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Carlos Arias Partners with TAPinto Cranford and Local Restaurants to Support Cranford's First Responders

May 12, 2020

Participating restaurants in the gift card donations were The Cranford Hotel, Rustic Mill Diner, Pizzeria Bel Giardino, Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, and Fresh Press Juice Co. of Cranford.

CRANFORD - As our policemen, firemen, and EMTs work around the clock on the frontline to protect and serve in these uncertain times, Carlos Arias, Private Wealth Advisor of ...

Murphy Thanks Local Family Painting Patriotic Pallets for Coronavirus Fund

WESTFIELD, NJ — Resident Joe Mindak’s phone lit up with messages Friday when Gov. Phil Murphy mentioned his family’s fundraiser for the Westfield United Fund’s “We Love Local” campaign.

Mindak along with his wife, Audrey, and two children, 12 and 14, have been painting shipping pallets, selling them for $50 each and donating the proceeds to the campaign in ...

Community Invited to Join Saint Joseph High School Students in Raising $19K for Frontline Heroes

METUCHEN, NJ – Saint Joseph High School’s Campus Ministry team is hosting a COVID-$19K fundraiser to raise money for the men and women on the front lines at JFK Medical Center. 

The students of the Campus Ministry team have set a goal of $19,000 to be used by the JFK Foundation for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items that are needed by medical professionals to ...

Clark: With Purchase of Sign, You Can Help Feed Frontline Healthcare Workers

CLARK, NJ — A local group raising money to donate meals to healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis has another way that residents can give back.

Feed the Frontline NJ: Meals for Healthcare Heroes is selling lawn signs to help fund meals prepared by local restaurants for healthcare workers, the group announced.

The group estimates the signs will be available for pickup Friday, ...

Coronavirus: Local Woman Thankful After Plasma Donors Help her Father, 75

Plasma donors are being sought to help additional patients with coronavirus.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Her 75-year-old father with coronavirus may have some more time thanks to COVID-19 survivors who have offered up their plasma.

Lisa La Forte’s father, John La Forte, a former Westfield salon owner, is at JFK Medical Center in Edison where he is now on a ventilator, she said.

Even ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Union Catholic's Class of 2020 Graduated on Thursday

May 29, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- School spirit shined, Viking pride exuded, horns honked, and confetti flew when Union Catholic’s Class of 2020 passed through the parking lots during a very emotional and energetic drive-thru diploma pick-up ceremony that capped off a memorable Graduation Day at the school on Thursday.

Union Catholic’s 55th annual Commencement festivities, which were moving and ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Union County Parks Canceled

May 28, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Union Freeholders’ 2020 Budget Won't Increase County Taxes, Impact Varies by Town

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The freeholder board approved a budget that will not increase county taxes — the first time in nearly 20 years — to ease financial pain for residents and business owners caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 2020 budget, which was unanimously passed Thursday night, promised to avoid layoffs and maintain essential county services, while having an ...

Shop Owner's Facebook Live Stream Shut Down by Bernardsville Police for Violating Executive Order

May 20, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live-streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received a knock on her door ...

Wood-Ridge Crafters Crochet Ear Savers to Help Healthcare Heroes

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Crafty residents in Wood-Ridge have been spending their days hand making one of the newest in-demand products in the healthcare industry: ear savers. As of May 10, the group has crafted and donated over 3,000 ear savers to hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California.

Ear savers work by holding the ...

NJ Education Commissioner Named New President of Kean University

UNION, NJ – Kean University named a new president on Monday afternoon during a meeting of the Board of Trustees to fill the spot being vacated by outgoing president Dawood Farahi, who is stepping down at the end of this academic year.

Current New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet has been named the 18th leader of the University.  Repollet was ...

How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 24, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...

Obituaries

Apr 10, 1934 - Oct 23, 2019
Emily Bielen (nee Mazur), 85, of Clark, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.
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Clark Police Looking For Owner of Lost 'Attack' Dog Wednesday Morning

May 27, 2020

CLARK, NJ- Clark Police posted a notice to their Facebook page on Wednesday morning searching for the owners of a " 2 lb. female yorkie attack dog,"  as pictured in the cuddly photo taken in the arms of a CPD member.   

Humor aside, if anyone knows the owner of the the dog found on Meissner Way, please call the PD desk at 732-388-3434.   I appears officers ...