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Boy Scout Extravaganza in Liberty State Park is Ready for Visitors on October 3rd

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Credits: Patriots Path Council, BSA
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CRANFORD, NJ - After more than two years of planning and 2,500 hours of related service projects by local troops,  a  three-day Scouting extravaganza kicks off in Jersey City’s Liberty State Park on Oct. 2 – 4, attended by 5,000 local Boy Scouts and thousands of day visitors; featuring everything from a NASA Astronaut, a NASCAR driver, the US Army Golden Knights parachute team and live wolves to hands-on activities including an extreme obstacle course, backwoods engineering, zip-line, tomahawk throw, drones, robotics, rockets, log rolling, a crane simulator and even construction of a “Habitat for Humanity” house.  

The 2015 Liberty Jamboree – sponsored by New Jersey’s Patriots’ Path Council – marks the first time that overnight camping has been allowed in Liberty State Park since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts and Venturing Scouts will learn from and participate in scores of demonstrations and activities hosted by 8 major colleges and universities, dozens of military and emergency service units, and several conservation and sustainability organizations.

The Jamboree theme and program activities (all listed here) are STEM-related (Science / Technology / Science / Math). The program is open to the general public on Saturday, Oct. 3. Gates open for day visitors at 9:30 a.m. There is a $10 admissions fee.

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Athlete of the Week: Ryan Malko & Hanna Capone

February 6, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Following leading performances in track and field and ice hockey, Hanna Capone and Ryan Malko are Cranford High School’s Athletes of the Week.

Capone, a junior on the winter track team, recently earned the North II, Group III sectional title in the pole vault with a height of 9 ft. 3 inches, her personal best.

“I’m motivated by my personal ...

Chelsea Senior Living in Fanwood Hosts ‘Go Red for Women’ Heart Health Expo

February 3, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ — Women (and men, too) across the country showed support for women's heart health education by participating in the American Heart Association's annual "Go Red for Women" campaign on Friday, Feb. 2. The effort calls attention to heart disease, the silent killer, which leads to the deaths of more women than any other cause. 

Chelsea Senior Living in ...

Filthy, dangerous conditions, theft and assault alleged at recently-opened Newark shelter

February 13, 2018

Newark, NJ—Antoinette Jackson, Sonya Webb and Andrea Eaddy sit in a McDonald’s on a cold winter morning, not far from the homeless shelter they currently call home.

During the day, they count on places like McDonald's to stay warm. They must leave the shelter at 7 a.m. and can only return after 4 p.m., even when temperatures drop below freezing.

When the ...

Olympic Spirit at Wardlaw + Hartridge

February 16, 2018

Fifth grade students at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison show their creativity and enthusiasm for the Olympic Games during physical education class. Pictured, from left: Juandavid Argote of Scotch Plains, Phoebe Kaplan of Scotch Plains, Sammy Faust of Westfield, Kaya Singh of Piscataway and Anya Batra of Edison.

Cranford Police Blotter: Shoplifting Arrest & More

February 13, 2018

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1. 02/07/2018 12:38 p.m.

6 South Avenue West

Arrested: Earl Ayler, 61, Rahway

Arrested by: Sgt. Frank Williams

Charges: Shoplifting, Hindering Apprehension, ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, February 19, 11:00 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

President's Day Jump

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Wed, February 21, 7:00 PM

The Cranford Hotel (hosted by Calvary Lutheran Church), Cranford

Beer & Bible

Religions And Spirituality

Thu, February 22, 1:15 PM

Calvary Lutheran Church, Cranford

Calvary Lutheran Church Invites You to Mid-Week ...

Religions And Spirituality

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

Scutari vs Mahr

February 16, 2018

I read with interest in a local newspaper regarding the Union county democrat party political infighting for their “county chair” selection.  There were 2 letters juxtaposed, each one listing supporters of either Senator Scutari or Fanwood Mayor Mahr, who are the two main people vying for the “boss” position.

Although I am a democrat I am not a committee ...