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Bullying Prevention Film to be Screened at Hillside Avenue School

October 15, 2019

CRANFORD - The Cranford Public Schools Parent Academy announced that the next public stop on the LIKE US TOUR will be in Cranford.

LIKE US, a new Film "For Kids, By Kids" has been making history in Jersey City and announced a special presentation for Unity Day, Wednesday, October 23, at Hillside Avenue School from at 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. This event is free and ...

29 Selected to Cranford Public Schools Referendum Exploration Steering Committee

CRANFORD - After 160 responses to join the newly-formed Cranford Public Schools Referendum Exploration Steering Committee, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced 29 members have been chosen.

The newly-formed committee will be a community-wide stakeholder group who will serve to inform, guide, and ultimately, shape a referendum. According to the email, the ...

Union County Assistant Prosecutor, Chief of Detectives Retire after Nearly 30 Years of Service

October 15, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two county officials have retired after working in the county for nearly 30 years.  Chief of Detectives Vincent Gagliardi and Assistant Prosecutor John Esmerado have both retired from their positions at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and were honored for their service to the county during the freeholder board meeting Thursday night.

Esmerado, who is ...

Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation 5K Raises Thousands to Combat Substance Abuse

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Since 2001, the Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation has raised more than $125,000 for scholarships and youth activities.

The foundation, which “facilitate[s] resources to support and enhance academic, athletic, [and] altruistic opportunities for young people” according to its website, was founded in memory of Ryan Patrick Faella, who died in 2000 when he was ...

Man Accused of Bringing Gun, Ammo to School in Westfield Rejects Plea Deal

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Delaware man accused of bringing a handgun and hollow point bullets to an elementary school in Westfield rejected the offer of a plea deal Thursday.

Handcuffed and standing in a tan jumpsuit at Superior Court in Elizabeth, Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, listened to the prosecution outline its case against him following his June arrest in the parking lot of Tamaques Elementary ...

The Inverted Yield Curve – What Does It Mean to Me?

Investors who follow the markets have seen headlines in recent weeks about something called the “inverted yield curve.” For those less familiar with the phenomenon, an inverted yield curve is essentially a point on a chart where short-term investments in U.S. Treasury bonds pay more than long-term ones. And when it occurs, it’s generally regarded as a warning sign for the ...

Financial Wisdom for College Students

Is your son or daughter headed to or in college? If the answer is yes, it’s an exciting moment in your child’s life. But, financially, it can also be a paralyzing time if they do not have a principled approach for managing money. Out on their own for the first time, your child has an opportunity to sharpen their financial skills for the future, but they are vulnerable to ...

Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

October 14, 2019

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

Candidate Statement: New Solutions for Flooding in Cranford

October 10, 2019

We are disappointed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to stop the flood control planning process that began in 1999 and has yet to make any meaningful progress. We support every effort to appeal this decision in order to improve flood control in the Rahway River Basin. At the same time, Brian Andrews and Kathleen Miller Prunty propose new strategies at the local, regional, state, and ...

Candidate Statement: Brett Dreyer For Cranford Board of Education

My name is Brett Dreyer and I am seeking election to the Cranford Board of Education (BOE).  As a 4th generation Cranford resident and parent of two children in Cranford schools (3rd and 6th grade), I welcome the opportunity to give back to the town and school district. 

I will bring to the BOE over 23 years of public administration experience as a manager with the federal ...

Candidate Statement: Our Plan to Reduce Speeding in Cranford

Going door-to-door over the past six months, Kathleen Miller Prunty and I have heard a number of concerns about speeding. Too often in town, drivers disregard posted speed limits, fail to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks, or try to drive around cars that are stopped for pedestrians. Apps like Waze can bring even more drivers through town who don’t know the streets or where children are ...

Goryeb Children’s Hospital Opens Expanded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

October 15, 2019

Expansion Funded in Part by Generous Community Members

Morristown, NJ — To meet the demand for the highly specialized care needed for critically ill or injured children, Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital today announced the opening of its expanded Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Prior to the renovation ...

Westfield Area YMCA And UnitedHealthcare To Kick Off Free 7th Grade Initiative

The Westfield Area YMCA will hold a kickoff event for this school year’s 7th Grade Initiative on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Seventh graders and their families are invited to learn about the free program and enjoy the interactive sport wall, climbing wall and fitness testing.

In partnership with ...

Letter: Our State Needs Jon Bramnick in the Assembly

October 14, 2019

To the Editor:

If everyone knew Jon Bramnick as long or as well as I did, there would be no doubt that he would be unanimously and resoundingly re-elected back to the NJ State Assembly, where he belongs and where NJ residents need him.  

Jon fights for and represents all of us - women, men, children, underprivileged, patients...everyone.  He is honest ...