Berkeley Heights Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Hometown Heroes

May 29, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Weather may have canceled the Memorial Day Parade, but the ceremony went on inside the Berkeley Heights Town Hall Meeting Room to honor our Hometown Heroes on Monday. 

There was no doubt that both young and old parade goers were disappointed with the canceling of the parade for the second consecutive year due to anticipated weather. It was not an easy ...

Memorial Day 2017: Piscataway Township Honors Fallen Military Heroes

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Township families and friends did not let rain and chilly temperatures stop them from gathering Monday morning for the annual Piscataway Memorial Day services and parade in honor of members of the military who lost their lives fighting in wars.

The day began at 9:00 a.m. at Possumtown Park’s Veterans Memorial Park where members of Boy Scout Troop 20 led a ...

Superintendent Ramos Addresses Paul Ryan Photo Snub by South Orange Middle School Students

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Middle School (SOMS) 8th grade class took a school trip to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25. As part of the trip, the students were invited to take a photo with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Multiple eighth-grade students reported that they choose not to be included in the photo with Ryan, with reports estimating ...

Franklin Township: Remembering Those Who Served, Memorial Day Commemoration

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Special sales, barbecues with family and friends and the Jersey shore might be typically associated with this long holiday weekend. 

But there's more to Memorial Day than that and the Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony organized by Bob LaCorte reminded attendees of that. 

USCG Auxilary Officer Steve Gillooly reminded attendees that unlike Veterans Day, ...

Chatham Remembers with Memorial Day Ceremonies in Chatham Borough, Green Village

CHATHAM, NJ - Gerard Caporaso, a 95-year-old veteran of World War II, was among those who gathered to remember the fallen in a Memorial Day ceremony held in the Chatham Borough Fire Department on Monday.

Caporaso and fellow Chatham veterans received small hand-made flags made by elementary school students in Chatham.

A remembrance wreath was hung, with the help of ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: Transit Center and Mixed-Use "Lively" Environment

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - So how does Route 18 take on a new face and focus? It takes a plan, a committee, a point-person, and some creativity to reinvigorate an outdated commercial zone. Mayor Brad Cohen has assembled all those elements in East Brunswick, and, along with a future-driven view, he intends to make that change happen.

The East Brunswick Town Council approved the creation of the ...

Rain Doesn’t Stop Memorial Day Parade and Activities in Roselle and Roselle Park

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ –  After cancellation of Memorial Day Parades last year, both towns were determined not to let it “rain on their parade” plans this year. So with rain coats and  umbrella’s in hand, the participants marched and the residents came out to watch.

In Roselle Park, the Memorial Service at the Veterans Memorial Library was canceled. However, ...

Weather Can't Dampen the Basking Ridge Memorial Day Parade and Dedication Ceremony in Liberty Corner

LIBERTY CORNER, NJ- Rainy weather failed to dampen the Memorial Day Parade and dedication ceremony in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township. 

Liberty Corner Fire Chief Kenneth White acknowledged that he couldn't control the rain - but he noted that showing up to honor fallen veterans was "a small price to pay compared to those who gave the ultimate ...

Memorial Day 2017: Weather Dampens Some Festivities, Warren Parade is On

WARREN, NJ - Some neighboring towns have canceled their Memorial Day ceremonies due to rainy weather, however, the Warren parade is on with some alterations.

In Dunellen, The Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to weather concerns.  There will be a ceremony at the American Legion at 11:00am. 



The Warren American Legion Post 293 says, "We ...

Memorial Day 2017: Weather Dampens Some Local Ceremonies, Warren Parade is On

WARREN, NJ - Some neighboring towns have canceled their Memorial Day ceremonies due to rainy weather, however, the Warren parade is on with some alterations.

The Warren American Legion Post 293 says, "We will still be proceeding with today's Memorial Day Parade and ceremonies at town hall.

The band will not be participating due to weather conditions but we encourage all other ...

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Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 3rd for Last-Minute Mail-In Primary Election Voters

May 28, 2017

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will open her offices in Elizabeth and Westfield on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots.  The offices at the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street room 113 in Elizabeth, and the office at the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, will open as a public service for voters who ...

Scouts, Sailors, and the Importance of Memory

May 28, 2017

Dear Editor,

I just returned home from the township's annual Memorial Day Observance and I must confess that Memorial Day is a bit of a double-edged sword for me. It is unfortunately a reminder that my dad is no longer with us. My dad served in the Navy in WW 2 and the celebration brings that home every year. Growing up in my house there was no question that patriotism was one of the ...