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 ...

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Rich Geisheimer

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment of Faculty/Staff Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic's Rich Geisheimer. Here is our Q and A with Geisheimer

Faculty Member: 
Rich Geisheimer

Years of service at Union Catholic?
Eight years

Current positions and clubs you moderate?
Mathematics Teacher

Moderator of the Wiffle Ball Club

Security for the winter ...

The Union Catholic Girls Basketball Team Wins On Senior Day

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls basketball team celebrated Senior Day with a hard-fought 46-41 victory over Oak Knoll on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Kayla Duncan, who scored 14 points and had five rebounds, and Amaia Onque-Shabazz, who finished with 12 points and five rebounds, each hit clutch free throws late in the game to secure the win. The victory avenged a ...

Not Your Grandmother's Cheerleading

MONTVILLE, NJ — Cheerleading has its place I suppose. On the early sidelines of life. Maybe.

I was the oldest of five boys growing up, and we all played sports hoping to be cheered, not to do the cheering.

Then, with my own brood of three sports boys, the same.

My daughter, the youngest, played parochial school basketball, but she also expected to be cheered for, and ...

Harmon Face Values’ Nationwide Closure Deals a Blow to Westfield

January 30, 2023

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Monday morning, the Westfield Harmon Face Values store on South Avenue was among locations listed on the website for its parent company, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

By the afternoon, the list of locations —30 of them in New Jersey — was removed and instead a notice on the website advised that Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is closing the health and beauty aid ...

Warming Center Increases Options For Growing Homeless Population in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Responding to an increase in the unhoused population, Union County officials approved an Elizabeth church as a warming center as more information is collected on those living without homes within county borders.

There have been more than 55 “Code Blue'' nights in the county this season, Debbie-Ann Anderson, the county’s Director of Human Services, ...

The Lab Restaurant in Kenilworth Set to Close After Five Years

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 ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Selected to All-State Band

Luke Tan of Edison and Sophia Fontaine of Somerville, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, who earned the opportunity to perform with the New Jersey All-State Band. The W+H students auditioned for the All-State High School Bands and Orchestra at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison on Jan. 21. 

Sophia was accepted into the Wind Ensemble on euphonium and Luke was accepted into ...

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.

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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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 ...