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New Student Representative Appointed to Union County College’s Board of Trustees

Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Mr. Vic Richel, Ms. Salinas, and Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin.

CRANFORD – At the Nov. 1, 2016, Union County College Board of Trustees Reorganization Meeting, Gianella Salinas was nominated to serve as the Student Representative to the Board. She will serve as a nonvoting member of the Board of Trustees for the term of one year. Ms. Salinas is a May 2016 graduate of the College and is from Elizabeth.

Ms. Salinas is currently studying psychology at Rutgers University-Newark. She graduated from Union with an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and graduated with high honors with a cumulative 3.9 grade point average. She was an American Honors student; served as Vice President and Secretary for the American Honors Council; and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the two-year international community college honor society.

Vic Richel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “I am very happy to have Gianella join the Board as the Student Representative. As a recent graduate of the College, she will bring the student perspective to issues before the Board.”

In addition to achieving excellent grades at Union, she worked as a tutor in the Academic Learning Center in English, History, Psychology, and Spanish. She also is the recipient of the American Honors Scholarship, the Legacy Scholarship, and the Kellogg Scholarship from the Union County College Foundation.

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The Week Ahead in Cranford

March 27, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – A glimpse of the week ahead in Cranford:

MONDAY March 27:
- Baby story time at the library 10:15 a.m.
- Readers’ Forum Book Discussion – “In in Time of Butterflies” 7 p.m.
- Cranford Board of Education meeting 7 p.m., Lincoln School
- Cranford Township Committee workshop meeting 7:30 p.m., municipal building
TUESDAY March 28:
- Toddler time at ...

Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 29th

March 25, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, April 29.  County residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally proper manner.

The special E-cycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus of Union County Vo-Tech Schools located at 1776 Raritan ...

Cranford Second-Graders Create Their Own Ice Cream

March 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Second-grade classes at Bloomingdale Avenue took their love of ice cream to a new level when they created four new ice cream flavors, as part of a classroom project.

Diane Cruz's class created Cherry Chocolate Champion, Lauren Oricchio's class created Kookie Cookie Dough, Kelly LoGiudice-Alfano's class made Velvet Sensation and Therese Koellner's class made ...

Cranford Public Schools Have Delayed Opening Wednesday

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Public Schools have announced all schools will have a delayed opening Wednesday, March 15. 

Visit www.cranfordschools.org for an updated schedule of start times.

 

In addition The Cranford Municipal Offices, Library, Community Center, and Pool are open tomorrow, March 15.  The Conservation Center will be closed.

 

Advisory: Governor Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella

March 13, 2017

NEW JERSEY - Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of the Storm Stella, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the ...

Clark's Kleespies and Horwitz Offers Smart And Fun Ways To Use Your Tax Return

You may already have big plans for spending your tax refund. Many think of this extra money in black and white terms — you either do something responsible with it or you frivolously spend every last cent of it. Here are a few suggestions for making the most of your tax refund while still having a little fun.

Pay off consumer debt. This is generally one of the best uses for extra cash.

Cranford Superintendent of Schools Bimonthly Report - Meeting of March 13

CRANFORD, NJ –Meeting of March 13, 2017

STUDENTS:
Cam Hay, a senior at Cranford High School (CHS), has recently been accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point.   Anna Kalafatis, a student writer for TAP into Cranford through the Junior Internship Program at CHS wrote an article about Cam.  You can read the entire article at ...

Spring has Sprung and so has Registration for Westfield Area YMCA's Spring 2 Session Programs

Registration for Westfield Area YMCA’s Spring 2 program session begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 6th for Full members and at 7:30 am, Monday, April 10th for Basic (Program) and Non-Members. Spring 2 is a 9-week session that runs from April 23rd – June 24th.  Featured classes for adults include: Triathlon Swim & Run Training, Cardio ...

Bright Lights, Big Difference

Every home has its own distinct personality and style. If the way we paint, furnish and treat windows in a home are like its clothing, then light fixtures are the jewelry. They sparkle and shine, set the mood, and help us to see everything else.

Light fixtures can add great impact as the focal point of a room. They can be as creative and interesting as works of art. Some truly ARE works of ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, March 29, 11:00 AM

Jersey Mike's Subs, Westfied

Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving to Benefit Westfield ...

Food & Drink Giving Back

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Wed, March 29, 12:30 PM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Spring Wreath Workshop

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, March 29, 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Musical Performance Featuring Ms. B's House of ...

Arts & Entertainment Other

Lance Statement on the American Health Care Act

March 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement after the vote on the American Health Care Act was canceled:

“Greater choice and competition will be the free-market forces that lower health care costs for all Americans.  The legislation Congress was considering this week missed that mark and did not meet my goals for an Obamacare replacement ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...

Police and Firefighters Must Manage their Own Pension Systems

March 23, 2017

The people of New Jersey need to hear the facts as to why Police and Fire labor leaders in New Jersey are pursuing a separation of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) from State control.

With all due respect to the current administration, and their predecessors, there has been much said that does not fit the facts and, unfortunately, little acceptance of responsibility for the current ...