYS artist-in-residence program is part of the organization’s

  • Summit mayor to appoint police captain as acting chief, effective Dec. 17
    by editor on Mon, Oct 18th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    SUMMIT, NJ — Summit Mayor Nora Radest will appoint Police Capt. Steven Zagorski to the position of acting chief of police, effective on Friday, Dec. 17. Zagorski will assume the role following the retirement of Summit’s police chief, Andrew Bartolotti, later this year. “It is with great confidence that I will appoint Capt. Steven Zagorski

  • Union County celebrates Columbus Day with a flag raising
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, Oct 17th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although Columbus Day is officially celebrated on the second Monday of October, which was Oct. 11 this year, the Union County Board of County Commissioners and UNICO recognized this holiday with the 13th annual raising of the Italian and American flags at the Union County Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 8. Union

  • Union High School baton-twirling coach stands out in community
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sat, Oct 16th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — Union High School coach Nicole Marie Placca brings something unique to the school’s students: the art of baton twirling. Teenagers and even younger children can now benefit from Placca’s teachings of a sport that may seem almost extinct. Placca, who hails from Kenilworth, is also a Spanish teacher for grades 9-12 at

  • Union County Emerald Society honor Irishman and Irishwoman of the Year
    by editor on Sat, Oct 16th, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Emerald Society President Bill Singer, right, congratulates Union firefighter and New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Eddie Donnelly on being named Irishman of the Year and Mountainside native Jen Bradshaw Lowney of Union County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums on becoming Irishwoman of the Year during the

  • Virtual session in Mountainside addresses traffic light concern
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Fri, Oct 15th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — During a virtual work session on Tuesday, Oct. 5, Mountainside Mayor Paul Mirabelli and council members discussed whether or not a traffic light is needed at the intersection of Deer Path and Watchung Road Tracy Drive, also known as W.R. Tracy Drive, due to the danger of the intersection. Borough administrator Glenn

  • Roselle Park continues tough season with game against New Providence on Oct. 15
    by JR Parachini on Fri, Oct 15th, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    ROSELLE PARK, NJ — After hanging tough with one 4-1 squad, the Big Central Conference’s Division 1B leader, South Hunterdon, Roselle Park football is faced with the task of getting right back at it to prepare for another 4-1 opponent. That squad is Division 1A leader New Providence, which features one of the top players

  • $58,000 donation from Phillips 66 funds science kits for Linden’s second-graders
    by editor on Thu, Oct 14th, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    LINDEN, NJ — The Linden Public School District has received a $58,000 donation from Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery to support the district’s science curriculum. The funds will be used to purchase science kits for all of the district’s 400 second-graders. “Phillips 66 and our colleagues at the Bayway Refinery support our local Linden school community

  • Aggressive Rahway defeats Warren Hills 27-7
    by JR Parachini on Thu, Oct 14th, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    RAHWAY, NJ — Sometimes stats do tell the story, painting an accurate picture of the events that took place. Zaon Laney made the Rahway senior night game, on Friday, Oct. 8, one he will always look back on and cherish with a big smile. The senior running back carried the ball 17 times for a