Union County Savings Bank Launches Jersey Mike’s Lunch Donations to Area First Responders

The team at Union County Savings Bank has launched a new tradition as part of its community outreach efforts, delivering lunch from Jersey Mike’s to first responders across Union County.

Already, the bank has visited firehouses and police stations in Elizabeth and Cranford with boxes of delicious sandwiches for lunch.

The donations started late in 2022 and have continued into the new ...

Union County Savings Bank keeps low-to-moderate-income families at heart of its mission

Union County Savings Bank may be known for great CD rates and outstanding customer service, but its commitment to low-to-moderate-income (LMI) communities continues to distinguish the institution from peers.

“Our LMI customers are committed to saving and managing their money, and we try to cater to their needs,” says Bill Jones, executive director of the Housing ...

Union Catholic Girls Basketball Legend Kris Kirchner Honored With Olympic Banner

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When Pam Holmes was an eighth grader back in 1976 at St. Bernard's School in Plainfield, she spent a lot of time reading the sports pages and attending basketball games at Union Catholic.

And each time she opened the paper or sat in the stands, her eyes would always lock in on one name, one player - the legendary Kristin Kirchner, who at the time was a junior ...

Union Catholic Girls Swim Team Smashed Four Records And Placed Third at Union County Championships

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls swim team, led by Bridget Davis and Elle Cadigan, produced a performance for the ages in electrifying fashion by smashing four school records and placing third in a loaded field at Sunday's Union County Championships at Rutgers University.

The Vikings racked up a staggering 261.5 points!!! The only teams to finish ahead of UC ...

Know It Alls

The latest Monmouth University poll showing New Jersey residents don’t like their elected State House representatives ain’t exactly man-bites-dog news. But, it’s worth going deeper into that.

The core of the reaction is that those residents have little or no idea about whom or what they are talking about. If they did, they’d act out their anti-angst every ...

The Lab Restaurant in Kenilworth Set to Close After Five Years

January 27, 2023

KENILWORTH, NJ - Chef Gacheung “G” Anselme, aka ‘The Mad Scientist' of The Lab Restaurant, recently announced that he will be closing his establishment located at 18 S. Michigan Avenue.

Specializing in Asian BBQ The Lab was a well-known eatery in Kenilworth for five years. 

The following message from Chef G was posted to social media.

"So this ...

Man Dies After Assault at Nursing Home in Westfield, Police Investigating

WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities are investigating the death of 91-year-old man who was allegedly attacked by his roommate at a nursing home in Westfield earlier this month.

The assault of Herman Walker, a resident of Complete Care at Westfield, was reported to Westfield police at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 4, according to Chief Christopher Battiloro.

“The incident is currently under ...

What Does a Union County Commissioner Do?

UNION COUNTY, NJ — County commissioners perform their duties as elected officials in addition to their main jobs, but describe their responsibilities as beyond “part-time.”

The nine commissioners who currently serve are paid $35,515 or more for performing the duties of the role they take on in addition to careers in fields including local government and higher ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Celebrate World Languages

The Lower School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison wrapped up a three-day schoolwide celebration of World Language and Culture Day with two events on Friday, Jan. 20. Lower School Spanish teacher Maria Hinestroza hosted the performances and guided the students.

Students in Pre-K, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten gathered for an intimate Early Childhood assembly in Lower Snowdon.

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Students Honor World Languages and Cultures

Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison celebrated World Language and Culture Week with a series of activities and events from Jan. 18-20. The students used poetry, song and dance to address a theme of love in all performances recited in Latin, Spanish and Mandarin.

The festivities began at the Middle School division meeting on Jan. 18 in the Berry Performing ...

Ladies Night Out tickets to go on sale February 2

January 27, 2023

Project Home of Cranford’s Ladies Night Out is Back!

Ready to have some fun? Join us for Ladies Night Out, Project Home of Cranford’s biggest fundraiser of the year. If you’ve never been, you are in for a treat! The evening at the Westwood includes a sit-down dinner with wine, a tricky tray with 100+ terrific baskets, and a 50/50. It’s a great chance to win prizes and ...

Kean University Graduate Is Building His Career on Social Media

UNION, NJ - Kean University graduate Agranay Dhondiyal is forging a new and inventive career path in digital media.

Dhondiyal, a January 2023 graduate from Kean who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business marketing, has created a product – “digital badges” – that he said will increase social media engagement for universities and other ...

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Fri, January 27
07:00 PM — 08:30 PM

Cranford

HAS Snow Date: MS Winter Concert ...

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Sat, January 28
05:00 PM — 09:00 PM

Ono Bowls , Westfield

A Night of Yoga, Adventure Stories, and ...

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Sun, January 29
03:00 PM — 07:00 PM

St. Michael's School Gymnasium , Cranford

Cranford Knights of Columbus 2023 ...

BPS Names Governor's Educator of the Year for 2023

January 20, 2023

CRANFORD, NJ - Beth Lambe has been named the Governor's Teacher of the Year for Brookside Place School (BPS) as part of the 2022-2023 Governor’s Teacher/Educational Services Professional Recognition Program.

“When I think of the teaching profession, the old adage ‘choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life,’ always comes to ...

TAPinto Named a 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto was recently named a Top Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchisees.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized as one of the top 200 franchises in the United States," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "The fact that this ...

Upcoming TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinars in January and February

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — If you're thinking about new opportunities for 2023, we invite you to join an upcoming webinar about owning and operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform in your area.

TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will lead the webinars. You'll learn how you can own your own business providing original local news to your community, all while ...