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The Drowsy Chaperone is Coming to CDC Theatre

E.Dale Smith-Gallo (Man in Chair), Alexa Teebo (Ensemble) and Judi Lagagna (Drowsy) Credits: Maureen Monroe

CRANFORD, NJ - The Drowsy Chaperone is coming to CDC Theatre in Cranford Rehearsals have begun at CDC Theatre in Cranford for the last show of the theatre’s 97th season. The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), and hailed by New York Magazine as, "The Perfect Broadway Musical", is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. “It is a real thrill for my wife Mary and me to be directing "The Drowsy Chaperone" at CDC this season, following up on our successful production of "The Music Man" in 2013.” said show director Ken Webb. “We have been lucky enough to assemble an extremely talented cast. It is a show that is fun for both the actors and the audience. It is a very unique production because it is basically a show within a show. It allows us to bring in some contemporary elements while at the same time transporting the audience back to the roaring 20's.” The show will run weekends from May 6 through May 21. Visit for tickets and further information. Funding has been made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Dept. of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

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Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

July 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield were cordoned off. According ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Union County Hosts Events and Programs for Special Needs Residents

July 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community partners.

“Union County is committed to providing every resident with more opportunities to enjoy activities ...

Westfield Area YMCA: Take Swim Lessions This Summer

The Westfield Area YMCA is providing a free one-week guest pass to non-members which will also enable access to purchase a week of swim lessons at full member rates during the summer.  The one-week guest pass includes use of the Y’s fitness facilities, land and water group exercise classes and open gym/swim.

“Our goal is to have people of all ages and skill levels grow to ...

More Traffic, No Solution – Letter to Governor Phil Murphy

July 17, 2018

Dear Governor Phil Murphy,

From the mid-1970’s, when I was age 12, I’ve had this vivid memory of watching my parents participate in a peaceful demonstration against the construction of a 12-story hotel complex just behind our backyard. In fact, on Wednesday, September 29, 1976, the local newspaper ran an article with a photo showing my mother and her protest placard. The memory of ...