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  • The Cranford Woman’s Club presents first Leprechaun Lunch
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Mon, Mar 4th, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Green popcorn, props for selfies and an actual leprechaun will highlight the first Leprechaun Lunch. It’s presented by The Cranford Woman’s Club and will be at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., on Saturday, March 9, from 11 to noon. Julia Davis, marketing coordinator for the Cranford Woman’s Club, and a

  • Union County Teen Arts Touring Exhibit showcases local talent at Elizabeth Public Library
    by editor on Mon, Mar 4th, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced the opening of the 2024 Union County Teen Arts Touring Exhibit, now on display at the Elizabeth Public Library. The Teen Arts Touring Exhibit features visual art works selected to serve as an exemplary representation of the artistic talent in Union County. “We

  • Union County celebrates Women’s History Month
    by editor on Sun, Mar 3rd, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Union County Board of County Commissioners, through the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, has announced a live speaking event titled “One Woman’s Journey as an Advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” featuring McCarter & English attorney Simone Wilson-Brito as guest speaker. Residents are welcome

  • Summit Historic Preservation Commission fights to preserve historic assets
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Sat, Mar 2nd, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    SUMMIT, NJ — The city of Summit is known for its unique architectural heritage, distinguishing it from newer suburban towns. Summit’s Common Council believes that its historic buildings, structures and streetscapes, dating back to the mid-18th century, are an intrinsic part of the value of the community and are deserving of respect and preservation. The

  • Hispanic women uplift and inspire each other at ‘Galentine’s Lunch’
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Fri, Mar 1st, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    ROSELLE, NJ — An afternoon was dedicated to women supporting women. The 100 Hispanic Women National Inc. NJ Program hosted a “Galentine’s Lunch” on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Johnny Tequila’s Bar and Cocina in Roselle. There were drinks, appetizers, lunch, raffles and a panel discussion: “Woman to Woman.” Luisa Rodriguez-Aponte, president of the NJ Program,

  • Hargrove turns slow start this season into trip to wrestle in Atlantic City
    by JR Parachini on Fri, Mar 1st, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    UNION, NJ — Two years ago, Gabriel Hargrove came out for wrestling for the first time. He only wrestled eight matches at 132 pounds. He won just once, by fall in 22 seconds. Hargrove stayed with it and improved his sophomore year, going 20-8, including 19-7 at 138 pounds and 1-1 at 144 pounds. At

  • Arthur L. Johnson High School student awarded academic honors
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Thu, Feb 29th, 2024 at 7:32 pm

    CLARK, NJ — Arthur L. Johnson High School senior Abigail Henkel, of Garwood, has been recognized by the College Board as a National Recognition Program awardee. Henkel earned the National Hispanic Recognition Award. “It’s really exciting,” Henkel said. “I was so surprised.” The award truly means something to Henkel; to have her identity recognized, to

  • Black History Month Expo and Vendor Fair is hosted at Union Senior Center
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Thu, Feb 29th, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — The township of Union presented its Black History Month 2024 Expo and Vendor Fair on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Union Senior Center. There were more than 40 vendors and Board of County Commissioners Chairperson Sergio Granados was in attendance. Mayor Manuel Figueiredo offered welcoming remarks to a crowded room. The Rev.

  • Cranford’s Michel Daly wins the 106-pound finals at the Region 4 Tournament
    by JR Parachini on Thu, Feb 29th, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    UNION, NJ — The keys to success, according to Cranford High School sophomore Michael Daly: “working on offense a lot, keep working hard and conditioning.” All three were in play Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, and assisted Daly in coming out on top in all three of his matches at Region 4 at

  • Audience votes in THINK FAST One Act Play competition
    by editor on Wed, Feb 28th, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — Theatergoers from the United States and beyond will get to experience and participate in live theater — from home — as voters in The Theater Project’s prestigious THINK FAST short play competition, from Friday, March 1, through Sunday, March 3. Eight plays — submitted from around the country and as far away